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


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Uji, Japan! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Uji. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

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1. 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)

2. Manpukuji temple

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Manpukuji temple

Ōbaku-san Manpuku-ji is a Buddhist temple located in Uji, Kyoto, approximately a 5-minute walk from Ōbaku Station. 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

3. Mimuroto Temple

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Mimurotoji is Temple #10 of the 33 Kannon temples in Japan, located in Uji. When the temple was built in ancient times, it was meant to shield Kyoto from evil spirits. Its gardens have 20,000 azaleas and 1000 rhododendrons and it is a 20-minute walk from Mimurodo Station.

Wikipedia: Mimurotoji (EN), Website

4. 橋寺放生院

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Hojobin is a temple of the Shingon Ritsu sect located in Uji, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture (in the early modern period, in Uji Town, Uji District, Yamashiro Province). The name of the mountain is Uhozan. The name of the temple is Jokoji. The honzon is Jizo Bodhisattva. The origin of the common name "Hashidera" is due to the fact that the temple once managed the Uji Bridge over the nearby Uji River.

Wikipedia: 放生院 (宇治市) (JA)

5. 此の附近 金色院

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Shirakawa Kinkoin Temple was a temple located in Shirakawa, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. It was built in 1102 by Hiroko Shijomiya, the daughter of Fujiwara Yoritsu, 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 Buddhism in the Meiji era. Excavations have been carried out by the city of Uji since 1993, and the Somon gate and the nine-storied stone pagoda still exist.

Wikipedia: 白川金色院 (JA)

6. 恵心院

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Eshinin is a temple of the Chizan sect of Shingon Buddhism located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. The name of the mountain is Mt. Asahi. The honzon is the eleven-sided Kannon. It is located upstream of the Uji Bridge over the Uji River. It is known as the "Temple of Flowers".

Wikipedia: 恵心院 (JA)

7. Hakusan Jinja Shrine

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Hakusan Shrine (白山神社, Hakusan Mr./Ms. Jinja) is a shrine located in Mt. Shirakawa, Uji, Kyoto, Japan. It began in 1146 (Kuan 2) as a shrine of Kinkoin to solicit the Hakusan God of Kaga. The temple was destroyed by fire, and after being rebuilt, it declined, but the Hakusan Shrine remained.

Wikipedia: 白山神社 (宇治市) (JA)

8. Hōshōkan Museum

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Byodo-in Hoshokan is a historical museum located on the grounds of Byodo-in Temple in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. It opened on March 1, 2001. It is touted as "the first comprehensive registered museum as a religious corporation".

Wikipedia: 平等院鳳翔館 (JA), Website

9. Naogyo-ji

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Naogyoji Temple is a temple of Nichiren Buddhism located in Uji, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. The name of the mountain is Mt. Hojori. On the Day of the Ox in July, a prayer is held to seal the moxibustion. The former main temple is Daihonzan Myokenji Temple (Shijōmon-ryū) and Moshi Hoen (Ryugenkai).

Wikipedia: 直行寺 (宇治市) (JA)

10. 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)


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