Bihoro Pass is on the border between Bihoro Town and Teshikaga Town and at the altitude of 490 m. It opened in October of 1920.
It is beside Route 243 and located on the west side of Lake Kussharo in Akan National Park Area.
The area around the pass is covered with bamboo grass and a few shrubs and the good place to take off with para-glider.The approach from Teshikaga Town is so winding that it is closed most frequently among the routes maintained by Ministry of Transportation and Land-planning in Japan because of blizzard in winter.
The rest house was closed on December 31, 2012.
Even for me, it's the first time to visit there on December 31. The eastern part of Hokkaido gives me the ample power to fight the uphill battle in the real world. Did you visit somewhere that gives you the power at the end of 2012?
Have a great year of quantum leap!