Kyoto Tea Country

Uji Bridge

This bridge was reportedly first built in 646 by Doto, who was a monk at the Gango-ji Temple in Nara. It is considered one of the three old bridges in Japan, alongside "Seta Karahashi Bridge" and "Yamazakibashi Bridge."
The current bridge was completed in March 1996, and it features bronze ornamental caps along its balustrade made of Japanese cypress. With this, the historical image of Uji Bridge is retained and the design harmonizes with the surrounding landscape.
Overhanging from the side of the bridge that faces upstream, there is an area called "San no Ma," which is said to be the remnant of the guardian deity "Hashihime," as well as a place where Toyotomi Hideyoshi drew water for his tea ceremonies. From here, the view upstream is superb. (Japanese Heritage)

Higashi-uchi, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Right by Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line
- Walk 10 minutes from Uji Station on the JR Nara Line
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