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This article is about the expressway in Tokyo. For the freeway in Bayarea, see Bayshore Freeway.
Shuto Urban Expwy Sign B.svg
Bayshore Route
Shuto map with Bayshore route labelled as "B"
Bayshore Line under the JR Keiyō Line Bridge, Shin-Kiba
Bayshore route at night
Haneda North Tunnel

The Bayshore Route of Shuto Expressway (首都高速道路湾岸線, Shuto Kōsokudōro Wangan-sen or simply Wangan-sen for short) is a stretch of toll highway in Greater Tokyo, 70 km, that runs from Yokohama city, Kanazawa ward, to Ichikawa city of Chiba Prefecture. It is an important route that runs between artificial islands of Tokyo Bay by way of bridges and sub-sea tunnels, bypassing Tokyo entirely.

Specific route[edit]

It runs from Yokohama through the Yokohama Bay Bridge and Tsurumi Tsubasa Bridge, the Kawasaki Subsea Tunnel, the Tama Subriver Tunnel, Haneda Airport North tunnel, Tokyo Bay Subsea Tunnel, which connects it to the popular tourist spot of Odaiba, and then on to Urayasu (near Tokyo Disneyland) in Chiba Prefecture. It is designated National Route 357 (国道357号). It facilitates road travel between Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures.


  • IC - "interchange" which suggests a road junction between an expressway and a non-expressway road in Japan.
  • JCT - "junction" which suggests a road junction between two expressways in Japan.
  • TB - "toll booth"
  • PA - "parking area" which suggests a rest area in Japan.
  • The sign "indirectly" shows that there is a spur from the exit to the connections.
  • National Route 357 runs parallel to the Bayshore Route and connects with all of the entrances and the exits, except Sankeien IC and Ukishima IC.
Name Connections Notes Location
Yokohama Yokosuka Road bound for Yokosuka and Kōnandai
991 Sachiura IC For Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise and Umi no Kōen. Inbound entrance/outbound exit Kanagawa Yokohama
- Torihamachō TB - Inbound only
A01 Sugita IC For Torihamachō and Sugita Outbound entrance/inbound exit
B01 Inbound entrance/outbound exit
C05 Isogo IC Yokohama city roop route 2 (Byōbugaura bypass) Inbound entrance/outbound exit
D06 Sankeien IC For Yamashita Park and Honmoku futō Outbound entrance/inbound exit
- Honmoku JCT (Inbound) Shuto Urban Expwy Sign K3.svg Kariba Route
E07 Honmoku futō IC For A, B, C and D wharf Inbound entrance/outbound exit
- Honmoku JCT (Outbound) Shuto Urban Expwy Sign K3.svg Kariba Route
- Daikoku JCT (Inbound) Shuto Urban Expwy Sign K5.svg Daikoku Route
- Daikoku PA -
F08 Daikoku futō IC Inbound exit/entrance
G09 Outbound exit/entrance
- Daikoku JCT (Outbound) Shuto Urban Expwy Sign K5.svg Daikoku Route
H10 Higashi-ōgishima IC National Route 132 (Indirectly) Outbound entrance/Inbound exit Kawasaki
I11 Inbound entrance/outbound exit
- Port of Kawasaki Tunnel (Kawasaki Kōro Tunnel in Japanese) - Hazmat vehicles prohibited
- Kawasaki-Ukishima JCT (Inbound) Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line and Shuto Urban Expwy Sign K6.svg Kawasaki Route
J12 Ukishima IC (Inbound) National Route 409
- Wangan-Ukishima TB - Outbound only
K13 Ukishima IC (Outbound) National Route 409
- Kawasaki-Ukishima JCT (Outbound) Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line and Shuto Urban Expwy Sign K6.svg Kawasaki Route
- Tama River Tunnel (Tamagawa Tunnel in Japanese) - Hazmat vehicles prohibited
Tokyo Ōta
L14 Wangan Kanpachi IC Kanpachi dori and Haneda Airport Terminal 1 Yokohama-bound entrance/Urayasu-bound exit
M16 Haneda Airport (Kūkō-chuō in Japanese) Haneda Airport Terminal 2 and Intl Terminal Yokohama-bound entrance/Urayasu-bound exit
N17 Haneda Airport Urayasu-bound entrance/Yokohama-bound exit
- Airport North Tunnel (Kūkō-kita Tunnel in Japanese) - Hazmat vehicles prohibited
- Tōkai JCT Shuto Urban Expwy Sign 1-Haneda.svg Haneda Route (indirectly) Yokohama-bound only
- Ōi PA - Yokohama-bound only Shinagawa
0102 Ōi-minami IC For Katsushima (indirectly) Yokohama-bound entrance/Urayasu-bound exit
0103A Urayasu-bound entrance/Yokohama-bound exit
- Ōi TB - Urayasu-bound only
- Ōi JCT Shuto Urban Expwy Sign C2.svg Central Circular Route
Shuto Urban Expwy Sign 1-Haneda.svg Haneda Route bound for Shinjuku and Ueno
- Ōi PA - Urayasu-bound only
0103B Ōi IC For Shinagawa and Ōimachi (indirectly) Urayasu-bound entrance/Yokohama-bound exit
- Port of Tokyo Tunnel (Tōkyō-kō Tunnel in Japanese) - Hazmat vehicles prohibited
0104 Rinkai-fukutoshin IC For Tokyo Big Sight and Ferry futo Yokohama-bound entrance/Urayasu-bound exit Minato
- Ariake JCT Shuto Urban Expwy Sign 0011.svg Daiba Route Kōtō
- Shinonome JCT Shuto Urban Expwy Sign 0010.svg Harumi Route
0105 Ariake IC For Tokyo Big Sight and Ferry futo Urayasu-bound entrance/Yokohama-bound exit
- Tatsumi JCT Shuto Urban Expwy Sign 0009.svg Fukagawa Route bound for Komatsugawa and Hakozaki JCT
0106 Shinkiba IC Inbound entrance/outbound exit
0107 Outbound entrance/inbound exit
- Kasai JCT Shuto Urban Expwy Sign C2.svg Central Circular Route bound for Tōhoku Expressway and Jōban Expressway Edogawa
0108 Kasai IC Kannana dori (Indirectly) Inbound entrance/outbound exit
0109 Outbound entrance/inbound exit
0120A Maihama IC Entrance from Tokyo Disney Resort Inbound entrance only/no exit Chiba Urayasu
0121 Urayasu IC For Tokyo Disney Resort (indirectly) Inbound entrance/outbound exit
0122 Outbound entrance/inbound exit
0123 Chidori-chō IC For Funabashi and Ichikawa Inbound entrance/outbound exit Ichikawa
- Ichikawa PA - Inbound only
- Ichikawa TB - Inbound only
- Kōya JCT (Tentative name) Tokyo Outer Ring Road Under construction
Higashi-Kantō Expressway bound for Chiba and Narita


