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Divine water at Meguro Fudoson

Natural water in old temple

The spring is located inside "Ryusenji" temple, an old temple better known as "Meguro Fudoson" by local residents. The temple is said to be established in 808 by Buddhism missionary "Jikaku Taishi". The story has been passed down that this divine water has never been dried up for 1200 years since it started flowing.
Despite its location in mid Tokyo, the temple is surrounded by still and silent atmosphere, gently welcoming people visiting the place.
The water is found by the stair to the main hall. As symbolized with the Fudo (god of fire) statue standing by, the water which drops our of dragon mouth is characterised as divine. Although the sign says it is not suitable for drinking, local people do not seem to stop taking the water for making teas or cooking.

Location: 3-20-26 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Transportation: At west exit of JR "Gotanda" station, take Tokyu Bus for Shibuya Station (number 72) and drop at Meguro Fudoson" stop
Contact: Ryusenji Temple 81-(0)3-3712-7549

Water place inside the temple

Fire god statue stands in the water place