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Cultural Activities in Uji

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    Byodoin , Uji
    With a history spanning over a thousand years, Byodoin serves devotees of the Pure Land Buddhism sect. The temple and its garden date back to
    Tours from $82
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    Hikone Castle , Hikone
    Enjoy a visit to the complex of Hikone Castle, hailed as being one of the best preserved castles in Japan. The castle, largely intact since i
    Tours from $126
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    Okunoin , Koya-cho
    Explore Japan’s largest cemetery, Okunoin, situated on Mount Koya among tall, ancient cedar trees. Cross the first bridge to enter the cemete
    Tours from $220
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    Hōryū-ji , Ikaruga-cho
    See one of the area's seven great temples, the UNESCO-protected Hōryū-ji. Founded in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku, one of the early promoters of
    Tours from $596
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    Uji River , Uji
    Known as one of the main locations from the world's first novel, "The Tale of Genji," Uji River offers soothing river cruises and traditional
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    Where to stay in Uji

    The small and historical city of Uji has a modest collection of accommodations, but many of them provide an atmospheric stay. Traditional "ryokan" (guesthouses) represent some of the most authentic and memorable places to stay here, with the most popular ones sitting on the western bank of the river. Elsewhere, a couple of simple hotels sit next to the main train station. The vast majority of visitors to Uji opt to stay in either Kyoto or Nara, with both accessible in under an hour by road and rail.
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