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宇治

Uji (宇治市, ) is a city in Kyoto prefecture, Japan.

Uji is one of the oldest cities in Japan. Located between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, its roots reach almost as deep into Japanese history as its those of its two famous neighbors. Uji was the scene of many famous ancient stories, including the final chapters of The Tale of Genji. Author Alex Kerr extols its virtues in his book Lost Japan, contrasting Uji favorably with Kyoto as a (rare) example of a historic Japanese city whose modern development has not disrupted its classical beauty. There are stores that have been open for hundreds of years, and several important temples lay within its borders. The city has also been celebrated for its tea for almost a thousand years. During cherry blossom season, the bridge that spans the Uji river makes for a breathtaking walk.

Uji (宇治市, ) is a city in Kyoto prefecture, Japan.

Uji is one of the oldest cities in Japan. Located between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, its roots reach almost as deep into Japanese history as its those of its two famous neighbors. Uji was the scene of many famous ancient stories, including the final chapters of The Tale of Genji. Author Alex Kerr extols its virtues in his book Lost Japan, contrasting Uji favorably with Kyoto as a (rare) example of a historic Japanese city whose modern development has not disrupted its classical beauty. There are stores that have been open for hundreds of years, and several important temples lay within its borders. The city has also been celebrated for its tea for almost a thousand years. During cherry blossom season, the bridge that spans the Uji river makes for a breathtaking walk.

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Get around

Most of the sights are a short walk from JR Uji station - or, on the other side of the river, Keihan Uji station. There is a small tourist information center outside JR Uji station that can provide English maps. There's also a tourist information center next to the Taihō-an Tea House, just east of Byōdō-in. It's possible to sketch out an itinerary covering all of the major sights in a day, but an unplanned stroll along either side of the Uji River is likely to be just as rewarding.

Get around

Most of the sights are a short walk from JR Uji station - or, on the other side of the river, Keihan Uji station. There is a small tourist information center outside JR Uji station that can provide English maps. There's also a tourist information center next to the Taihō-an Tea House, just east of Byōdō-in. It's possible to sketch out an itinerary covering all of the major sights in a day, but an unplanned stroll along either side of the Uji River is likely to be just as rewarding.

Do

  • Being the tea capital of Japan, Uji is the perfect place to try a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Operated by the municipal government, the Taiho-an Tea House (1-5 Uji, Togawa, Uji city, Tel. 081-774-23-3334) is just east of Byodo-in, next to the Uji River. It offers tiny, authentic tea ceremony rooms ("honseki") and a larger room ("ryureiseki") for a more relaxed atmosphere. It's open 10AM - 4PM.
  • The Tea Festival takes place on the first Sunday of October. As befits a city built on tea, Uji takes its water seriously. This festival celebrates the rituals involved in drawing up the famous water. Costumes are worn, prayers of thanks are said to the luminaries of tea history, tea-tasting competitions are held, and best of all, there's free tea on offer.
  • Cormorant fishing can be seen on summer nights along the Uji River. Fishermen using fire, nets and trained birds make for an exciting spectacle. During fishing season, boat tours are run on the river that will get you very close to the action. Visit the kiosk by the stone pagoda at 6pm to buy tickets (you can tell you're getting close when you see the boats lining the river). At ¥1800/person for an hour on the river (children ¥900), it's not a bad deal.
  • Mt. Buttoko, also known as Mt. Daikichi, offers a decent hike with an observatory at the top for views of the area. It's east of the river, a short distance from the Tale of Genji Museum and Ujigami Shrine.
  • Kyo pottery has been a cherished local tradition since the Muromachi period. Asashiyaki Pottery is on the east side of the river, near Kosho-ji, and Shizugawa Togei Kyoshitsu is further to the south. Visitors who are especially interested can take a taxi to Sumiyama Pottery Village (2-2 Kuda, Sumiyama, Uji City), about 6.5 km from the city center. At Sumiyama, visitors can tour factories manufacturing pottery in the Kyo and Kiyomizu traditions. Pottery design and painting classes are also available.

