Known as one of the main locations from the world's first novel, "The Tale of Genji," Uji River offers soothing river cruises and traditional cormorant fishing. Along the riverbank, many restaurants and teahouses serve famous local tea and tea-inspired dishes, such as green tea ice cream and tea-flavored noodles. A pedestrian bridge connects the riverbanks and a small island in the center, with a pagoda as the focal point. Stop in the museum dedicated to the epic novel, complete with English displays. Work out when and for how long to visit Uji River and other Uji attractions using our handy Uji road trip planner.
Tours to Uji River
$225 BOOK WITH VIATOR Specialty Tea Tour in Kyoto - farm to table experience behind the bowl (Private)
Duration: 6 hours
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Uji River ran along the center of city with many tea houses by the riverside. It was one of tourist attraction and recommended to have green tea tasting at one of the shops along the shopping street. more »
The river looks great in november with all the maple leaves turning red. Walk along the main street selling the famous tea and down to the river. Several original japanese restaurants overlooking the.... more »
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