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Address: Karurusycho, Noboribetsu 059-0553, Hokkaido
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Scenic view to Lake Toya

We took Orifure Pass to Lake Toya and did not regret it. Beautiful scenery of mountains and lakes instead of taking the Highway to Lake Toya.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
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Griffith, Australia
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103 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My first day of driving in Japan and I just fell in love with the experience after taking this route from Noboribetsu to Lake Toya. The scenery was just amazing and the road so lovely windy and twisty. There were surprises around almost every corner and very little traffic. I had not intended to take this road, but had simply... More 

1 Thank Penultim8
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took Orifure Pass to Lake Toya and did not regret it. Beautiful scenery of mountains and lakes instead of taking the Highway to Lake Toya.

3 Thank jwee92
Hong Kong
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120 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A nice drive down to Lake Toya across the pass. May seem quite long on the GPS but truth be told, probably only adds about 30 mins to the journey. Nevertheless, quite a few places to stop and take pictures and definitely a scenic beautiful drive

3 Thank flitting_bird
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Right choice to drive Route 2 instead of expressway from Noboribetsu to Toyako. Very pleasant and quiet drive in the morning, meandering at times but not that bad. Great reward at Orofure Pass - a lookout point with car park.

4 Thank 2plus1
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were considering whether to drive to lake toya via the highways or the orofure pass after visiting noboribetsu and were so glad we chose the latter. Firstly on the practical side, the time difference is really not much. Google map may indicate a much longer drive via the pass but it is based on the very slow speed limit.... More 

3 Thank kangtan
Sapporo, Japan
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

The road actually passes through a tunnel under Mt. Orofure, which is an hour's climb from the north side. The parking on the south side has views of the Pacific Ocean. The north side has views of Niseko. Dramatic.

2 Thank Nessie3

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