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Walk beside the water

I loved this walk, even in heavy rain with mud and water underfoot. It had been raining for a... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia

The combination of the forest, river and the numerous waterfalls gives you energy and serenity... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Okuse, Towada 034-0301, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We took bus from Hachinohe and intended to stop at Ishigedo to walk to nenokuchi ferry terminal. We decided to change our mind last minute and stopped at Chisholm-Itami to walk there (which is about 1.6 km). The weather was cold with the winds, so...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I loved this walk, even in heavy rain with mud and water underfoot. It had been raining for a couple of days so the track was very wet and muddy and the stream was flowing strongly. There is not a lot of colour in the...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

The combination of the forest, river and the numerous waterfalls gives you energy and serenity. Fantastic! The Oirase river reminded me of Merced River at Yosemite National Park, but it's more refined with each curve.

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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

We drove along the stream. There are many pretty waterfalls along the way. Not the kind that are absolutely breathtaking, but they are serene and up close. There are nice trails along the stream but it was rainy when we went so we didn't go...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

It is the most beautiful place I have ever visited in Japan. Silent, fresh gas and easy to access. If you are planning to go Aomori, dont miss it.

1  Thank Isaac Y
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

It is a must-go if you like nature. The view and water is gorgeous. Select a start and end to fit your physical condition and company. But be aware there are not many restrooms and water supply along the way.

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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful serene place full of walks waterfalls suspension bridge, huge outcrops of rocky Gorges A photographers dream. The tracks next to the river edge were very slippery due to melting snow.

Thank MardiRose
Reviewed May 30, 2017

I recommend everyone that goes to Japan and goes to some places far from mass touristic areas like Lake Towada and Oirase stream. Take a bus from hachinohe JR station around 9am and go down 4 stops from the lake then walk. After that take...More

2  Thank Ong J
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Perhaps there are a lot nice places like this in other countries but for someone from HK, the different views along the stream is both breath-taking and impressive. We went on a day when it was raining but we got a car. So instead of...More

1  Thank Apple_HK
Reviewed May 11, 2017

The total hike from the Mouth of the Lake Towada upstream is about 14km in total. There are limited buses where you can choose to start or end your hike. Numerous of waterfall (small and huge) along this hiking trails. As we drive thus is...More

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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
Oirase Mountan Stream is just a stream leading to Towada Lake and being a very popular walking trail for visitors both local and overseas. There is a vehicular road by the side of the stream with onsen hotels located on... More
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, the easiest way from Hirosaki to Oirase is by way of JR. Take the early local train from Hirosaki JR Station to Aomori JR Station. The terminal of JR bus to Oirase is just in front of Aomori JR Station. I... More