Do

  • Being the tea capital of Japan, Uji is the perfect place to try a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Operated by the municipal government, the Taiho-an Tea House (1-5 Uji, Togawa, Uji city, Tel. 081-774-23-3334) is just east of Byodo-in, next to the Uji River. It offers tiny, authentic tea ceremony rooms ("honseki") and a larger room ("ryureiseki") for a more relaxed atmosphere. It's open 10AM - 4PM.
  • The Tea Festival takes place on the first Sunday of October. As befits a city built on tea, Uji takes its water seriously. This festival celebrates the rituals involved in drawing up the famous water. Costumes are worn, prayers of thanks are said to the luminaries of tea history, tea-tasting competitions are held, and best of all, there's free tea on offer.
  • Cormorant fishing can be seen on summer nights along the Uji River. Fishermen using fire, nets and trained birds make for an exciting spectacle. During fishing season, boat tours are run on the river that will get you very close to the action. Visit the kiosk by the stone pagoda at 6pm to buy tickets (you can tell you're getting close when you see the boats lining the river). At ¥1800/person for an hour on the river (children ¥900), it's not a bad deal.
  • Mt. Buttoko, also known as Mt. Daikichi, offers a decent hike with an observatory at the top for views of the area. It's east of the river, a short distance from the Tale of Genji Museum and Ujigami Shrine.
  • Kyo pottery has been a cherished local tradition since the Muromachi period. Asashiyaki Pottery is on the east side of the river, near Kosho-ji, and Shizugawa Togei Kyoshitsu is further to the south. Visitors who are especially interested can take a taxi to Sumiyama Pottery Village (2-2 Kuda, Sumiyama, Uji City), about 6.5 km from the city center. At Sumiyama, visitors can tour factories manufacturing pottery in the Kyo and Kiyomizu traditions. Pottery design and painting classes are also available.

Buy

The Sankyu-an shopping street, leading from the Uji Bridge toward Byodo-in, features several old stores with the city's famous tea and pottery.

Buy

The Sankyu-an shopping street, leading from the Uji Bridge toward Byodo-in, features several old stores with the city's famous tea and pottery.

Drink

Green tea! Uji produces the most famous (and the most expensive) tea in Japan. Otherwise, it's not long on nightlife.

Drink

Green tea! Uji produces the most famous (and the most expensive) tea in Japan. Otherwise, it's not long on nightlife.

Understand

Uji is one of the oldest cities in Japan. Located between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, its roots reach almost as deep into Japanese history as its those of its two famous neighbors. Uji was the scene of many famous ancient stories, including the final chapters of The Tale of Genji. Author Alex Kerr extols its virtues in his book Lost Japan, contrasting Uji favorably with Kyoto as a (rare) example of a historic Japanese city whose modern development has not disrupted its classical beauty. There are stores that have been open for hundreds of years, and several important temples lay within its borders. The city has also been celebrated for its tea for almost a thousand years. During cherry blossom season, the bridge that spans the Uji river makes for a breathtaking walk.

Understand

Uji is one of the oldest cities in Japan. Located between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, its roots reach almost as deep into Japanese history as its those of its two famous neighbors. Uji was the scene of many famous ancient stories, including the final chapters of The Tale of Genji. Author Alex Kerr extols its virtues in his book Lost Japan, contrasting Uji favorably with Kyoto as a (rare) example of a historic Japanese city whose modern development has not disrupted its classical beauty. There are stores that have been open for hundreds of years, and several important temples lay within its borders. The city has also been celebrated for its tea for almost a thousand years. During cherry blossom season, the bridge that spans the Uji river makes for a breathtaking walk.

Eat

Local specialties centre around green tea (naturally) and Kyoto cuisine. Some of what you'll find in town:

  • Cha-soba made by mixing green tea with regular soba noodles. There are also cha-udon restaurants.
  • Green-tea flavoured ice cream, including the ubiquitous soft-serve cones.
  • Green-tea flavoured dango, often served as the sweet included with matcha service.
  • Kyoto cuisine, including yuba, kaiseki-ryori, etc.

Places to eat:

A map of restaurants and shops can be obtained from the tourism information centre near Byodo-in.

  • Rengecha-yo is near the front gate of Byodo-in, near the end of Renge, Uji's main shopping street. No English is spoken by the staff, but English menus are available. Despite having two floors, it gets crowded in the early afternoon; as a result, the wait can be a bit long, but the food is excellent. Expect to pay ¥700 for a bowl of noodles with some tempura, ¥1500 for a filling set with a variety of noodles and tempura, and ¥3400 for a seafood blowout set.
  • There is an excellent noodle shop directly across from the JR Uji station. (Look for the flashing light in front) It is both cheap and tasty. Try the "champon".

