Transportation Spots in Japan

  • Michi no Eki Kyoda (Yanbaru Bussan Center)
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    4.0
    951 Reviews
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    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.
  • Roadside Station Shodoshima Olive Park
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    4.0
    436 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 Fujiyoshida
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    3.5
    173 Reviews
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    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 Uzushio
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    4.0
    278 Reviews
    Transportation
    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.

    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 Phoenix
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    4.0
    347 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 Doshi
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    3.5
    102 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.

    たまたまなのかはわかりませんが、週末だというのに珍しく駐車場が空いていました。いつもは信号手前のところから、駐車場に入るための列ができているのに。コロナの影響はもうないはずなんだけど、観光シーズンではないからかな。

  • Roadside Station Maizuruko Tore-Tore Center
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    3.5
    203 Reviews
    Transportation
    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
    279 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.

    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...

  • Tsugaru Strait Ferry Hakodate Ferry Terminal
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    4.0
    99 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...

  • Niseko View Plaza
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    4.0
    257 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.

    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 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.

    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 Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri
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    3.5
    264 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 - Niigata Furusato Village
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    4.0
    181 Reviews
    Transportation
    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Nishi-ku Yamada 2307
    Niigata Furusato Village is a large-scale roadside service area located on National Route 8 in Yamada, Nishi Ward, Niigata City. The complex includes the Bazaar Hall, which has shops selling Niigata specialty products and handicrafts and restaurants where visitors can enjoy local cuisine, the Appeal Hall, where visitors can learn about Niigata’s history and culture and visit the tourist information office, and which also has shops and a café, flower fields where seasonal flowers can be viewed, a traditional Japanese-style garden, and the all-weather Greenhouse building which houses a large adventure playground for children. Niigata Furusato Village also hosts a wide range of special events, including Morning Markets.

    Love the wide range of attractions, food, and entertainment that furusatomura offers. The garden is planted and re-planted each season to showcase another gorgeous blossom. The food inside the main...

  • Roadside Station Laran Fujioka
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    4.0
    144 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.

    野菜や惣菜やパンを売ってる店の女性店員が殆ど最悪レベル。自分達が同じ接客されたら絶対怒りそうな人達が最悪の接客をしてる。給料貰ってる以上、少しはプロ意識を持ちなさい。子供の遊びじゃないのですよ。子供ならまだしも中高年女性なのですから。二度と行かない。とても気分の悪くなるお店でした。

  • Roadside Station Kaikoku Shimoda Minato
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    3.5
    126 Reviews
    Transportation
    Shizuoka Shimoda-shi Soto Ke Oka 1-1
    A roadside station located along National Route 135 in Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture. There is a fishery association direct sales store, where you can buy Japanese lobster, turban shell, and abalone, and a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, where you can taste fresh seafood. In addition, it features a harbor museum, souvenir shops, and a tourist information office, so many tourists stop by for a visit.

    Just leaving Shimoda, this is an ideal place to buy some souvenirs. Be aware that some shops don’t accept credit cards. There is a park nearby where kids can play bit.

  • Roadside Station Shiretoko Rausu
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    4.0
    200 Reviews
    Transportation
    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 Takumi no sato
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    4.0
    205 Reviews
    Transportation
    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 Yufuin
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    3.5
    174 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.

    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.

  • Roadside Station Hagi Seamart
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    4.0
    199 Reviews
    Transportation
    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...

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