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Oirase River, Aomori Prefecture

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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 Shingo-mura has to offer by arranging your trip with our Shingo-mura journey planner .
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  • The stream is gorgeous in autumn (usually late October). The foliage is mostly yellow, with a hint of orange. If you drive there, you can park your car and rent a bike. Otherwise, try to get there as ...  more »
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  • Is the Oirase Stream worth doing? I asked, having chatted up a Japanese tourist, whilst we were awaiting our JR Bus at the Hakkoda Ropeway bus stop. And having done it, I need to add to his remark : i...  more »

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