Ujigami-jinja Shrine is a remnant of the distant past, the oldest extant shrine architecture in Japan.
April 22, 2016
Ujigami-jinja holds the distinction of being Japan’s oldest shrine. Despite its historical significance, the shrine is the least interesting of Kyoto’s 17 Unesco World Heritage sites. According to ancient records, Uji-no-waki-Iratsuko, a 5th-century prince, tragically sacrificed his own life to…
October 21, 2015
世界遺產 World Cultural Heritage
August 10, 2015
Historical, World heritage Shrine. Also famous with water (桐原水; kirigensui).
“Highly recommend this beauty of a museum designed by I.M. Pei if you are staying in Kyoto for more than a couple days. A great day trip out to Shiga prefecture. Please check their website for directions and opening hours. May be closed during winter time.”
“An old shrine constructed by the order of Emperor Ninken, enshrining Emperor Hanzei. It is said that the Tajihi-no-shibagaki-no-miya (imperial residence) stood in this location around the 5th century. ”