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Ujigami Shrine

Ujigami ShrineUjigami Shrine is a Shinto shrine, and is located about 1.2 km east-northeast of JR Uji station.
Byodo-in temple is located about 0.6 km southwest of this temple, and Uji River flows between these.
This shrine is one of 17 constructions of "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto" designated as a World Heritage Site.

It is unknown when this shrine was founded.
In 2004, Researchers from Nara's National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and Uji city have used dendrochronology to date the buidings in this shrine.
In the result, the main shrine turned out to be built around 1060.
It is the oldest existing shrine in Japan.
Byodo-in temple was founded in 1052, so it is thought that there is some sort of relationship between this shrine and Byodo-in.

The precincts are not so broad.
And the old shrines are in the precincts. They are designated as national treasures.

How to get to here

By railroad

By JR Nara Line, from Kyoto to Uji station, about 18 minutes by rapid train, about 24 minutes by local train.
About 20 minutes walk from there.




Entrance gate of Ujigami Shrine
Photo by KYOTO Design
Shrine of worship
Photo by KYOTO Design
Main shrine Kiriharasui spring
Photo by KYOTO Design



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