A guide to hiking Oirase River.

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The main  reason we traveled to Aomori prefecture wasn’t for Lake Towada, which we wrote about in our last post, but to hike the 14 kilometre track along the Oirase river. This is the only river draining Lake Towada and is the most popular tourist spot in the prefecture. Continue reading “A guide to hiking Oirase River.”

Aomori’s Lake Towada

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Aomori prefecture seems to be a world apart from the hustle of Osaka.  Aomori is raw, isolated but extremely beautiful. We spent four days in the prefecture staying on the tranquil Lake Towada, which fills the volcanic caldera, approximately three hours  from the prefecture’s capital. Continue reading “Aomori’s Lake Towada”