Expressways in Japan - Chuo Expressway

Chuo Expressway
中央自動車道

The Chuo Expressway is one of the major expressways of Japan, connecting the Tokyo and Nagoya areas.

The Tomei Expressway shares generally similar start and end regions, but that expressway follows a coastal route. In contrast, the Chuo Expressway follows an inland route into the mountains of Yamanashi Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture.

At Okada JCT the Chuo Expressway connects with the Nagano Expressway and from there heads north towards many of the famous ski and snowboard resort areas in Nagano and beyond.

The Chuo Expressway is often used to get to:
Yamanashi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture resorts including Hakuba, Shiga Kogen, Madarao Kogen, Nozawa Onsen
Gifu Prefecture

See also:

>> Driving in Japan
>> Regional Expressway connections

 

Chuo Expressway
Interchanges, Junctions, Parking Areas and Services Areas on the Chuo Expressway between Takaido JCT in Tokyo and Okaya JCT in Nagano Prefecture; and between Komaki JCT in Aichi Prefecture and Okaya JCT in Nagano Prefecture

IC = Interchange; JCT = Junction; PA = Parking Area; SA = Service Area; SIC = Smart IC exit

Heading west from Takaido JCT to Okaya JCT

Name Prefecture Distance from Takaido JCT Notes
Takaido JCT 高井戸IC Tokyo

 
>>>  
Chofu IC 調布IC 7.7km  
Inagi IC 稲城IC 10.0km  
Fuchu SIC 府中SIC 11.5km Smart IC exit
Kunitachi Fuchu IC 国立府中IC 17.0km  
Ishikawa PA 石川PA 23.5km Parking Area
Hachioji IC 八王子IC 25.8km  
Moto Hachioji IC 元八王子IC 33.2km  
Hachioji JCT 八王子JCT 36.0km  
Sagamiko Higashi Deguchi 相模湖東出口 Kanagawa
42.4km  
Sagamiko IC 相模湖IC 45.4km  
Fujino PA 藤野PA 46.5km Parking Area
Uenohara IC 上野原IC Yamanashi
50.3km  
Dangozaka SA 談合坂SA 57.7km Service Area
Otsuki IC 大月IC 70.4km  
Otsuki JCT 大月JCT 71.4km  
Hatsukari PA 初狩PA 74.8km Parking Area
Katsunuma IC 勝沼IC 90.5km  
Shakado PA 釈迦戸PA 92.8km Parking Area
Ichinomiya Misaka IC 一宮御坂IC 96.6km  
Sakaigawa PA 境川PA 104.5km Parking Area
Kofu Minami IC 甲府南IC 106.2km  
Kofu Showa IC 甲府昭和IC 113.8km  
Futaba SA SIC 双葉SA・SIC 118.5km Service Area Smart IC exit
Futaba JCT 双葉JCT 120.4km  
Nirasaki IC 韮崎IC 125.0km  
Sutama IC 須玉IC 131.4km  
Nagasaka IC 長坂IC 140.7km  
Yatsugatake PA 八ヶ岳PA 143.1km Parking Area
Kobuchisawa IC 小淵沢IC 148.9km  
Suwa Minami IC 諏訪南IC Nagano
161.5km  
Chuodohara PA 中央道原PA 164.6km Parking Area
Suwa IC 諏訪IC 172.6km  
Suwako SA 諏訪湖SA 178.5km Service Area
Okaya JCT 岡谷JCT 182.7km Nagano Expressway


Heading north east from Komaki JCT to Okaya JCT

Name   Prefecture Distance from Komaki JCT Notes
Komaki JCT 小牧JCT Aichi
>>> Tomei Expressway
Komaki Higashi IC 小牧東IC 7.1km  
Utsutsu Toge PA 内津峠PA 8.7km Parking Area
Tajimi IC 多治見IC Gifu
15.2km  
Kokeizan PA 虎渓山PA 17.0km Parking Area
Toki JCT 土岐JCT 21.5km Tokai Kanjo Expressway
Toki IC 土岐IC 24.0km  
Mizunami IC 瑞浪IC 28.5km  
Byobuzan PA 屏風山PA 34.7km Parking Area
Ena IC 恵那IC 46.6km  
Enakyo SA 恵那峡SA 50.5km Service Area
Nakatsugawa IC 中津川IC 56.0km  
Misaka PA 神坂PA 66.0km Parking Area
Sonohara IC 園原IC Nagano
77.9km  
Achi PA 阿智PA 85.1km  
Iida Yamamoto IC JCT 飯田山本IC・JCT 87.5km San-en Nanshin Expressway
Iida IC 飯田IC 92.7km  
Zakoji PA 座光寺PA 99.6km  
Matsukawa IC 松川IC 108.2km  
Komagatake SA SIC 駒ヶ岳SA・JCT 120.2km Service Area and Smart IC
Komagatake IC 駒ヶ岳IC 123.5km  
Ogurogawa PA SIC 小黒川PA・SIC 135.8km Parking Area and Smart IC
Ina IC 伊那IC 138.7km  
Ihoku IC 伊北IC 148.2km  
Tatsuno PA 辰野PA 152.2km Parking Area
Okaya JCT 岡谷JCT 162.2km Nagano Expressway

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