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Oshino Hakkai

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Oshino Hakkai (忍野八海) is the eight springs located in Oshino, Yamanashi. The spring water at Oshino Hakkai is underground water from Mt. Fuji. It begins with the snow on the top of Mt. Fuji. When the snow melts to water, the water sink into deep underground of Mt. Fuji, and filtered by rocks of lava. The water travel over 80 years to finally spring at Oshino Hakkai. After filtration by lava, the water become so pure and contain the large amount of minerals.

Tourist Info.
There are many parking, food stands, restaurant and gift shops are around Oshino Hakkai.

Access
0. at Kawaguchiko Station.
1. use local bus to Oshinohakkai (20 min.)

Detail

Oshino Village is used be a lake called Lake Utsu for long time ago. When Mt. Fuji erupted, Lava from Mt. Fuji coverd north part of Lake Utsu. Then, the south part of Lake Utsu (宇津湖) becomes Lake Yamanaka, and covered area became Oshino Village. The spring spots of Mt. Fuji were still left in the same spots. So, eventually water spring in Oshino Village, and they were called Oshino Hakkai.

Because Mt. Fuji is believed as spiritual mountain, the water of Oshino Hakkai was called “The spring of God.” Those believes created many local legends. Now, Oshino Hakkai is one of the National Treasure of Japan, and 100 best water of Japan.

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