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  • Byodoin
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    4.5
    1409 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Renge 116
    A Buddhist temple located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture that was founded in 1052 when Fujiwara no Michinaga, the father of Fujiwara no Yorimichi, turned a villa he had inherited into a temple. Due to the pessimism of the time which believed the world was coming to an end, Pure Land Buddhism grew in popularity, and the temple’s hall was designed to recreate the Western Paradise, a key aspect of the faith. The luxurious hall enshrines a seated figure of Amitabha created by the Buddhist sculptor Jocho. Most of the original temple excluding the main hall, Kannon hall, and bell tower were destroyed by fire. In the Byodoin Museum Hoshokan, however, visitors can view a Chinese Phoenix depicted on the ceiling and temple bell (National Treasures) as well as 26 of the 52 floating bodhisattva figures suspended from the ceiling of the main hall.

    The temple and grounds are very beautiful and calming. The museum has a wonderful collection and it was also very peaceful to wonder through. If you want something relaxing to do for an hour or two...

  • Iwashimizu-Hachimangu Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Yawatashi Yawata Takabou 30
    Considered one of the greatest Hachiman shrines, Shinto shrines dedicated to Hachiman, in the country, this shrine was established in 859 when the deity of Usa Hachimangu in Kyushu was ceremonially divided and transferred here to protect an Imperial castle built in southwestern Heian-kyo (the former name of the city of Kyoto), considered an unlucky area due to the tenets of feng shui. Today, believers come to the shrine for protection from evil and calamity, and has come to be affectionately known as “Yawata no Hachiman-sama.” The Shrine’s vermillion-lacquered main building was rebuilt with donations from Tokugawa Iemitsu in the Edo period, and it, together with structures such as the inner shrine, outer shrine, two tier gate, are all registered as Important Cultural Property.
  • Kyoto Prefectual Yamashiro Sports Park (Taiyogaoka Stadium)
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Ujishi Hironochou Hachikenyadani 1
    This park is known by the nickname Taiyogaoka (Hill of Sunshine). It is a popular park among people bringing their families as it equipped with a pool, tennis court, baseball field, play and adventure forests, as well as a connect forest with play equipment making use of the natural environment.

    山を切り開いて開発した不便な立地の運動公園。 公園内には様々なスポーツ施設があるため、大会が重なると人が多い。

  • Seizanjodoshu Sohonzan Komyoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Nagaokakyoushi Ao Saijou Inside 26-1
    Famous for the brilliant late fall colors of the Japanese maples that line its approach, Komyoji Temple is the seventh sacred site of the Kyoto Rakusai Kannon pilgrimage. The grounds cover about 66,000 square meters and encompass 32 temple buildings. On the second Sunday of the month they hold a tea ceremony for the public in their Hirotaniken tea room. The temple is popular for taking some time out while watching the plums and weeping cherry trees in spring and the maple leaves turning in autumn.
  • Konosuyama Sports Park
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Jouyoushi Terada Okuyama 1
    Konosuyama Sports Park is a sports and recreation area packed with facilities for exercise and fun. Their spacious grounds include a multi-purpose area, a baseball field, a volleyball court, a public gymnasium with a training gym, and tennis courts. The recreation zone has a fountain area planted with flowers and their Komorebi wooded area where you can enjoy a host of activities. There are also cooking houses and lodging facilities where you can experience the outdoors, as well as a restaurant.

    は喜ぶ公園です。 アスレチック、超長い滑り台、新しくできた、施設と子供と遊ぶにはGOODなところです。駐車場は2時間無料です。

  • Joruri-ji Temple
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    4.5
    97 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kidugawashi Kamochounishio Futaba 40
    This temple of the Shingon Risshu sect is located in Kamo Town, Kizugawa City, Kyoto. It is known as “Kutai-ji” (Nine-body Temple) due to the nine Amitabha Tathagata statues kept in the main hall. The garden, which represents the world of paradise, is a Jodo-style garden with Yakushi to the east, Amida to the west, and a pond in the center. The main hall has clay tiles laid laterally, and the interior pagoda houses a statue of Bhaisajyaguru. Both have been designated National Treasures. The standing statue of Kisshoten is famous as a Buddhist statue rarely shown to the public, and it is only displayed once each in spring, fall, and on New Year’s Day.

    Elegant main hall with superb images and a pagoda to boot, this place was very nice when visited in Autumn. Watch the attendant sprint out of his hut for his Yen300.- if he thinks there's a car...

  • Mimurotoji Temple
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    4.0
    236 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Ujishi Todou Shigatani 21
    A Buddhist temple located in Uji, Kyoto and the 10th station on the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage. Said to have been founded in 770, legend has it that the temple’s principal object of worship, a figure of the thousand armed Kannon, emerged from the rocky pool deep in the temple grounds. The 16,000 square meter garden blossoms with seasonal flowers and is famed for its 20 thousand azaleas of various types in spring and 10 thousand French hydrangeas of 50 varieties in early summer. The fall foliage in autumn is also beautiful and the temple is so famous for this site it has become a byword for the autumn colors locally.