Eat

Local specialties centre around green tea (naturally) and Kyoto cuisine. Some of what you'll find in town:

  • Cha-soba made by mixing green tea with regular soba noodles. There are also cha-udon restaurants.
  • Green-tea flavoured ice cream, including the ubiquitous soft-serve cones.
  • Green-tea flavoured dango, often served as the sweet included with matcha service.
  • Kyoto cuisine, including yuba, kaiseki-ryori, etc.

Places to eat:

A map of restaurants and shops can be obtained from the tourism information centre near Byodo-in.

  • Rengecha-yo is near the front gate of Byodo-in, near the end of Renge, Uji's main shopping street. No English is spoken by the staff, but English menus are available. Despite having two floors, it gets crowded in the early afternoon; as a result, the wait can be a bit long, but the food is excellent. Expect to pay ¥700 for a bowl of noodles with some tempura, ¥1500 for a filling set with a variety of noodles and tempura, and ¥3400 for a seafood blowout set.
  • There is an excellent noodle shop directly across from the JR Uji station. (Look for the flashing light in front) It is both cheap and tasty. Try the "champon".

Get in

Uji is on the JR Nara Line. From Kyoto Station, it takes about 17 minutes via rapid train, or about 27 minutes via local, at a cost of ¥230. It can also be reached on the Keihan Uji line.

Get in

Uji is on the JR Nara Line. From Kyoto Station, it takes about 17 minutes via rapid train, or about 27 minutes via local, at a cost of ¥230. It can also be reached on the Keihan Uji line.

See

Since Uji is a place full of tradition, there are many small temples to be found on both sides of the river. There are excellent explanatory displays in both English and Japanese in front of most of the major and minor sights.

  • Byōdō-in Temple (平等院) . Open daily 8:30AM-5:30PM Mar-Nov, 9AM-4:30PM Dec-Feb. The Byodoin was built by Fujiwara Yorimichi, the Chief Adviser to the Emperor, in 1053. It was originally a rural villa owned by his father. Yorimichi built the temple in response to the prevalent fear that a dark age was about to dawn, and Buddhism would soon disappear. The main statue of the Phoenix Hall (鳳凰堂 Hōō-dō) represents the Buddha Amida (Amitabha); many people turned to it for refuge from the present and future, and this gave rise to the Pure Land Faith movement of Buddhism. Battles and fires took their toll on Byōdō-in over several hundred years, but a fire during the Edo period proved devastating. Only the Hōō-dō survived intact, protected by a pond. For a quick preview of what you'll see, check your pockets: the Hōō-dō is the temple on the ¥10 coin. The entrance fee also covers the temple's museum, which contains a variety of historical artifacts from the temple. The video and displays are all translated into English, so foreign visitors can easily appreciate the museum artifacts. If you choose to enter to the Phoenix Hall, it costs extra, and you can only enter as a tour (aka: you can't just walk in and out on your own). The tours run every 20 minutes and are limited to 50 people. No photos are allowed inside the Hall, and the tour is only in Japanese, although a written English transcript is provided. Inside, you will see the Buddha statue up close. Don't forget to look at the artwork behind you and on the side walls. An interesting fact that you won't hear on the tour is that in the early 20th century, the Byodoin was actually used by many local homeless as a temporary home. They tell visitors that all of the fading just happened over time, but you'll notice the artwork is completely gone on the bottom. This is because the homeless who lived here often wrote graffiti on the walls, so the original artwork was lost, even after the homeless were forced out and restoration was attempted. If you want to see the interior of the Hōō-dō, arrive well in advance of the last tour (4:10PM). Entrance to the temple grounds and museum is ¥600. Those who wish to enter the Phoenix Hall must pay an additional ¥300.
  • Ujigami Shrine (Located just to the left of Uji Shrine). This modest little shrine is a registered World Heritage Site. It's said to be the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan. Entrance is free.
  • Uji Shrine. This shrine is located right next to Ujigami Shrine, this shrine was built to consul the soul of Prince Uji no Wakiiratsuko, who committed suicide in the Uji River. Entrance is free.
  • The Tale of Genji Museum, 45-26 Uji, Higashiuchi, 081-774-399-300. Open from 9AM - 5PM. Located across the river from Byōdō-in, near Ujigami Shrine and the Keihan Uji station. The latter third of the Japanese classic The Tale of Genji took place in Uji, and there are statues sprinkled throughout the city to commemorate that. It all reaches a crescendo at the Tale of Genji Museum. There are English audio guides available to use for a self-guided tour to help you better understand the exhibits, as well as the video. Those familiar with the story will probably appreciate the museum, and perhaps the city itself much better. Admission is ¥500 / ¥250 for students.
  • Kosho-ji Temple . A Zen temple that features a long, justly-famous tree-covered approach from the river. It's a lovely walk in the autumn. Kosho-ji is a working temple, so while visitors can walk the grounds, the temple buildings themselves are frequently in use. Keep quiet while you're there; zen chants hang in the air in the late afternoon.
  • Mimurotoji Temple . One of the settings of the Tale of Genji, as well as the 10th temple along the Saigoku 33 Kannon Temple Pilgrimage Route. This temple will be of high interest to those who love flowers and gardens. Around the temple, lotus flowers have been planted in pots. Within the entire temple complex however, there are thousands of hydrangea, rhododendron, and azaleas all over the mountainside, and there are paths throughout the garden, so you can enjoy the flowers as you walk among them. The best time to see the flowers are from mid-May to July. Entrance is ¥500.
  • Mampukuji Temple (萬福寺) . This is the head temple of the Japanese Ōbaku Zen sect, which is considered to be more Chinese than the other two sects (Rinzai and Soto). You can see the Chinese influences in the architecture, as the roofs were built in the Ming Dynasty style.
  • Amagasegawa Dam. Located south of the town center, it offers an outstanding view.

