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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