The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effect of solid solution strengthening on the high temperature creep strength of STS310J1TB. To make clear the effect of solid solution strengthening, the stress abrupt change test was carried out to observe the instantaneous plastic strain and the stress relaxation test was carried out to investigate the ratio of solid solution strengthening to applied stress. The instantaneous plastic strain was observed in the stress abrupt change test of STS310S, while it was absent in STS310J1TB. This clearly indicates that the dislocations glide viscously in STS310J1TB, while they move in a free flight manner in STS310S. As a result of TEM observation, the dislocation structure of STS310J1TB is more uniform than that of STS310S. From the analysis of the stress relaxation curve, the effective stress to total applied stress was found to be about 16 %.