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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Uji River and other Uji attractions using our handy Uji road trip planner.
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  • From the car station to the direction of the Yujikawa shrine, along the way will pass through the path of the road. Yujikawa seems to be calm, the amount of water is not small. The sparkling Sichuan noodles, with the clear scenery of the mountains and the shore has fallen leaves of the branch branches, very depression in the winter scenery.
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  • Live aboard houseboat of the Uji River, we had lunch. Boat boatman in the equality Institute near gave me a ride. On both sides of leaves was beautiful. It was Bloom's specifically equality of kaizo river bank trees. Sunshine into the red in bright colors. Disembarking after the crest walk, tried looking up from the houseboat leaves were beautiful. Had lunch while watching the foliage and the let.
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  • Whether on the left or right, the views of the River are picturesque. There are three beautiful Vermillion bridges that span the Uji, which is about 100 metres wide. On one side the beautiful temple of Byodo-in, the other two Shinto of Uji jinja and Ujigami-jinja shrines. Small nice town for a day, the streets of the centre are lively, quite a few craft shops. 15 minutes by train from Kyoto station (Nara line).
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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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