Route 2 (Nagoya Expressway)

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Japanese Urban Expwy Sign 0002.svg

Nagoya Expressway Route 2 Higashiyama Route
Route information
Length: 10.2 km[1] (6.3 mi)
Existed: 1988 – present
Major junctions
From: Shinsuzaki Junction in Nakamura-ku, Nagoya
Japanese Urban Expwy Sign 0005.svg Nagoya Expressway Manba Route
To: Takabari Junction in Meitō-ku, Nagoya
Japan road sign 325.svg Higashi-Meihan Expressway
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

Nagoya Expressway Route 2 Higashiyama Route (名古屋高速道路2号東山線 Nagoya Kōsokudōro Nigō Higashiyamasen?) is an urban expressway in Nagoya, Japan. It is a part of the Nagoya Expressway network and is owned and operated by Nagoya Expressway Public Corporation.


The first section was opened to traffic in 1988 and the entire route was completed in 2003.[2] The expressway is 4 lanes for its entire length.

The route runs from west to east through the center of the city of Nagoya. It begins at Shinsuzaki Junction where it meets the Ring Route and Route 5. Route 2 then bisects the Ring Route, meets it once again at Marutachō Junction, and continues eastward. The route eventually terminates at a junction with the Higashi-Meihan Expressway.

Originally it was planned that Route 2 would connect to the Higashi-Meihan at Kamiyashiro Junction which connects directly to the Tōmei Expressway. However, local opposition led to the route being moved a short distance south to Takabari Junction. This forces users to pay a relatively expensive toll to access the Tōmei by way of the Higashi-Meihan (500 yen for 2.7 km). A description of the planning of Route 2 can be found here.

In order to combat congestion on the Ring Route, a plan to divert traffic to Route 2 and local roads has been implemented. Vehicles using Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) are permitted use the exit at Fukiage-higashi Interchange and use local roads to reach the entrance of the same interchange without incurring an additional toll, provided exit and re-entry occurs within 15 minutes. Diagrams explaining how to take advantage of the plan can be found here.

Interchange list[edit]

No. Name Connections Notes Location
(all in Nagoya)
Through to Japanese Urban Expwy Sign 0005.svg Nagoya Expressway Manba Route
JCT Shinsuzaki JCT No Route 2 ←→ Ring Route access Nakamura-ku
Shirakawa Interchange Japanese National Route Sign 0019.svg National Route 19 201 - East-bound exit
211 - West-bound entrance
- Shirakawa-higashi Interchange Planned
JCT Marutachō JCT Nagoya Urban Expwy Sign R.svg Nagoya Expressway Ring Route Ring Route inaccessible to east-bound traffic
Fukiage-higashi Interchange 202 - East-bound exit
212 - West-bound entrance
Fukiage-nishi Interchange 203 - East-bound entrance
213 - West-bound exit
Haruoka Interchange 204 - East-bound entrance
214 - West-bound exit
Yotsuya Interchange 205 - East-bound exit
215 - West-bound entrance
TB Takabari Toll Gate West-bound only Meitō-ku
Takabari Interchange Pref. Route 59 (Nagoya Daini Kanjō Route) 206 - East-bound exit
216 - West-bound entrance
(4) Takabari Junction Japan road sign 325.svg Higashi-Meihan Expressway


  1. ^ "Nagoya Expressway Route Map". Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  2. ^ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. "History of the Expressway Network in the Greater Nagoya Area". Retrieved 2008-04-17. 

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