Japan National Route 8

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National Route 8
国道8号 (Kokudō hachi-gō)
Route information
Length 574.1 km (356.7 mi)
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan

National Route 8 is an important highway in the Hokuriku and Kansai regions. It connects the prefectural capitals of Niigata, Toyama, Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture), Fukui, Ōtsu (Shiga Prefecture), and Kyoto.[1][2]

Route Data

In popular culture

Route 8 is the inspiration for the popular Hachiban Ramen chain of noodle shops popular in the Hokuriku region.

History

  • 4 December 1952 – First Class National Highway 8 (from Niigata to Kyoto)
  • 1 April 1965 – General National Highway 8 (from Niigata to Kyoto)

Intersecting routes

References

  1. ^ 一般国道8号 (in Japanese). Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  2. ^ 一般国道8号 (in Japanese). Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 


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