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  • Ito Marine Town Rest Area
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yukawa 571-19
    This rest area situated along National Route 135 in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture is comprised of a group of colorful buildings facing the sea. Inside, the facility bustles constantly with tourists, and visitors will find restaurants where they can enjoy local fish and beer as well as souvenir shops offering an abundant variety of local Izu goods. Many of the facility’s restaurants allow visitors to be accompanied by their pets in terrace seating areas, making this rest area a popular destination for tourists traveling with their dogs. The rest area’s footbath, situated along the marina, is free to use, and there’s even a footbath area for dogs. Pleasure cruises departing from the arena give riders the chance to enjoy the sights of the Izu sea from the deck or via windows under the water line. The rest area’s day trip hot spring facility is also popular.
  • Roadside Station Kobe Fruit & Flower Park Ozo
    Travel / Tourism
    Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Ozouchou Kamiozou 2150
    At this roadside station in North Kobe you'll find a spacious middle-ages European style building surrounded by nature along with a flower theme park where you can enjoy the beauty of flowers throughout the different seasons and a shop selling local goods. From Summer to Autumn you can pick fruit from the large orchard and with a play area for children as well as a restaurant, BBQ area, and hot-spring bath house there are options for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Roadside Station Denen Plaza Kawaba
    Travel / Tourism
    Gunma Pref. Tonegunkawabamura Hagimuro 385
    This roadside station is located along the Prefectural Route 64 Hirakawa Yokozuka Line in Kawaba Village, Tone County, Gunma. It was chosen as the no.1 choice for “favorite roadside station in Kanto.” The spacious lot includes a wide variety of facilities, such as a restaurant, a bakery, a cafe, a beer brewery, a meat plant, a pizzeria, a hotel with a day spa, and a farmer’s market with fresh local vegetables and other specialty products. A great place for the family to spend the day, offering experience with crafts and pottery, and a large playground.
  • Roadside Station Maizuruko Tore-Tore Center
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Maidurushi Shimofukui 905
    This Roadside Station is on National Route 175 in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture. It has a seafood market that's considered the largest on the Sea of ??Japan. Visitors enjoy fresh fish and shellfish unloaded at Maizuru Port, including baked seafood and sashimi. In the winter, many tourists stop by for their crab.
  • Himi Banya-gai Harbour Market
    Travel / Tourism
    Toyama Pref. Himishi Kitaomachi 25-5
    Located in Himi City in Toyama Prefecture, famous for its Himi kanburi (winter yellowtail fish), Himi Banya-gai Harbour Market is a tourist facility which doubles as a roadside station. There are more than 30 establishments here ensuring more than enough for visitors, from shopping to food and hot spring baths. Many tourists come here to take advantage of the many things on offer such as the kaiten-zushi restaurant where guests can enjoy fish direct from Himi Port, gourmet food unique to the local area, fresh local fish, processed seafood products, and souvenirs. Be sure not to miss the spectacular Tateyama Mountains visible across the sea. Visitors to Himi Banya-gai Harbour Market can also enjoy the natural hot spring waters of Himi Onsen.
  • Roadside Station Fujiyoshida
    168 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Araya 1936-6
    This roadside station in Fujiyoshida City, the largest in Yamanashi prefecture, is notable for its up-close views of Mt. Fuji. The facilities include a farmer's market which offers locally-grown fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices, a restaurant offering Yoshida udon noodles, the area's specialty, and a tourist information center. The station combines shopping, eating, and playing all in one facility.

    Went on our way back home from Kawaguchiko area. Parking lot is large but still many cars were waiting for vacation.Yes, this is a very popular, crowded michi-no-eki. But worth visiting, especially...

