Tokyo highway map
Map of Tokyo highway. Tokyo highway map (Kantō - Japan) to print. Tokyo highway map (Kantō - Japan) to download. If you are living in or visiting Tokyo you may at some point need to use the Shuto highway (首都高) or “Capital Expressway”, a network of roads that fly over the traffic on stilts or race under it through a warren of tunnels as its shown in Tokyo highway map. Shuto highway of Tokyo is a nightmarish 320km marble run of sharp curves, on-ramps, off-ramps, and multi-lane merges that registers use by approximately one million cars every month.
The Shuto highway of Tokyo is known as “shutoko” in Japanese, so I will use that term from hereon in. As I said, it refers to a network of expressways—not only single road as its mentioned in Tokyo highway map. Despite being called the capital highway, this network in fact extends into neighbouring Saitama and Kanagawa. The heart of the system is the 14.8km Inner Circular Route (都心環状線) that whirls past Tokyo Tower and loops Tokyo Imperial Palace and much of Chuo Ward.