Oyasukyo Daifunto of Akita prefecture is a gorge cutting through the forested landscape. After a short walk, to reach the river's source, visitors will be stunned by the thermal activity mere feet away from them. Drawing from hot underground water, large masses of steam can be seen escaping from the hot rapids. Surrounded by high cliff faces, there are few places in the world with this kind of thermal activity going on. Not far away from Oyasukyo Daifunto, there are hot springs (onsen) where you will be able to bathe in steaming hot spring water for yourself. A great location for visitors looking for something different, on their walking trail.