Oirase Stream is remarkably beautiful during autumn for some of the most famous fall foliage in Japan. This mountain stream in the Aomori prefecture attracts visitors every year to enjoy a colorful display of leaves with shades of red, yellow, and orange. The natural roaring of the stream and its many waterfalls offer a retreat from the city. During the spring and summer, Oirase Stream is surrounded by lush trees and greenery ideal for a nature hike. Recognized as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty by the Japanese government, Oirase Stream is truly a natural monument.
The hike in Oirase Stream is not just breathtaking, but fairly easy for the average traveler. The landscape is about eight and a half miles long, with a variety of waterfalls each with a unique appearance. The most remarkable water falls are Kumoi-no-Taki (standing about 80 feet high), Choshi-Otaki (with a great flow of water), Tamasudare-no-Taki (with spherical shaped flow), and Shiraito-no-Taki (white thread like flow).