Enryakuji Monjurou Fort

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Visit Notes

This fort ruin is the most easy to identify, I feel, as a toride site because dorui (earthen ramparts) ensconce much of the bailey, now the site of the Monjurō (thus the fort’s name), a tiered gatehouse. The Monjurō is considered Enryakuji’s main entrance. I found a marker here which designated historical ruins, but there was no information presented on-site.

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Castle Profile
English Name Enryakuji Monjurou Fort
Japanese Name 延暦寺文殊楼砦
Founder Saichō
Year Founded 778
Castle Type Mountaintop
Castle Condition No main keep but other buildings
Designations UNESCO World Heritage Site, has Important Cultural Properties, National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Artifacts Monjurou, Dorui, Koguchi
Visitor Information
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' 13.62" N, 135° 50' 31.38" E
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