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Ujigami Shrine, Uji

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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. Plan your Ujigami Shrine visit and explore what else you can see and do in Uji using our Uji trip itinerary planner.
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  • From Keihan Uji station can be reached in a 10-minute walk away. Like byodoin, World Heritage provided. National treasure honden and haiden is solemn. It seems our oldest extant Shinto shrine architecture. It's in front to the left and right are piled sand is sand cleanse, cleanse the environment. Is a Shinto shrine in this area want to go along with the equality Institute.
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  • Yu governs the shrine to go up less than five minutes, there is another Hugiber shrine. The pattern is a little bit more freshman. Maple Red has a lot more. There are hiking trails next to the shrine, and time and force can be circled around.
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  • Is easy-to-understand information comes from near the byodoin, so Tachibana bridge over the Uji River through the morning mist crossed the bridge, towards the ujigami shrine, a world heritage site
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  • A small shrine that's worth looking if you are in the area. It's also on the way to Kosho-ji.
  • Me and my friend arrived here about 5pm, and I think this is a perfect time to visit here~
  • A very modest and quiet shrine, much more primitive than the large temples and shrines in Kyoto. Extremely quiet and serene
  • Modest exterior yet very peaceful surroundings. This shrine is registered as the oldest shrine in Japan still standing
  • The top of japanese shinto god is on there. Actually they belive.

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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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