See

Since Uji is a place full of tradition, there are many small temples to be found on both sides of the river. There are excellent explanatory displays in both English and Japanese in front of most of the major and minor sights.

  • Byōdō-in Temple (平等院) . Open daily 8:30AM-5:30PM Mar-Nov, 9AM-4:30PM Dec-Feb. The Byodoin was built by Fujiwara Yorimichi, the Chief Adviser to the Emperor, in 1053. It was originally a rural villa owned by his father. Yorimichi built the temple in response to the prevalent fear that a dark age was about to dawn, and Buddhism would soon disappear. The main statue of the Phoenix Hall (鳳凰堂 Hōō-dō) represents the Buddha Amida (Amitabha); many people turned to it for refuge from the present and future, and this gave rise to the Pure Land Faith movement of Buddhism. Battles and fires took their toll on Byōdō-in over several hundred years, but a fire during the Edo period proved devastating. Only the Hōō-dō survived intact, protected by a pond. For a quick preview of what you'll see, check your pockets: the Hōō-dō is the temple on the ¥10 coin. The entrance fee also covers the temple's museum, which contains a variety of historical artifacts from the temple. The video and displays are all translated into English, so foreign visitors can easily appreciate the museum artifacts. If you choose to enter to the Phoenix Hall, it costs extra, and you can only enter as a tour (aka: you can't just walk in and out on your own). The tours run every 20 minutes and are limited to 50 people. No photos are allowed inside the Hall, and the tour is only in Japanese, although a written English transcript is provided. Inside, you will see the Buddha statue up close. Don't forget to look at the artwork behind you and on the side walls. An interesting fact that you won't hear on the tour is that in the early 20th century, the Byodoin was actually used by many local homeless as a temporary home. They tell visitors that all of the fading just happened over time, but you'll notice the artwork is completely gone on the bottom. This is because the homeless who lived here often wrote graffiti on the walls, so the original artwork was lost, even after the homeless were forced out and restoration was attempted. If you want to see the interior of the Hōō-dō, arrive well in advance of the last tour (4:10PM). Entrance to the temple grounds and museum is ¥600. Those who wish to enter the Phoenix Hall must pay an additional ¥300.
  • Ujigami Shrine (Located just to the left of Uji Shrine). This modest little shrine is a registered World Heritage Site. It's said to be the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan. Entrance is free.
  • Uji Shrine. This shrine is located right next to Ujigami Shrine, this shrine was built to consul the soul of Prince Uji no Wakiiratsuko, who committed suicide in the Uji River. Entrance is free.
  • The Tale of Genji Museum, 45-26 Uji, Higashiuchi, 081-774-399-300. Open from 9AM - 5PM. Located across the river from Byōdō-in, near Ujigami Shrine and the Keihan Uji station. The latter third of the Japanese classic The Tale of Genji took place in Uji, and there are statues sprinkled throughout the city to commemorate that. It all reaches a crescendo at the Tale of Genji Museum. There are English audio guides available to use for a self-guided tour to help you better understand the exhibits, as well as the video. Those familiar with the story will probably appreciate the museum, and perhaps the city itself much better. Admission is ¥500 / ¥250 for students.
  • Kosho-ji Temple . A Zen temple that features a long, justly-famous tree-covered approach from the river. It's a lovely walk in the autumn. Kosho-ji is a working temple, so while visitors can walk the grounds, the temple buildings themselves are frequently in use. Keep quiet while you're there; zen chants hang in the air in the late afternoon.
  • Mimurotoji Temple . One of the settings of the Tale of Genji, as well as the 10th temple along the Saigoku 33 Kannon Temple Pilgrimage Route. This temple will be of high interest to those who love flowers and gardens. Around the temple, lotus flowers have been planted in pots. Within the entire temple complex however, there are thousands of hydrangea, rhododendron, and azaleas all over the mountainside, and there are paths throughout the garden, so you can enjoy the flowers as you walk among them. The best time to see the flowers are from mid-May to July. Entrance is ¥500.
  • Mampukuji Temple (萬福寺) . This is the head temple of the Japanese Ōbaku Zen sect, which is considered to be more Chinese than the other two sects (Rinzai and Soto). You can see the Chinese influences in the architecture, as the roofs were built in the Ming Dynasty style.
  • Amagasegawa Dam. Located south of the town center, it offers an outstanding view.

