Japan National Route 4

National Route 4 (国道4号, Kokudō Yongō) is a major national highway in eastern Honshū, Japan. Measuring 738.5-kilometer-long (458.9 mi) it is the longest highway in the country. When oversea routes are included, it is the second longest highway in Japan, with National Route 58 then measuring 884.4 kilometers (549.5 mi) because of its maritime sections. The highway connects Tokyo and Aomori via Utsunomiya, Kōriyama, Sendai, and Morioka.[1]

National Route 4 shield

National Route 4
国道4号
Japan National Route 4 highlighted in red
Route information
Length738.5 km[1] (458.9 mi)
Existed4 December 1952–present
Major junctions
South end National Route 1 / National Route 15 / National Route 20 in Nihonbashi, Chūō-ku, Tokyo
 
North end National Route 7- Aomori West Bypass in Nagashima, Aomori, Aomori
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan
National Route 3National Route 5

From Saitama Prefecture to Iwate Prefecture, it parallels the Tōhoku Expressway; from Morioka to Hachinohe, it parallels the Hachinohe Expressway. At its northern terminus it links with National Route 7.[2]

Route descriptionEdit

TokyoEdit

 
Kilometer zero marker of Japanese highways in Nihonbashi

The southern terminus of National Route 4 lies at Nihonbashi, the kilometer zero of Japan in Chūō, Tokyo. The marker here signifies the terminus of national highways including National Route 1, National Route 6, National Route 14, National Route 15, National Route 17, and National Route 20. Of the mentioned highways, three travel concurrently with National Route 4 from Nihonbashi: National Routes 6, 14, and 17.

Just north of the starting point, National Route 17 leaves the concurrency continuing north while National Route 4, along with National Routes 6 and 14, turn east on to Edo-dōri. Three blocks from there Edo-dōri intersects Shōwa-dōri. National Route 4 turns on to Shōwa-dōri leaving the Edo-dōri concurrency with National Routes 6 and 14. Traveling north along Showa-dōri, National Route 4 serves as a frontage road to the Ueno Route of the Shuto Expressway system between Chūō and Taitō. The Ueno Route merges in to National Route 4 just to the northeast of Ueno Station. The highway then crosses over the Sumida River into Adachi. From the northern side of the river to Utsunomiya, the highway is known as the Nikkō Kaidō.[3] In the ward the highway crosses beneath the Central Circular Route of the Shuto Expressway system, with an interchange with the expressway's frontage road.[4] National Route 4 travels north through Adachi, roughly paralleling the Tobu Skytree Line. It then curves to the northwest, crossing over the Kena River into the city of Sōka in Saitama Prefecture.[5]

Saitama and Ibaraki prefecturesEdit

Tochigi PrefectureEdit

Fukushima PrefectureEdit

Miyagi PrefectureEdit

Iwate PrefectureEdit

Aomori PrefectureEdit

 
This marker denotes the northern terminus of Japan National Route 4 in Aomori.

HistoryEdit

 
Illustration of the Ōshū Kaidō as it appeared during the Edo period

National Route 4 was preceded by the Tōsandō, a road initially established during the Asuka period as a road linking Kinai (now Kyoto and Nara) to what is now the vicinity of Morioka, Iwate. The portion of the Tōsandō that was later incorporated into National Route 4 lies between Tochigi Prefecture and Iwate Prefecture.[6] The next development of the route came along with the creation of the Ōshū Kaidō (奥州街道) and Nikkō Kaidō (日光街道) as two of the five routes of the Edo period. They were established by Tokugawa Ieyasu for government officials traveling through the area to connect Edo (modern-day Tokyo) with Mutsu Province and the present-day city of Shirakawa, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. There were also many roads that connected to the Ōshū Kaidō that are included in National Route 4. One such sub-route was the Sendaidō (仙台道), which connected Mutsu Province with Sendai. From Sendai, the Matsumaedō (松前道) connected Sendai with Cape Tappi and indirectly to Hakodate on the southern shore of Hokkaido on the Tsugaru Strait. Though the Ōshū Kaidō has only 27 post stations, there were over 100 designated post stations when the subroutes are included.[7] Some sections and markers of the Ōshū Kaidō in their original state can still be found alongside National Route 4, the Hachinohe Expressway, and Tōhoku Expressway.[8]

On 4 December 1952 First Class National Highway 4 (from Tokyo to Aomori) was established. The route was reclassified as a General National Highway on 1 April 1965.

During the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake many sections of the route in the Tōhoku area were damaged.[9]

