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A great trail run

A short 14km long trail, soft ground, few obstacles, pretty flat, gorgeous scenery and the soft... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2015
Tokyo, Japan
Awesome hike with gorgeous photo ops

Hiking the Oirase Stream trail in Aomori Prefecture was an awesome adventure! I went in late-June... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2015
Walter O
Honolulu, Hawaii
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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...More

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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...More

10  Thank Walter O
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...More

6  Thank 1kd82jdalk
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...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2015

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

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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
Reviewed July 17, 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.

1  Thank DLi_hk
Reviewed July 15, 2015

We got there on early April, so the snow just melted and there had not been any blossoms yet. The water was running in a small stream. It was the first time i see snow.

1  Thank Huy P
Reviewed May 13, 2015

The 14 km walk along the Oirase stream was totally absorbing. The trail is known as Waterfall Avenue due to the numerous waterfalls scattered along its length. The stream is surrounded by beautiful beech forest and must be one of the most scenic areas of...More

1  Thank Sally M
Reviewed November 4, 2014

4 Nov 2014 it turned up to clear from yesterday,all red and yellow leaves were already fallen off ,wfich was a dissapointing ,but the stream itself was fantastic and breashtaking. The peak of traffic-jam was over ,so smooth traffic and few people were even though...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