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Uji River, Uji

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#3 of 31 in Nature in Kyoto Prefecture
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 cormorant fishing. Along the riverbank, many restaurants and teahouses serve famous local tea and tea-inspired dishes, such as green tea ice cream and tea-flavored noodles. A pedestrian bridge connects the riverbanks and a small island in the center, with a pagoda as the focal point. Stop in the museum dedicated to the epic novel, complete with English displays. Using our international travel planner, Uji attractions like Uji River can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Across the Uji Bridge to see the river, it is beautiful! Watching someone fishing in the river and the water is so clear.  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Shed live Japanese Cormorant were active, cormorant fishing in Tachibana Island-the island of the Tower floats on the sandbank of the Uji River, and can be observed at any time. July-appointment in September, you can also Board the ukai viewing boat. Using the bridge ends on the island Tower and Tachibana Island moves, even strollers or wheelchairs cross will. Island, gravel, strollers, etc. just for the pretty much force is required. Toilet amenities on the island is safe. Also bought lunch and is fitted with a lot of benches near the supermarket in the recommended lunch while watching the Uji River. Dove, so no side dish to the INE (laughs) cherry tree, so spring is abuzz with cherry blossom. On the rooftops of the Uji river improvement work is the 7/2017 present, so is surrounded on one side of the construction fences and other island is a bit disappointing in terms of landscape, but no effect.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Yzs little can be done walking. Ujigawa throughout the city. One side of the River are equal, each shop, across from yuzhishang shrine and some neighborhoods, more quiet. There is also a small island and a nice bridge on. To finish equal suits sitting in a daze.
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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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