The Bandai-Azuma Skyline is a 29-km sightseeing driving route meandering through the Azuma mountain range between Takayu Onsen and Tsuchiyu Toge Pass and is literally known as "the road that runs across the sky."
It has been selected as one of the top 100 roads in Japan and offers a wide variety of seasonal scenery from the snow corridor in spring to the fresh greenery in early summer and the foliage in autumn.
The road is normally closed in winter from mid-November to early-April due to snowfall; however, from following the annual re-opening of the road in early-April until the end of the Golden Week holidays, a wall of snow on both sides of the road is created, so you may enjoy driving through a corridor of snow.
A thematic journey in the Tohoku region:Snowmelt
- Free passing
Jodotaira parking lot/motorcycles 200 yen, cars 500 yen, microbuses 1,000 yen, large buses 2,000 yen
- Opening Times
- Open period / early-April to mid-November (the snow corridor is open from early-April to early-May)
*Note that even during this period, traffic restrictions will be imposed when safety cannot be ensured due to frozen road surfaces, heavy snowfall, volcanic gas concentrations, and eruption hazard levels. Please check the traffic regulations information before you visit.
- Approx. 1 hour by car from JR Fukushima Station
Approx. 30 minutes by car from Fukushima-Nishi Interchange (Tohoku Expressway)
Approx. 30 minutes by car from Fukushima-Iizaka Interchange (Tohoku Expressway)
Approx. 20 minutes by car from Fukushima-Ozasou Interchange (Tohoku-Chuo Expressway)
- Official Website
- Bandai-Azuma Skyline
- Fukushima City Tourism & Convention Association (For inquiries about roads) Northern Fukushima Construction Office Azuma-Tsuchiyu Road Management
- Telephone Number