No more than water, but gift from the god



Do you know the specialty foods of Kyoto?

Tofu, yuba, sake, pickles, matcha, wagashi (artistic sweets), etc…

Can you imagine what is the most important material for them?

Yes, it’s water!

There are so many active wells which have good quality water in Kyoto.

I have ever been water spots a lot in Kyoto, but I think the spring water at Kamenoi in Matsuo Taisha Shrine is the best and really amazing!

It is fresh, mild, magically sweet and very tasty. I understand why Matsuo Taisha is so-called “The Shrine of Sake”. This water must be the gift from the god!


Please visit there carrying empty bottle when you are going to Arashiyama where is the most popular place in Kyoto.



Matsuo Taisha

3 Arashiyama Miyamachi, Nishigyo-Ku, Kyoto

Opening hours:  Mon – Sat 9:00 -16:00, Sun and National holidays 9:00 – 16:30

You have to pay admission charge (500yen as of Feb 2015) for entering Kamenoi and gardens.

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