Oirase Gorge

奥入瀬渓流 

The Oirase Gorge is one of the most beautiful river valleys in Japan, with vibrant and fast flowing water. The gorge extends over 14 km from the contrastively calm Lake Towada. The Oirase Gorge shows its beauty in different ways throughout the four seasons. However, the gorge is mostly known for its spectacular autumn foliage in the fall season.
The Oirase Gorge has an enchanting atmosphere with many waterfalls and thick woods. Starting in October, the leaves of the trees begin to change to vibrant red and yellow, adding to the already vivid green of the moss on the rocks, adding colors to a magnificent sight. The autumn colors peak every year around the end of October to the beginning of November. Visitors can hike around the gorge on the hiking trail. The gorge is a National Special Place of Scenic Beauty and National Natural Monument.


Rental Bicycles

Rental Bicycles are available for visitors who prefer cycling to walking.

Basic Fee4 Hours Regular bicycle ¥1,000 Electric bicycle ¥1,500
Rental Hours8:30~16:30
Rental LocationOirase Sream Museum TEL:0176-74-1233
Ishikedo Rest Area TEL:0176-74-2355
JR Bus Nenokuchi TEL:0176-75-2244


The Oirase Stream Museum

The Oirase Stream Museum is located conveniently at the mouth of the Oirase Gorge for visitors to enjoy a break with a light meal or shop for souvenirs.

Address183 Tochikubo, Okuse, Towada-shi, Aomori 034-0301
Contact Information0176-74-1233 yuusuikan@oirase.or.jp
Business Hours9:00~16:00
Closed Days
None
Admission FeeFree
URL(Japanese) http://www.oirase.or.jp/keiryu/keiryu.htm

General Information

Address
青森県十和田市奥瀬栃久保183
Contact
Lake Towada National Park Association
Telephone Number
0176-75-2425
Directions
JR Aomori Station
JR Bus Mizuumi-Go 120-minute ride
Get off at Yakeyama Bus Stop
5-minute walk
Oirase Gorge
*Between mid-November and mid-April, the JR Bus service is suspended for the winter.
Website
(Japanese) Lake Towada National Park AssociationSee trip advisor

Basic Information

  • Multilingual
    Staff
  • Multilingual
    Signs
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Contactless
    Payments
  • Tax Free
  • Parking Lot
  • Barrier-Free
    Toilet
  • Barrier-Free

COVID-19 Prevention

  • Face Masks
    Required
  • Sanitizing
    Stations
  • Temperature
    Checks
  • Physical
    Distancing

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Notice


As of August 9, 2022, intense rain has been falling intermittently in Aomori Prefecture, and the risk of landslides, flooding, and flood damage is rapidly increasing, so please exercise extreme caution. In addition, warnings and advisories have been issued in many cities, towns, and villages. For more information, please refer to the "Aomori Disaster Prevention Portal".

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