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Oirase Stream (奥入瀬渓流)

"Oirase Stream can be reached by a JR Bus service from JR Shin-Aomori Station; the journey takes around two hours. It is one of the most scenic places in the Towada-Hachimantai National Park; the river flows out from Lake Towada through the gorge for a distance of around 14 kilometers, from Nenokuchi to Yakeyama, with a road and a footpath all the way along, making it easy for visitors to experience the gorge's wonderful natural scenery. There are many ""must-see's"" in the area, including the Ashura Rapids, which are one of the Oirase Stream's best-known sights, and Choshi-otaki Waterfall, one of the most imposing waterfalls in the gorge. Visitors can see the new spring greenery in May-June, and view the autumn foliage in mid to late October; the winter scenery, when the ground is covered with snow, is also very beautiful."


Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse (Towada / OiraseArea)

phone 0176752425

You can see Hours on HP.

Review of Oirase Gorge

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Reviewed:2020/03/02 Night light show is wonderful
Generally speaking, the Oirase Stream is hard to access by public transport during winter due to road closure, but the winter sight is awesome which is something I realy wanted to see. So I joined...
Reviewed:2019/11/27 Fresh Air and nice scenery
Plan before you go for the trip. Bus from Aomori allows you to stop at your prefered place so that you can hike up the stream.
If you do not own a JR pass, it will be wise to buy the 5000yen pass...
Reviewed:2019/11/23 Very Good trails
Good to walk here during Autumn, many good spots view to stop and take photos, if we come a bit late, it is the good time because not crowed

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Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse [map]
Towada / OiraseArea
You can see Hours on HP.
open everyday
Parking Lot
* Tel is connected to the Lake Towada National Park Association.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Aomori Areas


          Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori's fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.