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Irohazaka Route, Nikko

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Travel the spectacular and winding ribbon of Irohazaka Route, which carves its snaking path up and down the mountainous landscape. With a total of 48 hairpins, it's not a drive for the faint of heart--but if you enjoy a bit of a challenge, you'll witness spectacular views across the valley, with observational points along the way. Scenic any time of year, the hills prove particularly memorable from October to early November, as the surrounding trees take on rusty tones. Make Irohazaka Route a part of your Nikko vacation plans using our Nikko trip generator.
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  • Usually the No. 2 iroha-Zaka slope, descending first iroha-Zaka slope in each is one-way. However now until the end of April the first iroha-Zaka slope 20:00-5:00 is closed for construction. Can occur because during that time period keep the No. 2 iroha-Zaka slope up and down alternately at the entrance of the Hill takes about 20 minutes waiting time. Towards 4-1 early morning fishing ban at midnight 3/31 arrived at the foot, but exactly fold down car started just so waited for about 20 minutes. Was by the way snow day is for at the foot guards check the tires. Summer tires car refused there, it turned back.
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  • I want to go from the sunlight Kegon Falls, ABCs ban motion sickness is worried and was hesitant. It comes with 2 degrees is car rental is iroha slope plunge, and I might be persuaded to a friend. Divided road up and down the road, each on the other hand is passing. So great is the winding road. Safe driving and didn't care for the car.
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  • Lake hotel for accommodation, headed by city bus. Originally bus you get motion sickness because you were very concerned. But!!? "torture King" in a thrilling, fuelled by fear thanks to the gorgeous curve of the taxi arrived in between lol by the way down carefully, carefully slowly descended.
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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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  • Old Showa era can be glimpsed on the slopes of the masonry on the slope in the middle is. At that time as a highway toll road of Oku Nikko tourist people luck got Navigator, it was crowded with tourists from that time to enjoy hot springs as well as. Widening at the confluence of the second first place is like a toll trail.
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  • Iroha slope is the famous Hill of Tochigi Prefecture. Beautiful views. Season of new green leaves, foliage, snow, mountains are beautiful.
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  • Old and the differences between driving hard, but nice views and cycling people easy to use as it is.
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