This is a sightseeing toll road that runs from Fukushima City's Takayu Hot Springs to the Tsuchiyu Pass, commanding panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
The spectacular views that stretch out at an average altitude of 1,350 meters attract visitors time and time again, and Bandai-Azuma Skyline has been selected as one of the 100 Best Roads in Japan.
Along the road, there are eight scenic spots that were named by the famous Japanese writer Yasushi Inoue. These include the Jodo Daira Plateau and Mt. Azuma Kofuji.
In spring, tourists can enjoy flower viewing while at the same time taking in the otherworldly winter scenery of the "Snow Corridor".
In summer, the Nemoto Shakunage (Rhododendron brachycarpum), a species of alpine rose, and other alpine plants display their colorful flowers and fresh, brilliant green leaves.
In autumn, beautifully tinted red and yellow foliage presents a feast for the eyes.
Along this road, where every season offers its own special delights, visitors experience first hand the cool, refreshing air and breathtakingly blue sky of the highlands, scenery that can be encountered only at a particular time of year, and Olympian views of the lowlands from above the clouds.