Transportation Spots in Japan

  • Michi no Eki Kyoda (Yanbaru Bussan Center)
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    4.0
    954 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Pref. Nagoshi Kyoda 17-1
    Michi no Eki Kyoda is a roadside rest and shopping facility in Nago City on National Highway 58. It sells fresh fruit and vegetables delivered directly to the Center by local farmers, as well as local specialty products and souvenir gifts. There is a food court and food stalls, with a comprehensive range of delicious Okinawan dishes available to eat. Michi no Eki Kyoda also has a comprehensive range of other facilities, including a highway information counter, rest lounge, and nap room.

    If you need to go to the bathroom, if you are hungry/thirsty, if you want to do some shopping, this is a great stop to make. If none of the above fits you, this is not a necessary stop, so skip and...

  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
    Transportation
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sendagaya 5-24
    A large scale transportation terminal with multiple highway bus and taxi stations located near JR Shinjuku Station’s South Exit. In addition to waiting rooms, the terminal has a full array of convenient facilities to make your wait comfortable, including a convenience store, ATMs, multipurpose bathrooms, nursing room, and free Wi-Fi.
  • Kariya Highway Oasis
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    4.0
    399 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Aichi Pref. Kariyashi Higashizakaichou Yoshino 55
    This parking area is located between the Toyoake and Toyota Minami interchanges of the Isewangan Expressway. It has many facilities such as a natural hot spring, park, Ferris wheel, shops and food court. In the fresh produce market, there is an extensive lineup of specialty products from the Tokai region and local fresh ingredients. Kariya Highway Oasis exhibits items related to celebrities born there, and warrior dolls from the local Mando Festival, an Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Aichi Prefecture. It can be accessed from both the highway and regular roads.

    We were on the way back from Mie to Saitama. Stopped there for a big breakfast. Enjoyed Nagoya speciality Kishimen, miso katsudon, miso Ebi katsudon, hatcho miso tan tan men. Everything was good...

  • Roadside Station Shodoshima Olive Park
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    4.0
    439 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kagawa Pref. Shouzugunshoudoshimachou Nishimura A: 1941-1
    This rest area is located within Shodoshima Olive Park in Shodoshima Town, Shodoshima County, Kagawa Prefecture. About 2,000 olive trees and over 130 types of herbs are cultivated here, and the park offers an expansive view of the Seto Inland Sea. The pure white “Greek windmill” and other features give the area a distinctly Mediterranean feel. The site includes a cafe with a wonderful view, as well as the “Olive Museum,” which has a shop that offers various olive-themed goods. There’s also an herb garden and the rocket used in the live-action adaptation of “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” along with a natural hot spring, a craft workshop facility, a lodging facility, and more. The cherry blossoms from late March through early April are gorgeous, and there are night cherry blossom light-up events held as well.

    Its a nice place, but be sure to wear comfortable shoes. While the pathways are smooth, there are some steep ones and if youre not careful, you might end of sliding accidentally. This place has...

  • Roadside Station Phoenix
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    4.0
    348 Reviews
    Transportation
    Miyazaki Pref. Miyazakishi Uchiumi 381-1
    This is a roadside station in Miyazaki City. Located near the Horikiri Pass on the Nichinan Coast it is a great spot to take a break while on a drive. The observation deck overlooks the wave-like rocks known as the demon's laundry rocks and the ocean. Soft serve ice cream made from Miyazaki mango, hyuganatsu citrus, ashitaba (Angelica keiskei) and other special produce are popular, and special local products are also available at the onsite store.

    My stopover when I drive to nichinan. Especially if the weather is sunny you can enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Roadside Station Uzushio
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    4.0
    280 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyogo Minami-awaji-shi Fukurahei 947-8
    This road station is on Prefectural Route 237 Fukurahei, Minami Awaji City. Its gift shop sells souvenirs and specialty items like dressing made with the renowned Awaji Island onions, and their restaurant offers set meals, rice bowls, and multi-course fare featuring Awaji beef and local seafood including Awaji Island Sannen Torafugu (three-year tiger puffer fish). The Awajishima Onion Kitchen serves their Awaji Island Onion Beef Burger and onion soft serve ice cream.

    This was a beautiful experience. Make sure to walk down to the base of the bridge. Depending on the tide you see the ocean flowing like a huge river. You see whirlpools and watch the boats sailing...

  • Roadside Station Awaji
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    4.0
    189 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hyougo Pref. Awajishi Iwaya 1873-1
    "This roadside station is about five minutes by car from the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway's Awaji Interchange at the northernmost point of Awaji Island. Its souvenir shop offers lots of items that can only be purchased there. They have local craft beer, Awaji grown onions and other produce, and prepared onion products like dressing and onion chips. Their Kaisen-kan Eatery has lots of rice bowls, including raw shirasu baby sardines on rice and grilled conger eel on rice. The ""Awa be-"" shop offers hearty burgers packed with lots of Awaji beef."

