This tourist infrastructure has changed somewhat since I first visited it 30 years ago, and its a lot busier. When I first visited it there was hardly any tourist infrastructure and I was the only one visiting. On this most recent visit there were lots of tourists though not as many as the main tourist beat back in Kyoto. That being said the setting is still as glorious as I remembered it. Visits to the central part of the temple were being run around every 20 minutes and there is now a museum through which visitors pass on the way out of the temple precincts. The spot where a particular configuration of stone markers indicated that spot where Minamoto Yorimasa committed seppuku (hara kiri) after the battle of Uji Bridge in 1180 was harder to find even though his grave is marked, that particular area of the temple grounds having been changed. Stunningly beautiful even though the main building has had a fresh lick of paint which in some way detracts from the ancient patina that I remembered it having. Well worth the journey to Uji and the walk from the station
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