#480: Ujigami Shrine (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#480: Ujigami Shrine (category: Shinto shrine)

Ujigami Shrine

Ujigami Shrine is a Shinto shrine, located near Byodo-in (refer to #479) in Uji City. It is a factor of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in and around Kyoto.

Based on researches of specialists, it is proved that Ujigami Shrine is the oldest existing shrine building. It seems to have been built in around 1060. The shrine has been standing near Uji River.

Ujigami Shrine Japan

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