Irohazaka いろは坂 

Drive around 48 frightening zigzags while marvelling at stunning views!

Drive around 48 frightening zigzags while marvelling at stunning views!
Drive around 48 frightening zigzags while marvelling at stunning views!
Irohazaka is a pair of winding roads (ascending and descending) connecting Nikko-city and the mountainous Lake Chuzenji area. The roads are named after the 48 syllables of the Japanese alphabet (kana) as they contain 48 hairpin turns while rising and falling 440 metres in elevation. The best viewing spot is the Akechidaira observatory on the descending road. The picturesque landscape is known as the most beautiful place to celebrate autumn leaves in Nikko, and it is well worth putting up with the traffic on the roads at this popular time.
  • Drive around 48 frightening zigzags while marvelling at stunning views!
  • Drive around 48 frightening zigzags while marvelling at stunning views!

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Basic Information

Address Nikko-shi, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-54-2496 (Association touristique de Nikko, branche de Nikko)