Oirase Gorge Aomori
Dotted with waterfalls, covered in lush foliage, and practically untouched by man, Oirase Gorge in Aomori Prefecture is generally considered done of Japan’s most beautiful river valleys. It’s an excellent place for a day out and about exploring. To minimize your impact on the land and to get an immersive view of the area, leave the car behind and take the journey either by foot on rental bike, available at the Oirase visitor center. There’s plenty to see along the way, but keep a lookout for the 25-meter high Kumoi-no-Taki Falls, and the Tamasudare-no-Taki Falls where the water that flows from Lake Towada is forced down the fall in spheres, creating a natural optical illusion. Once you're done be sure to stop off at Hoshino Resorts Oirase Keiryu to soak those tired muscles in hot spring water and treat yourself to tea and sweets.