Yakeyama area (焼山) is said to be the entrance to the stunning Oirase Gorge (or the goal if you are coming from Lake Towada). As a base for visitors to rejuvenate from hiking and trekking, the area has a number of restaurants, ryokans/hotels, a ski resort, and even the most temperamental Ginkgo in Japan!
The famous Oirase Gorge and Lake Towada are probably the mainstream destinations of Aomori Prefecture. But if you just take the JR bus from JR Aomori Station straight to Yakeyama (the entrance of Oirase Gorge), you are missing quite a few scenic ponds!
The 14 km Oirase Gorge (奥入瀬渓流) in Aomori Prefecture is known as one of Japan’s most scenic spots. No matter which season you visit Oirase Gorge, you will definitely be amazed by its beauty. But getting using public transportation isn’t straightforward. So if you are unsure how to get to this picturesque destination, read on!
If you are heading to Oirase Gorge and Lake Towada, instead of taking a bus to the starting point of the gorge, we recommend you stop by a couple of the attractions in the Hakkōda Mountains (八甲田山). You will find some of the most breathtaking scenery as you trek through the mountain trails that connect
Ropeways are not cheap to build. So if a ropeway is built at a location, the scenery from the ropeway is bound to be amazing. In Aomori Prefecture, not only is the Hakkōda Ropeway (八甲田ロープウェー) known for its great view, but they are also known for its skiing and snowboarding courses from the Summit Station