The Joshinetsu Expressway runs from Fujioka JCT in Gunma Precture to Joetsu JCT in Niigata Prefecture.
From Tokyo, the Joshinetsu Expressway begins by branching off the Kanetsu Expressway at Koriyama JCT in Gunma Prefecture, and from there travels west and then north towards many of the ski and snowboard resorts in the northern region of Nagano Prefecture and the Myoko region of Niigata Prefecture.
Joshinetsu refers to Gunma Prefecture, Nagano Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture collectively - the name coming from the old province names: 上野国 (Gunma); 信濃国 (Nagano); 越後 (Niigata).
The Joshinetsu Expressway is often used to get to: Karuizawa (Nagano) Sugadaira (Nagano) Hakuba (Nagano) Shiga Kogen (Nagano) Nozawa Onsen (Nagano) Madarao Kogen (Nagano) Myoko (Niigata)
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