Ujigami Shrine

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Located in Uji, the city renowned for green tea, Ujigami shrine is Japan’s oldest existing shrine. Among the country’s thousands of shrines, Ujigami shrine was one of the first — allegedly built during the year 1060. Although the shrine is rather off the beaten track, its convenient location makes it easy to combine visits with nearby Byodo-in Temple and Uji-gawa Shrine.



Uji-Yamada, Uji City (Directions)


8:30 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8:30 - 17:00
Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00
Sunday 8:30 - 17:00
Holidays 8:30 - 17:00


Free entry



What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

General Amenities

  • Free guides/pamphlets
  • Information Counter


10-minute walk from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line 20-minute walk from JR Uji Station

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