...1,000 days of walking meditation and prayer over a seven-year period around Mount Hiei. [The 13th disciple since WWII to complete the cycle] walked 26 miles a day for periods of either 100 or 200 consecutive days — a total distance about the same as walking around the Earth.
Famous temple Enryaku-ji
Beyond the mountain itself, its forests, and the views it affords –
of Kyoto, of Ohara, of lake Biwa and Shiga – the main attraction is
the temple complex of Enryaku-ji. The temple complex spreads out over
the mountain, but is concentrated in three areas, connected by foot
trails. There are also more minor temples and shrines.
Unusually, there are also a number of French-themed attractions –
the peak itself features the Garden Museum Hiei, which is themed on
French impressionism, featuring gardens and French paintings, while
there is also a French-themed hotel, "L'hotel de Hiei" (The Hiei
Hotel). The mountain is busiest during the daytime, but has some
visitors in the evenings, for light-up displays and to see the night
view of the surrounding towns.
The mountain is a popular area for hikers and a toll road provides
access by automobile to the top of the mountain; there are also buses
that connect the mountaintop to town a few times a day. There are also
two routes of funiculars: the Eizan Cable from the
^ Sansom, George (1961). A History of
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