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Uji (宇治市; -shi) is a city on the southern outskirts of Kyoto, on the Keihan line or the JR Nara Line towards Osaka.

As of 2003, the city has an estimated population of 188,660, making it the largest city in the Kyoto prefecture apart from Kyoto itself and the density of 2,792.89 persons per km². The total area is 67.55 km². The city sits on the Uji River ("Ujigawa"), which has its source in Lake Biwa ("Biwa-ko"). In the 4th century the son of Emperor Ojin established a palace in Uji.

Uji is famous in Japan for a number of reasons:

The city was founded on March 1, 1951.

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