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Ujigami Shrine

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The oldest shrine architecture existing in Japan where Ojin and Nintoku Emperors are enshrined.

Ujigami Shrine houses the spirits of the Ujinowaki-Iratsuko, Ojin and Nintoku Emperors (semi-legendary emperors).
According to Japan’s oldest history book, “Nihon-Shiki”, the Emperor Ujinowaki-Iratsuko was the son of the Ojin Emperor, and had to violently defend his throne from his usurping brother Nintoku.
Following such a battle, he committed suicide in Uji.
The main building was constructed in the latter part of Heian period and is the oldest shrine architecture standing today.

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Address59 Ujiyamada, Uji-shi, Kyoto 611-0021
AccessGet off at JR Uji Station, Keihan Uji Station or Uji Station
Hours9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Regular holidayNon
Contact0774-21-4634
FeeFree
URL1http://www.kyoto-uji-kankou.or.jp/multilingual/index-en2.html