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Uji-jinja Shrine (宇治神社)

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.

place

Kyoto Ujishi Uji Yamada 1 (Uji / NagaokakyoArea)

phone 0774213041
place

Precincts Free

Review of Uji Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/08 A shrine like any other
Not worth a visit although its on route to the Genji museum and Ujigami shrine. However the Ujigami shrine is also not worth it. Havent visited the museum though. Its free so no loss except your...
Reviewed:2019/04/03 a serene place
A wonderful experience

Great architecture
Well laid out gardens
Fantastic museum
Crowded but nice
Recommend
Reviewed:2018/11/06 A piece of local culture and history not to be missed!
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...

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Address
Kyoto Ujishi Uji Yamada 1 [map]
Area
Uji / NagaokakyoArea
Phone
0774213041
Hours
Precincts Free
Closed
Not available
Fees
[Worship fee] Free
Parking Lot
Available (37spaces/1Times700yen)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.