In 1996, the Environment Agency at the time (later the Ministry of the Environment) invited the public to join the selection for “a sound environment (soundscape) that people want to leave for the future generations and cherish as the symbol of each region of the country”. Based on the screening and selection conducted by the Japan Soundscape Study Group, we will introduce the “100 Soundscape of Japan” found to be significant in preserving the sound environment.



Aomori Oirase Mountain Stream A 14km mountain stream starting from Konokuchi of Lake Towada to Yakeyama. The murmuring of a stream, magnificent changes in waters and waterfalls scattered along the stream create a soundscape together with the primeval forest.



●Location: Towada City, Aomori Prefecture

●Access: About 2 hours from JR Shin Aomori Station by bus

●Category: Inland Water

●Season: From May to October

●Place: Upper stream of Makadobashi and around Ashura no Nagare



Source: Japan’s Ministry of the Environment