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Very historical place.

If you like to visit historical place, the place is good for you. Specially the place is well... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Ayako I
United States
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Pilgrimage for green tea afficianados

Uji is the tea capital of Japan and definitely worth visiting for those into green tea. A short 17... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

If you like to visit historical place, the place is good for you. Specially the place is well known about that Mr. Toyotomi took water from the bridge Azuchi momoyma jidai for make tea. He was attracted about Tea ceremony at that time . The...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Uji is the tea capital of Japan and definitely worth visiting for those into green tea. A short 17 min train ride from Kyoto, there are century old tea houses, shops, restaurants and shrines lining both sides of the river. Tea ceremonies, tea ware and...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The river flows very fast, feels like grade 2 rapids. From the bridge painted in bright orange, the view was amazing. Cormorants are the breed of aquatic birds which we can find here. It was afternoon time when we were there hence could not see...More

Thank Anna L
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Uji River should be one of "must see" sight during our travel to Kyoto. The area was much quiet than other tourist spots which were more commercial and less photogenic. Furthermore, the tea tasting experience around that area was highly recommended. Nice to found that...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I have to say I have seen much larger and more dramatic rivers before (obviously , for any of us who have done any traveling), but as I said before, the area is lovely and I loved being in th birthplace of matcha in Japan....More

Thank Carolyn V
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is just an ordinary river. Also the ongoing construction activities along the banks spoils the views of this river.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The Uji River is not that attractive and would not call it a Tourist Site. We walked along the river to see the Amagase Dam. It's quite a walk so only attempt it if you are fairly fit. There are two bridges just before the...More

Thank Trish W
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The river runs through the city of Uji . The river and its bank offer magnificent views early in the morning and late in the evening especially during the autumn and spring seasons. One can walk along the long laid pathways along the banks of...More

Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This beautiful river runs through the township of Uji – famed for its green tea – which is about a 30 minute JR train ride away from Kyoto Station. We certainly wished we had more time to explore its surroundings. Half a day was not...More

Thank WeiLynn
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A day before visiting Uji, I had gone to Arashiyama on 4 Oct 17. I found the Arashiyama to be very commercial tourist place. In contrast, visit to Uji was a sheer pleasure. The river and the bridges were more beautiful than the Arashiyama bridge....More

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
Some construction works still in progress but mainly concentrating on the dam and upstream region without disturbing tourists enjoyment in walking and admiring the scenery along the Uji River.