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


Yubune no Mizu
(Water of Yubune Mountain)

Henro pilgrims' refreshment

Spring water flows out of mouths of twin dragons inside Renge Temple situated in Yubene mountain in Shodo Island. Water quality, solid and unique history, and distinctively stern and religious mood are among key factors which led the water source to certification of Japan's 100 remarkable waters. At the water spot in the temple, visitors can often find scenes of the fresh water cooling mouths of "Henro" pilgrims*.
Offering of the water naturally goes beyond spiritual refreshment as it is also precious water source for adjacent rice paddies, known as "Rice Paddies of Thousands" for unique structure of a great number of small winding-shaped rice fields on steep mountain hills.

Location: Ikeda-cho, Shodo-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
Transportation: 20 minutes by car from "Dosho" port or "Ikeda" port
Contact: Ikeda-cho Town Office 81-879-75-0555

*Henro pilgrimage: Open tour of religious sacred places. Usually in white costumes, tourists visit designated temples by certain order often in circular routes. Well known tours include Shikoku Henro (Henro tour for temples in Shikoku region) which consists of 88 temples including Renge Temple.