Sleep

Plenty of ryokan and hotels are available in Kyoto or Nara. However, if you'd like to stay in Uji, there are a few options:

  • Hanayashiki-Ukifune-en (Tounoshima-mae, Uji city; Tel: 081-774-21-2126 ) is a beautifully-appointed ryokan with views of the Uji river, both from the rooms and the sauna upstairs. Rooms are ¥8,000〜¥12,000 with breakfast, or ¥16,000〜¥20,000 with two meals at the hotel restaurant.
  • Seizan-so (27-2, Uji-Tounokawa, Uji city; Tel: 081-774-21-2181 ) is another ryokan with views of the Uji River and two public baths. Japanese and Western style rooms are available. Rooms are ¥10,000 with breakfast or ¥16,000〜20,000 with two meals. Prices are higher on weekends and holidays.

Sleep

Plenty of ryokan and hotels are available in Kyoto or Nara. However, if you'd like to stay in Uji, there are a few options:

  • Hanayashiki-Ukifune-en (Tounoshima-mae, Uji city; Tel: 081-774-21-2126 ) is a beautifully-appointed ryokan with views of the Uji river, both from the rooms and the sauna upstairs. Rooms are ¥8,000〜¥12,000 with breakfast, or ¥16,000〜¥20,000 with two meals at the hotel restaurant.
  • Seizan-so (27-2, Uji-Tounokawa, Uji city; Tel: 081-774-21-2181 ) is another ryokan with views of the Uji River and two public baths. Japanese and Western style rooms are available. Rooms are ¥10,000 with breakfast or ¥16,000〜20,000 with two meals. Prices are higher on weekends and holidays.

Go next

  • Kyoto and Nara are a short trip in either direction; most visitors will have arrived from one or the other.
  • Otsu If you are hungry for more Tale of Genji locations, visit Ishiyama-dera temple, where the book was written.
  • Ise is only a couple hours away; it's home to the eponymous Ise Shrine, possibly the holiest and most important Shinto site.
  • Osaka isn't far away if all of this classical atmosphere has you thirsting for a healthy dose of noise, neon and ferroconcrete.


Go next

  • Kyoto and Nara are a short trip in either direction; most visitors will have arrived from one or the other.
  • Otsu If you are hungry for more Tale of Genji locations, visit Ishiyama-dera temple, where the book was written.
  • Ise is only a couple hours away; it's home to the eponymous Ise Shrine, possibly the holiest and most important Shinto site.
  • Osaka isn't far away if all of this classical atmosphere has you thirsting for a healthy dose of noise, neon and ferroconcrete.


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TOURING JAPAN AGAIN!!! So thrilled to be visiting Osaka, Kyoto and Nara, and I love how we can travel around the three areas so conveniently. My tour was for 7 days~ More information down below!...

