Japan National Route 246

Summary

Route 246 (国道246号, Kokudō 246-gō) is a major highway on the island of Honshū in Japan. It originates in Chiyoda, Tokyo and terminates in Numazu, Shizuoka. In and near Tokyo, it parallels the routes of the Dai-ichi Keihin, Dai-ni Keihin, and Tōmei Expressways, the Tōkyū Den-en-toshi Line, Odakyu Odawara Line, Gotemba Line, and other transportation systems.

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National Route 246
国道246号
Streets near Akasaka-Mitsuke in Tokyo.jpg
Route information
Length125.3 km[1] (77.9 mi)
Existed10 July 1956–present
Major junctions
North end National Route 20 in Chiyoda, Tokyo
South end National Route 1 / National Route 414 in Numazu, Shizuoka
Location
CountryJapan
Highway system
National Route 245 National Route 247

Along its 125.3-kilometer-long (77.9 mi) course, National Route 246 passes from Chiyoda through Minato, Shibuya, Meguro, Setagaya in Tokyo (called Aoyama-dori (青山通り) or Tamagawa-dori (玉川通り) in part of this section), and into Kanagawa Prefecture, entering Kawasaki (Takatsu and Miyamae), Yokohama (Tsuzuki, Aoba and Midori), Machida (Tokyo), Yamato, Atsugi, Isehara, Matsuda and Yamakita (called Ō-yama-kaidō (大山街道) or Atsugi-kaidō (厚木街道) in part of this section). In Shizuoka Prefecture, it passes through Susono, Oyama, and Nagaizumi en route to its terminus in Numazu.

Part of the route – running through Shibuya and past the outer gardens of the Meiji Jingu – was recreated in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec under the name Tokyo Route 246. The same track is also featured in subsequent games in the series up until Gran Turismo 6. The Nogizaka46 song "Route 246" is named after the route.

Municipality Intersects with Destinations / Stations Notes
Chiyoda-ku Route 20, 1, C1 Sakuradamon, Nagatacho, Diet Bldg, Imperial Palace
Shibuya-ku Route 3 Shibuya Aoyama-dori. Usually faster than parallel Roppongi-dori
Shibuya-ku Yamate-dori (317) Here to Yoga has regular entrances for Route 3
Setagaya-ku Setagaya-dori Sangenjaya
Setagaya-ku Kannana-dori (318)
Setagaya-ku Tōmei Yōga
Setagaya-ku Kampachi-dori (311/466)
Setagaya-ku Tama River Futako Tamagawa
Miyamae 45 for Tōmei and Daisan-Keihin
Aoba Eda Stn.
Aoba Tōmei
Machida Route 16
Yamato 467 for Enoshima Cuts through the center of Izumi no Mori, a nature park operated by the city of Yamato.
Atsugi 412 and 60 for Lake Okutama
Atsugi 129, Tomei, Odawara Bypass
Atsugi Odakyu Aiko-Ishida Stn.
Matsuda 255, Tomei Odakyu Shin-Matsuda Stn., JR Higashi-Yamakita Stn.
Gotemba 138 for Hakone
Gotemba 23 for Mount Fuji
Numazu Route 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "一般国道の路線別、都道府県別道路現況" [Road statistics by General National Highway route and prefecture] (PDF) (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
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