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National Route 3 is a major highway on the island of Kyūshū in Japan. It connects the prefectural capital cities of Kagoshima (Kagoshima Prefecture, Kumamoto (Kumamoto Prefecture), and Fukuoka (Fukuoka Prefecture), passing through Kurume as well.

National Route 3 shield

National Route 3
国道3号 (Kokudō San-gō)
Route information
Length392.1 km[1] (243.6 mi)
Major junctions
South end National Route 10 in Kagoshima, Kagoshima
North end National Route 2 in Moji-ku, Kitakyushu
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan
National Route 2National Route 4
Ending milestone of Route 3, Route 10 and Route 225 at the central park in the city of Kagoshima

Its northern terminus is Moji-ku, Kitakyushu, where it meets National Route 2.

The total length of Route 3 is 392.1 km.

Route DataEdit


Overlapping sectionsEdit

  • From Moji-ku, Kitakyushu (Oimatsu-Park intersection) to Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyūshū (Mihagino intersection): Route 10
  • From Kurume to Yamaga (Chuo Street intersection): Route 325
  • From Yamaga (Nishiue-machi intersection) to Yamaga (Chuo Street intersection): Route 443
  • From Kita-ku, Kumamoto (Ueki-machi Mouno intersection) to Chūō-ku, Kumamoto (Suido-cho intersection): Route 208
  • From Minami-ku, Kumamoto (Chikami-machi intersection) to Uto (Matsuwara intersection): Route 57
  • From Chūō-ku, Kumamoto (Suido-cho intersection) to Uki (Matsubase-machi Kugu): Route 218
  • From Chūō-ku, Kumamoto (Suido-cho intersection) to Yatsushiro (Hagiwara-machi intersection): Route 219
  • From Kagoshima Koyamada-chō (Koyamada-chō intersection) to Kagoshima Shiroyama-chō (Terukuni Shrine intersection): Route 328

Municipalities passed throughEdit


  1. ^ "一般国道の路線別、都道府県別道路現況" (PDF) (in Japanese). Retrieved 8 October 2019.