Uji Shrine

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Uji Shrine
宇治神社
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Geographic coordinates 34°53′28″N135°48′38″E / 34.89106°N 135.81069°E / 34.89106; 135.81069 Coordinates: 34°53′28″N135°48′38″E / 34.89106°N 135.81069°E / 34.89106; 135.81069
Affiliation Shinto
Icon of Shinto.svg Glossary of Shinto

Uji Shrine(宇治神社,Uji-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in the city of Uji in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is adjacent to the Ujigami Shrine.

Shinto Japanese traditional folk religion

Shinto or kami-no-michi is the traditional religion of Japan that focuses on ritual practices to be carried out diligently to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past.

Kyoto Prefecture Prefecture of Japan

Kyoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan in the Kansai region of the island of Honshu. Its capital is the city of Kyoto.

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