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Japan National Route 334

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National Route 334 is a national road that runs from Rausu-cho, Nashigun, Hokkaido to Bihoro-cho, Abashiri-gun, Hokkaido.

This is an 18-kilometer long straight route (Route 334 and 244) from Minehama to Oei district in Shari Town, eastern Hokkaido. It was given this nickname because the road looks like it leads to “heaven”.

The easiest way to get to “Road to Heaven” is from the center of Shari town. First of all, head east on Route 334 for 10km from Shari town to Shiretoko Peninsula. At this point, the road will turn to the left, but instead of turning left, go straight on to the local road, Nanzan-go. Go up the hill to the top of the hill (on the left side of the road) and you will see an observation deck.

To your right, you can see fields and windbreaks and the Sea of Okhotsk in the distance. And on the left you can see a straight road leading far into the distance.

Because of the difference in elevation, the road looks like it’s heading up to the sky, and it’s a spectacular view created by human hands. The locals call this road “The Road to Heaven”. This route is very popular with bikers and bicycle touring tourists because it offers a quiet, sweeping panoramic view amidst a field of fields.

The road to heaven

This National route is surrounding mountains. You must enjoy driving.

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