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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. Put Ujigami Shrine at the forefront of your travel plans using our Uji trip itinerary builder.
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  • Only the Church and a small Japanese garden, but it is all very beautiful, well cared for and why few people here it was possible to make beautiful photo. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • A world heritage site designated Uji Jinja and equally. Located across the River from the byodoin, Uji Jinja near. Enjoy the traditional atmosphere. Stop by on the way to Uji station on the Keihan line from byodo migration routes.
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  • It is a small Temple away from the masses of tourists, I fell on one can by chance by following tags in the city. It's really quiet and it is worth a visit.
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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