Let’s drive around to see, touch, and savor the charms of Hiei
Okuhiei Driveway is an about 12-kilometer expressway that connects the Ogi area, Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, and the world’s cultural heritageEnryaku-ji Temple on Mt. Hiei and is located in “Lake Biwa Quasi-National Park“. It is a road on which you can feel not only Enryaku-ji Temple on Mt. Hiei, which is also called the mother mountain of Japanese Buddhism, but also seasonal natural landscapes, such as a spectacular view of Lake Biwa spreading out below you, and such as a cherry blossoms and new green leaves from spring until early summer, and such as an autumn foliage. ※Click here for the highlights of Lake Biwa Quasi-National Park
Also, along the road, there are many places to visit, including Enryaku-ji Temple on Mt. Hiei, and restaurants in which local dishes in Omi can be enjoyed. * There is no temple building called “Enryaku-ji Temple” on Mt. Hiei. “Enryaku-ji Temple” is the collective name for the three towers (three areas) of Toto(East Tower), Saito(West Tower), and Yokawa. Please feel the history of over 1200 years by seeing each of the three different types of temple buildings and feeling the atmosphere.