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Usui Pass, Annaka

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The Usui pass (碓氷峠, Usui-tōge) is a mountain pass that lies between Nagano and Gunma prefecture in Japan. It has served as one of the major transportation routes in central Japan since at least the eighth century.
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  • We chanced upon Usui Pass on our way to our accomodation. It was a sight not to be missed. Might be better if we came down to walk through it. 
    We chanced upon Usui Pass on our way to our accomodation. It was a sight not to be missed. Might be better if we came down to walk through it.  more »
  • Being a driving enthusiast, my main purpose of visiting the Usui Pass was to, well, drive the Usui Pass. It is featured in Initial D, and is the home turf of Mako and Sayuki, two female racers that... 
    Being a driving enthusiast, my main purpose of visiting the Usui Pass was to, well, drive the Usui Pass. It is featured in Initial D, and is the home turf of Mako and Sayuki, two female racers that...  more »
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  • Great motorcycle road. Need to go early before traffic impedes a great flow (180+ curves!). Megane Bridge makes for a nice picture too.
  • We couldn't find the path. Got to the stone and found nature had taken over. We spent a week walking the Nakasendo trail and found this is the poorest section in term of signage. By the time we go to the top of the mountain, it was too late to start our descend. Maybe a visit to the tourist centre would be helpful.

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