National Treasure Hoo-do (Phoenix Hall・鳳凰堂)
Hoo-do is the main building in Byodo-in is also called the Aｍida Hall(Amida-do・阿弥陀堂), built in 1053, late Heian period. This is the most precious building as it is the only remaining building from the glorious Fujiwara Regent Period.
The most significant feature is that it was built on the central island on the pond, which reflects its beautiful figure on water surface like a palace floating on the Treasure Pond of Gokuraku(nirvana).
The people at that time regarded Hoo-do as the Gokuraku-jodo that appeared on earth.
The oldest shrine architecture in Japan
Main Hall(Honden・本殿) of Ujigami-jinja Shrine
Ujigami-jinja Shrine(宇治上神社) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Uji in Kyoto Prefecture.
The Honden and Haiden(Hall of worship・拝殿) has been designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as National treasures in the category shrines.
The Tale of Genji Museum
One of a classic work of Japanese literature
The tale of Genji was written by the lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu at the beginning of the 11th century, Heian Period.
The work recounts the life of Hikaru-Genji, the son of some ancient emperor. It's consisting of fifty-four chapters and divided in three parts. The third part, consisting of thirteen chapters, deals his descendants. The last ten chapters, in particular, are primarily set in the Uji region.
The front approach to the gate of Kosho-ji Temple
Enjoy the autumn color
ロボット工学者「Dr．K（ドクター・ケイ）」の『日本の寺院』（58）— ks_dee (@ks_dee_pro) May 19, 2017
Thirteen-storey Stone Pagoda
Largest existing stone pagoda(Important Cultural Property)
恒例散歩(宇治編続き)。宇治川西岸と宇治川の中州の塔の島(中の島)を結ぶ喜撰橋。たもとには川めぐりの屋形船の船着き場がある。塔の島に聳える十三重石塔は、国内最大の古石塔。高さ15ｍ。弘安７（1284）年、橋の流失は魚霊の祟りであると考え、魚の供養塔として建立された。国の重要文化財 pic.twitter.com/BdCMRLhlus— kosaku (@sansonkosaku) November 29, 2016
Uji is known as a production area of Uji tea
和束の茶畑('∀`) pic.twitter.com/HFElQr7Lla— Nagito@出費抑貯金 @宇治 (@nagidayon2403) July 24, 2017
Byodo-in Temple and Ujigami-jinja Shrine
They were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”.
The Uji area had been a place where nobility constructed their villas since the early Heian period, and still retains some traces of its former grandeur.
Byodo-in was also rebuilt the villa of former regent Fujiwara no Michinaga.