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Midōsuji (御堂筋 Midō-suji) Boulevard is the primary main street in central Osaka, Japan. It runs north-south, passing Umeda, Nakanoshima, Shinsaibashi, Dōtonbori, Ame-mura, and Namba districts. Underneath the street is the Midōsuji Line subway. Especially in autumn when leaves of the ginkgo roadside trees turn yellow, a beautiful landscape can be seen.
Autumn colors along Midōsuji
|Former name(s)||Yodoyabashisuji (淀屋橋筋)|
|Length||4.027 km (2.502 mi)|
|Width||43.6 metres (143 ft)|
|Location||Osaka (Umeda, Nakanoshima, Shinsaibashi, Dōtonbori, Ame-mura, and Namba)|
|South end||National Route 25 north in Namba|
|North end||National Route 176 / National Route 423 in Kita-ku|
Midōsuji becomes the Shinmido-suji in Kita-ku, Osaka, running concurrently with Japan National Route 423. After travelling about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) to the north it becomes the Minō Toll Road. To the south, Midōsuji becomes the Kishu Highway to the south.
In Edo period, Midosuji was just a narrow street called "Yodoyabashisuji (淀屋橋筋)". Midōsuji was built in the Taishō period, widening an existing north-south street and extending it to run all the way to Umeda in the north and Namba in the south.
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|Keihan National Highway||The terminus of Japan National Route 1|
- "Midosuji". Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- "Midousuji PLANET (御堂筋PLANET) Lyrics". Retrieved 4 August 2019.
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