The Oirase Mountain Stream is a mountain stream that runs for about 14 kilometers from Nenokuchi.
It runs through a virgin forest rich in variety, containing white cedar, Japanese beech, and maple trees.
If you walk along the banks of the stream, you can see close-up the beauty of nature, such as dense green vegetation, ripples in the river, and rocks poking above the water covered with plants and moss.
The trail along the stream is also known as the Waterfall Avenue due to the numerous waterfalls scattered along the stream.
From Wakinosawa fishing village to Kanita town by ferry
It was raining.
A ferry platform is stood alone in an corner of a village.About an hour reach Kanita town. Ride ahead to Seikan Tunnel Memorial Hall.
Seikan Tunnel is the longest and the deepest
operational main-line rail tunnel in the world.
take a tram.
On a way to Tappi Cape, a unique National Road.
It’s a narrow stair road but the true National Road.
finally reach at Tappi Cape.
From Tappi cape to Jusanko Lake ,
The beautiful Shimokita Peninsula.Ride along the Hamanasu Line (Route279)
and say goodby to route 279 then say hello to route 6,soon will arrive at Shriyasaki cape. It’s famous for a beautiful white light house
Open the gate and get into the cape
There are many Kandachime horses at the cape
These horses are known for having short legs and stout frames
and endure the severe winter of Shimokita peninsula.
It’s a symbol of strength.
But in summer time,they are like this.
Get on Tohoku Expressway from Tokyo to Hirosaki city in Aomori.
It takes about 10 hours 700km.
Checke in a hotel and visit the Hirosaki Castle.
Here is a place with foliage and Oasis for the people.
So many beautiful lotus bloom in a pond.
Neputa Festival started from 7pm around the castle.
A huge Festival float is pulled around the town, occupying the full width of town roads
with the large drumbeat
The participant’s parade throughout the city towards the call of “Yah-Ya-Doh”,
pulling the parade floats of Samurai figures and Samurai paintings.
It’s so fantastic!
Hirosaki Neputa Festival will be held on Aug.1~7.