Daishi’s Spring Water
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Daishi Water is a natural spring water source that originates from the deep mountains, and is active throughout all seasons of the year. It serves as a rest stop for walking pilgrims before reaching the final temple, Okubo Temple. Legend says that after Kukai – the monk who founded the Shikoku Pilgrimage – received a glass of water to quench his thirst on the pilgrimage, he used his walking stick to puncture the earth, and water began to spring up. For years, the residents in the area have come here to draw water and clean their hands. As numerous pilgrims have benefitted from this gift of nature throughout the years, this spring has eventually became known as “Daishi no mizu,” or the water of Kobo Daishi (Kukai).

Key Distances & Elevations

247 m from the main pilgrim path
walking distance9 minutes
walking distance47 m
walking distance0 m
< 100 m from an alternative pilgrim path
walking distance3 hours 1 minute
walking distance411 m
walking distance47 m
walking distance2 hours 28 minutes
walking distance288 m
walking distance149 m
1089.4 km from pilgrimage start: Temple 1 – Ryozenji
7.1 km to pilgrimage end: Temple 1 – Ryozenji
How are walking times calculated?
Walking times are estimated with a modified approach to Naismith’s rule to account for elevation gains/losses and other practical considerations that require a more conservative bias. The basis of our calculations assumes a speed of 4 kilometers per hour on flat land. Learn more here.


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