mountain in Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures, Japan
Mount Hiei (比叡山, Hiei-zan) is a mountain that is northeast of Kyoto city. It is at the border between the Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, Japan.
|Elevation||848.1 m (2,782 ft)|
|Listing||List of mountains and hills of Japan by height|
|Coordinates||35°4′0″N 135°50′18″E / 35.06667°N 135.83833°ECoordinates: 35°4′0″N 135°50′18″E / 35.06667°N 135.83833°E|
|Location||Honshū, Shiga Prefecture, Japan|
|Topo map||Geographical Survey Institute 25000:1 京都東北部, 50000:1 京都及大阪|
Mount Hiei appeared in many folk tales in different centuries. Traditionally, people believed it to be the home of gods and demons of Shinto.
- John Stevens, "The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei." Boston: Shambala, 1988 ISBN 0-87773-415-1