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Ujigami-jinja Shrine (宇治上神社)

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.


Kyoto Ujishi Uji Yamada 59 (Uji / NagaokakyoArea)

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Review of Ujigami Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/04/28 Beautiful cherry trees
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.
Reviewed:2019/12/10 Scenic walk along Uji
Ujigami Shrine was famous and easily accessible by visitors. The environment was peaceful but the shrine was small.
Reviewed:2019/11/17 Not the most exciting shrine, however, you never know what will go on the day you visit
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...

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Kyoto Ujishi Uji Yamada 59 [map]
Uji / NagaokakyoArea
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available (13spaces) * Only when staying at Grounds
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Not available (Grounds non-smoking)
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Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Pet friendly
Not available

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.