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Oirase River

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Address: Okuse, Aomori Prefecture
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Beautiful scenery all along

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 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 take the JR bus back to where you started or parked your car. It's worthwhile... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 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 several bus stop in between and the river runs along the road, you can take... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

the Oirase stream has many beautiful spots along its 14km flow. during the fall season, try to avoid the crowds by travelling on weekdays if possible.

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Thank DLi_hk
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Pleasant walk along the stream bank with convenient bus stops for when you get tired. Walked in spring with azaleas in flower and new leaves on the trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Oirase gorge is a beautiful nature walk with natural waterfalls in the spring. Very nice to see the new life occurring through the leaves budding on the trees, with some snow still around. It is also beautiful in the fall especially when the leaves are changing colors. The water is fresh and you feel vibrant among the fauna. It is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I love Oirase. I lived in Aomori for 13 years, and visited often. I never, however, got use to all the tourist buses crowding the narrow road during tourist season, This is of course when Oirase is at its peak. So its a trade off. Winter is pretty much out of the question, as due to heavy snow fall the... More 

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Vladivostok, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

14 km walk along the stream with many water falls and crystal clear water surrounded by giant trees. Come here in Summer and you enjoy wonderful Japanese nature! It takes about 3 hours by bus from Aomori. You may buy 2-days pass (5000 yen). It covers all bus trips around Hakkoda mount, Oirase river and Towada lake.

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Lao Cai, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I walked along the Oirase River several years ago. I still remember fondly this experience. The leaves weren't at their most beautiful autumn colors, but the scenery nevertheless, especially of the waterfalls, was stunning. You can't get lost as most of the track lies between the river and the road which runs parallel to it most of the way. I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Amazing day trip along the Oirase river! We went in April but we found tons of snow and it just made everything magical!

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