Eshima Ohashi Bridge

Eshima Ohashi Bridge, a steep rollercoaster bridge in Japan

Located in Western Japan, the Eshima Ohashi Bridge looks more like a roller coaster than a road. It links the city of Matsue in Shimane Prefecture to Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture and is basically a highway to outer space, a shortcut to vomiting from nausea, making driving over this thing one seriously thrilling car ride. It's one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Old Inunaki Tunnel

The horrifying Old Inunaki Tunnel in Japan

Located in the Miyawaka town, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, the Old Inunaki Tunnel is a famous place where people have been killed or burnt to death and many murders took place here.

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, the roof of Japan

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine is one of the most spectacular drives in the world. This unique and spectacular route located on the boundary of Toyama and Nagano prefectures, in central Japan stretches over 37 kilometres (23 mi) and tops out at 2.450m (8,038ft) above the sea level.

Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge

Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge rotates traffic through 720 degrees

The Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge, in Japan, is an example of how to build a bridge from one mountainside to another when the sides of the mountain are so steep that it is not possible to build a road at the same elevation on both sides. It's one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. 

Fuji Subaru Line

Fuji Subaru Line: enjoy a drive among the clouds

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m (12,389ft) above the sea level. An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day.

Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road

Hakusan Shirakawa-go White, a tourist toll road in Japan

Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road is a very scenic drive located in central Japan. It's a beautiful, scenic winding mountain toll road, especially in autumn as the leaves are changing.

Iroha-zaka Road

Irohazaka Winding Road, the ultimately scenic driving

Iroha-zaka is a pair of famous winding roads located in the mountains of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. It’s the main access to connect the lower elevations around central Nikko to the higher elevations of the mountainous Okunikko region. Each corner has a letter of ancient Japanese alphabet, and you will see it in alphabetical order. 

Mount Ikoma

A steep road (24%) to the top of Mount Ikoma

Mount Ikoma is a mountain pass at an elevation of 642m (2,106ft) above the sea level, located in the border of Nara Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture in Japan. The road to reach the summit is asphalted and includes peakes up to 24%.

Kenashi Pass

Kenashi Pass, a winding road only for experienced drivers

Kenashi Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,910m (6,266ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Gunma and Nagano prefectures, in Japan.

Norikura Skyline Road

Norikura Skyline Road, the highest public road in Japan

The Norikura Skyline is a great driving road where travelers can enjoy a great panoramic view of the Northern Alps Mountain Range, and you can travel up the mountain to a height of 2.700m (8,858ft) above the sea level without stopping. It’s the highest public road in Japan.

Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline

The Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline will make you carsick just looking at it

The Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline is one of the most challenging drives on Earth. Located in the northern Tōhoku region of Japan, this road with 66 hairpin turns will make you carsick just looking at it. This scenic toll road goes from the foot of Mt. Iwaki up to the eighth station, at 1.247m (4,091ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the most hairpinned roads in the world.

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.