Part of a World Heritage Site and one of the oldest shrines in the country, Ujigami Shrine dates back to 1060. The shrine was supposedly built to honor Uji no Wakiiratsuko, a prince who committed suicide to settle a dispute of the imperial succession. Its nagare-zukuri architectural style features a curved, asymmetrical roof extending above the main entrance to provide shelter for worshippers. Look out for the basin fed by a famous spring, whose water is used for tea ceremonies and is said to have special properties. Plan your Ujigami Shrine visit and explore what else you can see and do in Uji using our Uji trip itinerary planner.
Tours to Ujigami Shrine
Ujigami Shrine reviews
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.
The oldest shrine in Japan! Nice and quiet!
Plan your trip to Uji
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Uji
Side trips from Uji
Historic Sites in Uji
Hidden gems in Uji
Nearby attractions in Uji
Trips to Ujigami Shrine by other users
29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM GUAM Fukuoka Oita Takachiho-cho 59 days in East Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Hiji-machi Beppu Yufu 2 days in Kameoka BY A USER FROM INDONESIA Waterfall of Mino Hozukyo Gorge Hosen-ji Zen Centre 1 day in Uji BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan Byodoin Asahiyaki 4 days in Ibaraki BY A USER FROM JAPAN La Sola Cup Noodle Museum Osaka Ikeda Nakayama-dera 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM FRANCE Tokyo Kanazawa Uji