9 Sights in Uji, Japan (with Map and Images)

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1. 此の附近 金色院

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Shirakawa Kinshikiin (白川金色院) was a temple located in Shirakawa, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It was built in 1102 by Fujiwara no Yorimichi's daughter Hiroko Shijonomiya as the inner temple of Byodo-in, so it is also called Shirakawa Bessho. It was destroyed by arson in 1460, and although it was rebuilt, it was abandoned due to the abolition of Buddha in the Meiji period. Excavations have been carried out by Uji City since 1993, and the Somon and the Kuju Stone Pagoda still exist.

Wikipedia: 白川金色院 (JA)

2. Ujigami Shrine

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The Ujigami Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The shrine was built as a guardian shrine for the nearby Byōdō-in, and is adjacent to the Uji Shrine. In 1994, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto". The honden and haiden have been designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as National Treasures in the category shrines.

Wikipedia: Ujigami Shrine (EN)

3. 橋寺放生院

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Hōjōin is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in Uji, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture (in the early modern period, in Uji Township, Uji District, Yamashiro Province). The mountain number is Uhozan. The temple name is Jokoji. The main statue is Jizo Bodhisattva. The origin of the popular name Hashidera is that the temple once managed the Uji Bridge over the nearby Uji River.

Wikipedia: 放生院 (宇治市) (JA)

4. Naogyo-ji

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Zhixing Temple is Rilianzong Temple located in Yuzhi, Yuzhi City, Kyoto Prefecture. The mountain number is Baocheng Mountain. In July, the soil is used for ugly days, and moxibustion is prayed. Old Ben Mountain is Miaoxian Temple of Big Ben Mountain (four gates flow) and learning from the law (Longyuan Club).

Wikipedia: 直行寺 (宇治市) (JA)

5. Hakusan Jinja Shrine

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Baishan Shrine is located in Shirakawa Free Mountain, Yuzhi City, Kyoto Prefecture. As the guard of the Golden Courtyard, in 1146 (Jiu'an 2 years), he began to persuade the White Mountain God of Kaga. The Golden Courtyard gradually declined after being burned and rebuilt, but the Baishan Shrine remained.

Wikipedia: 白山神社 (宇治市) (JA)

6. 興聖寺

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Kōshō-ji is a Sōtō Zen in temple in Japan. It bears an abbreviated form of the name of the temple established by Eihei Dōgen in Kyoto, Kōshōhōrin-ji, but it was established four centuries after that temple was destroyed, and in a different location.

Wikipedia: Kōshō-ji (Uji) (EN)

7. Manpukuji temple

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Manpukuji temple

Ōbaku-san Manpuku-ji is a Buddhist temple located in Uji, Kyoto. It is the head temple of the Japanese Ōbaku Zen sect, named after Wanfu Temple in Fujian, China. The mountain is likewise named after Mount Huangbo, where the Chinese temple is situated.

Wikipedia: Manpuku-ji (EN), Website

8. Hōshōkan

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Fengxiang Museum of Equality Institute is a historical museum located in the land of Equality Institute in Yuzhi City, Kyoto Prefecture. It opened on March 1, 2001. A comprehensive registered museum claiming to be "the first religious legal person".

Wikipedia: 平等院鳳翔館 (JA)

9. 三室戸寺

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Mimuro Toji Temple (三室戸寺) is a temple of the Motoyama Shugenshu sect in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Myosei. The main statue is the thousand-armed Kanseon Bodhisattva. Nishikoku Sanjusansho No. 10.

Wikipedia: 三室戸寺 (JA)


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