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White dragon water

Legendary spring that white dragon guided

The water that drops from dragons' mouths can be found inside Arai Yakushi Temple in Arai in Nakano ward. An ancient manuscript says that the entire village was named Arai, or new wells, because of abundant water sources in the region. In recent days, the water once dried up after the construction of a public park, but in 1960 when memorial service was held for white dragons, a great well long protected by granite rocks was discovered just 2m under ground - story of white dragons' guidance was born then.
The natural water flows down from mouths of twin twined dragon statues located inside the temple, available for drinking.

Location: 5-3-5 Arai, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Transportation: 15 minutes walk from JR "Nakano" station, or 5 minutes walk from "AraiYakushiji-Mae" station on Seibu Shinjuku Line.
Contact: Nakano Arai Yakushi 81-(0)3-3386-1355

Water drops from twined dragons' mouths
Front view of the dragon water