Remarkable Water Spots in Gujo / Mino / Seki Area

  • Sogisui
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchouhonmachi
    A spring also known as the Hakuunsui located in Gujo-Hachiman, an area famous for its abundance of clean water, a 10 minute drive from the Gujo-Hachiman Interchange. This famous spring was selected as number one on a list of Japan’s most renowned springs. The pure waters which well up from the source spring here have been used by local residents for daily life needs since ancient times. In 1471, renga poem master Sogi Iio exchanged poems here with To Tuneyori—lord of Gujo Domain, Mino Province and Sogi’s teacher in poetry—when the former was making his way back to Kyoto. This event led to the spring coming to be called the “Sogisui” (“Sogi Water”) and has also resulted in rich cultural activities such as the Sogisui Jinsai festival held each year on August 20.

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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