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National Route 2 is a major highway on the islands of Honshū and Kyūshū in Japan. It follows the old Sanyōdo westward from the city of Osaka, Osaka Prefecture in the Kansai region to the city of Kitakyūshū in Fukuoka Prefecture, passing through the San'yō region en route. Between Hyōgo Prefecture and Yamaguchi Prefecture it parallels the Sanyō Expressway; it crosses the Kanmon Straits through the Kanmon Roadway Tunnel. Its total length is 533.2 km. At its Osaka terminus, it meets Route 1; at its western terminus, it links with Routes 3 and 10.[1][2]

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National Route 2
国道2号 (Kokudō Ni-gō)
Route information
Length 533.2 km (331.3 mi)
Major junctions
East end National Route 1 / National Route 25 / National Route 176 in Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka
  National Route 43
National Route 174
National Route 175
National Route 312
National Route 179
National Route 30
National Route 180
National Route 429
National Route 182
National Route 313
Japan road sign 325.svg Nishiseto Expressway
National Route 184
National Route 185
National Route 375
National Route 486
National Route 188
National Route 187
National Route 437
National Route 376
National Route 315
National Route 489
National Route 262
National Route 190
National Route 490
National Route 491
National Route 9
West end National Route 3 / National Route 10 in Moji-ku, Kitakyushu
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan
Route 2 passing through Kobe

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Overlapping sectionsEdit

  • From Nishinomiya (Fudabasuji intersection) to Kobe (San'nomiya-East intersection): Route 171
  • From Kobe (Higashi-Shiriike intersection) to Akashi (Kariguchi intersection): Route 28
  • From Kobe (Higashi-Shiriike intersection) to Akashi (Kokubo intersection): Route 250
  • From Himeji to Taishi Town (Taishi-Kamiota IC): Route 29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 一般国道2号 (in Japanese). Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  2. ^ 一般国道2号 (in Japanese). Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 2010-11-26.