Tag - Japan road trip

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...

Hakone Skyline

Hakone Skyline is another great touge road located in Hakone, Japan. This is a popular pass and is not to be confused with the Hakone Turnpike which is another great road in the Hakone region. This pass is located at a higher elevation then the Hakone Turnpike. The Hakone Skyline road is 5km in length, and is subject to a toll charge. This is a fun road and has many...

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...

Hakone Turnpike Pass

Hakone Turnpike is one of the most iconic Touge roads in Japan. It’s a road which is often used by JDM manufacturers such as Nissan, Honda, Toyota to develop their cars. It’s also famous for drifting, Touge battles and has featured in a lot of arcade games. This road has been on my bucket list for a while, and I was looking forward to drive this in the...

Sports Car Rental in Japan

Touge Japan Begins! For the next few weeks I’m going to drive the best mountain passes and Touge roads in Japan. For this journey I have hired a JDM sports car from “Omoshiro“. If you’re after a sports car rental in Japan, seriously this is the place to go. They have a large range of sports cars from Nissan’s, Honda’s...