Uji Bridge (Uji-bashi) Tours
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Few landmarks in Japan have figured so prominently in Japanese literature and art as Uji-bashi Bridge. Spanning the Uji River in the town of Uji just outside of Kyoto, it is one of the oldest bridges in Japan. It was originally built in 646 and has witnessed plenty of history, including battles in 1180, 1184 and 1221. During the Edo period, the bridge was an early point along the tea caravan carrying Uji tea to the capital.
The bridge as it stands today dates back to 1996. Walking across offers excellent views of the surrounding town, and its historical significance alone makes it a must-see for anyone versed in Japanese literature, particularly the classic Japanese novel The Tales of Genji.
Address: Uji, Japan
Hours: Daily 24/7
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Heurial period (11th century) by imperial court, especially "Fujiwara" clan who built "Byodo-in" temple. On one hand "Uji" is known as Japanese tea production site and center of tea drinking culture in Japan. Feel noble mood!
Tea ceremony, temple spotting and transport by train: do all three on this tour of historic Uji from Kyoto. After traveling to the city by train, walk to iconic Ujibashi Bridge with a guide, passing through Nakanoshima Park, and stop at a Taihoan teahouse to enjoy the important business of taking tea. Before your return to Kyoto, visit Byōdō-in, Uji’s striking Buddhist temple, which dates to the Heian period, and hear about its history from your guide.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are Uji Bridge (Uji-bashi) hours of operation?
Uji Bridge (Uji-bashi) hours of operation: Daily 24/7. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Uji Bridge (Uji-bashi)?
The best ways to experience Uji Bridge (Uji-bashi) are:
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- Uji Walking Tour - Byodo-in temple,Nakanoshima Park, Tea Ceremony from Kyoto
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