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Beautiful views along Oirase River

We have been to this spot for many times in the past years both in spring and autumn and considered... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hong Kong, China
A must visit place if you are in Aomori or Hachinohe

Natural stream with 4 - 5 beautiful spots for photos or just simply appreciating. Nice walk though... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been to this spot for many times in the past years both in spring and autumn and considered that Oct and Nov should be the best time to have a walk along the river. The 14 KM long river was scenic and some...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Natural stream with 4 - 5 beautiful spots for photos or just simply appreciating. Nice walk though at times the walkpath is narrow and there are traffic two ways; tour bus, JR bus and private vehicles. Advisable to go to Lake Towada for those with...More

Thank lisatan188
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Oirase River and the hiking route is the main reason we visited Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture. This national park is one of the three most famous and well maintained national parks in Japan. There are four bus stops, and family travelers are recommended to start...More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Just got back from a 2-week trip to Japan, and this, by far, was the highlight of the trip. As a professional photographer that has photographed many places around the world, I found that it was hard to take a bad photo here. Everywhere you...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Oirase Gorge 奥入瀬渓流 Oirase Keiryū) is a picturesque mountain stream in Aomori Prefecture that claims to be one of the most beautiful river valleys in Japan if not the most beautiful. The Oirase Gorge streches 14km from Nenokuchi on the shore of Lake Towada. The...More

Thank Soo K
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The stream is gorgeous in autumn (usually late October). The foliage is mostly yellow, with a hint of orange. If you drive there, you can park your car and rent a bike. Otherwise, try to get there as early as you can because parking spaces...More

Thank jaylowe
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Is the Oirase Stream worth doing? I asked, having chatted up a Japanese tourist, whilst we were awaiting our JR Bus at the Hakkoda Ropeway bus stop. And having done it, I need to add to his remark : it's just an unbelievable trek; far...More

1  Thank Dalip C
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Best way to tour the Oirase River would be on foot to admire the popular middle section of the trail as there would be different scenes after each turn. If you don't want to walk back as it would be a long journey, you could...More

1  Thank bkpkwok
Reviewed 18 October 2015

More than 4 hours hiking from Yakeyama to Nenokuchi was too much for me so I walked 2 hors and 40 minutes from Ishigedo to Nenokuchi toward Towada Lake. You might miss small waterfalls if you just concentrate on walking which I did. There are...More

Thank Keizo
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We walked along the Oirase River for 4 hours. Very relax!! We saw the waterfalls and took pictures. We felt refreshed after the walk. The trail is easy to walk.

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Response from Laurel Z | Reviewed this property |
Quite a ways away. You would have to take a bus tour, rent a car, or pay a lot for a taxi. By private car Oirase is like an hour and a half away, and then you drive the route and end up at Lake Towada. Then you have to... More