Japan National Route 259

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National Route 259
国道259号
Route information
Length: 47 km (29 mi)
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

National Route 259 is a national highway of Japan connecting Toba, Mie and Toyohashi, Aichi in Japan, with a total length of 47 km (29.2 mi).

Cultural references[edit]

An alternate reading of this highway numeral designation is ji-go-ku. In Japanese, the word jigoku means Hell, and thus some Tahara residents refer to it as ji-go-ku-douro, or the "Highway to Hell". This term gained popularity due to the perception of a higher fatality rate along the road, especially before it was widened and improved.