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Uji River

The river runs through the city of Uji . The river and its bank offer magnificent views early in... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Uji River – Charming spot & especially attractive in Autumn colours

This beautiful river runs through the township of Uji – famed for its green tea – which is about a... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
George Town, Malaysia
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Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
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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

Thank SudhanshuBangalore
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

It's on our way to uji for the green tea experience so basically you can have a look and feel of it in your way. Not much interest though one of the spots in uji.

Thank Haelist
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I think Uji is underestimated. It is a great spot to spend a day, visiting the 2 Unesco sites, enjoying a nice lunch, ice cream and green tea of course. The whole river area is very nice and offers a nice walk. We overnight here...More

Thank Lauryn G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Across the Uji Bridge to see the river, it is beautiful! Watching someone fishing in the river and the water is so clear.

Thank J G
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Just mind blowing natural beauty is present here. Better to walk beside river rather than thinking to go by car.

Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Nice and quiet place. With beautiful scenery, bridges and temples. Easy to get around. Better than busy places like Kyoto. A very short 20 minutes train from Kyoto. Don't forget to have its famous Green Tea ice cream. Better than anywhere else in Kyoto.

Thank mary c
Reviewed 11 May 2017

It was a nice walk for an hour from Byodoin Temple and back. There were many tea houses along the way. Try one of the tea tasting workshop and have some snacks there and on the way you could view nice sceneries along the path....More

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We went here during early autumn and there were hardly any visitors. It is a good place for a short stroll especially when the weather is good and sunny. You can enjoy a sip of green tea while enjoying the river view at one of...More

Thank Norli85
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.