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. See Irohazaka Route and all Nikko has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nikko online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Are you wigglin anyway, feeling worse. Standing signs at every curve, in order to most to and sort is that interesting.
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  •  We were staying at Kinugawa hot springs leaves, Kinugawa Onsen, IRO upgrade went to Kegon Falls. Iroha slope is tourist roads that have a steeper curve than 48 locations with this name.  Curve each "" filter "" there was a sign of. It seems there are 440 m altitude difference slope. Had begun the autumn as the leaves no trees around the foot of the Hill of the town of sunlight and color is not did the climb towards the top. It seems it is still autumn in full swing early, but foliage will peak when becoming gridlocked roads.
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  • Our much-anticipated drive on the irohazaka was quite disappointing since we were constantly stuck behind big tour buses and braking-for-no-reason weekend drivers (we d on drove this on a Monday morni...  more »
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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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  • I went off the tourist season. Car was running smoothly, at least. Winding road since drivers enjoy the views. Until now must be allowed enough staff. Anyone who likes driving birds or may be Hill's color! I thought it was the perfect name. Who at any time became the godmother or want to know
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  • Hovers like a mille-feuille of downhill. While toll overtaking is quite dangerous in the rules, let's run. Too much on the tone, turning at the curve and at the tight curve of the difference between the high and low car body screw. Even during the week before the car pretty much causes traffic jams. Even in winter here is not closed to traffic. Earlier gold plus pass is closed to traffic so caution is required.
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Rich in history, culture, and nature, you'll be pleased to find that Nikko also boasts a rich variety of accommodations. Competition may be pretty fierce at peak times, but make your reservation early and you'll be able to find somewhere to sleep that suits your style. Luxury hotels and boutiques with "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) never stray too far from the river, while hostels and guesthouses tend to be tucked away on side streets, and up in the north of town. Mid-range and standard hotels lie close to the main train stations and by the main plazas.
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