Uji is the second biggest city of Kyoto prefecture, with almost 190,000 inhabitants for a total surface of 68km² only. 14 kilometers away from Kyoto in the South, the city makes a very pleasant day of visit outside the touristy place that the former imperial city became.
The city, known for its green tea, is crossed by a river with the same name (Ujigawa), sourced at Lake Biwa, not far away.
We know Uji for its famous Byodo-in temple, loved by tourists of all nationalities, especially since the renovation works of 2014, which made it brilliant again.
Visiting the city is a good occasion to walk around and discover a charming village, without solely doing the round-trip from Kyoto.
Things to do in Uji
Uji by Kanpai community
Must see around: Kansai attractions
Avoid Sundays as it gets super crowded
Official website (in English)
7 days = US$ 259
14 days = US$ 412