Shirakawa Springs, Minamiaso-mura

See the water bubbling up from below at Shirakawa Springs, whose natural source lies among thick forest scenery. Sample the fresh, crisp water, selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan by the Japanese Environmental Agency. Surrounded by tall cedars and blossoms, the spring occupies a scenic position, so bring your camera, as well as a bottle or two so you can take some water away with you. Otherwise, purchase a plastic bottle at one of the shops by the nearby shrine. Make Shirakawa Springs a centerpiece of your Minamiaso-mura vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Minamiaso-mura trip maker site .
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  • I visited during the holidays in September. The road to the shrine was cool and was a popular tourist spot. The water was cold in the river downstream of the water source, but children were playing. It enters the shrine where there is a place where water can be drawn by paying 100 yen. There are several parking lots, but the nearest one is recommended if you want to go back with water. It is a little ahead after the sign that parking lot comes out.
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  • I went there in the hot summer, but it was cool. It is transparent, clear, and can drink delicious water. Water is coming out from the under cure.
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  • A very serene and peaceful place. They say this place is where all the water in kumamoto came from. I have no doubt at all looking at the water spring, it is super clear and you can drink it as is, water is really fresh and has a tiny bit of coconut taste. Some stalls sell decoration rocks and pendant, and a shrine is also available too. Really loving being here.
  • Very relaxing and silent place . I visit here in January and rare tourists here. You can take 30 mins or more to refresh the mind .
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