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Ujigami Shrine, Uji
(3.6/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 世界文化遺產 是日本最古老神社 遊客也不多 值得過來逛逛 附近還有一個源氏物語博物館 也可順遊 值得一提的是 上神社附近步道的紅葉非常美喔 散策絕佳路徑! 
  • Types of nokyo-sho much too damn small business there as I felt. Karita and Emperor Ōjin, though signs at road t. Wakako Festival... certainly is right but sits in the Uji Jinja Karita.?
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  • 宇治上神社為日本最古老的神社,並在1994年列入為世界文化遺產。神社內有現存唯一的一眼仍源源不斷地噴湧的古名泉-桐原水。從JR奈良線的宇治駅步行大約20分鐘才到達,路牌指示不是很清楚,有點難找,但可免費参觀日本最古老超過一千年歷史的神社和其建築也是值得一遊。 
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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