Extract of fine water source sceneries in Japan. Information will be updated as Global Water continues its local expedition.


Kanazawa Shimizu
(Clean water of Kanazawa)

Rich springs at Iwate Mountain foot

Daily volume of gushing spring water at 7 sources in former Matsuo village area in Hachiman-Taira City at Iwate Mountain foot exceeds 100 thousand tons.
Spring of Kanazawa Shimizu, the most well known among 7 spots, is located in a municipally-controlled forest, and its spring water is not only a source of all tap waters in former village but also fully utilized for aquaculture and irrigation purposes.

Location: Hachiman-Taira City, Iwate Prefecture
Transportation: Take a bus for Hachiman Taira Top from "Morioka" station on JR Tohoku Shinkansen Bullet Train Line, drop at "Higashi Hachiman Taira Kotsu Center" stop, then 10 minutes walk
Contact: Matsuo Hachiman Taira Tourism Association 81-195-78-3500

Kanazawa Shimizu (Photo by Matsuo Promotion Corp.)

Powerful spring water  (Photo by Matsuo Promotion Corp.)