2014 Kyoto One Day Trip vol.1 Uji-Fushimi
2014 Kyoto One Day Trip vol.1 Uji-Fushimi
2014 Kyoto One Day Trip vol.1 Uji-Fushimi 2014.04.14.

Uji Travel Guide, Uji Travel Tips, Uji Travel Experience, Nara Travel, Nara Tips, Nara Experience,
Uji Travel Guide, Uji Travel Tips, Uji Travel Experience, Nara Travel, Nara Tips, Nara Experience,
https://youtu.be/yV0QFv08fnc 2017-5-8 Uji Travel Guide, Uji Travel Tips, Uji Travel Experience Nara Travel Guide, Nara Travel Tips, Nara Travel Experience Mr. & Mrs Stanley Mak and Mr. &...

Uji, Kyoto - Letters from Japan
Uji, Kyoto - Letters from Japan
Uji is located between the historical cities of Nara and Kyoto. Uji is known for Byodo-in, the temple that is featured on the reverse side of the 10-yen coin. It is also known as the region...

宇治 Uji - Kyoto, Japan
宇治 Uji - Kyoto, Japan
DassaiShooku 獺祭書屋 浪華界隈漫歩編 サイトURL http://dassaishooku.p2.weblife.me/ 宇治橋〜さわらびの道 (平等院 Byodo-in Temple) 34.893569, 135.807300 - 34.892882,...

MATCHA in UJI (Kyoto) | Experience Japan
MATCHA in UJI (Kyoto) | Experience Japan
Uji ist bekannt für Matcha, und da ich Matcha liebe, musste ich selbstverständlich dort hin! Zusammen mit Freunden habe ich dort unter anderem Grünteenudeln gegessen. Uji is known for Matcha,...

Japan Travel Vlog 3: Uji, Kyoto
Japan Travel Vlog 3: Uji, Kyoto
From Tokyo onto the Kumano Kodo, off to Osaka, on to Uji... for something touristy on the side, but mainly for matcha, much less like a tourist. At Marukyu Koyamaen. For the background on...

DAY TRIP TO UJI (Summer Holiday Vlog 3)
DAY TRIP TO UJI (Summer Holiday Vlog 3)
Footage from the August 20th! We went to Uji, centre of matcha, Fushimi Inari and then Shimogamo shrine~ quite a busy day haha. Thanks for watching, Ellen ---------------------------------------...

