How to Pay the Expressway Toll

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All expressways operated by East Nippon Expressway Company are toll expressways. It is important to note that the toll lanes and procedures are different depending on whether you are paying by cash or credit card or by ETC (electronic toll collection).

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Paying by cash or credit card

① At the Entrance and Exit tollgates, use one of the General lanes.

Image for: 1) Use one ordinary lane for an entry or exit toll booth.

② At the Entrance tollgate, collect your toll pass ticket from the automatic ticket machine. The ticket will show the vehicle classification, name of the entrance interchange, date and time of issuance, and other information. (*Some entrance tollgates allow cash prepayment.)

Image for: 2) Take a toll road ticket from the ticket machine at an entry toll booth.

③ At the Exit tollgate, hand your toll pass ticket to the attendant and pay the toll with cash or a credit card. Cash payment must be in Japanese yen.

Image for: Hand your toll road ticket to the staff member at the exit toll booth and pay the the toll with cash or a credit card.

Paying by ETC

① ETC is an automatic system that allows you to pay the toll without stopping the car. The system is based on wireless communication between the antenna installed at the tollgate and the ETC onboard device in your vehicle.

Image for: 1) Automated system that enables toll payment without stopping the vehicle.

② In order to use the ETC system, you must have a vehicle onboard device, and an ETC card issued by your credit card company must be inserted into the device.
Rental car companies also have cars equipped with an onboard device and an ETC card; please check with the company when making your rental car arrangements.

Image for: 2) An on-board ETC device is required to use the ETC system.

③ At the Entrance and Exit tollgates, use one of the lanes marked ETC.

Image for: 3) Use one of the labeled ETC lanes at entry and exit toll booths.

Direction signs indicating the position of ETC lanes are installed at the approach to the Exit tollgates. As you approach the tollgate, refer to the sign and proceed to an ETC lane.

Image for: Directional signs indicating ETC lane locations are established along roads approaching exit toll booths.

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