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Ujigami Shrine, Uji

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#4 of 18 in Historic Sites in Uji
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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  • August 15, 2017
    About 10 minutes from the train station of Keihan railway? Byodoin, Uji shrine nearby. Before you go in byodo came. Go and worship, followed by the shrine. There is at least a solemn atmosphere. Is across the River in the old days, go in byodo, rising to cross bridges form has gone, goes back to the station once the room is, and.
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  • August 14, 2017
    鄰 Uji near Kyoto unless flocked Springs Road to finish finish with green tea articles name, quiet yuzhishang Shinto shrine adds mystery; 傳 story gifts let each other two-Port-au-Prince to the throne, and beauty of the antique Temple Construction stub mountain 輝 reflecting each other, just good fusion finish.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Visit at the world heritage site guide. There is a small shrine JR Uji station walk slowly through the residential area and is surrounded by greenery. In non-tourist area a world heritage site, tourists could visit quietly, at least. From Michi rabbit (rabbit road) became a place of Uji, amulet of the cute little rabbit here, get that. It is recommended to go on the road to the shrine has a little uphill, walking shoes.
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  • December 3, 2016
    A very modest and quiet shrine, much more primitive than the large temples and shrines in Kyoto. Extremely quiet and serene
  • November 13, 2016
    Modest exterior yet very peaceful surroundings. This shrine is registered as the oldest shrine in Japan still standing
  • October 8, 2016
    The top of japanese shinto god is on there. Actually they belive.
  • July 26, 2016
    Modest but interesting. It's free. Take a look
  • April 29, 2016
    Small shrine but with the most beautiful surrounding! Worth to walk a little further from the Uji shrine

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