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2007/12/21

柿田川湧水 Kakita-gawa-yuusui The Spring Water in the Kakita River

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The Kakita River, a tributary of the Kano River, flows in a southerly direction in the centre of Shimizu Town in Shizuoka Prefecture. This river rises about 40 km away from the southeastern base of Mt. Fuji and fed by springs from the underground water table which is maintained by rain and melting snow that was discharged from Mt. Fuji into Mishima Stream of lava formed about 8,500 years ago.

There are several dozen springs which supply the Kakita River with 1 million tons of water each day. The water temperature in the Kakita River is about 15℃ throughout the year. The quality of the spring water is extremely good and it is called “the Last Clear Stream in Japan” or “the Finest Spring Water in the Orient.” It is counted as one of Japan’s 100 Fine Waters selected by the Ministry of Environment.

In 1986, Shimizu Town built the Kakita River Park, where visitors can see the water springs all through the year from the observatory deck.

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71-7 Fushimi, Shimizu-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture 411-0907
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The Spring Water in the Kakita River
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