Irohazaka Route, Nikko

Irohazaka Route, Nikko - Address

Address: Japan, 〒321-1445 Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko, 細尾町

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About Irohazaka Route, Nikko

Wondering why is a route on the must-see places in Nikko?! Hold on till you get here.

A zigzag road, full of breath-taking foliage, the Irohazaka Routes is a scenic drive perched in the lap of mountains on the Route 120 between central Nikko city and Lake Chuzenji. Constructed in 1954, this a route accommodating 48 hairpin turns! Apparently, the 48 bends represent each letter of the Japanese alphabet. This is where the attraction even derives its name from – the first three alphabets i, ro and ha.

Definitely, not for someone who is faint-hearted or prone to motion sickness, as this route is sure to cause some serious locomotion!

Irohazaka Route Information

  • If you plan to drive down, drive with your headlights on.

How To reach Irohazaka Route by Public Transport

  • Routes buses or buses to Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Waterfall.

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  • I totally fall in love this route, that's i have chance to drive a car on there...Awesome so Awesome 👍💛🎌

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  • nice road

  • 日本一のミルフィーユのように重なった下り坂。 一方通行で追い越しはかなり危険なので、ルールを守って走りましょう。 あまり調子にのってカーブを曲がろうとすると、高低差とカーブのきつさに車の車体がねじれます。 平日でも前に車がいると、かなりの確率で渋滞が発生します。 冬場でもここは通行止めになりません。 これより先の金精峠は通行止めになるので注意が必要です。

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  • 混雑が異常すぎて次はないかな〜と思いました。行く場合は絶対に行楽シーズンの時期を外して行こうと思います。気分はsw20でインベタのさらにインベタで空飛びたいと思う感じです。

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