    I visited the Mimurotoji and its gardens under the suggestion of a Japanese friend. The view that met us shortly after the entrance was nothing short of spectacular! Tucked away from the usual...

  • Kasagiyama Prefectural Natural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Sourakugunkasagichou Kasagi Kogasakiyama
    This nature park is at Mt. Kasagi near the Kizu River. Its forest comprised mainly of broad leaf trees has been designated a National Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. A hiking course runs from the foot of the mountain to the summit for visitor's enjoyment. Kasagi-dera Temple is at the top, surrounded by distinctive rock formations and cliffs with Buddhist carvings. It's a popular spot to view the colored leaves, and a portion of the park is illuminated at night in autumn.
  • Nakamura Tokichi Main store
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    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Ichiban 10
    Situated in Uji, the main location of the venerable Nakamura Tokichi tea shop founded in 1854. The café serves a variety of teas such as top class bessei hatsumukashi matcha green tea, green tea sweets, and light meals such as tea soba and match udon noodles. In addition to selling famous teas, the shop also holds classes on grinding powdered matcha and making green tea.
  • Uji-jinja Shrine
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    3.5
    125 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Yamada 1
    This Shinto shrine is dedicated to Ujinowaki Iratsuko-no-Mikoto, son of Emperor Ojin. The enshrined deity had made this land his home when, according to the legend, he got lost on the way to Uji from Kawachi province. A divine messenger in the form of a rabbit called a “Mikaeri Usagi” (turning back rabbit) guided him back by hopping along a little way and then looking back as if to say, “Follow me,” before hopping on a little further. As such the omikuji fortunes are contained in cute little ceramic rabbits.

    The day we were there, there were many locals in their traditional costumes and many parents bring their children there for special prayers for their academic achievements etc. There were also a...

  • Notonojo Inafusa Yasukane
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Renge 11
    A Japanese confectionery shop situated in the middle of the approach to the Byodoin temple in Uji. The shop was granted special permission in 1853 to use its trade name, a title normally only usable by secretaries of the rank of “jo,” by the Ninnaji Temple. The shop sells sweets made according to family recipes such as cha dango sweet tea dumplings, monaka bean jam wafer cakes, sweet bean jelly, and thick “Kisenyama” senbei rice crackers.

    夜の平等院で紅葉狩り。その帰りに寄りました。実はここの茶団子が好きで何度も行ってます。 今夜も通りすがりの地元のおばちゃんが、ここの茶団子が一番美味しいんやでと言ってました。 自分もそう思います。地味なお店ですが、お客は沢山。 54個入りは750円。注文してから詰めてくれます。 家に帰ってお茶と一緒にいただきます。 濃い緑色とお茶の香り。ほんのりした甘さです。 54個は多いと思う方がい...

  • Kyoto Uji Tea, Itohkyuemon Main store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Uji City Hojimami Araki 19-3
    An Uji tea specialty shop founded in 1830 which sells high class teas made with hand-picked, first-grade tea leave, as well as other tea varieties. Past the distinctive white noren curtains, patrons can enjoy matcha green tea, gyokuro high quality green tea, sencha green tea, and sweets made with fresh ground matcha in a Japanese modern atmosphere. At the sample counter, shoppers can also taste wares they are interested in purchasing. The adjoining teahouse space serves unique, Uji sweets such as Uji matcha parfaits made with high quality Uji tea and matcha anmitsu sweet beans covered with syrup and green tea powder. Closest stations: Uji Station and Mimurodo Station.
  • Uji City The Tale of Genji Museum
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    4.0
    123 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Higashiuchi 45-26
    This museum located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture collects and displays materials pertaining to the Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji), the full-length novel by Murasaki Shikibu. Inside, it is divided into video exhibition rooms including the Heian-no-Ma which introduces the world of the Genji Monogatari and the life of Japanese nobles with models and video, and the Uji-no-Ma, which takes the theme of Uji Jujo (The 10 Quires of Uji) in the third part of the Genji Monogatari, which was set in Uji. There are also a teahouse offering Japanese sweets and a shop selling merchandise related to the Genji Monogatari.

    Genji Monogatari, history of Mr. Hilaru Genji is very famous non fiction old story in Japan. The place has so many details of the story. The place attracted to me to read the story again even...

