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The Ujigami shrine was originally built in ~1060 AD as a guardian shrine for Byodo-in Temple.
The Ujigami shrine was originally built in ~1060 AD as a guardian shrine for Byodo-in Temple. One of the oldest standing shrines in Japan, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The late-Heian period honden (main hall) is known as the oldest example of nagare-zukuri style of shrine architecture, with a curved asymmetrical gabled roof skewed out on the side of the main entrance as a portico. It has 3 inner shrine structures side-by-side. The Kamakura period haiden (worship hall) is built in the shinden-zukuri style with a sugaruhafu roof, and is believed to be a relic of Uji Detached Palace.
Japan, 〒611-0021 Kyoto Prefecture, Uji, 宇治山田59
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