    明石海峡大橋の淡路島側にある道の駅で松帆アンカレイジパークと併設されています 地上から橋を見上げると、長さが実感できます 道の駅の2階レストランのテラスからの眺めもよいですね 現在、主塔間距離1991メートル。1メートルは震災で伸びだそうです! 2022年3月に世界第2位となってしまいましたが、圧巻の迫力は健在です。

  • Roadside Station Doshi
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    3.5
    104 Reviews
    Transportation
    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.

    駐車場も店舗も広いが、それなりにお客さんも多い。特産品売り場のほか、飲食店も多くある。バイクとサイクリストが多い。

  • Roadside Station Yui-yui Kunigami
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    4.0
    326 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Kunigami-gun Kunigamison Okuma 1605

    This is a nice place with cheap local food option in the northern part of Okinawa. Worth a stop to refuel and grab some food as there are not much other options up here in the northern region. You...

  • Roadside Station Kadena
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    4.0
    314 Reviews
    Transportation
    Okinawa Nakagami-gun Kadena Cho Yara 1026-banchi 3

    There were many people such as a TV station crew, a mania with a telephoto lens, a school excursion students at the station and it was crowded. You can overlook the runway of Kadena base from this...

  • Roadside Station Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori
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    3.5
    278 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Otsu 593-8
    This roadside station is located at an altitude of 470 meters on the side of Prefectural Route 17, which runs through Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. It features a wide variety of facilities including the Fureai no Sato Farmer's Market, where visitors can purchase fresh seasonal produce, as well as Nasutoran, which offers Nasu Wagyu beef dishes and other dishes. Other facilities include the Kogeikan craft center, the Kanko Koryu Centre tourist information center, and more, making it a place where many tourists stop by.

    昨年6月に家族で那須に旅行しました。梅雨時なので避暑目的とは言え寒かったです。シーズンは過ぎていましたが、とちおとめのゼリーを食べました。

  • Roadside Station Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri
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    3.5
    270 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Abashirishi Minamisanjouhigashi 4-chome
    The Roadside Station Ryuhyo Kaido Abashiri, situated on the Abashiri Port Line Road and located at the mouth of Abashiri River, is a good spot for sightseeing with views over the Sea of Okhotsk and Shiretoko. Here you can get tourist information and buy local farm produce and processed goods. The drift ice sightseeing & icebreaker ship Aurora, which runs from the latter half of January through to the end of March every year, departs from a dock on the Abashiri River in front of the Road Station. It’s worth checking their departure times before you travel.

    Well organized site. Sign boards in English provide a lot of information. Interesting to see how prisons evolved and changed over the years. Well worth the visit.

  • Roadside Station Chikura Shiokaze Okoku
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    3.5
    185 Reviews
    Transportation
    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Chikurachousenda 1051
    The shops and restaurants at Roadside Station Chikura Shiokaze Okoku rest area sell popular unique souvenirs and novelty items typical of the southern Boso Peninsula and the town of Chikura. Visiting motorists can buy fresh fish caught in the nearby waters, unique processed seafood, and local souvenirs. One of the many restaurants affords diners views of the Pacific, while another shop serves “hegisoba,” a noodle dish made with the funori plant, and another is famous for its sazae (a kind of turban shell) croquettes.

    船橋の上に登ると、磯遊びもできる千田海岸などのいい眺めを楽しめる第一千倉丸が印象的な、広くてのんびりできる道の駅です。芝生広場に近い方の駐車場もゆったりしていて、海以外にも広場にじゃぶじゃぶ池などがあって、ファミリーにもお勧めです。 レストランやカフェ、お土産屋さんの並ぶ本館は季節によって水曜休館とありました。また見られませんでしたが花畑も魅力的なので、今度は春に行ったみたいと思います。

  • Niseko View Plaza
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    4.0
    263 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Niseko Machi Motomachi 77-10
    This rest area is in Niseko Town, Abuta County. The Information Plaza sells works by local artists and craftspeople, as well as local specialties, the Toilet Hall has a view of the splendid Mt. Yotei and the Free Space Hall sells local food ingredients. It's very popular with those in search souvenirs, as well as a break from driving.

    This market sells all sorts of fresh produce like potatoes , jam , vegetables etc . There is a stall that sells cheese egg tarts - 250 yen per piece . Fantastic tarts - must try .

