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Gokonomiya Shrine, Kyoto: 1 reviews and 5 photos

  Emperor Statue at Gokonomiya Shrine
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Also called Gokogu Shrine, this is a nice little shrine in the Fushimi area. If you venture out to see Fushimi Momoyama Castle or the sake breweries, you may want to make a quick stop here. It was named after the water ("Shrine of Aromatic Water") in the shrine precints that is said to be pure and have healing powers. Supposedly it is some of the best water in Japan. At the purification spring, be sure to drink the water to see if you can discern its superior quality.

The shrine is quite colorful and features many painted sculptures. Many parts of the shrine were built in a Chinese-style, which explains the vibrant colors. There is a small garden (200 yen) and a Noh stage, where they still have Noh performances annually in September.

Phone: 075-611-0559
Website: http://www.kyoto.zaq.ne.jp/gokounomiya/

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  • Written Sep 29, 2010
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