Ujigami-jinja Shrine has been designated as the World Heritage List as part of the cultural assets of ancient capital of Kyoto.
This shrine is near Byodo-in Temple.
Because Byodo-in Temple is very famous, Ujigami-jinja Shrine is not so famous in comparison with Byodo-in Temple.
But Ujigami-jinja Shrine is･･･
the existing oldest shrine structure!!
Main shrine is built in about 1060 and has the long history of about 1,000 years.
In addition, another characteristic of this shrine is ･･･
the sacred lot and the lucky charm of rabbits!!
You can buy a Omikuji(random fortunes) and a lucky charm of very cute rare rabbit.( *´艸｀)
- World Heritage ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’
- About Ujigami-jinja Shrine
- Relations of Ujigami-jinja Shrine and Rabbits
- Highlights of Ujigami-jinja Shrine
- Another shrine with the name of Uji
- Goshuin of each Temples
- How to get to Ujigami-jinja Shrine
17 places of temples and shrines of Kyoto are designated in ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’.
↓Details of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto” is here.↓
Ujigami Shrine (宇治上神社Ujigami-jinja) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Uji in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The shrine was built as a guardian shrine for the nearby Byōdō-in, and is adjacent to the Uji Shrine. In 1994, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”. The honden and haiden have been designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as National Treasures in the category shrines.
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 (Fee : Free)
In the old days, this place called “Uji” wrote as “兎道(the way of the rabbit)” and was called “Uji”.
There is “Uji-jinja Shrine”(very similar name) in the neighborhood of “Ujigami-jinja Shrine”. (○´艸｀)
The old days, these two shrines were the same shrines, but were divided into two shrines after the Meiji Restoration.
You can get Goshuin(shrine seal or stamp) at each Shinto shrine. (○´艸｀)
●Map of Ujigami-jinja Shrine & Uji-jinja Shrine
●Map of the Byodo-in Temple neighborhood
Nearest station of Ujigami-jinja Shrine is “Keihan Uji Line Uji Station” or “JR Uji Station”.
■Keihan Uji Station→destination
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