Uji is a city in Kyoto prefecture, . Two of Uji's historic monuments, Byōdō-in Buddhist temple and Ujigami Shinto Shrine, have been inscribed as World Heritage sites as part of "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto ".
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The first battle of Uji is famous and important for having opened the Genpei War. Photo: Oilstreet, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Byōdō-in is a Buddhist temple in the city of Uji in , , built in late Heian period. Photo: Martin Falbisoner, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Minamoto no Yoshinaka tried to wrest power from his cousins Yoritomo and Yoshitsune, seeking to take command of the Minamoto clan. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The Tale of Genji Museum is in Uji, Kyoto, . It displays the world of the early 11th century Japanese classic novel The Tale of Genji with projected images, models, and exhibitions. Photo: 663highland, CC BY 2.5.


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