Japan National Route 127

National Route 127 is a national highway of Japan connecting Tateyama, Chiba and Kisarazu, Chiba in Japan, with a total length of 54.5 km (33.86 mi).

National Route 127 shield
National Route 127
国道127号
Japanese-National-Route-127-at-Kyonan-Chiba.jpg
Route information
Length54.5 km[1] (33.9 mi)
Existed1953–present
Major junctions
North end National Route 16 in Kisarazu, Chiba
South end National Route 128 / National Route 410 in Tateyama, Chiba
Location
CountryJapan
Highway system
National Route 126 National Route 128

HistoryEdit

When designated in 1953, Route 127 originally ran from Tateyama to Chiba. The section from Kisarazu to Chiba was redesignated as a portion of Route 16 on 1 April 1963, shortening Route 127 to its current route.

In popular cultureEdit

Japanese Bōsōzoku rock group Kishidan referenced this route in their debut album, an independently released mini-album titled Bousou Yotarou Rock 'n' Roll where the final song was called Kokudou 127 Gousen no Shiroki Inazuma (國道127號線の白き稻妻). This song was re-released on Kishidan's first full album, 1/6 Lonely Night. In 2008, while on hiatus while Kishidan members were performing in DJ Ozma, both Kishidan and DJ Ozma switched record labels from EMI Music Japan to Avex Trax. Before switching, Kishidan released a double compilation album of songs from their EMI years, titled, Kishidan Grateful EMI Years 2001-2008 Bousou Tamashii ~Song for Route 127~. Several of the group's members are from Chiba Prefecture, where the route is located.

 
Tateyama Bypass

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "一般国道の路線別、都道府県別道路現況" [Road statistics by General National Highway route and prefecture] (PDF) (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 February 2020.