List of major junctionsEdit

PrefectureLocationkm[10]miDestinationsNotes
TokyoTokyo0.00.0    National Route 1 west / National Route 15 south / National Route 20 westSouthern terminus; southern end of concurrency with National Routes 6, 14, and 17
0.50.31  National Route 17 north (Nakasendō) – Sugamo, Hongō
Tokyo Metropolitan Route 407 west (Edo-dōri) – Shintokiwa Bridge
Northern end of concurrency with National Route 17
0.80.50   National Route 6 north (Edo-dōri) / National Route 14 east – Kashiwa, Asakusabashi
Tokyo Metropolitan Route 316 south (Shōwa-dōri) – Shinagawa, Shinbashi
  Ueno Route – Ueno, Iriya, Ginza, Haneda
Northern end of concurrency with National Routes 6 and 14; Ueno Route exit 181/182 (Honchō)
1.50.93Tokyo Metropolitan Route 302 (Yasukuni-dōri) – Kudanshita
2.31.4Tokyo Metropolitan Route 315 east (Kuramaebashi-dōri) – Kuramae Bridge
2.81.7Tokyo Metropolitan Route 453 (Kasuga-dōri) – Hongō, Umaya Bridge
  Ueno Route
Ueno Route exit 183 (Ueno) – northbound entrance, southbound exit
2.81.7Tokyo Metropolitan Route 437 west (Chūō-dōri) – Ueno Park, Mansei Bridge
2.91.8Tokyo Metropolitan Route 463 south (Asakusa-dōri) – Asakusa
3.52.2Tokyo Metropolitan Route 452 west (Iriyaguchi-dōri)
3.92.4Tokyo Metropolitan Route 319 (Iriyaguchi-dōri) – Nezu
  Ueno Route – Ginza, Haneda
Ueno Route exit 185 (Iriya)
5.03.1Tokyo Metropolitan Route 462 south (Kokusai-dōri) – Kuramae, Asakusa
5.23.2Tokyo Metropolitan Route 306 (Meiji-dōri) – Ōji, Kameido
7.04.3Tokyo Metropolitan Route 461 (Bokutei-dōri) – Nishiarai, Shirahige Bridge
9.0–
9.5
5.6–
5.9
  Frontage road – to Central Circular Route, Tokyo Metropolitan Route 450, Tokyo Metropolitan Route 467
10.46.5Tokyo Metropolitan Route 307 / 318 (Kannana-dōri) – Nishiarai, Kameari
SaitamaSōka14.99.3Saitama Prefecture Route 104 – Hatogaya, Yashio
17.110.6Saitama Prefecture Route 34 – Saitama, Misato
18.511.5  National Route 298 – Kawaguchi, Misato
     Tokyo Gaikan Expressway – to Tōhoku Expressway, Jōban Expressway, Kan-etsu Expressway
C3 exit 72 (Sōka Interchange)
18.811.7Saitama Prefecture Route 328 – Hatogaya, Shinden Station
Koshigaya20.312.6Saitama Prefecture Route 324 – Iwatsuki, Gamō Station
21.213.2Saitama Prefecture Route 161 south – HatogayaSouthern end of Saitama Prefecture Route 161 concurrency
21.313.2Saitama Prefecture Route 161 northNorthern end of Saitama Prefecture Route 161 concurrency
24.215.0  National Route 463 west (Koshigaya Kaidō) – Urawa
Saitama Prefecture Route 405 east – Kita-Koshigaya Station
24.615.3   National Route 463 west (Koshigaya–Urawa Bypass) – to Tōhoku Expressway, Tokorozawa
26.216.3Saitama Prefecture Route 325 – Iwatsuki, Central Koshigaya
27.717.2  National Route 4 north (Koshigaya–Kasukabe Bypass) – Utsunomiya, Oyama
Saitama Prefecture Route 49 south – Central Koshigaya
Interchange
Kasukabe31.119.3Saitama Prefecture Route 80 – Iwatsuki, Takesato Station, Matsubushi
35.221.9Saitama Prefecture Route 2 west – Miyashiro
Saitama Prefecture Route 10 south – Matsubushi
35.922.3Saitama Prefecture Route 320 north – Sakai
36.622.7Saitama Prefecture Route 319 – Central Kasukabe, Sakai
36.822.9   National Route 16 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Saitama, Kashiwa
Sugito40.425.1Saitama Prefecture Route 373 (Kyu-Nikkō Kaidō) north – Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen Station
41.425.7Saitama Prefecture Route 154 south – Miyashiro
Saitama Prefecture Route 183 east – Noda
42.326.3Saitama Prefecture Route 26 north – Sakai
Saitama Prefecture Route 408 south – Tōbu-Dōbutsu-Kōen Station
Satte46.128.6   Saitama Prefecture Route 318 east – to Ken-Ō Expressway, Koshigaya–Kasukabe Bypass
48.630.2Saitama Prefecture Route 267 north – Goka
49.230.6Saitama Prefecture Route 65 (Kyu-Nikkō Kaidō) south – Miyashiro
49.730.9Saitama Prefecture Route 152 west – Kazuo
Saitama Prefecture Route 371 east – Sakai
Kuki53.633.3Saitama Prefecture Route 268 east – Goka
54.834.1  National Route 125 west (Gyōda Bypass) – Gyōda, Kazo
Saitama Prefecture Route 60 west
Interchange; southern end of concurrency with National Route 125
IbarakiSōka56.735.2Ibaraki Prefecture Route 56 / 228 – Tatebayashi, Shimotsuma
Koga60.337.5  National Route 354 – Tatebayashi, Kitakawabe, Jōsō, Sakai
62.638.9  National Route 125 east – Shimotsuma
Ibaraki Prefecture Route 294 – Central Koga
Northern end of concurrency with National Route 125
TochigiNogi64.340.0Tochigi Prefecture Route 261 (Kyu-Nikkō Kaidō) east – Central Koga
67.541.9Tochigi Prefecture Route 174 north – Tochigi, Fujioka
