Expressways are a very convenient way to drive through vast Hokkaido.

Use the expressways wisely to make your trip more efficient.

Expressway driving rules

No parking stoppage
Driving lane
Overtaking only lane

Stopping on expressways is a violation of the Road Traffic Act.
Refrain from stopping on expressways, as doing so may cause you to be struck by the car behind you and lead to a serious accident.


About Japan's ETC cards and rules

Make sure to insert the card correctly so that the indicator lights in blue or green. If you are concerned, start the engine of your rental car then have the staff check.

About HEP

The HOKKAIDO EXPRESSWAY PASS is a service for drivers from overseas to use expressways at a reduced price. Check here for details.