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Yotei Mountain's spout water

Water as great nature's gift

With its altitude of 1,898m, "Yotei Mountain" is also called "Ezo-Fuji" or Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido. Melt snow and fallen rains are filtered through underground layers for long time and vast jet shoots out at mountain foot.
The mountain has a number of spring water spots, the hugest of which is located at northeast mountain foot in Kyogoku town, known as Yotei no Fukidashi-Yusui or Yotei Mountain's spout water. Made of lava beds, Yotei Mountain does not produce torrents on its surface but fallen water infiltrates the ground and jets out at mountain foot. Daily volume of spout water amounts 80 thousand tons, and the water temperature is naturally kept at 10 degrees C. throughout the year.
Logs are set up from a large rock whereby the water originates its flows, and visitors can take the water for drinking it at home. The fact that we saw more local residents at the scene than visitors implied the true quality of this water.
One of 100 remarkable waters in Japan certified by Ministry of Environment.

Location: Kyogoku-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
Transportation: Take Donan Bus for Date Monbetsu / Kimobetsu from JR "Kuchian" station on Hakodate Honsen Line, get off at "Kyogoku Nokyo Mae" stop, and 10~15 minutes walk
Contact: Kyogoku-cho town office Planning / Promotion section 81-(0)136-42-2111

Mighty water source with 80 thousand tons of new water spouts daily
(Photo by Kyogoku-cho town office)