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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. [1][2]

National Route 9 shield

National Route 9
国道9号 (Kokudō kyū-gō)
Route information
Length638.4 km (396.7 mi)
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan
Route 9 on the Sea of Japan shore in Tottori

At 638.4 km in length, Route 9 is second only to Route 4 among the national highways of Japan.

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HistoryEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 一般国道9号 (in Japanese). Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  2. ^ 一般国道9号 (in Japanese). Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 2010-11-27.