Shirakawa Springs is a fountainhead surrounded by beautiful greenery and a main representative of Minamiaso area, the town of famous water. Aiming for the faraway Ariake Sea, the fountainhead boasts a soothing sound of flowing water, echoing between the trees. The transparency of the water is very high, so much that you can see the water gushing from the sand underground, and the rich spring produces more than 90,000 tons of water per day at a cool 14 degrees centigrade throughout the year. Selected as one of “Japan’s Top 100 Waters”, the water may of course be enjoyed on the spot or taken home with a container. From mineral water to local sake and manju confections, there are many famous water souvenirs from which you may choose.
Shirakawa 2040, Minamiaso Town, Kumamoto Prefecture
☎ (Shirakawa Springs Management Group)
Open daily 8:00 – 17:00 (subject to seasonal changes)