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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  • It passed through on the way to the Kegon Falls. During this season was that forward one bus only smooth nice. As a famous and beautiful.
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  • I think that before on the limited express spacia Asakusa 2355 from crowded roads to Tobu Nikko iroha slope descended to 14 o'clock mountain can do. There was no time to sleep because it is a spectacular fall foliage.
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  • Passed to go to a hotel. After the bus down and wiggling around, but bad weather was already dark, so I can't view is unfortunate, many cars, she saw a light here and there.
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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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  • Running is a fun way. Ran may not enjoy and go without thinking about time and time and attention are the main.
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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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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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