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Uji Shrine

1 Uji Yamada, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 774-21-3041
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Calm place

Uji shrine looks smaller and older than Ujigami. Rabbit omikuji is shaped different from Ujigami's... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Small shrine in a little village along Uji River

This shrine was a small one very near to the river side but the area was very quite and peaceful... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Hong Kong, China
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24 Nov 2017
“Calm place”
10 May 2017
“Small shrine in a little village along Uji River”
1 Uji Yamada, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 774-21-3041

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Uji shrine looks smaller and older than Ujigami. Rabbit omikuji is shaped different from Ujigami's. It's turned back to care of you as if you walk behind, not get lost.

Thank ithappens2013
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This shrine was a small one very near to the river side but the area was very quite and peaceful that you still liked to stroll around the area to take photos and to admire the atmosphere around.

Reviewed 22 March 2017

On a visit to Byoden-in you will want to visit Ujigami Shrine, one of the oldest in Japan, and while you are at Ujigami, say hello to its next-door neighbor, Uji Shrine. It was built to console the sole of a Prince who committed suicide...More

Thank warren D
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Uji Shrine is small if compared with that of Ujigami Jinja but you still can have a leisure stroll around and take pictures of the shrine. We saw a pair of visitor taking wedding photos at the frontage during our visit to the shrine late...More

Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is the "pre shrine" before the oldest shrine in Japan, the Ujigami jinja. There's a nice long walk leading to the shrine. The priest at the shrine was not at all nice when I had my nokyocho stamped.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 10 January 2016

This Shrine is a must visit when you are in Uji, which is only 30 minute train ride from Kyoto. The Shrine, the landscape, the river which is only steps away making this a nice day tour from Kyoto. The centre piece, Phenix temple reminded...More

Reviewed 2 December 2015

Uji is a small town in Kyoto and this should be what you expect here. It's small, quiet and untouristic. Nothing spectacular.

Thank Lilian L
Reviewed 16 January 2013

There is nothing unusual about this shrine, but it's in a pleasant spot, in a lovely town, and is en route to the oldest shrine in Japan as well as a worthwhile walk up to a lookout across Uji. Worth a visit when you go...More

Thank TankGrrrl
Reviewed 22 October 2012

I enjoyed visiting and reading (when there was English to be read) the history of the shrine. The surrounding area was very beautiful.

Thank ochump
Reviewed 3 April 2012

The village is tiny but really nice. Try a green tea ice cream from one of the places on the way from the train station to the temple: totally worth it, and check some of the tea places - amazing!

Thank vintage_time
Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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