Oirase Gorge and Lake Towada Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

The Oirase Gorge is a popular resort in the Northern Japan, offering some of Japan’s most spectacular mountain scenery. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan.

The gorge is marked by interesting rock formations on both sides while the river has icy rapids and a series of 14 plunging waterfalls along the way. If there’s only one thing you do in Aomori, do this. It really is a nature lovers paradise.

It is about 2.5 kilometres (1.8 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2-4 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that’s best for you!

Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Towada, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




The Oirase Gorge is a popular resort in the Northern Japan, offering some of Japan’s most spectacular mountain scenery. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan.

The gorge is marked by interesting rock formations on both sides while the river has icy rapids and a series of 14 plunging waterfalls along the way. If there’s only one thing you do in Aomori, do this. It really is a nature lovers paradise.

It is about 2.5 kilometres (1.8 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2-4 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hours tour that’s best for you!

Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

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Pass By: Oirase River, Okuse Aomori Prefecture

The Oirase Gorge is arguably the most beautiful river valley in all of Japan, and that’s saying something – this country is breathtaking. Running 14km (8.6 miles) between Nenokuchi and Yakeyama on the shores of Lake Towada, the stream follows a gentle gradient of about 200m with a charming rest area (Ishigedo) at the center of it all.

Pass By: Lake Towada, 034-0000

Lake Towada is a famous scenic spot in the north. When you see the beautiful lake reflecting the sky and the surrounding mountains, and a large open panorama, it is breathtaking.You’ll be surrounded by emotions that can’t be expressed in words.