Rikyu No Mizu

Water known as Rikyu no Mizu [water of the imperial villa] was designated in 1985 by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment as one of the best 100 natural mineral waters in the country, only one in Osaka Prefecture.  .

Everyday, many visitors line up from early morning to fill their container with tasty water at the water fountain located in the precincts of Minase Jingu Shrine.


Water Withdrawal Time 


From 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Water Withdrawal Manner 

  • Water withdrawal permit at one time is up to 20 liters. Please return to the back of the line, should you want more
  • Please bring washed containers from home. Do not wash containers at the water withdrawal spot.
  • The temizuya (water flowing from a bamboo tube at the purification font) is the place where visitors may cleanse themselves before worshipping.  Refrain from drinking this water, and from washing any containers with this water.

Rikyu No Mizu Preservation Society 


Rikyu No Mizu Preservation Society, created for the sole purpose of maintaining this precious water for future generations, conduct regular inspections and cleaning of the water.



  • Via Train
    • Approximately 15 minutes on foot from Hankyu Kyoto Line "Minase Station" and JR Tokaido Line "Shimamoto Station" or "Yamasaki Station"
  • Via Car
    • At the exit of Oyamazaki IC of Meishin Express Way make a turn to the right to Route 171 to Takatsuki / Osaka.  It takes approximately seven minutes from the interchange.  (As parking space is limited, use of public transportation is highly recommended. .)

Related Link 

Branding certificates of Rikyu No Mizu 



In collaboration with the Shimamoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Shimamoto Town made this branding logo for Rikyu No Mizu (Water of the imperial villa).

 For the use of this logo, 11 items of 11compnies were newly certified in May 2017 after the strict examination of applications by the branding committee. .

 For more information, please visit the web-site of Shimamoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Contact us 

Commerce and Industry Promotion Division, City creation department (2nd floor, Shimamoto Town Hall)

 Telephone 075-962-2846, fax 075-961-6298




〒618-8570 大阪府三島郡島本町桜井二丁目1番1号
電話:075-961-5151(代表) ファックス:075-962-5156
執務時間:9時~17時30分 休日:土曜日、日曜日、祝日および12月29日~1月3日