Sightseeing places information
- Saijo city
Experiencing the gift of uchinuki, the renowned water of the “city of water” Saijō
The Water Tour is a stroll to visit various uchinuki spots in Saijo City of Ehime Prefecture. Participants learn about historical spots around the town and the blessings of water brought by the uchinuki, which refers to spring water that naturally flows out of various spouting points. Saijo City is located at the foot of Mount Ishizuchi that has the highest peak in western Japan and has an abundance of subsoil water. Uchinuki spots of underground water exist across a wide area, and its number is said to be around 3,000. Due to its superb quality, uchinuki water has been selected as one of the “100 best waters in Japan,” and has won first place in the Nationwide Water Tasting Competition.
- 798-1 O-machi, Saijo-shi, Ehime
- One-minute walk from Iyo-Saijō-eki station
- Telephone number
- Please make reservations by calling the Saijō-shi Kankō Bussan Kyōkai (Saijō City Tourism Information Association) no later than noon of two days before. Water tours by rental bicycles also available.
- Official website