Nishi-Meihan Expressway

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Nishi-Meihan Expressway sign

Nishi-Meihan Expressway
Route information
Length: 27.2 km (16.9 mi)
Existed: 1969 – present
Major junctions
From: Matsubara Junction
To: Tenri Interchange
Major cities: Fujiidera, Kashiwara, Kashiba, Yamatokōriyama
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

Nishi-Meihan Expressway (西名阪自動車道 Nishimeihan Jidōshadō?) is a national expressway in the Kinki region of Japan. It is owned and operated by West Nippon Expressway Company.


Meihan is a kanji acronym of two characters. The first character represents Nagoya (古屋) and the second character represents Osaka (大). Nishi (西) means west; together with the Meihan Highway and Higashi-Meihan Expressway, it forms a corridor linking the greater Nagoya and Osaka areas.

Passage cities[edit]

Matsubara - Fujiidera - Habikino - Kashiwara
Kashiba - Kanmaki - Kawai - Ando - Yamatokōriyama - Ando - Yamatokōriyama - Tenri

Interchanges and Junctions[edit]

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