Higashifuji-goko Road

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Higashi-Fujigoko Road

Higashifuji-goko Road
Japanese National Route Sign 0138.svg東富士五湖道路
Route information
Length: 18 km (11 mi)
Existed: 1986[1] – present
Major junctions
From: Fujiyoshida Interchange in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi
Japan road sign 325.svg Chūō Expressway
Yamanashi Prefectural Route 707
To: Subashiri Interchange in Oyama, Shizuoka
Japanese National Route Sign 0138.svg National Route 138
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

The Higashifuji-goko Road (東富士五湖道路 Higashifujigoko Dōro?) (lit. East Fuji Five Lakes Road) is a 2-laned toll road linking Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan. It is owned and managed by Central Nippon Expressway Company.

Overview[edit]

Officially the road is designated as a bypass for National Route 138. 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 and junctions in a similar manner to national expressways in Japan.

The road functions as an extension of the Chūō Expressway Kawaguchiko Route (a branch route of the Chūō Expressway) in southern Yamanashi Prefecture, passing along the eastern base of Mount Fuji and to the west of the Fuji Five Lakes. The road then crosses into Shizuoka Prefecture to the south. The road terminates at an interchange with the original National Route 138; beyond this point, National Route 138 contiunes towards the city of Gotenba and an interchange with the Tōmei Expressway.

Tolls are collected at toll plazas located at both ends of the road. Each toll plaza collects 520 yen from regular passenger vehicles. Traversing the entire road therefore costs 1040 yen, while entering or exiting the road at the halfway point (Yamanakako Interchange) costs only 520 yen. Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) is accepted for payment, however no discount programs are in effect.

The northern half of the road was completed in 1986 and the southern half was completed in 1989.[1]

Interchange list[edit]

View of Mount Fuji from the road
No. Name Connections Dist. from
Origin
Notes Location
Through to Japan road sign 325.svg Chūō Expressway
3 Fujiyoshida IC Pref. Route 707 (Fujikawaguchiko Fuji Route) 0.0 Fujiyoshida Yamanashi
4 Yamanakako IC Japanese National Route Sign 0138.svg National Route 138 8.4 Yamanakako
5 Subashiri IC Japanese National Route Sign 0138.svg National Route 138 18.0 Oyama Shizuoka
Roadway continues as Japanese National Route Sign 0138.svg National Route 138

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Yamanashi Nichinichi Newspaper, Yamanashi Broadcasting System. "Fujisan-net Website". Retrieved 2008-06-04. 

External links[edit]