  • Roadside Station Domannaka Tanuma
    Travel / Tourism
    Tochigi Pref. Sanoshi Yoshimizuchou 366-2
    This roadside station’s name derives from its location at the center of the Japanese archipelago. It hosts a farm stand selling a variety of products, fresh local vegetables, and brand rice. It’s also well equipped with facilities like a food court for casual dining, as well as a foot bath and a restaurant. Popular items include fried potatoes and Sano ramen noodles, a delicious local specialty. Visitors pour in throughout the year for its various events, including a summertime haunted house and an illuminated garden in winter.
  • Roadside Station Hari T-R-S
    86 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nara Pref. Narashi Harichou 345
    This is a Roadside Station next to the Hari Interchange in Hari-cho, Nara City on the National Route 25. As well as Italian cuisine and fast food, there are many restaurants, souvenir and local produce shops, a natural hot spring and pool, Hari Onsen Land, and Hari TRS (terrace) Berry Farm, the largest tourist farm in west Japan (reservations required) in the facility.

    The new Nara JR station was well planned for its customers with clear indication signs as well as smooth passenger flow for visitors. The train station was on upper level and was led down to the...

  • Michinoeki Hachioji Takiyama
    60 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Tokyo Hachioujishi Takiyamamachi 1-592-2
    Located in the Takiyamamachi district of Tokyo’s Hachioji City, this is the only Michi-no-Eiki roadside station in the metropolis. Inside the facility are shops selling side dishes and a farmers’ market where customers can purchase fresh foodstuffs produced by local farmers, as well as cafes and a food court where visitors can taste items on the menu using plenty of locally produced vegetables and dairy products. The Hachioji ramen using onions as a topping is popular. In addition to the provision of traffic updates and sightseeing information in the break area, there is also a kids corner.

    八王子にある道の駅です。 滝山街道沿いにあり、中央高速自動車道八王子インターからも近い立地です。 施設はトイレ、お土産、農産物直売、フードコートと道の駅スタンダードで、それなりに充実しています。ドライブ時の立ち寄りスポットにはお薦めです。

  • Roadside Station Izu no Heso
    99 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Izunokunishi Takyou 195-2
    This roadside station serves as a hub for river fishing, outdoor sports, walking, and cycling. The station, which has a baumkuchen cake factory on its grounds, is popular for selling fresh-baked baumkuchen. The factory has glass walls which allow visitors to watch the production process. Visitors can also eat the cakes at the adjacent cafe.

    以前訪問した時には農産物販売コーナーと土産物販売コーナーが離れてましたが今回は統合されており店内がスッキリしてました。 店内は三島に本店がある『村の駅』に運営を任せたようで三島本店と似通った商品構成になってました。村の駅は現在最も勢いのある会社で三島本店以外にも熱海駅駅ビルや新しくオープンした道の駅・伊豆月ヶ瀬にも商品を卸してます。 伊豆にある道の駅がどんどん村の駅化してるようでどこでも同じ商品が...

  • Roadside Station Shonan
    107 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Chiba Pref. Kashiwashi Minowashinden 59-2
    This roadside station is located near Tega ohashi Bridge, and has a direct sales agricultural area that sells agricultural products such as vegetables freshly harvested that day and eggs, processed goods and prepared dishes. The adjoining restaurants utilize local ingredients to offer Chinese cuisine, pasta, freshly-baked bread, cakes and sweets like soft-serve ice cream. Bicycle rentals are available on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, and they can be returned at any of seven rental bicycle stations around Teganuma.

    手賀沼遊歩道の道中にあります。わざわざ訪れるにはには小さいけれど、散歩やサイクリングの途中に立ち寄るには最適です。 The shop is not so big. It is located on the walking course of Teganuma. You can see beautiful scenery on sunny day.

  • Goka Roadside Station
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Sashimagungokamachi Koushu 18-1
    This roadside station is about one minute from the Goka Interchange of Sashima County, Ibaraki Prefecture. There is a farmer’s market with rice, tomatoes and other locally-produced goods. You can find croquettes made with yams, and a soba shochu called “Kawa Kasumi” —original local products. You’ll also find goods featuring the town mascot “Gokarin,” and products made by companies with factories in Goka.

