Uji City

by / on April 15, 2016 at 10:49 PM / in Temples-Shrines, Uji City

Uji River Steeped in History, Uji City, Kyoto.

Uji River, Cherry Blossoms and Heike Monogatari: Uji City is a town not so far from Kyoto and steeped in history. Recently, I visit Byōdō-in (平等院) and afterwards strode along the Uji River. The Ajirogi-no-michi (あじろぎの道) is a walking path along the Uji River and is lined with sakura trees. During the summer months, cormorant fishing is the high lite of […]

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by / on September 8, 2015 at 7:13 PM / in Gourmet, Out Of The Box, Uji City

Yakiniku at Kaiun-tei in Uji, Kyoto.

In search of a Yakiniku: It has been raining in Kyoto for the past several days and a typhoon is on its way, Etau is number 18. The summer heat has sub-sided and with it the quest for eating warmer tasting foods. Todays lunch choice was Yakiniku (焼き肉) as we set out to find a suitable diner near where we […]

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by / on June 5, 2014 at 8:38 PM / in Byodo - in Temple, Kyoto WH, Uji City

Byōdō-in: A World Heritage Site in Uji City, Kyoto.

Byōdō-in Newly renovated: Since March of this month, the Phoenix Hall (鳳凰堂) of Byōdō-in (平等院), was once again visible. For the past two years it was covered in scaffolding because of renovation. There is still a small part in the back that is still undergoing construction though. This fall the work should be completed. I was curious to see what […]

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by / on August 21, 2013 at 12:05 PM / in Temples-Shrines, Uji City

Asagiri Bridge and the Tale of Genji in Uji City!

Tale of Genji and the Asagiri Bridge is a famous land mark in Uji and at the moment the annual autumn light-up has commenced. Dotting the bridge are wooden framed boxes, each with a drawing of the Tale of Genji around them. At night they are lit up with a small light bulb creating a romantic atmosphere. This Tale of […]

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by / on July 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM / in Kyoto WH, Temples-Shrines, Uji City, Ujigami Jinja

Ujigami Shrine, Along the “Rekishi Kaido” in Uji City, Kyoto!

Situated in Uji City, Kyoto, the Ujigami shrine (宇治上神社) is dedicated to Emperor Oujin and Emperor Nintoku. The Ujigami shrine’s Honden (main hall) is Japan’s oldest architecture of late Heian period that exists today. It is listed as World Heritage as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Although its origin is unknown, according to a dendrochronology research, the […]

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 9:47 PM / in Featured, Temples-Shrines, Uji City

Daimyo Nagai Naomasa’s Kōshō-ji Temple in Uji!

Reestablished in 1648, Kōshō-ji Temple, with its white Chinese-style gate, reflects the solemn atmosphere of the Zen sect. The slope between the riverside and the temple is called Kotozaka, one of the 12 Beauty Spots of Uji. Here you can enjoy the tinted autumnal leaves. In 1233, after his return from his study mission to China, Dōgen Zenji founded the […]

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 9:34 PM / in Kyoto-Fu, Uji City

Uji shrine by the Asagiri bridge in Uji City!

Last Friday (October 26) was such a nice autumn day here in Kyoto, I decided to walk around the Ujigawa River in Uji. Visited several historical places and shrines. Among them the Uji shrine by the Asagiri bridge. Here a little more about this shrine: When you pass through the shrine gate at the foot of the vermilion-coloured Asagiri Bridge, […]

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