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Ujigami-jinja Shrine宇治上神社

Shrine

The main shrine building of this Shinto shrine is believed to be Japan’s oldest example of shrine architecture and is dedicated to Prince Uji no Wakiiratsuko, Emperor Ojin, and Emperor Nintoku. The main shrine building, a National Treasure, is thatched with hinoki bark and is flanked on either side by inner shrines. All three buildings are built in the same nagare-zukuri architectural style. The front shrine standing in front of the main shrine building, a National Treasure, is built with hinoki cypress felled in the early Heian period and is a rare example of the ancient shinden-zukuri architectural style. In 1994, the entire grounds of the shrine were registered as part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto” World Heritage listing.

place

Kyoto Ujishi Uji Yamada 59 (Uji / NagaokakyoArea)

phone 0774214634
place

9:00-16:30

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Address
Kyoto Ujishi Uji Yamada 59 [ map ]
Area
Uji / NagaokakyoArea
Phone
0774214634
Hours
9:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available
*Free only when staying in Grounds, Charge for visiting other places
Credit Card
Not available

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