Irohazaka Route, Nikko

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  • Address: Japan, 〒321-1445 Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko, 細尾町
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:20 Mins
  • Tags: Scenic Drive, Family And Kids
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Irohazaka Route

  • 17.84% of people who visit Nikko include Irohazaka Route in their plan

  • 36.36% of people start their Irohazaka Route visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Irohazaka Route

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Irohazaka Route

People normally club together Nikko Tamozawa Imperial Villa Memorial Park and Kegon Falls while planning their visit to Irohazaka Route.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Irohazaka Route, Nikko Reviews

  • 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

  • 観光シーズンを外して行きました。 車は 少なくスムーズに走行できました。 曲がりくねった道ばかりなのでドライバー は景色を堪能…とまではゆかなくても充分 楽しめました。 運転が好きな方は一石二鳥かもしれませんね いろは坂! ピッタリの名前だと思いました。 誰がいつ頃 名付け親になったか知りたいです

  • 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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