I used Kanetsu highway. Highway are quite exp in Japan.
I think the toll was 5800YEN for about 270km.
I made some video and pictures during drive.
At Akagikougen SA the mountains in front separate Gunnma Pref. and Niigata Pref.
The Highway has the Kanetsu-tunnel which is 11km long and is the 11th longest tunnel in the world.
|When you drive through the tunnel you are in Niigata Pref. Many snow left here.|
|You will see that many lights are off in the tunnel. It is for electricity saving because of the Quake.|
|After the mountains with snow here is plain with many rice agriculture.|
|Same as above.|
|I do not know the exact name of this in English. It is a trap if you drive to fast.|
|Way out to Sanjyo.|
|Driving to Yoshikane Hamono|
|Yoshikane workshop was in downtown but because of noise his workshop is now in a section of many industrial factories. I am quite near here to his workshop.|