World Heritage: Ujigami Shrine4.0
This old shrine stands in quietude near the Uji River and is considered a guardian shrine of the nearby Byodoin Temple. The main hall has a curved asymmetrical roof extending more on one side, a typical architectural style commonly seen in Shinto shrines. It is listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto.
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 35.6km) Google Transit
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3.0a week ago
This is a place where cultural heritage is more than tourist attraction. The place is relatively small compare to all other attractions near by or in Kyoto area. You can finish this place within 5 min. Therefore do not expect great views or austonishing experience, if you are not so into the cultural experience.
On the other hand this place is very traditional and is not commercialized as other attractions. You can experience the most authentic essence of Japanese culture here.
5.04 months ago
Really lovely temple set in a small forest. All you hear is nature. Hardly any tourists here too, so you can enjoy this place in peace.
4.06 months ago
Oldest Shinto shrine has magic sand to help purify your home. It's surrounded by a beautiful natural scene, and it is nearby to byoudoin and the genji museum (which has an interesting puppet surprise). Thumbs up.
4.06 months ago
This is the hidden world heritage. Not crowded at all, but definately one of the best shrine. They are the oldest shrine structure in Japan. Their structure is really beauriful.
4.0a month ago
Walk around the river and bridge is nice