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Ujigami Shrine, Uji

(3.6/5 based on 190+ 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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Without saying a Word and is a renowned world heritage site shrines. It is not large, but is only referred to Japan's oldest shrine, profound sadness. It would be nice to look at once.
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  • a temple since you enter can you feel a pleasant atmosphere, I recommend to visit in addition to unique good luck charms.
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  • Across the River from byodoin (calm river if you came in or Keihan) out of the shrine in the back there. Not too big, but historical shrine is. I don't use Springs springs in the Uji area known as kirihara water shed water, so if you look at the shrine of the ordinary-shaped basin. Also, in the front of the sanctuary features two large 盛ri砂 there is. I'd read the paper about these unprovoked and commentary to me dude at the shrine is so funny. Nokyo-sho (like the article dealt with the so-called culture, easy-to-read) are there, including lots of seasonal. And there were nine almost memorized. Memorabilia and other things are ready. Business was spread not in earthly things also learn so much discomfort if the major shrines and temples as ginger, too wide, so I was left with the impression only strong.
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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