In 1996, the Environment Agency at the time (later the Ministry of the Environment) invited the public to join the selection for “a sound environment (soundscape) that people want to leave for the future generations and cherish as the symbol of each region of the country”. Based on the screening and selection conducted by the Japan Soundscape Study Group, we will introduce the “100 Soundscape of Japan” found to be significant in preserving the sound environment.




The natural sound of the irrigation water running in the sides of the former Aizu-Nishikaido(trade route). It has been used since the Edo period as daily life water from natural water mountains, and it still supports the lives of people in Ouchijuku.



●Locaton: Ouchi, Shimogomachi, Minamiaizugun, Fukushima prefecture

●Category: Water

●Season: All year round

●Place: The whole Ouchijuku area



Designated by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment