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Uji (ōˈjē) [key], town (1990 pop. 177,010), Kyoto prefecture, S Honshu, Japan. It is a resort and is noted for its green tea and for cormorant fishing. Uji is best known for its 11th-century monastery, Byodo-in, with its beautiful pavilion, Phoenix Hall.

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