Shirakawa Springs

Source:pixta

Located at Shirakwa Yoshimi Jinja (shrine), Shirakawa Springs (Shirakawa Suigen) is selected as one of the 100 best spring waters in Japan. It is well known for its excellent quality and clarity. The temperature of the water is constant 14℃ or 57℉ throughout the year, and it has 60 tons (16,000 gallons) of water flowing per minute. The water is perfect for making tea as it is very mild. Anyone can take the water home, so many people visit here everyday for the wonderful water. The water contributes to the development of local industries as it is used for bottled water and making sake (Japanese rice wine).

Address
Oaza Shirakawa, Minamiaso-mura, Aso-gun, Kumamoto
Contact No.
+81-967-62-0318
Access
8-min walk from Minamiaso Shirakawa Suigen Station on Minamiaso Railway
Opening Hours / Holidays
8:00-17:00
Open all year round
Official Website
http://www.vill.minamiaso.lg.jp/map/shirakawasuigen.html
Time Required
30 minutes
Admission fee
100 yen (environment conservation fee)

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:二匹の魚

One of the Most Famous Spring Waters in Kumamoto Prefecture

The spring has 60 tons (16,000 gallons) of water flowing per minute. Having an abundant supply of excellent water, Shirakawa Springs draws many visitors throughout the year. The site is surrounded by a cedar forest which keeps the temperature cool even in summer. It is easy to access as well being only 100 m from a parking lot. It is a great destination to avoid the summer heat.

Source:pixta

Spring Water Gushes Out

This spring is a source of Shirakawa River that is designated as a class A river. The source water flows up the sand as it gushes out. You can hear a constant sound of flowing water while in the forest. The temperature of the water is 14℃ or 57℉ throughout the year. The water is soft and mild, and you can enjoy a refreshing natural taste. Bottles are sold in the area for visitors to take water home.

Source:きよパパ

Source:アートワークス

Dishes Made with Spring Water

We recommend that you visit a cafe in the area. You can enjoy Kumamoto's local vegetables and meat dishes as well as dishes that are made with the spring water, such as coffee, tea, tofu (bean curd), soba noodles and soft drinks.

Source:tabelog

Shirakawa Springs

Located at Shirakwa Yoshimi Jinja (shrine), Shirakawa Springs (Shirakawa Suigen) is selected as one of the 100 best spring waters in Japan. It is well known for its excellent quality and clarity. The temperature of the water is constant 14℃ or 57℉ throughout the year, and it has 60 tons (16,000 gallons) of water flowing per minute. The water is perfect for making tea as it is very mild. Anyone can take the water home, so many people visit here everyday for the wonderful water. The water contributes to the development of local industries as it is used for bottled water and making sake (Japanese rice wine).

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Source:二匹の魚

One of the Most Famous Spring Waters in Kumamoto Prefecture

The spring has 60 tons (16,000 gallons) of water flowing per minute. Having an abundant supply of excellent water, Shirakawa Springs draws many visitors throughout the year. The site is surrounded by a cedar forest which keeps the temperature cool even in summer. It is easy to access as well being only 100 m from a parking lot. It is a great destination to avoid the summer heat.

Source:pixta

Spring Water Gushes Out

This spring is a source of Shirakawa River that is designated as a class A river. The source water flows up the sand as it gushes out. You can hear a constant sound of flowing water while in the forest. The temperature of the water is 14℃ or 57℉ throughout the year. The water is soft and mild, and you can enjoy a refreshing natural taste. Bottles are sold in the area for visitors to take water home.

Source:きよパパ

Source:アートワークス

Dishes Made with Spring Water

We recommend that you visit a cafe in the area. You can enjoy Kumamoto's local vegetables and meat dishes as well as dishes that are made with the spring water, such as coffee, tea, tofu (bean curd), soba noodles and soft drinks.

Source:tabelog

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