Places, Sights, and Attractions

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三国志
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麻辣担々麺!めちゃうまです。めちゃ汗かきます。
Distance: 1.79 km
Yokota Kazuya
창업 150년 전통의 우지차 디자트카페 中村藤吉本店의 분점으로 아이스크림, 녹차젤리, 떡, 팥을 담은 나마차젤리가 유명하며 우지시에 2곳, 교토시에 1곳의 점포가 있다. 나마차젤리 720¥
Distance: 1.1 km
冬季はパフェだけでなくくず湯もいいもんですよ。
Distance: 1.68 km
地鶏家心
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Hamano Tasuke
Cosy and the food is nice!!!
Distance: 0.88 km
久美子ベンチ 「響け!ユーフォニアム」
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Distance: 1.04 km
大きな原っぱがあり、子連れで来るにはいいレジャースポット
Distance: 1.32 km
mogmog Bakery
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子供の頃から良く食べていて、抹茶パンがお気に入りです。
Distance: 0.89 km
Very nice Matcha place
Distance: 0.97 km
7-Eleven (セブンイレブン 宇治弐番店)
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魔術師 ヤン
本日開店~!!。目玉セール実施中。
Distance: 0.38 km
Taihoan (宇治市営茶室 対鳳庵)
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Jeffrey Lai
The best 500¥ you can spend! Tea ceremony in a tea room, fresh matcha, and a Japanese wagashi!
Distance: 1.02 km
yskw t.
일본에서 가장 오래된 찻집으로 1160년에 창업을 해서 현재 후손들이 가게를 이어가고 있는데 우지 말차로 만든 빙수, 파르페, 경단같은 디저트 외에도 자루차소바 같은 식사도 할 수 있다. 말차 파르페 830¥, 자루차소바 880¥, 빙수 730¥
Distance: 1.3 km
つじやん 銀座在住
Welcome to the Travyde travel guide to Uji! Find out what to see, do, explore, buy, eat, and sleep in Uji, as well as suggested itineraries, feedback from other traveller's, travel blog entries, video guides, relevant social media content and much more. Uji (宇治市, ) is a city in Kyoto prefecture, Japan.Understand Uji is one of the oldest cities in Japan. Located between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, its roots reach almost as deep into Japanese history as its those of its two famous neighbors. Uji was the scene of many famous ancient stories, including the final chapters of The Tale of Genji. Author Alex Kerr extols its virtues in his book Lost Japan, contr
Distance: 0.14 km
三星園上林三入本店
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スイスから来たテレビに出てるyouがいる。石臼をずっと動かしているので、抹茶のいいにおいがする。
Distance: 1.05 km
ミュージアム側の入館料は500円ですが、正面から入って左側の喫茶コーナー、図書コーナー、お土産コーナーは、無料で入れます。図書コーナーは源氏物語ゆかりの図書や、”あさきゆめみし”などの漫画もおいて有ります。http://www.uji-genji.jp/search/ で、蔵書も予め調べられますよ!喫茶コーナーは、茶団子や、茶そばをいただくことが出来ます。
Distance: 1.52 km
FamilyMart (ファミリーマート JR宇治駅前店)
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Welcome to the Travyde travel guide to Uji! Find out what to see, do, explore, buy, eat, and sleep in Uji, as well as suggested itineraries, feedback from other traveller's, travel blog entries, video guides, relevant social media content and much more. Uji (宇治市, ) is a city in Kyoto prefecture, Japan.Understand Uji is one of the oldest cities in Japan. Located between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, its roots reach almost as deep into Japanese history as its those of its two famous neighbors. Uji was the scene of many famous ancient stories, including the final chapters of The Tale of Genji. Author Alex Kerr extols its virtues in his book Lost Japan, contr
Distance: 0.68 km
京都宇治抹茶の土産が豊富に揃っています。(ここの八つ橋は特にオススメです)
Distance: 1.07 km
宇治市植物公園
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3月19日(金)~3月28日(日) シダレザクラ 夜間無料公開
Distance: 1.45 km
Takeshi Kimura
製茶工場をカフェに改築。人気の生茶ゼリイは抹茶、ほうじ茶、珈琲の3種類。わらび餅は量産できないということで、月曜のみ30食限定。各720円。
Distance: 0.68 km
大吉山展望台
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宇治市内の展望と平等院を俯瞰で眺められます。野鳥も多く見られます。
Distance: 1.58 km
Ministop (ミニストップ 宇治折居台店)
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Welcome to the Travyde travel guide to Uji! Find out what to see, do, explore, buy, eat, and sleep in Uji, as well as suggested itineraries, feedback from other traveller's, travel blog entries, video guides, relevant social media content and much more. Uji (宇治市, ) is a city in Kyoto prefecture, Japan.Understand Uji is one of the oldest cities in Japan. Located between the two ancient capitals of Nara and Kyoto, its roots reach almost as deep into Japanese history as its those of its two famous neighbors. Uji was the scene of many famous ancient stories, including the final chapters of The Tale of Genji. Author Alex Kerr extols its virtues in his book Lost Japan, contr
Distance: 0.38 km
福寿園 宇治茶工房
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Keiichi Roo
茶の香(ちゃのか)もち:840円(税込み)出来たての自家製もちとほうじ茶もち・抹茶もちに丹波黒豆のきな粉と抹茶をトッピング。丹波産大納言小豆にからめてお召し上がりください。
Distance: 1.21 km
hanamars 305
松がイイ!あとは普通のスタバ
Distance: 1.04 km
鳳翔館
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雲中供養菩薩像が素晴らしい
Distance: 0.91 km
Kazz S
【世界文化遺産】関白藤原道長が左大臣源重信の婦人から譲り受けた別業をその子頼通が永承7年(1052)にこれを仏寺に改め平等院とした。永承7年は末法初年に当たるとされ末法思想が貴族や僧侶らの心をとらえ極楽往生を願う浄土信仰が社会の各層に広く流行していた。その翌年の天喜元年(1053)には平等院の鳳凰堂が落慶し、堂内には平安時代の最高の仏師定朝によって制作された丈六の阿弥陀如来坐像が安置された。
Distance: 0.97 km
平等院表参道
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Justin JT
鳳凰堂の中がオススメです。
Distance: 1.1 km

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