Hanshin Expressway

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Route 1 Loop Route of Hanshin Expressway at Shinanobashi, Osaka
Hanshin expressway in Osaka
Gate Tower Building, with Hanshin Expressway going through the 5th-7th floors

The Hanshin Expressway (阪神高速道路, Hanshin Kōsoku-dōro) is a network 239.3 kilometres (148.7 mi) of expressways surrounding Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto, Japan. Operated by Hanshin Expressway Company, Limited (阪神高速道路株式会社, Hanshin Kōsoku-dōro Kabushiki-gaisha), it opened in 1962.

Portions of the Hanshin Expressway (around 400m east of Fukae Station) collapsed during the Kobe earthquake on January 17, 1995. These sections were rebuilt by 1996. Portions of the Osaka highway are featured in Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3, and the Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune video games from 3 onwards.


Hanshin Expressway

Former Hanshin route[edit]


  1. ^ West Nippon Expressway Company (2019-01-28). "平成31年春からの近畿圏の新たな高速道路料金について". Retrieved 2019-05-11.

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