Uji SceneryJan. 22, 2016 UPDATE
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Uji River—one of the symbols of Uji

Uji River

The Uji River which flows through the Uji city, dividing the area into two parts, is one of the symbols of Uji. It's prominent position shapes the beautiful landscape of the town and provides opportunities for repose and recreation. Most of the city’s attractions are within short walks from the river. River cruises and cormorant fishing are popular summer activities. Especially cormorant fishing, which is taken place at the Uji River from around middle June to late September, is a highlight!
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The scenery from the bridge is beautiful and a breeze is comfortable. My favorite is Asagiri Bridge. I love this vivid color. The cage of cormorant is at the foot of the bridge. I would like to see cormorant fishing next time!
Must See !
Uji Bridge
The main bridge over the Uji River is Uji Bridge. It has been destroyed and replaced many times. Uji Bridge is well known for its frequent mention in the Uji chapters of the Tale of Genji, an 11th century work of a fictional story. It describes the country life in Heian period Kyoto.
Asagiri Bridge
Must See !
Asagiri Bridge
This vivid colored bridge is Asagiri Bridge. It stands out most, but it's the newest one among the three bridges over Uji River. The monument of the Tale of Genji is on the bridge, please check it out! Asagiri Bridge is convenient as a shortcut to Byodo-in.
Manner & Tips
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A road between Uji Bridge is very busy every day. Please be careful with the traffic when you take photos of Uji Bridge.
Uji Bridge
Uji River
Categories Scenery
Phone -
Address Uji City
Directions 5-minute walk from JR or Keihan Train Uji Station
Hours Does not close
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Does not close
Fee Free
Credit cards No fee required
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Good place to take nice pictures
Information No information at location
Languages spoken No staff at location
Uji River - Free 2/3

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