  • Tsugaru Strait Ferry Hakodate Ferry Terminal
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    4.0
    103 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Minatochou 3-19-2
    This ferry terminal in Hakodate offers boarding for ferries connecting Hakodate, Aomori City, and Oma Town. The sunny deck offers a beautiful view of the Tsugaru Strait and port. Inside, there's a children's play area and dog park, so it's perfect for families and pet lovers. The cafeteria offers meals made with specialties of the southern Hokkaido Donan area.

    フェリーを使って北海道に行ってきました。青森た函館間はビューシートを利用。スタンダードより僅か数百円の差額でこの快適さは絶対お勧め! 飛行機で言えばビジネスクラスのシートで、ゆったり倒して快眠出来るのはもちろん、最前列なので景色も180度全開、最高です。バイクでの旅だったので、帰りは疲れで爆睡しました。 Went to Hokkaido with my lovely partner Harley...

  • Roadside Station Utsunomiya Romantic-mura
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    3.5
    194 Reviews
    Transportation
    Tochigi Utsunomiya-shi Nissatomachi Hei 254

    Stopped for a night on a camping car/RV trip - Parking Area 1 is for overnight stays. Quiet place - only negative was slightly worn/cold toilets - but OH!!! The park facilities are lovely (closes at...

  • Roadside Station Yufuin
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    3.5
    175 Reviews
    Transportation
    Oita Pref. Yufushi Yufuinchoukawakita 899-76
    A roadside station situated along National Route 210 in Kawakita, Yufuin-cho, Yufu City. Facilities include a shop selling local agricultural and specialty products like yuzu citrus pepper, a condiment said to have been invented in Oita; and a takeout corner which sells soft serve ice cream, toriten chicken tempura, and Yufu Koro croquettes which were developed in conjunction with Yufu High School. The station’s restaurant serves rice bowls topped with Japanese beef and soba noodles made with Yufuin buckwheat and hot spring water.

    大分自動車道 由布院インターを出てすぐ! 正面に見える立地条件の良い道の駅です! 地産地消の品揃えで農産物、お土産なども販売してます。

  • Roadside Station Laran Fujioka
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    4.0
    145 Reviews
    Transportation
    Gunma Pref. Fujiokashi Naka 1131-8
    This roadside station is located just off the Joshin-etsu Expressway Fujioka Interchange and can be accessed from the Expressway or from the public road. In addition to the fresh specialty vegetables such as tomatoes and strawberries and processed foods sold by the agricultural direct sales outlet, visitors can also enjoy the soft cream which is made with free range Jersey milk from the Kozu Ranch, which is known as the oldest western-style ranch in Japan. There is also the Gourmet Plaza, where visitors can enjoy various dishes, and the Fairytale Plaza miniature amusement park with its Ferris Wheel and Merry-Go-Round, illumination of which can be enjoyed every year from late October to late January.

    胡蝶蘭専門店オーキッドハウスに退職祝いの 蘭の花を買いに来たら、道の駅でした。 鉢を新幹線で持ち帰ると話したら、大きなスターバックスの手提げに入れて下さったので無事に持ち帰れました。有難うございました。 素敵な蘭の花を格安で買えて、野菜や揚げたてのトンカツやコロッケも買えました。 買い物に疲れたら大好きな原田のラスクのお店が入っていて、コーヒーと抹茶アイクリームを頼んだらラスクが一枚のっていて感...

  • Roadside Station Shonan
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    3.5
    111 Reviews
    Transportation
    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.

    柏市と我孫子市にまたがる湖沼「手賀沼」に架かる手賀大橋のたもとの交差点前そばにあります。 広い敷地に巨大な直売所があり、平日なのに混んでました。 野菜類は東京とそんなに変わらない価格です。 休憩スペースがおしゃれなカフェのようでした。 手賀沼にすぐそばで自然環境が良いところです。

  • Roadside Station Mizu no sato Sawara
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    4.0
    121 Reviews
    Transportation
    Chiba Pref. Katorishi Sawara B. 3981-2
    This roadside station on the Tone-Suigo Line sells specialty products and local produce. Their food court offers a variety of items including set meals and ramen noodles made with local ingredients, as well as soba and udon noodles, stone oven baked pizza, and other Western fare. There is also a marina with landings for sightseeing boats and canoes. They rent bicycles, and you can observe water birds and more in the natural area downstream from the facility.

    道の駅の方は、フードコートと地元の農産物や弁当類、生花などが売られています。品揃えは豊富です。 隣り合う川の駅はいわゆる観光客向けのお土産が売られています。品揃えはほどほどです。 川沿いの景色がよくのんびりとした雰囲気は良いと思います。

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