National Route 339, which extends to Cape Tappi, known as the Staircase National Route, is the only national route in Japan with a stairway, with a total length of 388.2 meters and an elevation difference of approximately 70 meters, with 362 steps that runs from the cape to a lighthouse.
There are various stories as to why this has become a national road. One is that the person in charge at that time did not check the actual location and only looked at a map before designating it as a national road.
The stairs that climb the wind-swept slope overlooking the Tsugaru Strait make for a scenic path. There are benches along the way, so you can take a break during your walk. If you have the stamina, why not give it a try for a fun topic to talk about.
- Path may be closed in the winter due to weather
- A short walk after getting off the bus at Tappizaki Todai Lighthouse from Minmaya Station on the JR Tsugaru Line
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