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Regional Information Yamanashi
Yamanashi, the best place for locating your business base
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1-6-1 Marunouchi,Kofu-city,Yamanashi Prefecture 400-8501
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The information below is as of November 2017.
Yamanashi is located to the west of the Tokyo metropolitan area and offers access to Tokyo, Kanagawa and Nagoya via the east-west Chuo Expressway and JR Chuo line; opening of the Karisaka Tunnel and the newly connected Ken-O Expressway (Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway) and Chuo Expressway allow improved access to Saitama and northern Kanto. Furthermore, construction work has been facilitated to link the Chuo Expressway and the 2nd Tomei Expressway via the Chubu-Odan Expressway; and a Yamanashi test track has been built for the Chuo Shinkansen maglev line connecting Tokyo and Nagoya, with its opening slated in 2027.
The Chuo Expressway, which runs east-west across Yamanashi, allows convenient access to both Tokyo and Nagoya. From the city center to the central region of Yamanashi Prefecture takes approximately 90 minutes, and it takes only 30 minutes from the Hachioji Interchange to the Uenohara Interchange. Driving direct to Nagoya takes approximately two hours. The connection via the Chubu-Odan Expressway between the Chuo Expressway and the 2nd Tomei Expressway is expected to be completed around 2017.
The JR Chuo line, which penetrates east-west across Yamanashi, allows convenient access to both Tokyo and Nagoya. The Fuji Express line is available from Otsuki to Fujigoko, and the JR Minobu line connects Yamanashi with Shizuoka. Furthermore, the Linear Chuo shinkansen (bullet train) is expected to start operation in 2027 and will enable passengers to reach Tokyo or Nagoya in one hour.