Free expressway in Ginza
Tokyo Expressway is Japan’s first elevated and free car-only road built with the epoch-making idea that the construction cost has amortized with the rental income of the building under the road and it has been operated even today with that. After the war, Tokyo Skyway Co., Ltd. was established in 1951 by some business leaders, the founders of the company. They thought it would be indispensable to cerative the road network. The construction of the expressway began in 1953, and the expressway was completed 13 years later in 1966. The about 2-kilometer expressway stretching from Ginza 1-chome through to Ginza 8-chome not only has helped ease traffic congestion in the Ginza district but also has played a public role as part of the urban expressway network by connecting with the Inner Circular Route and the Yaesu Route.
The nearby “Kokyo Gaien National Garden” is a national garden where you can experience nature in all four seasons, which is hard to believe in the city center. “Kokyo Gaien National Garden” is a park in central Tokyo, covering a little over a square kilometer. The national garden includes three museums and is popular with people for its fascinating history and natural environment. ※Click here for the highlights of Kokyo Gaien National Garden
- Company：Tokyo Expressway Co., Ltd.
- Address：Beyond 1-3 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- Click here for the official site
- Motorcycle (over 125cc)
- Light / ordinary car
- No Entry
- Large car
- No Entry