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Ujigami Shrine, Uji

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Religious Site
Part of a World Heritage Site and one of the oldest shrines in the country, Ujigami Shrine dates back to 1060. The shrine was supposedly built to honor Uji no Wakiiratsuko, a prince who committed suicide to settle a dispute of the imperial succession. Its nagare-zukuri architectural style features a curved, asymmetrical roof extending above the main entrance to provide shelter for worshippers. Look out for the basin fed by a famous spring, whose water is used for tea ceremonies and is said to have special properties. Put Ujigami Shrine at the forefront of your travel plans using our Uji trip itinerary builder.
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  • Meet by the ancient shrine to the God Emperor and the two princes, at juvenile t. Michiko and Emperor nintoku is a company in the expression. As shrines of the oldest still extant in the main shrine is one of the assets of the world heritage site, is a national treasure. Environment is not too wide, kirihara water spring is the only one existing water sources in Uji. Cherry blossoms bloomed beside the gate. Nokyo-sho has many kinds of spring limited day nokyo-sho in limited editions written in the spring of colorful paper in 500 yen each. In many ways "very good", fascinated by the beautiful colors, have been planned.
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  • With a gorgeous even without was a shrine to such sensations, such as have been used, like a traditionally. Tourists could stroll leisurely and less.
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  • What many people don't know that sits on the Uji Jinja is a world heritage site by the ujigami shrine Uji Jinja is many people feel. In Williamsburg said, was built around 1215, the sanctuary was designated national treasure of Kamakura era superior technologies. Nation's oldest extant, is considered the main shrine hall of worship similar to specified as a national treasure and was built around the year 1060, said. Famous for its byodo picks are here too.
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  • The top of japanese shinto god is on there. Actually they belive.
  • Modest exterior yet very peaceful surroundings. This shrine is registered as the oldest shrine in Japan still standing
  • One of the most beautiful Shinto shrines
  • Small shrine but with the most beautiful surrounding! Worth to walk a little further from the Uji shrine
  • Modest but interesting. It's free. Take a look