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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 $87
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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 $134
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    Horyu-ji Temple , Ikaruga-cho
    See one of the area's seven great temples, the UNESCO-protected Horyu-ji Temple. Founded in 607 CE by Prince Shotoku, one of the early promot
    Tours from $634
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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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    Hachiman-bori , Omihachiman
    The 4.75 km (2.95 mi) long canal of Hachiman-bori was established in the late 16th century, offering visitors historical and picturesque view
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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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