#362: Shuto Expressway (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#362: Shuto Expressway (category: road)

Shuto Expressway

The Japanese word "shuto" means "capital" in English. As its name indicates, "Shuto Expressway" is expressway in and around the capital, Tokyo (refer to #036). It extends for 322.25 kilometers in total.

Expressway can be paraphrased as "kosoku-doro" in Japanese. "Kosoku" is "high speed" and "doro" is "road", respectively. So, Shuto Expressway is usually called Shuto Kosoku (Doro) or just Shutoko as an abbreviation.

Shuto Expressway Japan

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