Uji CityKyoto Prefecture

A City Associated with the Tale of Genji

With more than a thousand years of history, Uji is a city surrounded by beautiful landscapes centering on the legend-rich Uji River. It is abundant in historical and cultural assets including Byodoin Temple and Ujigami Shrine ( both registered as world heritage assets).
The city was the stage for civil wars at one time and a cultural center at another. It is thus known as a city closely associated with the mainstream of Japanese history.
There are a lot of vestiges of the city's past, inviting visitors to experience a time trip to the city's various periods.

Citizen Tourist Guide Service
Citizen Tourist Guide Service is available to make your visit to the city more enjoyable. For further information, please see the relevant page.
Historic Cultural Resources
Byodoin Temple

Ujigami Shrine

Spots Associated with the Tale of Genji's Last Ten Chapters

Mampuku-ji Temple

Uji Bridge Monument

Uji Shrine

Hakusan Shrine

Historic Cultural Resources Map
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