Mt Fuji Touge Road

The road to Mt Fuji is another iconic touge road in Japan, which has been on my bucket list. This touge road is approximately 13kms long, featuring long sweeping bends and a number of tight hairpin turns. This road was quite similar to some of the mountain passes I had driven in Europe. Mt Fuji Touge Road is the approach road which leads to the active volcano called mt Fuji. This road is located approximately 100 kms from Tokyo near the boundary of Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures. I was staying at Hakone, from which it was approximately 50kms away. The scenery of Mt Fuji is really quite spectacular, especially on days with clear skies. Clear skies are somewhat rare, as the volcano is often engulfed in clouds. I was fortunate my schedule was flexible, therefore I could wait for a day with clear skies. The road is in great condition and had been maintained well. This is one of the few roads in Japan that is not subject to a toll charge. The road is relatively wider then some of the other mountain passes in Japan. This road is quite popular with motoring enthusiasts, I saw a number of motorcycling and car enthusiasts on my visit. The traffic on this road is minimal, and it was great to get a relatively clear run. I really enjoyed driving this road in the FD2R, which handled the corners well. I enjoyed driving this road more than the Hakone Turnpike, which was also a great road. This road should not be missed on your driving tour to Japan.

Speed: 40 kph

Traffic: Minimal

Length: 13 kms

Direction: Uphill to Mt Fuji