Japan, Uji

Ujigami Shrine (宇治上神社) and the Uji Shrine

The Ujigami Shrine is believed to be constructed as early as 1060 during the Heian period and is the other World Heritage site. It is the guardian shrine to Byodoin Temple. This Shinto shrine has very simple architecture. The Honden or the main hall is built in the nagare-zukuri architectural style, which is a curved… Continue reading Ujigami Shrine (宇治上神社) and the Uji Shrine

Japan, Uji

Kyoto, Uji (宇治) – A Day Trip

Uji is a historical city in the green valley of South Kyoto. It is popular for its two World Heritage sites, the Byodoin Temple and the Ujigami shrine. In addition, Uji is famous for the superior quality of Green Tea and the Tale of Genji, the world’s first novel. Uji is easily accessible (see below:… Continue reading Kyoto, Uji (宇治) – A Day Trip

Japan, Uji

Omotesando Street (平等院表参道)

The Omotesando Street is about 300-meter stretch approach to Byodoin Temple. It is lined with tea shops, eateries and souvenir shops where you can spend some time exploring this quaint street. There are many tea related products which you can try such as “dango” dumplings, soba noodles or ice-cream. I would recommend that you do… Continue reading Omotesando Street (平等院表参道)