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Kakita-gawa springs

The source of clear water is melted snow from Mt. Fuji and these springs are called one of the “Japan’s Three Great Clear Streams”.

River

Kakita River flows near Route 1 and has a clean water stream designated as “The state's natural monument”. This river is known to flow near springs of melted water from Mt. Fuji, and was chosen as one of “Japan’s 100 Remarkable Waters”, “Top 100 list of Japanese nature that should be preserved in the 21st century”, and so on.

You will meet lush greenery and see rare creatures including Japanese Water-crowfoot, genji-botaru, and kingfisher when you walk along the path. During the holidays, this area is a popular spot for many visitors going on a picnic or walk.

Restaurants and souvenir shops are line-ups around Kakita River Park, and their special products are specially made in Shimizu-town only such as malted rice, green rice, and some souvenirs made with water from the river.

Highlights

  • The water wells up to about 1.2million tons a day.
  • The river was selected as one of “Japan’s 100 Remarkable Waters”, and you can taste the water at a fountain of Kakita River springs.
  • Water temperature is kept at 15 degrees Celsius throughout the year, which remains cool in summer and warm in winter.
  • In the Spring Square in Kakita River Park, you can put your foot into the water, and you will. feel how cold it is and observe how it wells up.
  • Kifune₋jinja shrine (This god is for water and marriage), which is a branch shrine of Kyoto Kifune-jinja shrine, is located inner side of the park.

Photos

  • The second observation deck in Kakita River Park

    The second observation deck in Kakita River Park

  • Water fountain next to a parking lot of Kakita River Park

    Water fountain next to a parking lot of Kakita River Park

  • The Spring Square in Kakita River Park

    The Spring Square in Kakita River Park

  • Yatsuhashi in Kakita River Park

    Yatsuhashi in Kakita River Park

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Details

Name in Japanese
柿田川湧水群、柿田川公園
Postal Code
411-0907
Address
71-7 Fushimi, Shimizucho, Suntogun, Shizuoka
Tel
055-975-7155 (Shimizu-cho tourist information center)
Parking Price
Standard vehicle: 200 yen, Bus: 1000 yen
Holidays
None
Business Hours
Not Specified
Access
From the 4th platform of JR Mishima station, get off “Kakitagawa-yusui-mae”
From the 2nd platform of JR Numazu station, get off “Kakitagawa-yusui-mae” About a minute walk from the stations
Official Website
OfficialWebsite (Japanese)