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Uji Travel: Ujigami Shrine

宇治上神社

The Honden (本殿) of Ujigami-shrine (宇治上神社) in Uji City, Kyoto! Inside are three inner sanctuaries, within an outer protective building called (Ōiya-覆屋), they are the oldest extant examples of Shrine architecture in Japan.

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Ujigami Shrine and Kirihara-sui! Torii entrance

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Ujigami Shrine, Ujigami Shrine, Uji City, Japan

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Japanese Zelkova - keyaki at Ujigami Shrine

Shop for buying souvenirs and talismans: You can buy omikuji, which are little papers on which your fortune is written. The omikuji at Uji Kami Jinja are adorned with rabbits. At present the kanji for Uji is 宇治,but at one time the kanji was兎道, which meant ‘rabbit road’. For this reason, both the omikuji and the talismans have something to do with rabbits.

宇治上神社(うじかみじんじゃ)Ujigami Shrine

宇治上神社

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Ujigami Shrine and Kirihara-sui! There are two piles of sand in front of the Haiden. The sand is purified, or ‘holy’ sand. In the fall it is blessed by Shinto priests and left in two piles throughout the year.