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Maruike spring water in Kirishima mountains

Kirishima's nature gift

Natural water is one of great gifts by mother nature of Kirishima area. One of spring waters in Kirishima mountains which is also known as home of rich hot springs. With 20 thousand tons of daily water flows, spring at Maruike is the representative spring of the Kirishima springs. Sheer volume of the water has been used not just for drinking water-supply but also helped in local irrigation. The water is filtrated with the soil of Kurinodake mountain (1202m) before spouting our in Maruike spring. The spouted water is not itself suitable for drinking directly but sterilised water is available for drink at drinking spot nearby. "Maruike" literally means round pond, but the spring is actually crescent shaped.

Location: Yusui-cho, Aira-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture
Transportation: 1 minute walk from "Kurino" station on JR Hisatsu Line
Contact: Yusui-cho Town Office Tourism section 81-(0)995-74-3111

Home of fireflies in Summer (Photo by Yusui-cho town office)