Kyoto’s little sister
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.
Visiting the city is a good occasion to walk around and discover a charming village, without solely doing the round-trip from Kyoto.