Iwate best water summary! Are there so many places in Iwate where the water is so beautiful?
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There’re a lot of wonderful places in Iwate, so I want many people to come to Iwate.
In Iwate, there are really many places where clear water flows. It’s a very calm place just to look at.
Today, I wrote the summary of the best Iwate water introduced so far.
- The best 100 waters of Showa
- The best 100 waters of Heisei
- The best 100 waters of Iwate
The best 100 waters of Showa
Ryusendo Cave in Iwaizumi is one of japan’s three most famous stalactite cave. It was designated as a national natural monument in 1938 along with the bats that live in this cave.
Although undisclosed, the depth of the 4th underground lake is 120m and it is the deepest underground lake in Japan, and the 3rd underground lake that follows is also proud of Japan’s leading depth of 98m. Also, these underground lakes have the world’s highest transparency and are called “Dragon Blue”, and their mysterious beautiful appearance is a must-see.
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What is Ryusendo Cave?
I will introduce Ryusendo Cave.Ryusendo Cave is one of japan’s three most famous stalactite cave.There are the beautiful underground lakes.
The best 100 waters of Heisei
Seiryusui is in Natayacho where the historical cityscape is left. It’s selected as one of the 100 famous waters of Heisei along with Daiji Shimizu.
Many people use it for daily life Since the Edo period. It is said that it was named Seiryusui, due to the legend of Seiryu that remains at Gidaji Temple.
But now the source of Seiryusui is dry and the cause hasn’t been traced. I hope that the original beautiful appearance will be restored as soon as possible.
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What is Seiryusui? The best water in a historical town!
Seiryusui is in Natayacho where the historical cityscape is left. It’s selected as one of the 100 famous waters of Heisei. I will introduce Seiryusui.
Nakatsu River flows through the center of Morioka and is also a place for citizens to relax. The transparency is so high that the bottom of the river can be seen, and it is a clear stream where salmon run upstream.
It can be said that this is one of the symbols of peace in Morioka City, as many people spend their relaxing time along the Nakatsu River on holidays.
【Ichinoseki】Sukawadake Hisui Bunanomegumi
Sukawadake Hisui Bunanomegumi is high quality water that is selected as one of the 100 best waters of Heisei era in Japan.
Sukawadake has been popular as a hot spring resort since the Edo period. It is said that there were people ‘Goriki‘ carrying a luggage and a visiter to a hot spring resort on their backs. The best water “Hyakko water” that moistened their throat is the origin of Sukawadake Hisui Bunanomegumi.
It had not been found for many years, but it was discovered in 2000 when a people searched based on the legend that remains in this area.
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What is Sukawadake Hisui Bunanomegumi? The water moistens people’s throats!
There are many places where delicious water springs up on Mt.Kurikoma in Ichinoseki. Among these, I will introduce Sukawadake Hisui Bunanomegumi. It is selected as one of the 100 best waters of Heisei era in Japan.
The best 20 waters of Iwate
Mizuwake Shrine in Hanamaki is famous for springing up very clean water in the precincts.
It is said that when shogun Sakanoueno Tamura Maro went to Kiyomizu Temple, he stopped at this place and drank water Over 1000 years ago.
This water that has been springing up for over 1000 years is said to be effective against all diseases.
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What is Mizuwake Shrine? Beautiful water flowing through the shrine precincts!
Do you know that there are many places with clean water in Iwate? Among them, I will introduce Mizuwake shrine in Hanamaki City. You can see a beautiful view there.
There are many springs in the Fujine area, so the people who live there used the water for life since long time ago.
Among these, It is said that Nagashizu has a lot of spring water and has never dried up. In the olden days, there was a waterway of about 18 km from this place for rice cultivation. It is said that it was the origin of the name of Nagashimizu.
clean water still springs out of the bottom of the fish-shaped pond.
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What is Nagashizu? Beautiful water springs from the bottom of a fish-shaped pond!
Do you like a place with clean water? Actually, There are many places in Iwate with clean water. Among these, I introduce Nagashizu.
【Kitakami】Nitobe Kannon Sen
Nitobe Kannon Sen is located within the precincts of Nitobeji Temple, and clear water springs from the bottom of a large tree.
A part of Shimo Ezuriko in Kitakami City is called “Suzu no Sato”, so there are about 70 springs. Those clean water is used to grow Seri. It cultivated in Ezuriko is called ‘Ezuriko Seri‘ and they have a particularly crisp and aroma.
