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Towada, Oirase, HakkodaTowada-Hachimantai National Park


Visitor Center Oirase Keiryu-kan

Oirase Keiryu-kan
Start your hike along the mountain stream at this information center in Oirase.

The Oirase Keiryu-kan is located at the downstream entrance to the Oirase stream in Towada-Hachimantai National Park. It offers displays and materials related to the stream, souvenirs, and experiences such as crafting moss balls. At the cafe, enjoy coffee brewed from the Oirase headwaters, made at the adjacent Oirase Yusui-kan.

The museum offers other services for your enjoyment, including information on safely walking along the Oirase stream, and rental of electric motor-assisted bicycles.

Facility Outline

Open:9:00 – 16:30
Closed:Open daily throughout the year
Usage Fee:Free of Charge
Foreign Languages Accommodated:None
Address:Tochikubo 183, Okuse, Towada City, Aomori Prefecture
Try crafting a moss ball
Try crafting a moss ball
Message from the Facility
Located at the entrance to the Oirase stream, this facility offers information on weather and road conditions, and more, which will help you fully enjoy this mountain area. The scenery here includes the fresh greenery in spring, autumn foliage, and other signs of the season. It also offers experiences unique to the area, such as crafting moss balls that give one a sense of a miniature Oirase and the pristine Oirase headwaters. Please stop by when you set out on a hike along the Oirase stream. Let the Oirase Keiryu-kan serve as your gateway to the area.