Japan National Route 9

National Route 9 (国道9号, Kokudō kyū-gō) 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. National Route 9 also passes through parts of Hyōgo Prefecture.[2][3]

National Route 9 shield
National Route 9
国道9号
Route information
Length638.4 km[1] (396.7 mi)
Major junctions
West end National Route 191 in Shimonoseki
East end National Route 1 / National Route 8 / National Route 24 / National Route 367 in Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto
Highway system
National Route 8 National Route 10
Route 9 on the Sea of Japan shore in Tottori

With a total length of 638.4 kilometers (396.7 mi), National Route 9 is the second longest national highway in Japan, being shorter than only National Route 4.

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HistoryEdit

Route 9 follows the old Sanindō, an ancient highway along a similar route.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "一般国道の路線別、都道府県別道路現況" [Road statistics by General National Highway route and prefecture] (PDF) (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  2. ^ 一般国道9号 (in Japanese). Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 27 November 2010.
  3. ^ 一般国道9号 (in Japanese). Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 27 November 2010.