Expressways in Japan - Joshinetsu Expressway

Joshinetsu Expressway
上信越自動車道

The Joshinetsu Expressway runs from Fujioka JCT in Gunma Precture to Joetsu JCT in Niigata Prefecture.

From Tokyo, the Joshinetsu Expressway begins by branching off the Kanetsu Expressway at Koriyama JCT in Gunma Prefecture, and from there travels west and then north towards many of the ski and snowboard resorts in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture and the Myoko region of Niigata Prefecture.

Joshinetsu refers to Gunma Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture collectively - the name coming from the old province names: 野国 (Gunma); 濃国 (Nagano); 後 (Niigata).

The Joshinetsu Expressway is often used to get to:
Karuizawa (Nagano)
Sugadaira (Nagano)
Hakuba (Nagano)
Shiga Kogen (Nagano)
Nozawa Onsen (Nagano)
Madarao Kogen (Nagano)
Myoko (Niigata)

See also:

>> Driving in Japan
>> Regional Expressway connections

 

Joshinetsu Expressway
Interchanges, Junctions, Parking Areas and Services Areas on the Joshinetsu Expressway between Fujioka JCT in Gunma Prefecture and Joetsu JCT in Niigata Prefecture

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

Name Prefecture Distance from Fujioka Distance from Nerima Notes
Fujioka JCT 藤岡JCT Gunma
>>> 78.6km Kanetsu Expressway
Fujioka IC / PA 藤岡IC 1.8km 80.4km Parking Area and Exit
Yoshii IC 吉井IC 11.2km 89.8km  
Kanra PA 甘楽PA 15.4km 94.km  
Tomioka IC 富岡IC 20.1km 98.7km  
Shimonita IC 下仁田IC 26.8km 105.4km  
Matsuida Myogi IC 松井田妙義IC 37.5km 116.1km  
Yokokawa SA 横川IC 42.1km 120.7km Service Area
Usui Karuizawa IC 碓氷軽井沢IC 52.5km 131.1km  
Sakudaira PA SIC 佐久平PA・SIC Nagano
68.4km 147.0km Parking Area and SIC
Saku IC 佐久IC 71.3km 149.9km  
Sakukomoro JCT 佐久小諸JCT 72.8km 151.4km  
Komoro IC 小諸IC 82.1km 160.7km  
Tobu Yunomaru IC / SA 東部湯の丸IC・SA 88.6km 167.2km Service Area and Exit
Ueda Sugadaira IC 上田菅平IC 96.9km 175.5km  
Sakaki IC 坂城IC 104.8km 183.4km  
Chikumagawa Sakaki PA 千曲川さかきPA 106.2km 184.8km Parking Area
Koshoku JCT 更埴JCT 119.1km 197.7km Nagano Expressway
Matsushiro PA 松代PA 123.2km 201.8km Parking Area
Nagano IC 長野IC 125.1km 203.7km  
Suzaka Nagano Higashi IC 須坂長野東IC 135.0km 213.6km  
Obuse PA SIC 小布施PA・SIC 141.6km 220.2km Parking Area
Shinshu Nakano IC 信州中野IC 146.5km 225.1km  
Toyota Iiyama IC 豊田飯山IC 154.2km 232.8km  
Kurohime Nojiriko PA 黒姫野尻湖PA 164.3km 242.9km Parking Area
Shinano-machi IC 信濃町IC 167.4km 246.0km  
Myoko Kogen IC 妙高高原IC Niigata
 
172.5km 251.1km  
Myoko SA 妙高SA 179.9km 258.5km Service Area
Nakago IC 中郷IC 184.5km 263.1km  
Arai PA SIC 新井PA・SIC 191.9km 270.5km Parking Area and SIC
Joetsu Takada IC 上越高田IC 199.0km 277.6km  
Joetsu JCT 上越JCT 204.3km 282.9km Hokuriku Expressway

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