Japan National Route 3

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National Route 3
国道3号
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Route information
Length392.1 km [1] (243.6 mi)
Major junctions
South endJapanese National Route Sign 0010.svg National Route 10 in Kagoshima, Kagoshima
North endJapanese National Route Sign 0002.svg National Route 2 in Moji-ku, Kitakyushu
Highway system
National highways of Japan
Expressways of Japan
Japanese National Route Sign 0002.svg National Route 2 National Route 4 Japanese National Route Sign 0004.svg
Ending milestone of Route 3, Route 10 and Route 225 at the central park in the city of Kagoshima Milestone R3 10 225 Japan.jpg
Ending milestone of Route 3, Route 10 and Route 225 at the central park in the city of Kagoshima

National Route 3 (国道3号, Kokudō San-gō) is a major highway on the island of Kyūshū in Japan. It connects the prefectural capital cities of Kagoshima (Kagoshima Prefecture, Kumamoto (Kumamoto Prefecture), and Fukuoka (Fukuoka Prefecture), passing through Kurume as well.

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Its northern terminus is Moji-ku, Kitakyushu, where it meets National Route 2.

The total length of National Route 3 is 392.1 km.

Route data

History

Overlapping sections

Municipalities passed through

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References

  1. "一般国道の路線別、都道府県別道路現況" [Road statistics by General National Highway route and prefecture](PDF) (in Japanese). Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Retrieved 19 February 2020.