Japan National Route 17

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National Route 17
Route information
Length350.3 km (217.7 mi)
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

National Route 17 (国道17号, Kokudō 17-gō) is a highway on the island of Honshu in Japan. It originates at Nihonbashi in Chūō, Tokyo, and terminates in the city of Niigata (the capital of Niigata Prefecture), where it meets Routes 7, 8, 49, 113 and 116).[1]

Route 17 measures 350.3 km in length. It incorporates parts of two ancient highways, the Nakasendō and Mikuni Kaidō. The newer Kan-Etsu Expressway parallels Route 17.

In addition to Chūō, Route 17 passes through Itabashi. It links the prefectural capitals of Saitama (Saitama Prefecture) and Maebashi (Gunma Prefecture).

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  • 4 December 1952: First Class National Highway 17 (Tokyo to Niigata)
  • 1 April 1965: General National Highway 17 (Tokyo to Niigata)


  1. ^ 一般国道17号 (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Kanto Regional Development Bureau. Archived from the original on 30 July 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2010.