Enryaku-ji

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Enryaku-ji (延暦寺, Enryaku Temple?), a monastery on Mount Hiei overlooking Kyoto, was founded during the late eighth and early ninth centuries by Saichō (767–822), also known as Dengyō Daishi, who introduced the Tendai sect to Japan from China. One of the most significant monasteries in Japanese history, it served as (and still is) the headquarters of the Tendai sect, the Buddhist sect that was popular among the aristocracy of the time and served as foundation for a number of later sects including the Pure Land, Zen, and Nichiren sects.