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Address: Karurusycho, Noboribetsu 059-0553, Hokkaido
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Nice scenic route, be careful in the winter

Lots of curves and bends, very icy in the winter. Beautiful scenery though, drive this on a nice day with no fog

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 13, 2016
Jenn P
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Los Altos Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The colors in the mountain were yellow, red, green and white. Beautiful. You shall drive further down where you have more wider view.

Thank M M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Lots of curves and bends, very icy in the winter. Beautiful scenery though, drive this on a nice day with no fog

Thank Jenn P
Griffith, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Penultim8
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

4 Thank jwee92
Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 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

4 Thank flitting_bird
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

6 Thank kangtan
Sapporo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 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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