Set out on a journey where time-honored customs meet modern marvels – this is the allure of Japan's unparalleled roads. A land where sakura petals drift down onto neon-lit streets, the country's roads are a harmonious blend of the past and the future.

Imagine driving across the Eshima Ohashi Bridge, often dubbed the "Roller Coaster Road" due to its steep incline, offering an adrenaline rush as you soar over Lake Nakaumi. Then there's the Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge, a marvel of engineering that takes motorists on a dizzying 720-degree spiral. Journey further to the clouds via Norikura Skyline Road, the highest public road in Japan, offering breathtaking views of the alpine landscapes. For those who seek the thrill of countless curves, the Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline doesn't disappoint with its winding paths that challenge even the most seasoned drivers.

Beyond these wonders, the Irohazaka Winding Road in Nikko presents a series of serpentine turns set against a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, while the Shimanami Kaido gracefully connects islands across the serene Seto Inland Sea. And amidst the nation's natural beauty, the sprawling expressways of Tokyo stand as a testament to Japan's forward-thinking urban design.

Navigating through Japan isn't merely about reaching a destination; it's an exploration of contrasts, from scenic serenities to avant-garde architectures. Strap in, and let Japan's roads lead you on a journey where each kilometer unveils a new facet of this multifaceted nation.

Eshima Ohashi Bridge: Japan's Roller Coaster Road Over Lake Nakaumi

Located in Tottori Prefecture of Western Japan, the Eshima Ohashi Bridge looks more like a roller coaster than a road. It 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.

The horrifying Old Inunaki Tunnel in Japan

Old Inunaki Tunnel in Japan is a famous place where people have been killed or burnt to death and many murders took place here.

Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge rotates traffic through 720 degrees

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. 

Irohazaka Winding Road is the ultimate scenic drive

Iroha-zaka is the name of a couple 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. 

Norikura Skyline Road is the highest public road in Japan

Located in Nagano Prefecture, in the central Chūbu region of Japan, the paved Norikura Skyline is a great road with stunning views.

Fuji Subaru Line: enjoy a drive among the clouds

Mount Fuji is the highest mountain of Japan at 3,776m (12,389ft) above the sea level. It’s an active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08.

Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline: A Road So Winding, You'll Feel Dizzy Just Observing!

Dive into one of Earth's most exhilarating drives - the Tsugaru Iwaki Skyline. Nestled in the northern Tōhoku region of Japan, this daunting road boasts a staggering 69 hairpin turns, easily making one of the most hairpinned roads in the world.

The ultimate guide to the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, the roof of Japan

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route stands as one of the world's most spectacular drives. Nestled on the boundary between Toyama and Nagano prefectures in Japan, this breathtaking route promises an unparalleled experience for travelers.

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%.

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.

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.

Gate Tower Building, a highway through a building

Located in Fukushima-ku, in downtown Osaka, Japan, Gate Tower Building is a 16-storey office building famous for the highway that passes three floors of the construction.

The nuclear National Route 6 from Namie to Tomioka

Located in Fukushima Prefecture, the Japan National Route 6 is a challenging drive through the tsunami-crippled Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Japan.

Hakone Nanamagari is the Japanese drifting paradise

Located in central Japan, the infamous Hakone Nanamagari Route was one of the most crowded drifting spots, back in the 90s. It’s said to be the birthplace of drifting.

Yamate Tunnel is a Modern Marvel in Tokyo

The Yamate Tunnel is an integral part of Tokyo's transportation infrastructure, carrying the Central Circular Route (C2) of the Shuto Expressway. It connects the Takamatsu on-ramp in Toshima to near the Ōi Junction in Shinagawa, ensuring smooth transportation within the city. It’s one of the longest tunnels in the world.