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So straight!

Such a pleasure to drive in Hokkaido and this road was no exception. Rather difficult to keep to... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Feels like heaven indeed :)

At 17km straight out, this is Hokkaido single longest stretch of straight road. While there is not... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2014
Singapore, Singapore
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Jun 16, 2019
“I was distracted by the sea beside”
Oct 27, 2018
“Not that special”
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Route 334/244, Shari-cho, Shari-gun 099-4122, Hokkaido
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Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Would be nicer if the skies cooperated. But still not too bad. Our driver took us there and told us is a photo spot so went down without knowing what to do/where to take photo. If there’s a signage it might help.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SherminP6
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We heard about this road, and as we had no choice but to take it, we thought we would see something special. However at the time of day we drove it, it was just a piece of straight road. Japan does not have daylight saving...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MadamJosephine
Reviewed October 2, 2018

It is good and easier to drive in Hokkaido. When you drive from Abashiri to Shari, Hokkaido, please take this long and straight road. Please make sure to take a photo the road at the sunset. Yes!!...nothing around this long road, but it is very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank itrader1962
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Someone has been trying to popularize this of late. Drove down here a couple of times. It's ok but it's just a straight road. Perhaps at sunset it's a better view?

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 1,760,022
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Such a pleasure to drive in Hokkaido and this road was no exception. Rather difficult to keep to the speed limits.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Something fun to look out for while trundling through the amazing Hokkaido scenery. It really does feel like a never-ending straight stretch of road leading to the sky!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Nightshade00
Reviewed November 21, 2017

The so-called Road to Heaven is the Shari Highway (Route 244 west of Shari) and the Shiretoko Highway (Route 334 east of Shari) leading to the Shiretoko Peninsula and the Shiretoko National Park's west side. It is hard to avoid this road if you are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank JohnD209
Reviewed August 15, 2017

I cannot remember which other country has such a long road for driving, or bus-ing. It seems to run forever and ever, and ever.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jeremy_C_MH
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This road is long and straight across the hills in the area and the view from the little observatory is awesome. If you're in the area- don't miss it. Also highly recommended at sunset, even if you're not sure if it will be a nice...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed December 24, 2014

At 17km straight out, this is Hokkaido single longest stretch of straight road. While there is not "entertainment" at this location, the venue is nonetheless an interesting spot for some unique pic opportunity. Coming from a small country like Singapore where I live, the east...More

Date of experience: November 2014
8  Thank jensen_chua
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May 17, 2016|
Response from GoPlaces803727 | Reviewed this property |
I 'd like to advise you to visit Shiretoko Five Lakes and Shiretoko Cruising. Regards, Sean
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