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Old March 7th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #221
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Some expressways in Tokai region (in and around Nagoya)

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Exit from Meigi by-pass to Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway
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Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway to the south
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Ichinomiya junction with Meishin Expressway
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Meishin Expressway to the east
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Ichinomiya exit, exit to Nagoya Expressway 16
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Old March 7th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #222
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Nagoya Expressway 16 to the south
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Kiyosu junction, exit to Higashi-Meihan Expressway
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At the left are skyscrapers of Nagoya station area
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Higashi-Meihan Expressway to the west
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Nagoya-nishi junction with Nagoya Expressway 5
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Old March 8th, 2010, 03:23 AM   #223
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Great pictures!
What are those triple painted lines means?

By the way, can we get some pictures from rural roads and expressways of Japan (North Honshu, Hokkaido)? So far most of them are from urban areas.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #224
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Wow,i've seen the whole thread and i'm really impressed of the Japan highway system!!
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Old March 8th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #225
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Not sure about the lines. You can find these mostly on sharp curves etc. So marking the dangerous stretches on your line. But I don't know about the rules. Triple painted central line means that these (unknown ) rules are applied for both lines of traffic.

I have some pictures of rural expressways from same trip. I try to upload these soon.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 11:10 PM   #226
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Higashi-Meihan Expressway to the west
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The bridge of Kiso River, 900 m long
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The bridge of Ibi and Nagara Rivers, 930 m long
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Yokkaichi junction with Isewangan Expressway
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Kameyama junction with Shin-Meishin Expressway
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Kameyama interchange, exit to Meihan Highway
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Old March 9th, 2010, 03:12 AM   #227
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Surface doesn't look that fantastic on some pictures.
Do people in Japan navigate more by names or numbers of the expressways?
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Old March 9th, 2010, 10:26 AM   #228
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Most of toll expressways have no numbers at all, only names. At least not on maps and signs. There are numbers for national roads only. Toll roads are private roads and so don't have numbers of national network. They may have numbers assigned by owner of private roads like Nagoya Exspressway which have different numbers for different branches.
Road surface remaned me motorways in Switzerland. At both countries they may have lots of snow and night frost with warm days which are not good at all for surface. So regural small repairs of surface are neccessary every summer.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #229
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Road 25, Meihan Highway through Suzuka Mountains
National road with many characteristics of expressway and opened only for traffic of motored vehicles. It's one of the most dangerous roads in Japan.

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To the west

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And back to the east

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Old March 11th, 2010, 05:09 PM   #230
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Two pictures from Ise Expressway

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Old March 11th, 2010, 06:18 PM   #231
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Higashi-Meihan Expressway to the east

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Bridge of Kiso River
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Nagoya-nishi junction, exit to Nagoya Expressway 5
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Nagoya Expressway 5 to the east
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End of Nagoya Expressway 5, through to Nagoya Expressway 2 and exit to Nagoya Expressway Ring Route
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Nagoya Expressway Ring Route
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Old March 11th, 2010, 06:35 PM   #232
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Handa-Chuo junction on Chitahanto Road, exit to Chitaodan Road

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Road to Centrair Airport
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That's all from this trip to Tokai
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Old March 12th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #233
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very exotic
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Old March 17th, 2010, 04:51 PM   #234
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Vatse, time to rest
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Old March 18th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #235
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Why do most of the Japanese expressways seem to be just 2+2-laned even in Tokyo? I mean, how can that work in so a populated area?
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Old March 18th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #236
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And as it looks, mostly even without or only with very narrow hard shoulder?
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Old March 18th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #237
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Why do most of the Japanese expressways seem to be just 2+2-laned even in Tokyo? I mean, how can that work in so a populated area?
That's because Japan is largely a rail-based society. I'm not saying that their car market is small. It's huge by raw standards (third largest in the world, after China and the U.S.) but Japan's expressway network aren't as crucially important to the Japanese the way the interstate or even the German Autobahn does for the U.S. and Germany, respectively. Japan, especially around the three main urban clusters in Greater Tokyo Area (Kanto), Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto (Kansai), and Greater Nagoya, has ,above all, an excellent railway system. Mass-transit in the form of intricate meshes of subways, light-rail, suburban lines, monorails, and high-speed rail compensates for the relatively small Japanese expressway network (with a total mileage of just under 8,000 kilometers). Moreover, Japanese rarely take the expressway when they go on long inter-city or cross-country excursions. They'd rather take the plane or the Shinkansen. Most of the car traffic action happens in the wide urban roads and side streets, which tend to be very congested during the rush hours.
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Old March 20th, 2010, 10:20 AM   #238
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Who wants to drive a car to the central Tokyo?
I mean I can't afford to pay $1500/month for car parking.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 06:10 AM   #239
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Hey guys if you want to see driving videos in Japan please view my thread here http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1081503
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This is far too much information for one sign, especially on an expressway!

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