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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.
Ujigami Shrine reviews
Beautiful cherry trees within the shrine area: A must see during the sakura-season. Also beautifully located at the Uji-River - really worth a visit.
Beautiful cherry trees within the shrine area: A must see during the sakura-season. Also beautifully located at the Uji-River - really worth a visit. more »
Ujigami Shrine was famous and easily accessible by visitors. The environment was peaceful but the shrine was small.
Ujigami Shrine was famous and easily accessible by visitors. The environment was peaceful but the shrine was small. more »
There are lots of top 10 lists of the popular shrines and temples in the area. As long as one in my immediate geography, it never hurts to spend a few minutes to wander through one; wash your hands..... more
There are lots of top 10 lists of the popular shrines and temples in the area. As long as one in my immediate geography, it never hurts to spend a few minutes to wander through one; wash your hands..... more »
A very serene shrine not far away from the station. Beautiful colors in fall. They also have gorgeous goshuins.
Shrine located on a hill accessible with a 5-10 min climb. Very serene and peaceful with more domestic tourists.
Really lovely temple set in a small forest. All you hear is nature. Hardly any tourists here too, so you can enjoy this place in peace.
This is the hidden world heritage. Not crowded at all, but definately one of the best shrine. They are the oldest shrine structure in Japan. Their structure is really beauriful.
Uji isn’t worth visiting. This area isn’t historically associated with good luck anyway. Unpleasant treatment of Uji people will ruin your trip. Better avoid this city.
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