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Why do the routes have different colors? The colors are only different so one route can easily be distinguished from another.

Motorcycle Roads in Japan


Japanese motorcycle roads have a lot to offer considering the vast mountainous areas, coastal roads, and lush forests that characterize much of Japan. Riders not familiar with riding on the left side of the road obviously need to be prepared for that difference and the fact that Japanese speed limits are modest compared to many American roads. For example, you'll find that speed limits are 80 - 100 km/h (~ 55 mph) on expressways, 40 km/h (~ 25 mph) in town/cities, 30 km/h (~ 18 mph) on side streets and 50 to 60 km/h (~ 35 mph) on other roads.

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Venus Line (Nagano)

This route will take you through the mountain roads around the Nagano Prefecture in Japan. This is the popular ski area of Japan. So expect this road to be closed in the winter. There is an art museum at the north end of the road if one feels like...

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Izu Skyline (Toll Road)

This road runs along the ridge line of the Izu peninsula. The route can be run north to south or vice versa. There are a number of scenic overlooks and shrines scattered along the route. The landmark Mt. Omuro, an extinct volcano, can be visited j...

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Ashinoko Skyline (Toll Road)

This road runs along the ridge line to the west of Lake Ashi. There are a number of scenic pullout points along the road that provide great views of Fujisan to the west or Lake Ashi to the east. On a very clear day one might be able to see south ou...

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Hakone Skyline (Toll Road)

This road rides along the peak on the northwest edge of Lake Ashi. To the west one can see majestic Fujisan. There are a handful of pullouts for scenic overlooks. After riding this route one can head down to the east side of Lake Ashi and try thei...

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