Kyoto Tea Country

Uji Shrine

Standing on the banks of the Uji River, Uji Shrine is said to have been built in the Heian Period (794-1185). Formerly, it was known as the Yawata-miya Imperial Villa (Kirihana Higeta-no-miya), and its enshrined deity is Uji-no-Waki-iratsuko, son of Emperor Ojin. The main hall (an Important Cultural Property) was built in the Kamakura period (1185-1333) in a three-peaked nagare-zukuri style, but there are other remaining cultural treasures as well, such as wooden guardian dogs and Noh masks.

1 Uji Yamada, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
7 minute walk from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line
15 minute walk from Uji Station on the JR Nara Line
Business Hours
Free entry
Open year-round
35 spaces 700 yen/day (Business Hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)