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  Ishi no To Tower of Stone

If you drive about 20 minutes toward the valley running alongside Owani's Hayaseno Dam lake you'll find a red torii gate marking the entrance to the Ishi no To hiking trail. After a 45 minute climb from there, you'll reach a 24m tall, 74m around boulder called Ishi no To, the tower of stone, in a national forest reserve on the border with Akita prefecture. The sight is so overwhelming that in the Tsugaru region of Aomori they say "You can’t talk big until you've seen Ishi no To." It's also long been a spot of deep spiritual faith, called "God descended from the heavens."

Around June to November
Owani Town hall Planning and Tourism Division
Take the ?u Line from JR Hirosaki Station to Owani Onsen Station. About 11 minutes.
It's about 45 minutes drive from Owani Onsen Station.
Then, it's about 45 minutes walk from the Ishi no To Hiking Trail entrance torii.

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