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Oirase River, Aomori Prefecture

Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The only river draining Lake Towada, Oirase River features many rapids and waterfalls running through a forest. At a height of 25 m (75 ft), Kumoi Falls are the highest. Take a walk along streams with many cascades and views of the volcanic lake in the upper part of the river. Many people recommend the 14 km (8 mi) hike, which provides good photo opportunities of natural elements. Virgin forests in the area feature white cedar, Japanese beech, and maple trees. See Oirase River and all Towada has to offer by arranging your trip with our Towada journey planner.
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  • Oirase River (奥入瀬川) flows out of Lake Towada (十和田湖), runs for about 14km to Yakeyama (焼山), It is a special protected scenic spot and a natural monument, with many attractions such as waterfalls...  more »
  • Great time with the wife visiting the waterfalls. Very easy to access and well maintained walkways and roads.  more »
  • We had originally intended to walk the trail, but due to lack of time, we opted to drive and stop at several selected spots to get photographs. Started near the center, and made stops until the...  more »
  • It is a very good river, but it is very rough by the take-home of a small fish of the bait angler who does not have the fishing ticket, and the angler from outside the prefecture though it is a very 🎶. I want you to be sure to catch and release.
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  • You can refresh with negative ions. There are many waterfalls on the left and right.
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  • The heart is healed❗
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  • It is a wonderful scenery at any time and in any season.
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  • In the upper reaches of the Riverse Stream, the destination is Lake Towada❗
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