68.442.5Tochigi Prefecture Route 314 east
Oyama71.244.2Tochigi Prefecture Route 50 west – Fujioka
71.544.4Tochigi Prefecture Route 103 east – Mamada Station
71.744.6Tochigi Prefecture Route 190 south
72.545.0Tochigi Prefecture Route 160 west
73.445.6  Tochigi Prefecture Route 54 east – to Koshigaya–Kasukabe Bypass
74.946.5Tochigi Prefecture Route 33 westSouthern end of Tochigi Prefecture Route 33 concurrency
75.446.9Tochigi Prefecture Route 265 north – Central Oyama
75.947.2Tochigi Prefecture Route 33 eastNorthern end of Tochigi Prefecture Route 33 concurrency
76.947.8   National Route 50 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Ashikaga, Chikusei, Yūki
78.448.7Tochigi Prefecture Route 31 west – Tochigi
  Tochigi Prefecture Route 263 east – Oyama Station
81.550.6Tochigi Prefecture Route 18 north – Mibu
81.750.8Tochigi Prefecture Route 265 south – Central Oyama
83.151.6Tochigi Prefecture Route 33 – Tochigi, Yūki
Shimotsuke86.053.4Tochigi Prefecture Route 44 east – NinomiyaSouthern end of Tochigi Prefecture Route 44 concurrency
87.454.3Tochigi Prefecture Route 44 west – TochigiNorthern end of Tochigi Prefecture Route 44 concurrency
89.055.3Tochigi Prefecture Route 310 east – Jichi Medical University
89.355.5Tochigi Prefecture Route 183 west – Mibu
92.057.2  National Route 352 – Kanuma, Mibu, Moka, Kaminokawa
93.057.8Tochigi Prefecture Route 146 east – Kaminokawa
95.159.1  Tochigi Prefecture Route 71 –to Kita-Kantō Expressway, Mibu, Central Kaminokawa
96.159.7  Tochigi Prefecture Route 71 west – to Kita-Kantō Expressway
Utsunomiya98.561.2Tochigi Prefecture Route 193 east
99.161.6Tochigi Prefecture Route 184 west
100.762.6   National Route 121 – to Tōhoku Expressway, National Route 4 Bypass, Nikkō
104.464.9  National Route 119 west – Central Utsunomiya
105.465.5Tochigi Prefecture Route 35 (Kaminokawa Kaidō) – Kaminokawa
106.266.0  Tochigi Prefecture Route 46 (Heisei-dōri) – to Tōhoku Expressway, Kanuma, Moka
108.467.4  National Route 123 east / Tochigi Prefecture Route 1 – Utsunomiya City Office, Motegi, Mashiko
109.167.8  Tochigi Prefecture Route 64 (Kinu-dōri) – Utsunomiya Station, Motegi, HagaInterchange
111.469.2Tochigi Prefecture Route 10 south – Central UtsunomiyaSouthern end of Tochigi Prefecture Route 10 concurrency
113.470.5  National Route 4 south (Utsunomiya Ring Road) – Kasukabe, Oyama
   National Route 119 west (Utsunomiya Ring Road) – Tōhoku Expressway, Nikkō
115.371.6Tochigi Prefecture Route 158 south (Tatsu Kaidō) – Kaminokawa
Takanezawa117.973.3  National Route 408 south – Moka
Tochigi Prefecture Route 10 east – Nasukarasuyama
Northern end of Tochigi Prefecture Route 10 concurrency
Sakura124.477.3Tochigi Prefecture Route 125 south (Ōshū Kaidō) – Shirasawa
124.777.5  National Route 293 east – Nakagawa, KitsuregawaSouthern end of National Route 293 concurrency
125.578.0  National Route 293 west – KanumaNorthern end of National Route 293 concurrency
126.578.6Tochigi Prefecture Route 62 west – Tamanyu
126.778.7Tochigi Prefecture Route 181 south – Sakura City Office
129.480.4Tochigi Prefecture Route 353 north – Kamasusaka Station
130.681.2Tochigi Prefecture Route 180 – Tamanyu, Kitsuregawa
Yaita133.683.0Tochigi Prefecture Route 353 south – Otsuhata
134.083.3Tochigi Prefecture Route 74 – Kataoka Station, Kitsuregawa
134.883.8  Tōhoku Expressway – Tokyo, FukushimaE4 exit 11 (Yaita Interchange)
138.285.9Tochigi Prefecture Route 25 east – Nasukarasuyama
139.786.8  National Route 461 west – Nikkō, KinugawaSouthern end of National Route 461 concurrency
141.788.0Tochigi Prefecture Route 271 south – Central Yaita
Ōtawara143.289.0  National Route 461 east – Kurobane, ŌtawaraNorthern end of National Route 461 concurrency; partial interchange
143.789.3Tochigi Prefecture Route 306 north – Central Yaita
145.790.5Tochigi Prefecture Route 185 north – Sekiya
Nasushiobara149.793.0    National Route 400 – to Tōhoku Expressway, National Route 461, Shiobara, Ōtawara
156.096.9   Tochigi Prefecture Route 53 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Nasushiobara Station, Ōtawara
156.897.4Tochigi Prefecture Route 182 east – Kurobane
157.998.1Tochigi Prefecture Route 303 north – Central Nasushiobara
157.998.1Tochigi Prefecture Route 303 north – Central Nasushiobara
160.599.7Tochigi Prefecture Route 34 – Kurobane, Kuroiso StationInterchange
Nasu162.9101.2Tochigi Prefecture Route 178Half-diamond interchange; northbound exit, southbound entrance
163.8101.8Tochigi Prefecture Route 211 – Kurodahara, Central NasushiobaraInterchange
