Tag - Best Driving Roads Japan

Route 401

‘Route 401’ is a fun touge road located in the Hakone region near the Hakone Skyline. This road doesn’t seem to have a name and is known as ‘Route 401’ as per the signage on the road. This is not a prominent road compared to the other passes in the region, but sure is fun to drive. This road is 7kms in length and is not subject to a toll...

Mikuni Pass

Mikuni Pass is a fun touge road located in Yamanakako, Yamanashi, about 10 minutes from the Mt Fuji race circuit.  It is not to be confused with the other Mikuni Pass located in the Hokkaido region, which is not really a touge road. This pass is named after the Mt Mikuni mountain in Yamanakako and is  approximately 8 kms long. The pass has a peak elevation of 1139m...

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...