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Matsuo Shrine, Kyoto: 1 reviews and 3 photos

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Matsuo Shrine (also known as Matsuno Shrine) has existed since before Kyoto was a city. During the Heian Period it was designated as one of the top twenty-two shrines in the nation, which meant that the imperial court made offerings here. It enshrines a water deity and its spring is known for producing very pure water. Sake brewers have worshiped here for many years. The shrine features an interesting, albeit very modern garden. There is also a treasure house that displays artifacts from the shrine. The shrine grounds are free however, to see the treasures and garden, it costs 500 yen.

Phone: +81 75-871-5016

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  • Written Jul 9, 2010
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