Nitobe Kannon Sen is an important place especially for the cultivation of Seri.
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What is Nitobe Kannon Sen?Do you like a place where clean water is springing up?
Do you know a place in Kitakami where clean water is springing up? Nitobe Kannon Sen that has been selected as one of the 20 best waters in Iwate is in Ezuriko, Kitakami city.
Suginodo Oosuzu in Mizusawa,Oshu city, Iwate is famous for Kobo Daishi visit.
The clay figures and relics of the late Jomon period have been discovered around this place, so it is the place where people lived from that time.
The water that is springing out there is very clear and beautiful. In addition, this place is surrounded by nature, so it’s a quiet and calm place.
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What is Suginodo Oosuzu? Let’s spend a quiet time in a place with clean water!
There are a places in Iwate that are famous for its clean water. Among these, I introduce Suginodo Oosuzu. Clean and transparent water is flowing at this place!
Inari Ana in Miyamori, Tono is a limestone cave with a depth of 700 m, and the inside of the cave is full of variety. The water selected as one of the 20 best waters in Iwate springs out from there. It is cool and very delicious, so many people come to get this water.
Also, there are many wasabi fields around this place that use this high-quality water. In fact, the Miyamori district is the best production area of wasabi in Tohoku.
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What is Inari Ana? Best water to grow Miyamori’s specialty wasabi!
There are many interesting places in Tono, Iwate where the world of The Legends of Tono spreads. Among these, I will introduce Inari Ana. The water selected as one of the 20 best waters in Iwate springs out from there.
Rokan Cave in Sumita town, Iwate is a limestone cave with a total length of 4,000m and a height difference of 115m. you can see the mysterious view created by nature.
A dome-shaped space with a circumference of 50m and a height of 50m is located 880m ahead in this cave. And there is Amanoiwato Waterfall that One of the highest waterfalls in Japan as a waterfall in a cave.
Rokan Cave is also one of a film’s location of The Village of Eight Graves.
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What is Rokan Cave in Iwate?You can see the mysterious view created by nature!
Do you like limestone cave? There are a beautiful limestone caves in Iwate. Among these, I will introduce Rokan Cave in Sumita. The breathtaking view of Amanoiwato Waterfall laid out in the inner part of this cave!
Fudo waterfallFudo waterfall in Ofunato city consists of two waterfalls, Odaki on the right and Medaki on the left. Fudoson is enshrined in the shrine between the two waterfalls, so the name of this waterfall was named after that.
Odaki that flows down from a height of 15 meters is called ‘Shiraito Falls’ because of its mysterious quietness. so It’s a famous scenic spot in Ofunato.
This area is surrounded by large cedar and conker trees, and the rocks are covered with moss. That’s way you can see a rich nature there.
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What is Fudo waterfall? The sound of the waterfall resonates comfortably!
Do you like waterfall? There is a waterfall in Ofunato, Iwate that is so beautiful and the air around this waterfall is fresh. I will introduce Fudo waterfall!
【Rikuzentakata】Shizu no Wakkutsu
Shizu no wakkutsuShizu no wakkutsu is in Rikuzentakata city. It was selected as one of the 20 famous water of Iwate in 1985.
It is said that 17,000ℓ of water is gushing out from here everyday. The temperature of water is almost the same throughout the year. The water never dry up until now
You can also see ‘Baikamo’. It’s water-crowfoot that grows in a beautiful and quiet river.
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What is Shizu-no-wakkutsu? You will know the true water color!
I introduce Shizu-no-wakkutsu. The water here is crystal clear and beautiful.You will know the true water color.
Oosuzu is in Higashiyama town, Ichinoseki city, Iwate. It was selected as one of the 20 famous water of Iwate.
In the past, The people who go to worship Dewasanzan purified their bodies with this water.
It is said that the amount of spring water is 21,000t a day. It is used for town water supply.
You can see Baikamo as well as Shizu-no-wakkutsu.
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What is Oosuzu? The clean water is springing out here!
In Iwate, there are many places where clean water is springing up. I introduce Oosuzu of those. The water is so transparent that you can see the bottom.
The others of The best 20 waters of Iwate
- 【Kuji】Shimizu river
- 【Karumai】Dake no wakkutsu
- 【Iwizumi・Noda】Akka river
- 【Hachimantai】Fudo waterfall
- 【Takizawa】Yanagisawa Daiwakkutsu
- 【Hanamaki】the source of Take river
- 【Nishiwaga】Megami Reisen