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  • Uji bashi Bridge
  • Uji bashi Bridge
  • Uji bashi Bridge
  • Uji bashi Bridge
  • Uji bashi Bridge

A historic bridge that is counted as one of the three most ancient bridges in Japan.

Uji bashi Bridge, recognized as one of the three most ancient bridges in Japan, is said to have been built by Douto, a monk from Gagouji, Nara, in 646. The story and origin behind this is carved on “Ujibashi Danhi (memorial plate)” at Houshouin. Uji Bridge can be see from the entrance of Keihan Uji Station, and the view from the bridge give visitors a relaxing moment.
Uji bashi Bridge was reconstructed in March, 1996. It has a traditional shape that is decorated with Japanese cypress trees and a bronze ornamental cap. “San-no-ma” that extends to the upper streams is said to be a remain of “Hashihime (a guardian goddess)” or where Toyotomi Hideyoshi went to get water to make tea. Uji tea festival, “Meisui Kumiage-no-Gi (act of drawing water from the river to make tea)” is held here.

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Higashiuchi, Uji, Uji City
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