Shuto Expressway

in Minato-ku, Japan

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Japan, 〒106-0032 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Roppongi, 5 Chome−18−6 首都高速道路(株)麻布職員宿舎
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N35° 39' 38.88" E139° 44' 16.8"   (35.6608, 139.738)
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Shuto Expressway (首都高速道路, Shuto Kōsoku Dōro, lit. Metropolitan Expressway) is a network of toll expressways in the Greater Tokyo Area of Japan. It is operated and maintained by the Metropolitan Expressway Co., Ltd. (首都高速道路株式会社, Shuto Kōsoku Dōro Kabushiki-gaisha).
Most routes are grade-separated (elevated roads or tunnels) and central routes have many sharp curves and multi-lane merges which require caution to drive safely. The speed limit is 60 km/h on most routes, but 80 km/h on the Bayshore Route, and 50 km/h on the Inner Circular Route.
All trips on the expressway require a toll be paid. As of 2014, the cash toll for a standard-size car is ¥930 regardless of distance travelled. Vehicles using the ETC toll-collection system pay a distance-based toll ranging from ¥510 to ¥930 for ordinary vehicles (see toll price) – in some cases substantially less than the previous fixed-rate toll. Lower cash rates exist for certain radial routes (where there are only a few kilometers of expressway remaining) and ETC users have various time-of-day discounts. For large vehicles, the toll is doubled.


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Shuto Expressway

Address: Japan, 〒106-0032 Tōkyō-to, Minato-ku, Roppongi, 5 Chome−18−6 首都高速道路(株)麻布職員宿舎