164.8102.4  Tochigi Prefecture Route 17 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Nasu KogenInterchange; northbound exit, southbound entrance
165.3102.7Tochigi Prefecture Route 303 south – Nasu Kogen
173.3107.7Tochigi Prefecture Route 21 west – Nasu Kogen
Tochigi Prefecture Route 28 east – Kurodahara
174.9108.7  Tochigi Prefecture Route 349 west – to Tōhoku Expressway
175.5109.1Tochigi Prefecture Route 305 north – Nasuyumoto
178.7111.0Tochigi Prefecture Route 105 south – Toyohara Station
FukushimaNishigō182.8113.6Fukushima Prefecture Route 68 west – Nasu
183.4114.0Fukushima Prefecture Route 281 north – Mafune
Fukushima Prefecture Route 184 east – Shirasaka
184.6114.7  Tōhoku Expressway – Utsunomiya, FukushimaE4 exit 14 (Shirakawa Interchange)
Shirakawa187.3116.4  National Route 289 – Shimogō, TanaguraOne-quadrant interchange
188.1116.9Fukushima Prefecture Route 37 – Central Shirakawa, Lake Hatori
190.2118.2   National Route 294 north – to Tōhoku Expressway, Aizuwakamatsu, TaishinSouthern end of National Route 294 concurrency
190.9118.6  National Route 294 south – Ogawa, Central ShirakawaNorthern end of National Route 294 concurrency
191.9119.2Fukushima Prefecture Route 185 east – Kutano
Izumizaki197.4122.7Fukushima Prefecture Route 75 south – Tanagura, Izumizaki Village Office
Yabuki200.3124.5  Tōhoku Expressway – Utsunomiya, Fukushima
   Abukuma Kōgen Road east – Fukushima Airport
E4 exit 15 / E80 exit 1 (Yabuki Interchange)
200.9124.8Fukushima Prefecture Route 283 east
202.5125.8  Fukushima Prefecture Route 44 south – to National Route 294, Taishin
   Fukushima Prefecture Route 58 east – to Fukushima Airport, National Route 118, Tanagura
203.2126.3Fukushima Prefecture Route 186 east – Yabuki Station
204.1126.8Fukushima Prefecture Route 55 north – Naganuma
Kagamiishi208.1129.3Fukushima Prefecture Route 288 east
209.1129.9Fukushima Prefecture Route 289 – Ten-ei, Central Kagamiishi
Sukagawa212.0131.7   National Route 118 – to Fukushima Airport, Aizuwakamatsu, MitoInterchange
213.6132.7Fukushima Prefecture Route 63 – Aizuwakamatsu, Sukagawa City Hall
219.3136.3   Fukushima Prefecture Route 17 north (Showa-dōri) – to National Route 49, National Route 288, Miharu, Iwaki, Central Kōriyama
Kōriyama219.9136.6Fukushima Prefecture Route 109 – Naganuma, Asakanagamori
222.8138.4  Fukushima Prefecture Route 47 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Asaka-Nagamori Station, NaganumaInterchange
224.1139.2Fukushima Prefecture Route 143
225.4140.1Fukushima Prefecture Route 6 – Ōtsuki, Central Kōriyama, KonanInterchange
227.8141.5   National Route 49 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Iwaki, AizuwakamatsuInterchange
230.0142.9Fukushima Prefecture Route 296 – Kikuta, Central KōriyamaPartial cloverleaf interchange
232.7144.6   National Route 288 east – to National Route 49, Iwaki, Miharu, Central Kōriyama
233.0144.8Fukushima Prefecture Route 357 – Kikuta, Hiwada Station
Motomiya237.0147.3Fukushima Prefecture Route 304 – Ōtama
237.5147.6   Tōhoku Expressway – to Ban-etsu Expressway, Tokyo, Utsunomiya, SendaiE4 exit 19 (Motomiya Interchange)
241.2149.9Fukushima Prefecture Route 146 – Ōtama, Miharu, ShirasawaOne-quadrant interchange
Ōtama243.4151.2Fukushima Prefecture Route 30 – Ōtama Village Office, Dake Onsen
Nihonmatsu246.4153.1Fukushima Prefecture Route 368 west
247.2153.6Fukushima Prefecture Route 355 – Central NihonmatsuPartial interchange
249.1154.8   National Route 459 west – to Tōhoku Expressway, Dake Onsen, Central NihonmatsuInterchange; southern end of National Route 459 concurrency
249.7155.2Fukushima Prefecture Route 129 north – Central Nihonmatsu
251.0156.0  National Route 459 east – Namie, IwashiroInterchange; northern end of National Route 459 concurrency
252.2156.7Fukushima Prefecture Route 355 south – Central Nihonmatsu
252.4156.8Fukushima Prefecture Route 62 east – Tōwa
253.0157.2  Fukushima Prefecture Route 114 north – to Tōhoku Expressway, Adachi Station
257.0159.7Fukushima Prefecture Route 129 south – Adachi
Fukushima Prefecture Route 39 east – Kawamata, Iino
Two-quadrant interchange
Fukushima259.7161.4Fukushima Prefecture Route 51 east – Kawamata
Fukushima Prefecture Route 52 west – Matsukawa Station
Interchange
261.5162.5Fukushima Prefecture Route 307 – Fukushima University, Kawamata, IinoInterchange
264.7164.5Fukushima Prefecture Route 114 south – Fukushima UniversityInterchange
268.6166.9  National Route 13 north (Fukushima West Bypass) – Yonezawa, Yamagata
