A beautiful gorge is formed in the first part of the river that drains Lake Towada into the Pacific Ocean. The gorge is marked with a dozen of cascading waterfalls and carved-out rocks, and is one the most popular autumn-color viewing spots in the Tohoku region. A 9km trail along the stream is a leisurely walk to enjoy waters with ever changing colors.
Purposehealth,nature,family,mountain climbing,mysterious lands of Japan,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.New Chitose Airport (about 258.7km) Google Transit
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5.0a month ago
This whole area is like a bikers paradise! It's so beautiful, even when riding past. If you find yourself in the area then it's definitely worth the detour.
Word of warning, there are A LOT of pedestrians. Mostly they keep to a path away from the road but cars will pull up where they want and people have a habit of crossing the road so be careful and pick overtakes wisely (there are spots where the road straightens out enough for a quick pass)
5.03 weeks ago
Fabulous view, must come here when you visit in Aomori. One day is enough to visit all spots. Remember to bring the water and some food to refill your energy!
5.06 months ago
This is a fantastic wooded area. I did the 15 km walk. Took my time, brought a lunch, and enjoyed the whole thing. It's a pretty easy and flat walk. The forest is gorgeous. You can also rent a bicycle and use the road if you're not keen on walking. A really nice experience.
5.02 months ago
A tributary to lake Towada, this hiking path is one of my favorite places to picnic in Aomori. The scenery is great and the nature is almost pristine, which is quite rare indeed in modern Japan. It's so good that you'll forget the Japanese summer humidity when you hike the path in summer.
It is a very long walk from Nenokuchi to Ishigedo though, and it will take most people a day to travel here and hike the full path, so you should be prepared if you are taking the Towada bus.
5.03 months ago
Nice place, be aware that in winter time there is no public transport to get there. Bus services stop due to snow!
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Oirase Stream flows about 14 kilometers from Lake Towada, along the floor of the Oirase gorge. It meanders through over a dozen of cascading waterfalls and trees which turn their colors into a fresh green in summer time and vibrant col...
Oirase Stream flows about 14 kilometers from Lake Towada, along the floor of the Oirase gorge. It meanders through over a dozen of cascading waterfalls and trees which turn their colors into a fresh green in summer time and vibrant colors of red, orange, and yellow from mid-October through early November. This makes Oirase Stream one the most popular destinations to see Autumn-color in Japan. There is a 9Km trail along the stream so you can walk around or rent a bicycle to pedal through a lush forest. I really enjoy coming here because I can feel peaceful and calm mind surrounded by the nature.