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Embracing yourself in the sights and sounds of nature's wonders

Two years ago I visited Tohoku Region along western part of Japan Sea, Juniko 12 Lakes and UNESCO... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
unescotravelbug
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Wooster, Ohio
Peaceful place

It’s pretty peaceful to walk along the stream, and enjoy the nature. But, the scenery is quite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LaJollaLady
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two years ago I visited Tohoku Region along western part of Japan Sea, Juniko 12 Lakes and UNESCO Shirakami Sanchi, but Oirase Gorge didn't make it on my journey till this year. Summer in Japan is extremely hot and humid, on top of it we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s pretty peaceful to walk along the stream, and enjoy the nature. But, the scenery is quite similar. We were also worried about encountering a bear.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have made about 5 or 6 trips to Lake Towada and the Oirase Gorge. The last one before this being some 28-29 years ago. Many years ago it was the most beautiful river valley in Japan, and probably still is but,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

It is the main purpose of going to Aomori. The stream is a beauty made by God. In summer, the water level is higher and the flow of the water in the stream makes you scream in awe.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

I visited Oirase Mountain stream at the ent of spring, and I could see powerful stream, and beautiful leaves.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

There is a 14 kilometre walking track, and it’s quite beautiful as there is great views, fast rivers, waterfalls and also a lot mozzies so take a repellant with you.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

It may be on a small scale but it is “perfectly formed” with very good views from both path and road

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019

Plan to stay at any of the accommodation around Towada Lake and do the bush walk along this amazing stream. We came at the end of summer but the leaves were still lush green. I am sure it will be magical during the fall when...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

I did 2 portions of the 14 km trail along this beautiful forested mountain stream during the peak foliage season in late October. The first was about 3 km return from the Chosi Ootaki Waterfall to Tamadare Waterfall. And the second was from Kumoi Waterfall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Wonderful relaxing walk along a beautiful natural wonder. The sound of the rushing water and birds and smell of the foliage are veryy soothing. Just sitting by the waters edge and letting go of all the worldy worries is so easy while you walk along...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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I was there last year mid September. Still lush green. Beautiful but green! I think it is better in October if you want to see red leaves. Transportation in and out of the area, you need to check what mode of transport... More
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I was there in Sep 2019, as there is a busy road alongside the stream and not that isolated, I didn't see much wildlife at all, let alone bears! Not a drop of rubbish or leftover food was spotted the entire time I was... More
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