Irohazaka Winding Road

423
Irohazaka Winding Road (1)

Irohazaka are a pair of winding roads connecting the lower elevation around central Nikko, in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, to the higher elevations of Oku-Nikko located in the northwestern part of Nikko. Irohazaka consist of two roads that were respectively built in 1954 and 1965 as some of Japan’s first toll roads, but were later turned toll free. Today, the older road is only open to downward traffic and includes a pit stop from where you can see two waterfalls. The road played a significant role in Japanese history – the route was popular with Buddhist pilgrims on their way to Lake Chuzenji, which is at the top of the forested hill that this road climbs.

Irohazaka Winding Road (1)

 

Irohazaka Winding Road (2)

 

Irohazaka Winding Road (3)

 

Irohazaka Winding Road (4)

 

Irohazaka Winding Road (5)

 

Irohazaka Winding Road (6)

 

Irohazaka Winding Road (7)

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here