Japan National Route 9
National Route 9 is an important highway in the Kansai and Chūgoku regions. It connects the prefectural capitals of Kyoto, Tottori, Matsue (Shimane Prefecture), and Yamaguchi. Other significant cities along the route include Yonago, Tottori and Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi. Route 9 also passes through parts of Hyōgo Prefecture. 
|国道9号 (Kokudō kyū-gō)|
|Length||638.4 km (396.7 mi)|
|National highways of Japan|
Expressways of Japan
At 638.4 km in length, Route 9 is second only to Route 4 among the national highways of Japan.
Route 9 follows the old Sanindō, an ancient highway along a similar route.
- Gokishichidō, the ancient highways of Japan
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