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The Matsukawa Gorge stretches between Matsukawa Onsen Town and Hachimantai Onsen Town and is well known as the most beautiful fall foliage spot in Iwate Prefecture. The entire gorge is filled with a virgin forest of beech and oak that changes into rich autumn hues. The gorge is also a great fishing destination for Iwana and Yamame trout.
Hachimantai Onsen-kyo, Matsuoyoriki, Hachimantai, Iwate
Spanning the Matsukawa Gorge, Mori-no-Ohashi Bridge is a superb fall foliage viewing spot.
Take an Iwate Kenhoku Bus for Matsukawa Onsen from JR Obuke Station, and get off at Kenmin-no-mori. It is a 1-minute walk from the bus stop.
A 20-minute drive from Tohoku Expressway Matsuo-Hachimantai Interchange.
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