269.9167.7    National Route 115 west – to Tōhoku Expressway, Fukushima West Bypass, Inawashiro, Tsuchiyu OnsenSouthern end of National Route 115 concurrency
270.3168.0Fukushima Prefecture Route 309 north – Tenjin Bridge
271.6168.8   National Route 13 north (Heiwa-dōri) – Fukushima Station, Yonezawa, Yamagata
272.1169.1  National Route 114 east (Bansechō-dōri) – Kawamata
274.0170.3  National Route 115 east – SōmaNorthern end of National Route 115 concurrency
276.9172.1    Fukushima Prefecture Route 387 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Tōhoku-Chūō Expressway, National Route 13, Hobara
277.2172.2Fukushima Prefecture Route 353 north – Senoue
278.0172.7Fukushima Prefecture Route 155 west – Iizaka Onsen
Date279.9173.9  National Route 399 – Iizaka, Hobara
281.9175.2Fukushima Prefecture Route 125 south – Hobara
Koori283.0175.8Fukushima Prefecture Route 125 west – Iizaka
283.4176.1Fukushima Prefecture Route 123 east – Yanagawa
Kunimi288.0179.0  Fukushima Prefecture Route 46 north – to Tōhoku Expressway
288.2179.1Fukushima Prefecture Route 31 south – Yanagawa
288.8179.5Fukushima Prefecture Route 107 west – Central Kunimi
Fukushima Prefecture Route 320 east – Yanagawa
292.7181.9Fukushima Prefecture Route 321 south – Yanagawa
MiyagiShiroishi296.9184.5Miyagi Prefecture Route 105 east – Kakuda
304.7189.3  Miyagi Prefecture Route 24 east – Marumori, Shiroishi-Zaō Station
305.5189.8  National Route 113 – Nan'yō, Shichikashuku, Kakuda, Central ShiroishiInterchange
306.3190.3Miyagi Prefecture Route 254 – Central Shiroishi, Kamasaki OnsenOne-quadrant interchange
308.1191.4  National Route 457 north – Zaō
308.4191.6Miyagi Prefecture Route 12 south – Central ShiroishiSouthern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 12 concurrency
310.2192.7  Tōhoku Expressway – Fukushima, Sendai, YamagataE4 exit 24 (Shiroishi Interchange)
Zaō311.4193.5Miyagi Prefecture Route 12 north – Zaō Echo LineNorthern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 12 concurrency
312.8194.4Miyagi Prefecture Route 25 east – Zaō Echo Line
315.4196.0Miyagi Prefecture Route 112 south – Kita-Shirakawa Station
Ōgawara318.2197.7Miyagi Prefecture Route 110 south – Kakuda, Funaoka
Miyagi Prefecture Route 115 west – Zaō
Southern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 115 concurrency
319.4198.5Miyagi Prefecture Route 115 east – Central ŌgawaraNorthern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 115 concurrency
320.3199.0  Miyagi Prefecture Route 14 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Murata, Central Ōgawara
Shibata323.5201.0Miyagi Prefecture Route 116 south – Kakuda, Funaoka Station
324.6201.7Miyagi Prefecture Route 114 south – Kakuda
327.2203.3  National Route 349 south – Marumori, KakudaInterchange
328.4204.1Miyagi Prefecture Route 28 – Tsukinoki, WatariInterchange
Iwanuma330.5205.4Miyagi Prefecture Route 39 north – Moniwa
333.2207.0  National Route 6 south – Minamisōma, SōmaSouthern end of National Route 6 concurrency
334.3207.7  Miyagi Prefecture Route 125 east – to Sendai-Tōbu RoadInterchange
Natori334.9208.1Miyagi Prefecture Route 25 west – Central Iwanuma
337.7209.8   Miyagi Prefecture Route 20 – to Sendai Airport, Sendai-Tōbu RoadInterchange
338.1210.1Miyagi Prefecture Route 258 – Nagamachi, Medeshima
340.8211.8Miyagi Prefecture Route 127 – Mitazono Station, Morisekinoshita Station
341.6212.3  Miyagi Prefecture Route 129 – to Sendai-Tōbu Road, Natori Station, Yuriage
Sendai348.1216.3Miyagi Prefecture Route 54 – Kawaramachi, Ido-hama
350.5217.8Miyagi Prefecture Route 235 – Minamikoizumi, Arahama
351.4218.3   Miyagi Prefecture Route 137 – Sendai Station, Sendai Port
353.7219.8    National Route 6 west / National Route 47
  National Route 45 – to Sanriku Expressway, Prefecture Office, City Office, Shiogama
Nigatake Interchange; northern end of National Route 6 concurrency, southern end of National Route 47 concurrency
358.7222.9Miyagi Prefecture Route 37 west – Yaotome, Nankodai
359.6223.4Miyagi Prefecture Route 35 – Izumi-Chūō, Iwakiri
360.9224.3Miyagi Prefecture Route 56 north – Nishinarita
361.3224.5  Miyagi Prefecture Route 22 south – Sendai Station, Izumi-Chūō
362.3225.1   Tōhoku Expressway – to Yamagata Expressway, Fukushima, Tokyo, Aomori, MoriokaE4 exit 29 (Izumi Interchange)
363.4225.8Miyagi Prefecture Route 263 west – Izumi Park Town
Tomiya367.4228.3  Sendai-Hokubu Road east – Ishinomaki, SōmaE6 exit 2 (Tomiya Interchange)
369.0229.3Miyagi Prefecture Route 256 – Miyatoko, Nishinarita
Taiwa373.1231.8Miyagi Prefecture Route 9 east – Matsushima, Sendai Hokubu Industrial Park
