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


(Clean water of Tomita)

Water for daily living in a castle town

As a castle town in the domain of Tsugaru in Edo-era, town of Hirosaki has been prospered in centuries. Home of this remarkable water is Kamisuki Town, name of which said to originate in a story that local government document papers were manufactured with clean spring water in the area. Called "Shitsuko" locally, the water had since long been utilized for paper manufacturing until early Showa Era. Today it well supports daily living of local residents .
The water spot is located in mid Hirosaki City, a place where local people gather to take precious source for their teas and cuisines.

Location: Kamisuki-machi, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture
Transportation: Take bus for Oguriyama from "Hirosaki" station on JR Ou Line, get off at "Sumiyoshi" stop, then 6 minutes walk.
Contact: Hirosaki City Office 0172-35-1111