This red snake is the Osaka Coastal Highway
(the title above to be read as: -Osaka wangan sen-).
I've said it before and I'll say it again, it is my favorite highway all over Japan.
Starts at Kansai Airport and goes around the Osaka Bay all the way up to Kobe.
My personal opinion is that highways tend to be kinda dull over here, which is to say, they are all surrounded by high walls and the already low speed limit is strongly enforced at all times, both by hidden radar-activated cameras and also by unmarked patrol cars.
But this one is just like a Japanese highway is supposed to be, well... like all those video games and movies about cool racing cars in Japanese cities make you think Japanese highways must be like.
This one is just like that... everything but the sexy girls in miniskirts to be precise...