373.9232.3  Miyagi Prefecture Route 3 south – to Tōhoku Expressway, Matsushima
Miyagi Prefecture Route 147 west – Masuzawa
Ōhira374.7232.8Miyagi Prefecture Route 261 north – Ishinomaki, Sendai Hokubu Industrial Park
375.7233.4  National Route 457 – Kami
376.9234.2  Miyagi Prefecture Route 57 east – to Tōhoku Expressway, Sendai Hokubu Industrial Park
380.2236.2Miyagi Prefecture Route 16 – Kami, Kashimadai
Ōsaki384.6239.0Miyagi Prefecture Route 156 west – Kami
387.3240.7  Miyagi Prefecture Route 56 south – to Tōhoku Expressway, Iga
388.3241.3Miyagi Prefecture Route 157 – Central Sanbongi, KamiNorthbound entrance, southbound exit
389.2241.8Miyagi Prefecture Route 152 east – Central Sanbongi
393.0244.2  Miyagi Prefecture Route 158 west – to National Route 347, Obanazawa, Kami
393.8244.7  National Route 347 west – Obanazawa, Kami
Miyagi Prefecture Route 1 north – Central Furukawa
395.0245.4    National Route 47 west / National Route 108 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Shinjo, Naruko Onsen, Ishinomaki, Wakuya, Central FurukawaNorthern end of National Route 47 concurrency
398.6247.7Miyagi Prefecture Route 1 south – Central FurukawaSouthern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 1 concurrency
400.0248.5Miyagi Prefecture Route 165 west – Iwadeyama
400.3248.7  Miyagi Prefecture Route 266 north – to Tōhoku Expressway, Iwadeyama
402.0249.8Miyagi Prefecture Route 166 west – Ichihasama
Kurihara403.1250.5Miyagi Prefecture Route 1 north – Misato, Central TakashimizuNorthern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 1 concurrency
405.6252.0Miyagi Prefecture Route 167 – Naruko Onsen, Iwadeyama, Motoyoshi, SemineTwo-quadrant interchange
411.2255.5  Tōhoku Expressway – Sendai, Tokyo, Morioka, AomoriE4 exit 32 (Tsukidate Interchange)
412.2256.1Miyagi Prefecture Route 36 east – Tome, Wakayanagi
413.1256.7  National Route 4 north (Tsukidate Bypass) – Tome
414.8257.7  National Route 398 – Hanayama, Ichihasama, Wakayanagi, Shiwahime, Izunuma-Uchinuma
416.5258.8Miyagi Prefecture Route 42 north – Kurikoma Quasi-National Park
423.4263.1Miyagi Prefecture Route 181 west – Hanayama, Uguisuzawa
423.7263.3Miyagi Prefecture Route 4 west – KurikomaSouthern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 4 concurrency
424.7263.9  Miyagi Prefecture Route 4 east – to Tōhoku Expressway, WakayanagiNorthern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 4 concurrency
425.0264.1Miyagi Prefecture Route 186 west – KurikomaSouthern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 186 concurrency
426.0264.7Miyagi Prefecture Route 186 east – HanaizumiNorthern end of Miyagi Prefecture Route 186 concurrency
429.1266.6Miyagi Prefecture Route 48 east – Hanaizumi
431.0267.8Miyagi Prefecture Route 182 west – Kurikoma
434.6270.0Miyagi Prefecture Route 187 east – Hanaizumi, Arikabe Station
IwateIchinoseki436.0270.9Iwate Prefecture Route 260 north – Central Ichinoseki
440.1273.5  National Route 284 east – Central Ichinoseki
  National Route 457 south – Kurikoma
441.3274.2   National Route 342 east – to National Route 284, KesennumaSouthern end of National Route 342 concurrency
442.0274.6   National Route 342 west – to Tōhoku Expressway, Yokote
Iwate Prefecture Route 14 north – Rikuzentakata, Higashiyama
Northern end of National Route 342 concurrency
Hiraizumi445.9277.1Iwate Prefecture Route 260 south – Central Ichinoseki
446.3277.3Iwate Prefecture Route 300 north – Hiraizumi, Chūson-ji, Mōtsū-ji
448.3278.6Iwate Prefecture Route 206 – Hiraizumi, Higashiyama
451.6280.6Iwate Prefecture Route 37 – Koromagawa, Hiraizumi
Iwate Prefecture Route 237 north – Higashiyama
452.0280.9  Tōhoku Expressway – Tokyo, Sendai, Aomori, MoriokaE4 exit 35 (Hiraizumi-Maesawa Interchange)
Ōshū454.0282.1Iwate Prefecture Route 243 north – Central Maesawa
455.4283.0Iwate Prefecture Route 237 – Maesawa Station, Higashiyama
457.2284.1Iwate Prefecture Route 106 – Central Maesawa, Higashiyama
458.7285.0Iwate Prefecture Route 243 south – Central Maesawa
461.1286.5Iwate Prefecture Route 175 east – Rikuchū-Orii Station
  Iwate Prefecture Route 176 west – to Tōhoku Expressway, Isawa
464.7288.8Iwate Prefecture Route 226 north – Central Mizusawa
465.8289.4  National Route 343 east – Rikuzaentakata, Daito
466.4289.8  National Route 397 – Yokote, Ōfunato
468.2290.9Iwate Prefecture Route 251 north (Shiushi-dōri) – Esashi
468.7291.2Iwate Prefecture Route 8 east – Esashi
Iwate Prefecture Route 226 south – Central Mizusawa
470.2292.2  National Route 4 south (Mizusawa-higashi Bypass) – Sumita, Esashi
