Transportation Spots in Japan

  • Roadside Station Shodoshima Olive Park
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    4.0
    431 Reviews
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    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 Uzushio
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    4.0
    273 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Minamiawajishi Fukura Hei 947-22
    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.

    How does a tourist information center get such high marks? When it is located right on the tip of Awaji Island, looking across the water to Shikoku island. Where you can at the right time of day...

  • Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal
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    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.
  • Roadside Station Maizuruko Tore-Tore Center
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    3.5
    201 Reviews
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    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.

    If you’re into murdered sea creatures this is for you. It stinks, however, it is displayed as only the Japanese can. Clean and friendly vibe.

  • Roadside Station Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori
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    3.5
    276 Reviews
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    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.

    This place is a combination of - transit hub for local sightseeing bus that goes to other local attraction spot like bear museum, onsens, animal farm etc - public bus stop that also goes all the way...

  • Roadside Station Phoenix
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    4.0
    341 Reviews
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    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.

  • Niseko View Plaza
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    4.0
    253 Reviews
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    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.

    Nice place to check out the local produce and get a snack with the kids. We got a Kakigori (shaved ice and topping) and some local cheese and vegetables at the farmers Market. Free car parking and a...

  • Roadside Station Hari T-R-S
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    3.5
    90 Reviews
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    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...

  • Roadside Station Awaji
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    4.0
    182 Reviews
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    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."

    何といってもロケーションが最高。明石海峡や明石・垂水方面を見ながら店外のフリースペースでご飯をいただきます。おさかな共和国えびす丸で海鮮丼と海鮮漬け丼を購入して密を避けるため店外へ。店外のフリースペースの座席もかなりあります。天気も良く暖かかったので最高でした。お弁当を持参してのんびりするのもいいのでは?ぼーっと海や橋を見るだけでもOK。平日でも駐車場がほぼ満車でしたので、今から暖かくなる休日はか...

  • Roadside Station Shiretoko Rausu
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    4.0
    198 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou Honchou 361-1
    Directly in front of Shiretoko Rausu Rest Area is Nemuro Strait, and behind is Mt. Rausu, one of Japan’s top 100 mountains. The rest area is the closest rest area to Kunashiri Island of the Northern Territories and is so close you can see the island’s trees on a clear day. The rest house is located at the entrance to the Shiretoko-Odan Road on the Rausu side, on Route 335. It’s close to one of the best whale and bird watching points in Japan and from here you can check departure and latest information on the bulletin boards at the tourist information office. There are places to eat where you can try some fish from Rausu and of course you can purchase different kinds of sea related products too.

    Great place to stop by to obtain some information, bathroom break, grab some drinks from the vending machine etc. Since Rausu is quite small, this is a welcoming place to pick up souvenirs or just to...

  • Roadside Station Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri
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    3.5
    263 Reviews
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    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.

  • Tsugaru Strait Ferry Hakodate Ferry Terminal
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    4.0
    100 Reviews
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    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 Chikura Shiokaze Okoku
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    3.5
    178 Reviews
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    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.

    This is one of the 8 road stations located in Minami-Boso City. It is with a large grass garden located near the sea and quite suitable for families with small children. It has some good seafood...

  • Roadside Station Laran Fujioka
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    4.0
    144 Reviews
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    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.

    一般道路からも、高速道路上りからもアクセスできる道の駅です。 ガトーフェスタ ハラダや、シュークリームの美味しい景気屋笑売ウェイブ、農産物直売所や、お肉屋さん等々あります。 お肉屋さんでは、注文してから、揚げ物は揚げてくれるので、熱々です。 新型コロナの影響からか、空いていました。

  • Roadside Station Hagi Seamart
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    4.0
    197 Reviews
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Tsubaki East 4160-61
    "This Roadside Station is located on Yamaguchi Prefectural Route 67, Hagikawakami line, and is connected directly with the fish market. Fresh fish and seafood are available at reasonable prices and can also be enjoyed in the restaurant. Visitors can see the famous ""kensaki squid"" and ""purple puffer fish"" in the tank on site as well. Many people visit for the lessons on how to fillet fish which are regularly held."

    I came to this market, for a short break and taking some simple meal, as it was around noon time, and they have fish tempura, noodle, bentos... Since I was walking from the furnace, then to the the...

  • Roadside Station Takumi no sato
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    4.0
    203 Reviews
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    Gunma Pref. Tonegunminakamimachi Sukawa 847
    This roadside station is located at the entrance of Takumi no Sato, on Gunma Nakanojo-yugawara Prefectural Route 53, which hosts a variety of historical agricultural experience facilities. There is an information center with guide maps of the village and also rental bicycles ideal for exploring. The restaurant’s Galettes, which are made in a similar way to crepes with 100% Minakami-produced buckwheat flour and topped with seasonal vegetables and mushrooms, are also very popular. The direct sales outlet sells seasonal produce such as freshly picked local vegetables. There are also Konjac-making experiences available for visitors to enjoy.

    We went in January as a day trip from skiing in Minakami. Not everything was open, and we had young children. But we enjoyed the strawberry greenhouse (Ichigo no Ie), making bracelets (Iyashi no Ie...

  • Roadside Station Noto Shokusai Ichiba
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    3.5
    194 Reviews
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    Ishikawa Pref. Nanaoshi Fuchumachi Outside 13-1
    With a fish theme, the Roadside Station Noto Shokusai Ichiba is located in Noto’s biggest fishing port—Nanao Port—and it is a wharf building packed with the charms of Noto including tourism guidance and restaurants, focusing particularly on the sale of specialty items from Noto and fresh fish from the morning’s catch. Right next to the ocean, you get a wide view of the peaceful waves in Nanao Bay. Approximately 18 minutes by car via Tatsuruhama Interchange on the Noto Satoyama Kaido.

    We decided to do the barbecue. We ordered one set with crab, shellfish, fish, etc, and could barely finish it between the two of us. We had fun grilling. Also we saw a live deep-sea fish that was for...

  • Roadside Station Shonan
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    3.5
    110 Reviews
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    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.

  • Roadside Station Yufuin
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    3.5
    172 Reviews
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    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.

    This attraction is convenient for cars travel along the highways and make short stopover for refreshments, food and souvenirs. Quite popular in view of prices of merchandizes sold here.

  • Gurutto Panorama Bihoro Pass
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    4.0
    113 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Abashirigumbihorochou Furume
    This roadside station is in Bihoro Town, Abashiri County, Hokkaido. This rest area is on Bihoro pass, with an elevation of 525 meters, giving it a gorgeous view of the area. They have a cafe where you can try Crab Ramen, made with Okhotsk snow crab, and lots of souvenirs like bamboo-grass woven goods, and the pass' famous Ageimo fried potato snacks. There's also an observation room, tourist information space, and many other facilities.

    It was our new discovery of this awesome scenery of Lake Kussharo on our way from Sunayu Beach to Asahikawa. Such an awesome place on a clear day.

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