Oirase River gorge
|⁃ location||Aomori & Akita Prefectures, Japan|
|⁃ elevation||401 m (1,316 ft)|
|0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||67 km (42 mi)|
|Basin size||820 km2 (320 sq mi)|
The Oirase River is the only river draining Lake Towada, a large caldera lake on the border of Aomori and Akita Prefectures. The river flows in a generally eastern direction, through the municipalities of Towada, Rokunohe, Oirase and Hachinohe before exiting into the Pacific Ocean. The upper reaches of the river form a scenic gorge with numerous rapids and waterfalls, and is one of the major tourist attractions of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park. The lower reaches of the river are used extensively for irrigation.
- Campbell, Allen; Nobel, David S (1993). Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Kodansha. p. 1134. ISBN 406205938X.
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