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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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  • You this river will be required if you are visiting the temple complex. As a guide, told on the bridge of the River was the battle: a religious warrior monks of the order fought with other monks. The Orange bridge, you will know immediately. The picturesque countryside and very picturesque story! Turn on your imagination!
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  • Views of the stunning views of old Japan. When you wanted to explore location is recommended.
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  • You can see when you go to the byodoin, Uji Jinja. There is a way to walk beside the river walk and laid-back can also be viewed.
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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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