    休憩がてらに寄りました。 とても大きな道の駅です。 暑かったので、ミストが出ていました。 レストランや、野菜売り場も豊富な品揃えです。

  • Roadside Station Kakegawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Yasaka 882-1
    This roadside station is adjacent to Yasaka Interchange on National Route 1. Visitors can purchase locally-harvested seasonal fresh vegetables at the station's farmer's market. The station is well-equipped with a range of facilities including shops and a restaurant that offers items such as Enshu soba noodles made with locally-grown buckwheat, as well as tororodon (grated yam on rice). The station is utilized by many tourists because of its large parking lot.
  • Roadside Station Makuraga no sato Koga
    Travel / Tourism
    Ibaraki Pref. Kogashi Owada 2623
    This roadside station is one of the largest in Ibaraki Prefecture. The station sells a wide selection of produce picked that morning and local specialty products. There's also a food court and a bakery which sells fragrant, fresh-baked breads. Sashima, a renowned local tea, and the station's fresh cooked side dishes available for sale are also popular.
  • Roadside Station Doshi
    93 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugundoushimura 9745
    Roadside Station Doshi provides all sorts of information including tourist information on Doshi Village, events and special products. In the restaurant you can enjoy some original dishes made with ingredients freshly harvested from the village. They also have a dessert menu with dishes made with watercress, a special product of Doshi. The shop sells Doshi pork related products, vegetables and edible wild plants from local farmers, river fish, and shichiri miso, etc. They also have a range of vases and woodwork products on sale too. Events are sometimes held depending on the season.


  • Roadside Station Shiomi-Zaka
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Kosaishi Shirasuka 1896-2
    This roadside station located on the side of National Route 1 features markets and shops offer agricultural products, marine products, and more. It also features a restaurant where you can try local delicacies like shirasu-don (whitebait served on rice) and namanori udon (udon noodles served with raw nori seaweed). The facility also features free foot baths where visitors can rest their tired feet while enjoying a view of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Roadside Station Izu Gateway Kannami
    Travel / Tourism
    Shizuoka Pref. Tagatagunkannamichou Tsukamoto 887-1
    A roadside-station in Kannami-cho, Tagata County, Shizuoka Prefecture. There is a tourist information center with all the information about the Izu region, along with shops that sell all the amazing local specialties and a restaurant. An event space and meeting rooms available for rent for presentations or information briefings, making this a great facility for tourists, drivers and local residents alike.
  • Takehara Sea Station
    2 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Takeharashi Minatomachi 4-2-24
    This seaside station in Takehara City, Hiroshima Prefecture is a tourist location that specializes in the specialty marine products of the Seto Inland Sea. On the first floor you’ll find stalls selling seafood and fish paste products as well as seasonal fruits. On the third floor is a restaurant where you can enjoy casual Italian dining while looking out over the water. The whole restaurant can be rented.


  • Roadside Station Yogansu Hakuryu
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Miharashi Daiwachouwaki 652-3
    A roadside station in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture that sells local produce including lotus root and peaches, and their original brand of local specialty products made from adlay. The restaurant offers Italian cuisine including stone oven pizza and pasta. Their fragrant adlay soft serve ice cream is also popular.


  • Roadside Station Aristo Numakuma
    6 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Numakumachou Tsuneishi 1796
    At a roadside station in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, with a local goods market, you can get seafood caught in the nearby Seto Inland Sea, fresh vegetables harvested that very morning and herbs fresh from a garden within the ground. The herb garden also sells flowers and seedlings, and the nearby park has a play area for children. Enjoy a meal in the restaurant that uses fish straight from the fisherman and fresh vegetables.

    レストランの店名“ティー&パスタToco2”から、小洒落た女性好みの場所と思っていましたが、周辺に飲食店が少ないからか男性でも満足できるボリューミーなランチメニューが並ぶお店でした。 そこそこ大食いだと自認していましたが、この日食べたトンカツランチではお腹いっぱいというか、最後は意地で食べきったような。 肉厚で食べ応えありましたが、しっかり揚げすぎの印象。 肉質に自信あったらジューシーさを残こすく...

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