Route 3 (Shuto Expressway)

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Shuto Expwy 3 as seen from Roppongi Hills.
Shuto Urban Expwy Sign 0003.svg

Route 3 (also known as the Shibuya Route) is one of the radial routes of the Shuto Expressway system in the Tokyo area. Route 3 runs southwest from Tanimachi Junction (with the Inner Circular Route) in Minato-ku and runs for 12 kilometres through Shibuya-ku, Meguro-ku, and Setagaya-ku. The Route 3 designation ends at the Yoga Rampway (Tokyo Interchange) and the expressway continues as the intercity Tomei Expressway to Nagoya.

Exit list[edit]

Municipality Exit/interchange name Destinations Notes
Minato-ku Tanimachi JCT Route C1 Outer Loop to Kasumigaseki and Kita-ikebukuro
Route C1 Inner Loop to Haneda and Ginza
Minato-ku Takagicho Outbound exit/inbound entrance
Shibuya-ku Shibuya Shibuya Station No outbound entry ramp
Meguro-ku Ohashi JCT Route C2 Outer Loop to Nishi-Shinjuku and Kumanocho via Yamate Tunnel
Route C2 Inner Loop to Bayshore Route
Under construction (not yet open; Inner Loop will connect in 2015).
Setagaya-ku Ikejiri Inbound exit/outbound entrance
Setagaya-ku Sangenjaya Outbound exit/inbound entrance
Setagaya-ku Yoga (Tokyo Interchange) Kampachi-dori (Tokyo's #8 ring road) Road continues as Tomei Expressway

Route 3 in popular culture[edit]

Route 3 was mentioned in Haruki Murakami novel 1Q84.