This area has been a crossroads since ancient times, and boasts advanced expressway networks. The Tomei Expressway allows access to Tokyo in four hours and the Meishin Expressway reaches Osaka in 2 hours. In addition, the Chuo Expressway leads to Tokyo via Nagano and Yamanashi prefectures, and the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway leads to the Hokuriku Region. The expressways such as Tokai-Kanjo, Shin Tomei and Shin Meishin built to make infrastrucuture more convenient.
- Expressway networks
Expressway Destination Travel time Distance Chuo Sendai 8hr 49min 705.3 km Chuo Tokyo 4hr 13min 337.2 km Tomei Tokyo 3hr 20min 325.5 km Tomei Shizuoka 1hr 38min 163.7 km Shin Tomei Tokyo 3hr 16min 315.4 km Tokai Hokuriku Toyama 2hr 54min 195.2 km Tokai Hokuriku Kanazawa 2hr 54min 195.2 km Meishin Osaka 2hr 06min 167.9 km Meishin Kobe 2hr 48min 223.9 km Meishin Hiroshima 6hr 03min 484.4 km Meishin Fukuoka 9hr 31min 761.1 km
* Calculated at regulatory speeds of 60 km – 100km / h
* Other expressways included in travel to cities.