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Great cool off on a hot day

Lots of parking and a short walk to the river fountain head and associated shrine. Crystal clear... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Whiteley, United Kingdom
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Cool break from the hot weather

Visited with my young children. They enjoyed icy cold temperature water to cool off from hot... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 Sep 2018
“Great cool off on a hot day”
24 Jul 2016
“Cool break from the hot weather”
Shirakawa, Minamiaso-mura, Aso-gun 869-1502, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of parking and a short walk to the river fountain head and associated shrine. Crystal clear water and interesting to see the amount of water just appearing out of the ground. We had a good paddle around to cool off as it was a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SJP1959
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with my young children. They enjoyed icy cold temperature water to cool off from hot weather. I bought a plastic bottle and took spring water to home. Would love to visit again.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank kmld619
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Just good to bring kids to see how a source of spring looks. We drank some of the water there and it's really refreshing. However I don't think it's worth making an effort purposely to go visit the spring.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank ZarasMama
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The water bubbles up from underground in a most impressive way. A still photograph cannot capture the liveliness of the place. In the autumn the surrounding trees are beautiful. There is a small shrine just beyond the spring. You can taste the clear, clean, tasteless...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank SFVoyageur
Reviewed 30 December 2015

was expecting something spectacular because I read somewhere that it had 60 tons/ min of water. This is the Shirakawa Suigen. I would not make a special trip there but if it is on the way, drop by and bring water bottles to fill. The...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank mizu2000
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Spring water bubbling from the earth, quite unique to see and the water is certainly clean and fresh ! Bring empty water bottles if you can to take some away, otherwise you can find some on sale at outrageous prices. Not much to do in...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Utantan
Reviewed 4 November 2015

The south Aso railway is independent from JR. JR pass could not use. There is 白川水源 rail station. It is beautiful. However the railway was broken. So we take the shuttle bus. The South Aso rail company charge us 450 Yen. The same as the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Frank L
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

We came here and it was rather empty. We enjoyed filling up water from the Spring, walking around and taking in the sight and sound. Come prepared with empty water bottles. The water is so refreshing!!!

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank MrGoh
Reviewed 17 November 2014

I wouldn't make a trip to this area just to visit this place. Unless one opts for the paper-making experience (takes abt 30min) in a shop within the area, I think it only takes around 10 minutes to view this place. Although I was quite...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank HelenSGP
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Excellent place to see the water springing up from the land. It flows like a small stream. Many tourists collect fresh water from the spring for drinking. Ultra clean environment and ultra clean water are the attractions of the site . One should see the...More

Date of experience: December 2013
Thank Unni2006
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