Remarkable Water Spots in Ehime Area

  • Uchinuki
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Kambai
    Fountains, known as uchinuki which feed off of Saijo City's underground water reservoir. Good quality spring water which is exposed to pressure wells up through the iron pipes that were driven into the underground reservoir. There are said to be almost 3,000 such springs throughout the city and some 90 thousand tons rush forth on a daily basis. As the water temperature rarely changes, it is used in modern times for a variety of purposes including daily activities, farming irrigation, and manufacturing. It's also famous for its drinkability and earned first place at the 1995 All-Japan Water Tasting event. Many people visit the fountains located on the western side of the Saijo-city Sogobunkakaikan Hall, the Uchinuki park on the left bank of the Kamo River, or the Kamo-jinja Shrine to try the famous water for themselves.
  • Kannonsui Spring
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Seiyo-shi Uwacho Akanma
    This is a natural spring in Akanma, Uwa-cho, Seiyo City. About 8,000 tons of water per day bubbles out of a limestone cavern, and many people come to draw water there. The spring has been selected as one of the Top 100Famous Water, and it maintains an average temperature of 14°C year-round. Meisuitei, a restaurant specializing in Nagashi Somen (chilled noodles served in flowing water), operates during the summer and uses water from that spring.
  • Shibanoinokajisui
    Travel / Tourism
    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Himi Otsu

Ehime Areas

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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