Much cargo from Narita International Airport in Chiba destined for southern areas travels by way of large diesel trucks on Wangan-sen. The opening of Chubu International Airport has helped ease heavy truck congestion somewhat. It's notable as Tokyo's first offshore highway, has spectacular urban views including Minato Mirai 21, Odaiba and Rainbow Bridge, downtown Yokohama, and Yokohama Bridge, and is frequented by street racing during late night hours, although heavily congested in the day.


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Owen Sound Sun Times

Owen Sound Sun Times
Mon, 11 May 2015 13:37:30 -0700

Heritage Place Mall will be served exclusively by the Core Route, which will also service the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. The hospital will be served exclusively by the East Bayshore route, which will also make two stops on the north ...

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Mon, 18 May 2015 09:18:45 -0700

Hughes says the Core Route is being shortened and will no longer serve the West-side of Owen Sound, while the East Bayshore Route will be completely reversed. In mid-June, the Heritage Place Shopping Centre will be served exclusively by the Core ...


Thu, 07 May 2015 09:22:01 -0700

Three of the four routes have been changed to ensure a high level of service, and keep each route on a 30-minute schedule. Council revised the routes to reduce redundancy on the advice of a consultant. It's hoped the changes will eliminate continuous ...

Creative Loafing Tampa

Creative Loafing Tampa
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:26:15 -0800

The Parade of Pirates, originating at Bay to Bay and Bayshore Boulevards at 2 p.m. followed the Bayshore route before ending at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Don Barnes, Executive Director of Ye Old Mystic Krewe estimated Saturday's crowd at 300,000, ...
The Potrero
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:03:40 -0700

Once the Central Subway is complete, more trains will be added to the Chinatown-Bayshore route, increasing its frequency. However, the Central Subway won't be completed until almost 2020. McAfee has lived Southside for 37 years; for 22 of those years ...
Stars and Stripes (blog)
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 04:06:19 -0800

Bayshore route is closed between Higashi Ogi jima interchange and Namiki interchange. Aqua line is closed. Yokosuka Yokohama Road is closed between Kariba Interchange and Mabori Kaigan Interchange. Chuo expressway is closed from Takaido ...
Stars and Stripes
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 07:19:35 -0700

Parts of the Shuto Expressway in central Tokyo and the Bayshore Route highway between Tokyo and Yokohama will be rerouted or closed at various times throughout the week, a Tokyo Metropolitan Police official said Tuesday. During his visit to Japan, ...
Hospitality Net (press release)
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:08:29 -0800

CHICAGO -- Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Mori Building Co., Ltd. announced today that their affiliates have signed an agreement to launch Andaz Tokyo, the first Andaz hotel in Japan. When it opens in the summer of 2014, Andaz Tokyo will join ...

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