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Uji City The Tale of Genji Museum宇治市源氏物語ミュージアム

Museum / Science Museum

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.

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place Kyoto Ujishi Uji Higashiuchi 45-26
phone 0774399300

Review of The Tale of Genji Museum

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Reviewed:2018/07/02 Japanese traditional drama.
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...
Reviewed:2018/01/11 If you like tale of genji
Spent about an hour and a bit here - a few rooms, and I particularly liked the one telling about the uji chapters. I would say it’s definitely a well-maintained museum, small but containing...
Reviewed:2017/12/29 Linger a bit
If you have read and of the Tale of Genji, this is a good place to broaden your understanding. The locations in the story are real and Uji people value their connection to the Tale. Check out any...



Kyoto Ujishi Uji Higashiuchi 45-26 [map]



9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)
Monday(the following day if it falls on a public holiday), New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee to view]
Adults 500yen, Children 250yen
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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.

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