Tokko-no-yu hot spring独鈷の湯
Tokko-no-yu is the birthplace of the Shuzen-ji hot spring, and it gushes forth through the clear stream of Katsura River which flows through the center of the Shuzen-ji hot spring town. When Kobo Daishi visited Shuzenji Temple in 807, he was impressed by the filial piety of a boy who was washing the back of his sick father in the Katsura River, thinking that “the water in the river must surely be cold”, legend has it that he struck a river rock with a Buddhist ritual implement and hot water sprang forth. However, currently it is prohibited to bathe in this hot spring.
Review of Tokko no YuTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Oldest hot spring at Shuzenji area.
Tokko no Yu located in the river.
One of landmark of Shuzenji.
- Only bathing is not possible
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Not available
- Credit Card
- Not available
- 0558722501 (Izen City Tourism Association Shuzenji Branch)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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