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One of the most beautiful places on earth...

Just got back from a 2-week trip to Japan, and this, by far, was the highlight of the trip. As a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James H
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Gorgeous Oirase Gorge

Oirase Gorge 奥入瀬渓流 Oirase Keiryū) is a picturesque mountain stream in Aomori Prefecture that claims... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Soo K
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Hong Kong, China
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Okuse, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a 2-week trip to Japan, and this, by far, was the highlight of the trip. As a professional photographer that has photographed many places around the world, I found that it was hard to take a bad photo here. Everywhere you...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Oirase Gorge 奥入瀬渓流 Oirase Keiryū) is a picturesque mountain stream in Aomori Prefecture that claims to be one of the most beautiful river valleys in Japan if not the most beautiful. The Oirase Gorge streches 14km from Nenokuchi on the shore of Lake Towada. The...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

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 early as you can because parking spaces...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 : it's just an unbelievable trek; far...More

1  Thank Dalip C
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Reviewed 24 October 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...More

1  Thank bkpkwok
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Reviewed 18 October 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...More

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Reviewed 18 September 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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Reviewed 1 September 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.

Thank DLi_hk
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Reviewed 21 May 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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Reviewed 20 December 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...More

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ElaineJJ49
8 January 2015|
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Response from Laurel Z | Reviewed this property |
Quite a ways away. You would have to take a bus tour, rent a car, or pay a lot for a taxi. By private car Oirase is like an hour and a half away, and then you drive the route and end up at Lake Towada. Then you have to... More
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