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National Route 41 (国道41号, Kokudō Yonjūichi-gō) is a national highway connecting Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, and Toyama, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. The bulk of the road run throughs Gifu Prefecture. The route is also referred to as Yon-ichi and Shippin, based on the Japanese readings for the route numbering.

National Route 41 shield

National Route 41
Yon-ichi, Shippin
国道41号 (Kokudō Yonjūichi-gō)
Route information
Length252.1 km (156.6 mi)
Major junctions
South endNagoya, Aichi Prefecture
North endToyama, Toyama Prefecture
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

The road generally follows the route of JR Central's Takayama Main Line, except for a few locations around the cities of Takayama and Hida. The northern part of the route is generally used for sightseeing and the southern part is for industry. As a result, the northern areas are generally crowded only on weekends and holidays, whereas the southern areas, especially around Nagoya, have high traffic volume every day.


Route dataEdit

Starting Point


  • 1953-05-18 - Second Class National Highway 155 (from Nagoya to Toyama)
  • 1959-04-01 - First Class National Highway 41 (from Nagoya to Toyama)
  • 1965-04-01 - General National Highway 41 (from Nagoya to Toyama)

Overlapping sectionsEdit

  • In Minokamo, from Ota-honmachi-4 intersection to Shin-Ota-bashi intersection: Route 21
  • In Minokamo, from Shimamachi intersection to Mikadocho intersection: Route 248

Municipalities passed throughEdit

Intersects withEdit