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Otaka-no-Michi and spring water around Pond of true figure

Story goes back to Edo era's Musashino region

Along the great Kokubunji precipice line in western Tokyo Musashino the streams of spring waters are located. Quietly but solidly the water flows in peaceful environment.
Otaka-no-Michi, or road of hawks, named after the Tokugawa Shogunate's hawk hunting area, accompanies a brook that runs along the road. Albeit in Tokyo, nature in the area is strictly preserved - evidenced by fireflies seen in summer as one walks Otaka-no-Michi.
The spring water originates next to Pond of true figure. It is said that in 9th century beauty Tamatsukuri Komachi cured her decease by washing herself in the pond.
The spring water is one of 100 remarkable waters in Japan, selected by Ministry of environment in 1985.

Location: Nishimoto-cho, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo
Transportation: 15 minutes walk from JR Chuo-line "Kokubunji" station
Contact: Kokubunnji City Office 81-(0)42-325-0111

Pond of true figure
Otaka-no-Michi road