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The Bayshore Route of Shuto Expressway (首都高速道路湾岸線, Shuto Kōsokudōro Wangan-sen or simply Wangan-sen for short) is a stretch of toll highway in Greater Tokyo, 70 km, that runs from Yokohama city, Kanazawa ward, to Ichikawa city of Chiba Prefecture. It is an important route that runs between artificial islands of Tokyo Bay by way of bridges and sub-sea tunnels, bypassing Tokyo entirely.
It runs from Yokohama through the Yokohama Bay Bridge and Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge, the Kawasaki Subsea Tunnel, the Tama Subriver Tunnel, Haneda Airport North tunnel, Tokyo Bay Subsea Tunnel, which connects it to the popular tourist spot of Odaiba, and then on to Urayasu (near Tokyo Disneyland) in Chiba Prefecture. It is designated National Route 357 (国道357号). It facilitates road travel between Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures.
- IC - "interchange" which suggests a road junction between an expressway and a non-expressway road in Japan.
- JCT - "junction" which suggests a road junction between two expressways in Japan.
- TB - "toll booth"
- PA - "parking area" which suggests a rest area in Japan.
- The sign "indirectly" shows that there is a spur from the exit to the connections.
- National Route 357 runs parallel to the Bayshore Route and connects with all of the entrances and the exits, except Sankeien IC and Ukishima IC.
|Yokohama Yokosuka Road bound for Yokosuka and Kōnandai|
|B01||Sachiura IC||For Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise and Umi no Kōen.||Inbound entrance/outbound exit||Kanagawa||Yokohama|
|-||Torihamachō TB||-||Inbound only|
|B02||Sugita IC||For Torihamachō and Sugita||Outbound entrance/inbound exit|
|B03||Inbound entrance/outbound exit|
|B05||Isogo IC||Yokohama city roop route 2 (Byōbugaura bypass)||Inbound entrance/outbound exit|
|B06||Sankeien IC||For Yamashita Park and Honmoku futō||Outbound entrance/inbound exit|
|(TBD)||IC (TBD)||South Honmoku futō contact harbor road (under construction)||Inbound entrance/outbound exit
|-||Honmoku JCT (Inbound)||Kariba Route|
|B07||Honmoku futō IC||For A, B, C and D wharf||Inbound entrance/outbound exit|
|-||Honmoku JCT (Outbound)||Kariba Route|
|-||Daikoku JCT (Inbound)||Daikoku Route|
|B08||Daikoku futō IC||Inbound exit/entrance|
|-||Daikoku JCT (Outbound)||Daikoku Route|
|B10||Higashi-ōgishima IC||National Route 132 (Indirectly)||Outbound entrance/Inbound exit||Kawasaki|
|B11||Inbound entrance/outbound exit|
|-||Port of Kawasaki Tunnel (Kawasaki Kōro Tunnel in Japanese)||-||Hazmat vehicles prohibited|
|-||Kawasaki-Ukishima JCT (Inbound)||Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line and Kawasaki Route|
|B12||Ukishima IC (Inbound)||National Route 409|
|-||Wangan-Ukishima TB||-||Outbound only
Closed March 1, 2013
|B13||Ukishima IC (Outbound)||National Route 409|
|-||Kawasaki-Ukishima JCT (Outbound)||Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line and Kawasaki Route|
|-||Tama River Tunnel (Tamagawa Tunnel in Japanese)||-||Hazmat vehicles prohibited|
|B14||Wangan Kanpachi IC||Kanpachi dori and Haneda Airport Terminal 1||Yokohama-bound entrance/Urayasu-bound exit|
|B16||Haneda Airport (Kūkō-chuō in Japanese)||Haneda Airport Terminal 2 and Intl Terminal||Yokohama-bound entrance/Urayasu-bound exit|
|B17||Haneda Airport||Urayasu-bound entrance/Yokohama-bound exit|
|-||Airport North Tunnel (Kūkō-kita Tunnel in Japanese)||-||Hazmat vehicles prohibited|
|-||Tōkai JCT||Haneda Route (indirectly)||Yokohama-bound only|
|-||Ōi PA||-||Yokohama-bound only||Shinagawa|
|002||Ōi-minami IC||For Katsushima (indirectly)||Yokohama-bound entrance/Urayasu-bound exit|
|003A||Urayasu-bound entrance/Yokohama-bound exit|
|-||Ōi TB||-||Urayasu-bound only|
|-||Ōi JCT||Central Circular Route|
|Haneda Route bound for Shinjuku and Ueno|
|-||Ōi PA||-||Urayasu-bound only|
|003B||Ōi IC||For Shinagawa and Ōimachi (indirectly)||Urayasu-bound entrance/Yokohama-bound exit|
|-||Port of Tokyo Tunnel (Tōkyō-kō Tunnel in Japanese)||-||Hazmat vehicles prohibited|
|004||Rinkai-fukutoshin IC||For Tokyo Big Sight and Ferry futō||Yokohama-bound entrance/Urayasu-bound exit||Minato|
|-||Ariake JCT||Daiba Route||Kōtō|
|-||Shinonome JCT||Harumi Route|
|005||Ariake IC||For Tokyo Big Sight and Ferry futō||Urayasu-bound entrance/Yokohama-bound exit|
|-||Tatsumi JCT||Fukagawa Route bound for Komatsugawa and Hakozaki JCT|
|006||Shinkiba IC||Inbound entrance/outbound exit|
|007||Outbound entrance/inbound exit|
|-||Kasai JCT||Central Circular Route bound for Tōhoku Expressway and Jōban Expressway||Edogawa|
|008||Kasai IC||Kannana dori (Indirectly)||Inbound entrance/outbound exit|
|009||Outbound entrance/inbound exit|
|010A||Maihama IC||Entrance from Tokyo Disney Resort||Inbound entrance only/no exit||Chiba||Urayasu|
|010B||Urayasu IC||For Tokyo Disney Resort (indirectly)||Inbound entrance/outbound exit|
|011||Outbound entrance/inbound exit|
|012||Chidori-chō IC||For Funabashi and Ichikawa||Inbound entrance/outbound exit||Ichikawa|
|-||Ichikawa PA||-||Inbound only|
|-||Ichikawa TB||-||Inbound only|
|-||Ichikawa JCT (tentative name)||Tokyo Outer Ring Road||Under construction|
|Higashi-Kantō Expressway bound for Chiba and Narita|
|1.000 km = 0.621 mi; 1.000 mi = 1.609 km
Much cargo from Narita International Airport in Chiba destined for southern areas travels by way of large diesel trucks on Wangan-sen. The opening of Chubu International Airport has helped ease heavy truck congestion somewhat. It's notable as Tokyo's first offshore highway, has spectacular urban views including Minato Mirai 21, Odaiba and Rainbow Bridge, downtown Yokohama, and Yokohama Bridge, and is frequented by street racing during late night hours, although heavily congested in the day.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Route B (Shuto Expressway).|
- Mid Night Club, a notorious street racing team in Tokyo.
- Shuto Kosoku Trial, a series of six movies about Wangan racing that have been banned from Japan.
In Fiction and Gaming
- Wangan Midnight, a manga and anime series based on street racing on the Wangan.
- Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune, an arcade racing game taking place on the Wangan.
- Tokyo Xtreme Racer, known in Japan as Shutokō Battle (首都高, abbreviation for "Shuto Expressway"), a Genki game based on Wangan racing
- Shutokou Battle series, a series of arcade racing games based on Wangan racing
- City of Yokohama Port Authority. "南本牧ふ頭連絡臨港道路整備事業". Retrieved 2016-03-28.