Enryakuji Higashitani Fort
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The Higashitani-toride (‘East Valley Fort’) refers to the fortified area of the temple-fortress of Enryakuji in the east. I tentatively identified a karabori (dry moat), but the area appears to be mostly made of large terraces lining the mountainside. There are few buildings in this area of the temple. There used to be thousands of halls at Enryakuji, and these were mostly on the lower slopes of the mountain; only the core of the complex is retained today.
|English Name||Enryakuji Higashitani Fort|
|Castle Condition||Ruins only|
|Historical Period||Pre Edo Period|
|Artifacts||Karabori, Ishigaki, Kuruwa, Kirigishi|
|Features||trenches, stone walls|
|Access||Yase-Hieizanguchi Station on the Eizan Line; Eizan Cable Car; Eizan Ropeway; Hike for 30 minutes to Enryakuji or bus; or, Sakamoto-Hieizanguchi Station on the Keihan Ishiyama-Sakamoto Line; Sakamoto Cable Car; or, Direct Bus via Kyoto Bus no. 51 or Keihan Bus no. 57 from Kyoto Station to Hieizan-cho.|
|Visitor Information||Yase Route is 1,420 yen in total, including Eizan Railway and shuttle bus one-way; Sakamoto Cable Car is 870 yen; direct bus is 770 yen.|
|Time Required||30 minutes|
|Location||Ôtsu, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 4' 27.59" N, 135° 50' 8.88" E|
|Added to Jcastle||2022|
|Admin Year Visited||Viewer Contributed|