Shrines & Temples

    Ujigami Jinja Shrine

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    Ujigami Jinja Shrine

    Oldest existing shrine in Japan with natural spring

    Ujigami Jinja Shrine, located in Uji, has a long history. During a certain period, after the establishment of Byodo-in Temple, once it used to be known as Chinju-sha shrine under the protection of Hidehira Fujiwara.  The enshrined deities are Emperor Ojin, his son, Uji no Wakiiratsuko, and his brother Emperor Nintoku.  The main hall is set up along the east bank at the foot of Mt. Mitoku, and is the oldest shrine building in Japan that is designated as a National Treasure as well as being registered as a World Heritage in 1994, along with Byodo-in Temple.  Also there is Kasuga Jinja Shrine that was built in the Kamakura period and designated as an Important Cultural Property.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,April issue,2012


    Name Ujigami Jinja Shrine
    Address 59 Uji Yamada, Uji City, Kyoto
    Tel 0774-21-4634
    Hours Free entry
    Recommended A cute rabbit-like paper fortune, good marriage charms etc. are available.