  • Otokuni-dera Temple
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Nagaokakyoushi Imazato 3-14-7
    A historic Buddhist temple said to have been built by Prince Shotoku on the orders of Empress Suiko around the year 1380. The temple was later significantly expanded in 784 by Emperor Kammu. The temple is also famous as the location where Prince Sawara was confined by his older brother Emperor Kammu after his involvement in the assassination of Fujiwara no Tanetsugu. The temple was devastated in the Onin War and then later rebuilt with the aid of Keishoin in 1695. Today, the temple is renowned for the beauty of its 2,000 some tree peonies when they come into bloom. Note that viewing the temple’s standing figure of Vaisravana, a nationally designated Important Cultural Property, requires an advance reservation.

    「花開花落二十日 一城之人皆若狂」 と白居易は洛陽の人々が牡丹に熱狂する有り様を詠みました。 京都府長岡京市の乙訓寺でも見事な牡丹が花開き、残鴬も鳴いていました。 また薄緑色のモミジの若葉がとても綺麗でした。

  • Muteppou Main store
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kidugawashi Umedani Higedani 15-3
    This is the main store of a popular Nara ramen restaurant established in 1998, known for its log house exterior. The rich tonkotsu (a dish made with pork belly and bones) soup made by slow cooking domestic pork in water is a popular option. Since no oil is used, the aftertaste remains light. From the homemade roasted pork fillet stewed in traditional sauce to the noodles from Kyushu, one can enjoy foodstuffs of thorough and careful selection. Take the bus from Kintetsu Nara Station and alight at Kamiume-tani.
  • Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.-Plant tour
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    3.5
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Kusegunkumiyamachou Tai Shinarami 128
    This is a Coca Cola West factory in Kumiyama-cho, Kuse-gun, Kyoto Prefecture. Each day they hold a free to reserve Magical Factory Tour. On the tour one can see the canned coffee production line (Georgia) and enjoy learning about the history and production process behind Coca Cola. It takes around 90 minutes to see everything. There is also a free drink corner and a corner selling original goods.

    海外からの学生団体を案内しました。無料ですし、大型バスも駐車できるので、事前に予約をお願いして訪問。外国語の対応はナシなので、同行者が通訳しながら進みました。工場見学としては一般的なものですが、コカコーラブランドは海外の若者にも人気のようで、出口のショップでノベルティ商品を買う姿も多く見られました。個人グループでも団体でもとりあえず無料なので、良いと思います。

  • Suntory Kyoto Brewery (Natural Water Beer Plant)
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    4.5
    111 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Nagaokakyoushi Choushi 3-1-1
    This Suntory beer factory in Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto Prefecture holds free guided tours of the production process for its “The Premium Malts” beer. Places on the tour must be reserved in advance and each tour takes 70 to 90 minutes. After learning about how beer ingredients are chosen, one can look at the preparation pots up close and then learn about the real production process. After the tour there are three types of beer or soft drinks to try. In the shop they sell beer direct from the factory, original goods and limited-offer beer snacks.

    Great tour to understand how Suntory beer is made and you get to have audio guides as the tour is in Japanese. Reservations required. The tour ends with free beer tasting of the many variety they...

  • Uji City Botanical Park
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Ujishi Hironochou Hachikenyadani 25-1
    This public park in Uji City, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture lies on a hilly area adjoining the Yamashiro Sogo Undo Koen athletic park. With 3,675 planters and a huge tiered platform, it boasts one of Japan’s largest multi-storey flower beds—the famous “Flower and Water Tapestry”—and a variety of patterns are on display depending on the season. There are a number of noteworthy spots including a greenhouse containing tropical and subtropical plants and a garden of flowering trees. The spring has cherry blossoms, the autumn has changing colored leaves, and from the end of May across June one can see watch fireflies floating among the trees.

    土日の昼間は小さいお子さんの家族連れが多いです。思ってた以上に見応えがあって、楽しめました!夏場は蛍鑑賞などもしているそうで、夜もたくさんの人で賑わっていました。

  • "Uji City Comprehensive Outdoor Activity Centre ""Actpal Uji"""
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Ujishi Nishikasatori Tsujidekawanishi 1
    This hands-on lodging facility is located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. It is used by many as an open-air school, and is characterized by the rich natural environment of its extensive grounds. In addition to the campground where you can enjoy the outdoors and cooking building on the premises, there is also a gymnasium and observation deck. In the craft building, a variety of events such as pottery and woodworking experiences are held.
  • Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Otsumi-gun Oyamazaki Town 5-3
    Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art is located in the town of Oyamazaki, Otokuni County, Kyoto Prefecture. Industrialist Shotaro Kaga designed and built the original building, Oyamazaki Villa, which was later remodeled and converted to a museum. It holds exhibits and displays collections of artists associated with the folk art movement. Located on the slopes of Mount Tennozan, it offers a beautiful panoramic view of the confluence of three rivers: the Kizu River, the Uji River, and the Katsura River.

    The cafe is located on the second floor of the very fine museum. The menu is very small, limited to cakes, coffee, and juices, but everything was tasty. The view from the outside terrace is a...

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