Ujikami Shrine

Address 59 Ujiyamada, Uji, Kyoto
Phone 0774-21-4634

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Introduction

The Ujikami Shrine was dedicated at the foot of Mt. Daikichi (or Mt. Buttoku) on the east bank of the Uji River. Its main building (a national treasure) is the oldest (latter Heian Period) example of shrine architecture in Japan. Registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site (Ancient Kyoto Cultural Property), the shrine and the adjacent Uji Shrine are collectively considered to be a single shrine. The natural springs that emerge within the precincts are called Kirihara Springs and are the only one of the “Seven Great Springs of Uji” existing today.