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


Tsurugisan Oshikimizu (Divine water of Tsurugisan Mountain)


With height of 1955m, Mountain Tsurugisan is the second highest in Shikoku region. Name of this spiritual mountain is said to come from a legend that ancient Emperor Antoku hid his sword (Tsurugi) in the mountain.
The spring water spouts out from bottom of 50m giant rock nearby mountaintop. Water volume is modest, and so rich in calcium its taste is adored by alpinists. 
The area is also known for one of Japan's 3 mysterious bridges, "Vine bridge of Iya", over upstream of Iya river that runs through neighboring village.

Location: Higashi Iyayama Village, Miyoshi-gun, Tokushima Prefecture
Transportation: By car drop at "Mima" interchange on Tokushima expressway and take national route 438
Contact: Higashi Iyayama Village Office 81-883-88-2211

Vine bridge of Iya