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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.


Kyoto Ujishi Uji Higashiuchi 45-26 (Uji / NagaokakyoArea)

phone 0774399300

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of The Tale of Genji Museum

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Reviewed:2019/12/23 See the Chapters in Japans Oldest Novel Come to Life
This attractive modern museum reveals the ancient and elegant world of the Heian period of Japan through interactive displays, full screen sets and models. The focus? Just one:The Tale of Genji...
Reviewed:2019/07/17 Surprisingly interesting!
Having never read Tale of Genji (it was given to me as a gift years ago and has been sitting on my bookshelf ever since...) I wasnt a die-hard fan of the novel. However, the museum provided a lot of...
Reviewed:2019/04/11 Worth it
The Museum does have guide pads for English speakers. It is also very well located. Uji is beautiful and not as touristy as Fushimi Inari. You can stop and visit the place on your way to Nara. Very...

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Kyoto Ujishi Uji Higashiuchi 45-26 [ map ]
Uji / NagaokakyoArea
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Monday(The day following if it falls on a public holiday), New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee to view]
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of June 1, 2020)
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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.