Shiratori-toge Pass (白鳥峠)

Shiratori-toge Pass is a pass located in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture.

Maizuru, a major city in northern Kyoto Prefecture, has been developed as Nishi Maizuru (western Maizuru) with an ancient castle town flourishing as a commercial city and Higashi Maizuru (eastern Maizuru) prospering as a naval port, separately. Shiratori-toge Pass is located in the JR Maizuru Line and Kyoto Prefectural Road 28 Kokura Nishi Maizuru Route, arterious connecting both two areas.

In the past, people had to cross the pass on foot and raccoon dogs were found around there.

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