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Oirase Stream

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Address: Towada 034-0301, Aomori Prefecture
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Amazing especially in the fall!

This is a great walk, with lots of waterfalls and a good long beautiful walk. The transport is not the best, so if you can, rent a car, or rent bikes from Towada Backpackers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great walk, with lots of waterfalls and a good long beautiful walk. The transport is not the best, so if you can, rent a car, or rent bikes from Towada Backpackers. You have to watch the bus schedules if you are riding the bus. In the fall it is amazing.

Thank Swimmmer63
Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to take photo, it is a very good place. During the end of October to early November, the red leaves are everywhere. To walk through the whole stream, it took a few hours. All the length is more than 14Km. So my suggestion is , to stay at 2 nights here, then you can see it in... More 

Thank LuciaLEUNG
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401 reviews
240 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It's a stunningly beautiful walk, easy and well marked. Pleasant unless you get stuck behind a slow moving tour group. Don't miss a ferry ride across the lake however. The colour of the trees on the lake shore were far more spectacular than those along the oirase stream.

Thank Jay P
Tokyo, Japan
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A short 14km long trail, soft ground, few obstacles, pretty flat, gorgeous scenery and the soft ground make it easy on the knees. Best run in the early morning before the tourist crowds arrive. Start at Oirase Hoshinoya Hotel or at trail head at Lake Towada. Bring your own bottled water. Oh yes also bring a camera if you're happy... More 

Thank Gassho
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Hiking the Oirase Stream trail in Aomori Prefecture was an awesome adventure! I went in late-June on a day trip from Aomori City. There is no train service so you have to go by bus (or drive). (Buses do not operate during winter - early Nov to Apr.) It’s a JR bus so you can use your JR Train Pass... More 

2 Thank Walter O
United States
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The best season is autumn during colored leaves, but spring-summer is also beautiful. The trail runs along the river with very clean water and is roughly divided into three areas: quiet forrest near the lower end, beautiful streams in the middle, and waterfalls near the upper end of the trail. The trail is near the water level, so you can... More 

3 Thank 1kd82jdalk
Ikoma, Japan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Have been here 3 times now, and love it every time. It is best in autumn, but summer is lovely too. Great for a long, easy hike, even with young kids. There are places to stop for picnics, and a bus stop when you get too tired.

Thank Felicity_Hashimura
Adelaide, Australia
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189 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was truly a pleasant nature walk. I highly recommend for anyone who loves greenery streams and waterfalls

Thank Kris P
Tokyo, Japan
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143 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a nice stream with a lovely walking path. the most popular area is near the beginning and the end. In the middle, though not as spectacular, is still beautiful and lovely to walk. Definite for nature lovers

Thank sonyrajan
Hong Kong, China
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94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Gorgeous views of water flows, waterfalls, plantations in fall season of 14km long. although there are shuttle buses letting people hop-on/off, it's better to drive to various photo spots. pls note private cars are prohibited during certain weekends and holidays due to huge crowds.

Thank DLi_hk

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