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National Route 259 is a national highway of Japan connecting Toba, Mie and Toyohashi, Aichi in Japan, with a total length of 47 km (29.2 mi).

National Route 259 shield

National Route 259
国道259号
Route information
Length47 km (29 mi)
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

Cultural referencesEdit

An alternate reading of this highway numeral designation is ji-go-ku. In Japanese, the word jigoku means Hell, and thus some Tahara residents refer to it as ji-go-ku-douro, or the "Highway to Hell". This term gained popularity due to the perception of a higher fatality rate along the road, especially before it was widened and improved.