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Ujigami Shrine, Uji

(3.7/5 based on 200+ 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
  • The signboard of the tables that are in this picture? The characters are cute, as well as next to the pictures. Uji is fun and I like.
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  • Walk from the Uji byodoin Temple, about 10 minutes. It is a shrine of the staff. Ideal for walking and exploring.
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  • 因為不去這裡也沒啥景點了,風景不錯,至少不會人擠人. 記得上坡後遇到的第一個神社是宇智神社,第二個才是宇治上神社.  more »
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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