Japan National Route 8

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National Route 8
国道8号 (Kokudō hachi-gō?)
Route information
Length: 574.1 km (356.7 mi)
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

National Route 8 is an important highway in the Hokuriku and Kansai regions. It connects the prefectural capitals of Niigata, Toyama, Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture), Fukui, Otsu (Shiga Prefecture), and Kyoto.[1][2]

Route Data[edit]

In Popular Culture[edit]

Route 8 is the inspiration for the popular / Hachiban Ramen chain of noodle shops popular in the Hokuriku region.

History[edit]

  • 1952-12-04 - First Class National Highway 8 (from Niigata to Kyoto)
  • 1965-04-01 - General National Highway 8 (from Niigata to Kyoto)


References[edit]

  1. ^ "一般国道8号". Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 2010-11-27. (Japanese)
  2. ^ "一般国道8号". Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 2010-11-27. (Japanese)