Hakone Shindō

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National Route 1 shield

Hakone Shindō
箱根新道
Route information
Length: 13.8 km[2] (8.6 mi)
Existed: 1962[1] – present
Major junctions
From: Yamazaki Interchange in Hakone, Kanagawa
Japanese National Route Sign 0001.svg Odawara-Hakone Road
Japanese National Route Sign 0001.svg National Route 1
To: Hakonetōge Interchange in Hakone, Kanagawa
Japanese National Route Sign 0001.svg National Route 1
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

The Hakone Shindō (箱根新道 Hakone Shindō?) (lit. New Hakone Road) is a 2-laned toll road in Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. It is owned and managed by Central Nippon Expressway Company.

Overview[edit]

Officially the road is designated as a bypass for National Route 1. It is also classified as a road for motor vehicles only (自動車専用道路 Jidōsha Senyō Dōro?) and access is controlled with interchanges in a similar manner to national expressways in Japan. However unlike most other roads operated by Central Nippon Expressway Company, the Hakone Shindō is not designed for high speeds due the steep gradient and sharp turns.

The road originates in the town of Hakone and follows a westerly course, ascending into mountainous areas. The road terminates at Hakone Pass, where the road meets the old Tōkaidō Highway and which serves as the boundary separating Kanagawa and Shizuoka Prefectures. Beyond Hakone Pass National Route 1 descends from the mountains into the city of Mishima to the west.

Tolls are collected at a toll plaza near the eastern terminus. The toll for a regular passenger car is 250 yen. Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) is accepted for payment, however no discount programs are in effect. Since there are no toll collection points between Hakonetōge Interchange and Ashinoko-Taikan Interchange this section of the road is effectively free.

List of interchanges and features[edit]

Hakone Toll Gate
Name Connections Dist. from
Origin
Notes Location
(all in Kanagawa)
Through to Japanese National Route Sign 0001.svg Odawara-Hakone Road
Yamazaki IC Japanese National Route Sign 0001.svg National Route 1 0.0 Hakone
Hakone PA/
TB
Sukumokawa IC Pref. Route 732 (Yumoto Motohakone Route) 4.0 Hakonetōge-bound exit, Yamazaki-bound entrance only
Hatakejuku Bus Stop
Ashinoko-Taikan IC Pref. Route 75 (Yugawara Hakone Sengokubara Route) 12.2
Hakonetōge IC Japanese National Route Sign 0001.svg National Route 1 13.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hakone Town Website. "History of Hakone". Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  2. ^ "E-NEXCO Drive Plaza Route Search". Retrieved 2008-06-06. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°13′0″N 139°4′19″E / 35.21667°N 139.07194°E / 35.21667; 139.07194