historic city with famous water
Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, a place that travelers should be familiar with. From the historic Kiyomizu Temple and Gion, to the beautiful and natural scenery of Arashiyama and Amanohashidate, they are all popular attractions for tourists. But this time, Saketora will take you on an in-depth tour of Kyoto from another angle, to let you feel the charm of "Kyoto Water".
KYOTO SET 2023
Kifune Shrine is a shrine dedicated to the god of water and the patron saint of water sources in Kyoto, so it is valued by people in the catering and sake industries. The most famous spot in the shrine is the two rows of red lanterns on the stairs to the main shrine. In winter, the top of the lanterns are covered with snow, which is even more fascinating.
The Fushimi district of Kyoto is famous for its famous waters. Among them, the "Fuji Water" in Fujimori Shrine is considered to be the best choice for praying for "victory". Local people would even go there for the water, praying for good luck with pure water.
Also located in the Fushimi district of Kyoto, Gokounomiya Shrine is also a famous shrine with famous water. The groundwater here has been recorded since the Heian era, and widely used from domestic water to sake making and tea ceremony.
Water from Fushimi is famous for its high quality, so many sake breweries use it as the main ingredients of their products. The 18 sake breweries located in Fushimi Ward have also cooperated to provide a variety of sake in the "Fushimi Sakegura Kouji", so that tourists can feel the charm of Kyoto water.