Iwate Prefecture Route 270 north – Kanegasaki
Interchange
472.1293.3   Tōhoku Expressway – to Akita Expressway, Tokyo, Sendai, Aomori, MoriokaE4 exit 36 (Mizusawa Interchange)
Kanegasaki473.9294.5Iwate Prefecture Route 196 – Iwate Chubu Industrial Area, Central Kanegasaki, Kanegasaki Station
475.2295.3Iwate Prefecture Route 270 south – Central Kanegasaki
476.5296.1Iwate Prefecture Route 255 east – Esashi
Kitakami477.8296.9Iwate Prefecture Route 159 west
478.5297.3  Iwate Prefecture Route 50 west – to Tōhoku Expressway
Iwate Prefecture Route 254 north – Central Kitakami
482.7299.9Iwate Prefecture Route 225 – Geto Onsen, Esashi
484.9301.3   National Route 107 – to Tōhoku Expressway, Yokote, Ōfunato
487.2302.7Iwate Prefecture Route 254 south – Central Kitakami
488.5303.5Iwate Prefecture Route 151 east – Murasakino Station
489.8304.3Iwate Prefecture Route 252 west
Hanamaki492.9306.3  Iwate Prefecture Route 298 north – to Tōhoku Expressway, Central Hanamaki
496.1308.3Iwate Prefecture Route 28 – Central Hanamaki, Higashijunichome
496.9308.8   National Route 283 / Iwate Prefecture Route 12 west – to Tōhoku Expressway, Central Hanamaki, Kamaishi, Tōno, Kenji Miyazawa Museum
499.6310.4   Kamaishi Expressway – to Tōhoku Expressway, Kamaishi, Tōno
  Iwate Prefecture Route 294 north – Hanamaki Airport, Hanamaki Distribution Center
E46 exit 1 (Hanamaki Airport Interchange)
500.4310.9   Iwate Prefecture Route 286 – Hanamaki Airport, Shin-Hanamaki Station, Central Hanamaki, Tōwa
503.0312.5  Iwate Prefecture Route 37 south – to Tōhoku Expressway, Dai Onsen, Hanamaki Onsen
503.5312.9  Iwate Prefecture Route 213 west – Hanamaki-Kūkō Station
  Iwate Prefecture Route 214 east – Hanamaki Airport, Ōhasama
506.3314.6Iwate Prefecture Route 265 north – Central Ishidoriya
509.1316.3Iwate Prefecture Route 109 – Ishidoriya Station
510.3317.1Iwate Prefecture Route 102 east – Ōhasama
510.9317.5Iwate Prefecture Route 198 north
Shiwa512.2318.3Iwate Prefecture Route 265 south – Central Ishidoriya
515.4320.3Iwate Prefecture Route 111 west
515.8320.5  Iwate Prefecture Route 46 west – to Tōhoku Expressway
517.1321.3  Iwate Prefecture Route 25 east – to National Route 456
Yahaba523.9325.5Iwate Prefecture Route 207 west – Yahaba Station
Iwate Prefecture Route 208 east – Tōno
Morioka529.1328.8    National Route 46 west / Iwate Prefecture Route 36 – to Tōhoku Expressway, National Route 396, Tōno
530.3329.5  Iwate Prefecture Route 16 north (Morioka Belt Highway) – Morioka Station, Prefecture Office
531.9330.5  National Route 396 south – Tōno
533.2331.3   National Route 106 – Morioka Station, Prefecture Office, Miyako
535.9333.0  National Route 455 – Prefecture Office, IwaizumiOne-quadrant interchange
536.6333.4  National Route 455 east (Kitayama Bypass) – Iwaizumi
537.5334.0   National Route 281 east / National Route 282 northSouthern end of concurrency with National Routes 281 and 282
539.2335.0  Iwate Prefecture Route 220 south – Morioka Station, Prefecture Office
Takizawa546.6339.6  National Route 282 north (Ippongi Bypass) – Hachimantai
Iwate Prefecture Route 16 (Morioka Belt Highway) – Koiwai
Northern end of National Route 282 concurrency
547.3340.1   Tōhoku Expressway – to Hachinohe Expressway, Sendai, Tokyo, AomoriE4 exit 43 (Takizawa Interchange)
Morioka553.3343.8Iwate Prefecture Route 169 south – Iwaizumi
Iwate Prefecture Route 301 north – Tamayama Branch Office
558.5347.0Iwate Prefecture Route 129 west – Hachimantai
Iwate562.7349.6Iwate Prefecture Route 157 north – Iwate-Kawaguchi Station
569.3353.7Iwate Prefecture Route 17 – Hachimantai, Numakunai
572.6355.8  National Route 281 east – Kuji, KuzumakiNorthern end of National Route 281 concurrency
Ichinohe582.1361.7Iwate Prefecture Route 30 – Ashiro, Kuzumaki, Oku-nakayama kōgen Station
596.1370.4Iwate Prefecture Route 101 north – Kozuya Station
598.3371.8Iwate Prefecture Route 15 south – Kuzumaki, Kozuya Station
600.2372.9Iwate Prefecture Route 274 north – Ichinohe Hospital, Ichinohe Town Office
602.8374.6Iwate Prefecture Route 274 south – Central IchinoheSouthern end of Iwate Prefecture Route 274 concurrency
604.6375.7  Hachinohe Expressway – Morioka, Aomori, HachinoheE4A exit 2 (Ichinohe Interchange)
604.8375.8Iwate Prefecture Route 5 east – Kunohe
608.3378.0Iwate Prefecture Route 6 south – Ashiro, JōbōjiSouthern end of Iwate Prefecture Route 6 concurrency
608.8378.3Iwate Prefecture Route 274 north – Central NinoheNorthern end of Iwate Prefecture Route 274 concurrency
