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Sake Barrels at Matsunoo Grand Shrine also known as Matsuo Grand Shrine is located at the west end of Kyoto beyond Matsuo Bridge. This shrine is the oldest shrine in Kyoto, and the divinity worshipped here is the god of brewing sake. Throughout the year, more than a thousand people who are engaged in brewing sake visit Matsunoo Grand Shrine to pay their respects and donate giant casks of sake to the shrine. Matsuo Shrine is also famous for its modern Japanese gardens.