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Uji River

Southern Kyoto
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Address: 43-1 Uji Renge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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A Scenic River

The river has an excellent view with red leave along the banks of the river. Suggest to find a restaurant with a view of the river.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Uji city sits on the Uji River. Lining the riverbank, many tea houses and restaurants showcase Uji's famous tea and tea themed foods. On the day of my visit, first, I walked through old town area towards Byodoin Temple. Then I crossed the bridge and walked along the north bank of Uji river on a paved road. After reaching the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

The river has an excellent view with red leave along the banks of the river. Suggest to find a restaurant with a view of the river.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Late last month, we have a leisure walk along the quiet but beautiful Uji River. There were less tourists here than the old street and you could enjoy the peaceful environment. The colorful maple leaves, the tourist boats, the bridges and the birds that stood still on the river bank. There were some construction works along the bridge on the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Equality Institute located in Uji, Japan, was listed as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1994. The back of the Japanese coin is a miniature of the Phoenix Palace. Uji is a good place to eat green tea, which is well-known traditional store is a long right-door Ito, with nearly 300 years of history. Another specialized to eat green... More 

Thank Sin L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The Uji River is very nice and takes you back the old das of Japan, Uji its self is a remarkable place to visit. theirs also lots of restaurants and shops around the river area of Uji that self some of the best Green Tea and Matcha in Japan.

Thank Wady A
Takarazuka, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

It was not many people as I can enjoy with my friend. But I really didn't like birds stuck in the cage for fishing:( that sounds horrible!!!

Thank erikamix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Uji River is not only historical, but also beautiful. After you visit to Byodoin and other touristic spots, you can maybe take a break in Tounoshima, a small island in the middle of the river. By the way, Ujibashi Bridge is one of the oldest bridges in Japan.

Thank Kimitaka S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This should be a number one activity for visitors to Kyoto between July and September. Each evening traditional fishing happens on the beautiful river. We got a JR train and walked down and purchased tickets at the river bank, although you could book in advance via Uji tourist information. Female cormorant trainers wear traditional dress and are rowed out into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Uji river was very still when I went there. A walk along the river was relaxing. There are also many places to visit along the river and you could see the bird they use to fish.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The river and its surrounding was peaceful and we sighted cute mallard ducks swimming in pairs in the morning. New extension was being constructed during our time of visit, so it was a little noisy. Cant wait to see the completed extension when we visit Kyoto again.

1 Thank Rin N

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