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  • Ujigami-jinja Shrine
  • Ujigami-jinja Shrine

Ujigami-jinja Shrine

宇治上神社

Description

The Ujigami-jinja Shrine is where Uji no Wakiiratsuko is worshipped. The shrine actually exists on the grounds of the Buddhist temple, Byodoin, and was at the zenith of prosperity at one point. It is the oldest existing example of Shinto architecture in Japan and a national treasure. Three inner shrine buildings are covered under a singular roof. The inner sanctuary is a national treasure and was constructed during the late Heian period.

Location Information

  • Address

    59, Ujiyamada, Uji-shi, Kyoto, 611-0021

  • Nearest Station
    Uji Station
    ・ JR Nara Line
    8 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    0774-21-4634
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Closed
    None
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