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Antoku-sui (Water of Antoku)

Water of young emperor

Antoku river was named after ancient Emperor Antoku who is generally known to have ended his 7-year life at the time of the fall of "Heike" reign. On the other hand another legend exists which tells that the young emperor survived in Yokokura-yama(Mountain Yokokura) by drinking spring water that spouted near mountaintop.
The water source today is so quiet, and surrounding space is felt as if full of distinctively spiritual air - possibly due to imaginary preconception that itinerant priests used to train themselves at the site.
The space is also a cool oasis for alpinists who enjoy the pure taste of this spring water.

Location: Ochimachi Town, Takaoka-gun, Kochi Prefecture
Transportation: By car take national route 33 to "Ochimachi Yokokura" and Yokokura Rindo route (6km), 15 minutes from parking. Drop at "Sagawa" station on JR Dosan-sen Line, take bus for Ikegawa/Osaki and drop at "Ochi", 90 minutes walk.
Contact: Ochimachi Town Office 81-889-26-1105

Antoku-sui (Photo by Ochimachi Town)