Ninohe610.1379.1  Iwate Prefecture Route 6 north – Ninohe StationNorthern end of Iwate Prefecture Route 6 concurrency
611.4379.9  Iwate Prefecture Route 6 south – Ninohe Station
612.1380.3Iwate Prefecture Route 24 east – Central Ninohe
613.6381.3Iwate Prefecture Route 32 – Takko, Ninohe Industrial Estate, Central Ninohe, Tomai StationOne-quadrant interchange
616.1382.8Iwate Prefecture Route 274 south – Central Ninohe
617.5383.7  National Route 395 east – Kuji, Karumai
619.2384.8Iwate Prefecture Route 244 east – Kintaichi-Onsen Station
621.9386.4Iwate Prefecture Route 241 west – Kamitomai
AomoriSannohe622.8387.0Aomori Prefecture Route 149 east – Metoki Station
627.1389.7  National Route 104 west – Kazuno, Takko
Aomori Prefecture Route 258 north – Sannohe
Interchange; southern end of National Route 104 concurrency
629.2391.0Aomori Prefecture Route 45 – Shingō, Central Sannohe
630.2391.6Aomori Prefecture Route 45 north – Central Sannohe
Nanbu633.0393.3Aomori Prefecture Route 258 south – Sannohe Station
633.3393.5Aomori Prefecture Route 233 north – Tekurabashi
635.0394.6Aomori Prefecture Route 222 south – Okitaomote
636.2395.3Aomori Prefecture Route 224 east – Nakuidake Prefectural Natural Park
640.0397.7Aomori Prefecture Route 33 south – Karumai
640.7398.1  National Route 104 east – HachinoheNorthern end of National Route 104 concurrency
Gonohe644.9400.7Aomori Prefecture Route 233 south – Tekurabashi, Asamizu
646.8401.9  National Route 454 east – HachinoheSouthern end of National Route 454 concurrency
649.8403.8Aomori Prefecture Route 15 – Gonohe Town Office, ShingōInterchange
651.2404.6  National Route 454 west – HachinoheInterchange; northern end of National Route 454 concurrency
652.6405.5Aomori Prefecture Route 113 north – GonoheInterchange
653.1405.8Aomori Prefecture Route 168 west – Kirida
Towada655.9407.6Aomori Prefecture Route 212 north – Rokunohe
662.6411.7  National Route 45 south – Kuji, Hachinohe
  National Route 102 west – Lake Towada, Central Towada
Southern end of National Route 45 concurrency
665.4413.5  Aomori Prefecture Route 10 (Misawa Kaidō) – to Daini-Michinoku Toll Road, Central Towada, MisawaOne-quadrant interchange
667.0414.5Aomori Prefecture Route 165 – Central Towada, Tōhoku
669.7416.1Aomori Prefecture Route 10 east – Central Towada
671.4417.2Aomori Prefecture Route 169 east – Tachizaki
Shichinohe675.8419.9Aomori Prefecture Route 22 – Central Shichinohe, Lake Ogawara, Misawa
677.0420.7  National Route 394 – Yachi, Kuroishi, Rokkasho, Tōhoku
680.1422.6Aomori Prefecture Route 173 north – Tōhoku
686.3426.4  Aomori Prefecture Route 242 west – to Michinoku Toll Road, Aomori
Tōhoku692.2430.1Aomori Prefecture Route 8 south – Misawa
693.6431.0  Shimokita Expressway north – MutsuNoheji Interchange
Noheji694.2431.4  National Route 279 north – Mutsu
699.3434.5Aomori Prefecture Route 243 east – Mutsu, Noheji
Hirani707.5439.6Aomori Prefecture Route 123 west – Mutsu
711.0441.8Aomori Prefecture Route 9 west (Natsudomari Scallop Line) – Natsudomari Peninsula
713.2443.2Aomori Prefecture Route 215 north – Hiranai Town Office, Kominato Station
717.1445.6Aomori Prefecture Route 207 north – Nishi-Hiranai Station
718.9446.7Aomori Prefecture Route 9 east (Natsudomari Scallop Line) – Natsudomari PeninsulaSouthern end of Aomori Prefecture Route 9 concurrency
720.0447.4Aomori Prefecture Route 9 west (Ōshū Kaidō)Northern end of Aomori Prefecture Route 9 concurrency
Aomori724.3450.1Aomori Prefecture Route 269 east
725.8451.0Aomori Prefecture Route 259 west – Nonai
729.7453.4  Aomori Prefecture Route 44 – to Aomori Expressway, Michinoku Toll Road, Nonai
732.1454.9   National Route 7 south (Aomori Belt Highway) – to Aomori Expressway, Hirosaki, Fujisaki
733.8456.0Aomori Prefecture Route 259 east – Nonai, Aomori Prefectural Hospital
736.7457.8  Aomori Prefecture Route 27 west – Aomori Airport
737.7458.4   National Route 103 south (Kanko-dōri) – to Aomori Expressway, Lake Towada
738.1458.6   Aomori Prefecture Route 120 south – to Aomori Airport, Aomori Expressway, Lake Towada
Aomori Prefecture Route 16 west – Aomori Station, Aomori Port
Southern end of Aomori Prefecture Route 120 concurrency
738.5458.9    National Route 7 south / National Route 101 south / National Route 280 north / Aomori Prefecture Route 120 north Aomori West BypassNorthern terminus; northern end of concurrency with National Route 45 and Aomori Prefecture Route 120
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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ReferencesEdit

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