Japan, Uji

Uji’s riverbank

Uji’s riverbank attractions are within pleasant strolling distance.

  1. Asagiri-bashi Bridge – A beautiful bridge that links-up both sides of the riverbank and the park.
    The Asagiri-bashi Bridge
    The Asagiri-bashi Bridge

    Asagiri-bashi Bridge and the statue is that of Ukifune and Prince Niou-no-Miya afloat on the Ujigawa River
    Asagiri-bashi Bridge and the statue is that of Ukifune and Prince Niou-no-Miya afloat on the Ujigawa River
  2. Ukifune and Prince Niou-no-Miya

This is a statue dedicated to the final ten chapters of the The Tale of Genji, which takes place in Uji. Some scenes depicts the maiden Ukifune (which means “floating boat”) who was caught-up in a bitter love rivalry between Prince Niou-no-Miya and Genji’s son, Kaoru. Ukifune eventually throws herself into the Uji-gawa River.

Useful information:

Uji Bridge is a 5-10 minute walk north of JR Uji Station

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