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Quote herewith NIKKEI WEB SITE News dated 25 Jul., 2008.
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Quote herewith NIKKEI WEB SITE News dated 25 Jul., 2008.
The news might be useful for Foreign People living in Japan now.

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BEST WATERS RANKING: Pure Water, Nature Offer Cool Summer Destinations

TOKYO (Nikkei)--The Ministry of Environment has compiled a new list of 100 top-quality, highly-preserved springs, rivers and other bodies of water in the country -- the second ranking of its kind following the 1985 list.

The June 2008 roster is known as the Heisei list, based on the name of the current era, while the previous list, which also named 100 waters, is called the Showa list.

The Nikkei Plus 1 asked a group of nine experts -- including tourism and hospitality professionals, a travel photographer and the head of Suntory Ltd.'s water research institute -- to pick and rank the five best spots to visit in summer from each of the two lists. Points were given to the locations for ranking purposes. Rivers, for which there are typically no specific spots for visiting, were excluded.

From the Showa
Ranking Of 100 Best Waters
From the Heisei
Ranking Of 100 Best Waters
1. Yotei no Fukidashi Yusui
(Kyogoku, Hokkaido)
Rain and melted snow on Mount Yotei upwell after dozens of years. The surrounding area has been turned into a park, complete with a spot for fetching water.
0136-42-2111
1. Isame no Shimizu
(Maibara, Shiga)
Mentioned in Kojiki and Nihon Shoki, said to be the oldest and second-oldest books. Source of the Jizo-gawa River, which is famous as a habitat for rare plants, fish and other natural creatures.
0749-58-2230
2. Kakitagawa Yusuigun
(Shimizu, Shizuoka)
A whopping 1 million tons of water flows out of roughly 60 large and small springs.
055-981-8224
2. Mototaki Fukuryusui
(Nikaho, Akita)
Originating in Chokai-san Mountain, water flows out of a 5-meter-high, 30-meter-wide rock surface.
0184-38-4305
3. Shirakawa Suigen
(Minamiaso, Kumamoto)
One of the sources of the Shirakawa River, which flows through the city of Kumamoto. Visited by 500,000 tourists annually.
0967-67-1111
3. Matsumoto Jokamachi Yusuigun
(Matsumoto, Nagano)
Close to 400 wells and springs in the castle town, supplying water to community residents even today.
0263-34-3267
4. Rokugo Yusuigun
(Misato, Akita)
Flowing from the Ou mountain ranges. Abundant high-quality water flows out of many locations within the town.
0187-84-0110
4. Tokaichiba Natsugari Yusuigun
(Tsuru, Yamanashi)
Located at the foot of Mount Fuji. Used for local water supply and for growing a regional leafy vegetable.
0554-43-1111
5. Oshino Hakkai
(Oshino, Yamanashi)
Eight ponds, originating from water infiltrating Mount Fuji, are collectively designated as a natural monument.
0555-84-3111
5. Daiji Shimizu Seiryusui
(Morioka, Iwate)
Supplies water for everyday use by local residents, many of them living in traditional houses.
019-651-4111

(The Nikkei-Plus 1 July 19 edition)
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By T. Satoh on 4 Aug., 2008

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