Expressways in Japan - Kanetsu Expressway

Kanetsu Expressway
関越自動車道

The Kanetsu Expressway runs north from Nerima IC in northern Tokyo region and passes through Saitama Prefecture, Gunma Prefecture, under the Tanigawa mountain range in an 11km long tunnel and through into Niigata Prefecture. The Kanetsu expressway ends as it connects with the Hokuriku Expresway in Nagaoka City - that expressway continues north to Niigata City.

At Fujioka JCT in Gunma Prefecture, the Joshinetsu Expressway branches off and heads into Nagano Prefecture.

The Kanetsu Expressway follows roughly the same route as national Route 17 road and the Joetsu Shinkansen train line for much of the route.

The name Kanetsu comes from the words for Kanto 東 and the old province of 後 (Niigata).

The Kanetsu Expressway is often used to get to:
Minamaki (Gunma)
Yuzawa (Niigata)
Minamiuonuma (Niigata)
Nozawa Onsen (Nagano)
Resorts via the Joshinetsu Expressway

See also:

>> Driving in Japan
>> Regional Expressway connections

 

Kanetsu Expressway
Interchange Exits, Junctions, Parking Areas and Services Areas on the Kanetsu Expressway between Nerima IC in northern Tokyo and Nagaoka JCT in Niigata Prefecture

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

Name Prefecture Distance from Nerima Notes
Nerima IC 練馬IC Tokyo
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Oizumi JCT / IC 大泉JCT・IC 0.8km  
Tokorozawa IC 所沢IC Saitama
9.4km  
Miyoshi PA Smart IC 三芳PA 13.9km Parking Area Smart IC exit
Kawagoe IC 川越IC 21.2km  
Tsurugashima JCT 鶴ヶ島JCT 27.8km  
Tsurugashima IC 鶴ヶ島IC 29.6km  
Sakado Nishi SIC 坂戸西SIC 32.5km  
Takasaka SA 高坂SA 34.8km Service Area
Higashi Matsuyama IC 東松山IC 39.4km  
Ranzan Ogawa IC 嵐山小川IC 47.4km  
Ranzan PA 嵐山PA 50.1km Parking Area
Hanazono IC 花園IC 56.1km  
Yorii PA SIC 寄居PA 63.4km Parking Area Smart IC exit
Honjo Kodama IC 本庄児玉IC 69.6km  
Kamisato SA SIC 上里SA・SIC 75.5km Service Area Smart IC exit
Fujioka JCT 藤岡JCT Gunma
 
78.6km Joshinetsu Expressway
Takasaki Tamamura SIC 高崎玉村SIC 82.7km  
Takasaki JCT 高崎JCT 84.6km  
Takasaki IC 高崎IC 87.0km  
Maebashi IC 前橋IC 92.1km  
Komayose PA SIC 駒寄PC 98.5km Parking Area and Smart IC exit
Shibukawa Ikaho IC 渋川伊香保IC 103.4km  
Akagi PA IC 赤城PA 111.2km Parking Area and Interchange
Akagi SA 赤城SA 118.5km Service Area
Showa IC 昭和IC 120.6km  
Numata IC 沼田IC 125.8km  
Tsukiyono IC 月夜野IC 131.1km  
Shimomoku PA 下牧PA 135.5km Parking Area
Minakami IC 水上IC 141.0km  
Tanigawadake PA 谷川岳PS 146.0km Parking Area
Tsuchitaru PA 土樽PA

Niigata

157.5km Parking Area
Yuzawa IC 湯沢IC 167.0km  
Shiozawa Ishiuchi SA 塩沢石打SA 173.5km Service Area
Shiozawa Ishiuchi IC 塩沢石打IC 175.5km  
Muikamachi IC 六日町IC 186.9km  
Yamato PA SIC 大和PA 198.3km Parking Area Smart IC exit
Koide IC 小出IC 204.4km  
Horinouchi IC / PA 堀之内IC・PA 212.1km Parking Area and IC exit
Echigo Kawaguchi IC / SA 越後川口IC・SA 220.9km Service Area and IC exit
Ojiya IC 小千谷IC 228.8km  
Yamaya PA 山谷PA 230.9km Parking Area
Nagaoka Minami Koshiji SIC 長岡南越路SIC 238.5km  
Nagaoka IC 長岡IC 244.5km  
Nagaoka JCT 長岡JCT 246.1km Hokuriku Expressway

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