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Address: Chugushi, Nikko 321-1661, Tochigi Prefecture
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Great road, even in a tour bus

This road is a great experience even if you don't drive yourself but are sitting on a tour bus. Add some snow and a bit of ice and it makes it even more exciting. Beautiful, too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sari L

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This road is a great experience even if you don't drive yourself but are sitting on a tour bus. Add some snow and a bit of ice and it makes it even more exciting. Beautiful, too, with the snow on the mountains. We saw some deer on along the way.

Thank Sari L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Long drive out of Tokyo (3 hours from memory), however this was WELL worth it. I hired a Nissan GTR-R24 Skyline, and loved every moment of the drive, even highway driving to Iroha-zaka. But once at the Iroha-zaka route, I was in driving heaven! It was kind of a dream come true to drive such a beautiful car at this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The walk was very beautiful withy a view on the waterfalls and the river flowing next to you for almost one kilometre. The walk is full of little shrines.

Thank Ulysse H
Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is a one-way route from Lake Chuzenji to Nikko. Enjoy the magnificent vistas. Best driven in the Autumn with the fall foliage. It was nice to have a driver to enjoy the experience.

Thank Arvid O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

A beautiful landscape all thru the trip, with lakes, mountains, snow in winter and flowers in spring. Some little shops in the middle to stop for a quick snack. A great rout to walk, too at least partially.

Thank Cecihaya
Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

A must for photographers. The landscapes are from another world. The nature full of different colors depending the season. It's an incredible ride up and down with some thrill but full of fun!

Thank Cecih
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

This is the winding road that connects lower Nikko with the higher elevations of the mountainous areas. We were there in late Autumn, some stunning scenery. Apparently the name comes from the fact there are 48 hairpin turns. There are separate roads for ascending and descending.

Thank thesmdm
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

We rented a car from Tobu Nikko station and drove along this winding route enroute to Chuzenji Lake where we stayed for the night. The route up to Chenzenji is one way and down from a different path. Can understand why bikers love this road as it provides the thrill of cornering the winding roads without having to worry about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

Get a bike and ride it. Awesome hairpin curves. I am quite a motorbike enthusiast and after a few research about Nikko, found out about irohazaka. We decided to rent a bike for a day and got a CB400 and a W800. Its a 1 way route up and down at another. So, minus the incoming vehicles from the equation,... More 

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