1.8 km (Ishibashi Branch Route) (9.0 mi)
|Existed:||1967 – present|
|From:||Seishō-Ninomiya Interchange in Ninomiya, Kanagawa
Seishō Bypass (toll-free section)
National Route 1
|To:||Hakoneguchi Interchange in Odawara, Kanagawa
National Route 1
Ishibashi Interchange in Odawara, Kanagawa
National Route 135
|National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan
Officially the road is designated as a bypass for National Route 1. It is also classified as a road for motor vehicles only (自動車専用道路? Jidōsha Senyō Dōro) and access is controlled with interchanges and junctions in a similar manner to national expressways in Japan.
The road closely follows the coastline of Sagami Bay, facilitating access between the Tokyo urban area and the city of Odawara in western Kanagawa Prefecture. At the eastern terminus the Seishō Bypass continues as a toll-free road managed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. In the west, the main route terminates near the resort town of Hakone, while a short branch route terminates at an intersection with National Route 135 which leads to the resort town of Atami and the Izu Peninsula.
The first section of the road was opened to traffic in 1967 and the entire route was completed in 1972. The main route has 4 lanes of traffic and the Ishibashi branch route has 2 lanes.
There are three toll collection points along the road. On the main route at the Tachibana Toll Plaza, a toll of 250 yen is collected from regular passenger cars. At Kōzu Interchange these vehicles are charged 150 yen at the eastbound exit and westbound entrance. At Ishibashi Interchange 200 yen is collected. Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) is accepted for payment, however no discount programs are in effect.
In September 2007 Typhoon Fitow caused extensive damage to the road, reducing some sections to two lanes of traffic and forcing the complete closure of other sections. The entire road was restored to full capacity on April 25, 2008.
(all in Kanagawa)
|Through to Seishō Bypass (toll-free section)|
|Seishō-Ninomiya IC||National Route 1||0.0||Ninomiya|
|National Route 1||2.8||IC: Ninomiya-bound entrance and exit only
PA: Ninomiya-bound only
| National Route 1
Pref. Route 72 (Matsuda Kōzu Route)
|5.5||PA: Hakone-bound only|
|Sakawa IC||National Route 1||8.0||Ninomiya-bound entrance only|
|Odawara IC||National Route 1||9.6||Ninomiya-bound entrance, Hakone-bound exit only|
|Hayakawa JCT||Ishibashi Branch Route||11.6|
|Hayakawa IC||12.2||Ninomiya-bound entrance, Hakone-bound exit only|
|Hakone Turnpike||↓||Ninomiya-bound entrance, Hakone-bound exit only|
|Odawara-nishi IC||Odawara-Atsugi Road||13.8||Local road access via Odawara-Atsugi Road only|
|Hakoneguchi IC||National Route 1||14.5|
|Through to Odawara-Hakone Road|
Ishibashi Branch Route
(all in Kanagawa)
|Hayakawa JCT||Main Route||11.6||Odawara|
|Odawara Blue Way Bridge||↓|
|Ishibashi IC||National Route 135||13.4|
- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Kanto Bureau. "50 Years of History Online Magazine, Series 4". Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- "E-NEXCO Drive Plaza Route Search". Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- Japan Civil Engineering Contractors' Association. "Construction History of Japan". Retrieved 2008-06-03.
- Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Kanto Bureau, Yokohama Office. "Status of Seisho Bypass Restoration". Retrieved 2008-06-03.