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city, Kyoto fu (urban prefecture), west-central Honshu, Japan. It lies along the Uji River in the southeastern corner of the Kyoto Basin. It developed in about the 7th century as a river crossing. During the Tokugawa era (1603-1867) it was the main post town on the road between Nara and Otsu.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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