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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
Bayshore route colored as orange
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.


See also[edit]

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