Japan National Route 9


Japan National Route 9

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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.

At 644.1 km in length, Route 9 is second only to Route 4 among the national highways of Japan.

Route Data

*Length: 644.1 km (289.2 mi)
*Origin: Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto (originates at junction with Routes 1, 8, 24 and 367)
*Terminus: Shimonoseki (ends at Junction with Route 191)
*Major cities: Fukuchiyama, Tottori, Yonago, Matsue, Hamada, Yamaguchi

History

Route 9 follows the old Sanindō, an ancient highway along a similar route.
*1952-12-04 - First Class National Highway 9 (from Kyoto to Shimonoseki)
*1965-04-01 - General National Highway 9 (from Kyoto to Shimonoseki)

ee also

*Gokishichidō, the ancient highways of Japan


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