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Oirase Gorge

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Flowing approximately 14 kilometers from Nenokuchi on Lake Towada to Yakeyama, Oirase Gorge has lush trees and several waterfalls, and the charming ever-changing flow, oddly shaped rocks, and beauty spots give rise to magnificent mountain stream scenery, allowing you to thoroughly enjoy the beauty of nature in all four seasons. Fresh greenery is visible from May to June, and the fall leaves start to change color in early October and are at their best from mid to late October.

More Information about Oirase Gorge

Street address

Towada City



  • Approximately 2 hours from JR Shin-Aomori Station by JR Bus.
    Get off at Yakeyama and walk for 3 minutes.


  • Runs from late April to mid-November.Take the train to JR Hachinohe Station. Take the JR Bus Tohoku "Oirase-go" toward Lake Towada for 90 minutes and get off at "Yakeyama", or get off at "Ishigedo" after 100 minutes.
    ※Japan Rail Pass can be used. JR East Pass cannot be used.

Opening Hours




Best season

All year


At Oirase Stream, rental bicycles (get off at "Yakeyama") and walking the pedestrian trail (get off at "Ishigedo") are recommended.

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