Service Area Spots in Japan

  • Roadside Station Shodoshima Olive Park
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    4.0
    428 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.

    Shodoshima is more recently known for its Olive Oil and this park celebrates it. It has a large grove of olive trees in front an behind the main building. There are land marks dotted around the...

  • Roadside Station Uzushio
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    4.0
    270 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.

    Personally think this is a must. Was sceptical and tot cl view from a viewing gallery. Alas glad i went. Experience was unique especially with a demonstrating yacht nearby spinning in the eddy...

  • Roadside Station Maizuruko Tore-Tore Center
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    3.5
    199 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.

    There are not too many stores there and the seafood does not look fresh at all. Not worth the visit. Met a nice lady who own a store and she helped us call a taxi.

  • Himi Banya-gai Harbour Market
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    4.0
    247 Reviews
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    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.

    A 15-20min walk from the train station. There is a bus, but not very frequent. Get the town map from the information counter. When we reached there, we go for the free footbath. You can enjoy the...

  • Roadside Station Nasu Kogen Yuai no Mori
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    3.5
    274 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 Hari T-R-S
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    3.5
    87 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 Hota Elementary School
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    4.0
    184 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Awagunkyonanmachi Hota 724
    In 2014, Kyonan Municipal Hota Elementary School closed and was renovated and reborn as Hota Elementary School Community Center and Roadside Station in December 2015. Its Satoyama Shokudo is a restaurant that features the products of the area's fields and oceans, and the school's former gymnasium is now the site of a farmers' market, Kyonan Raku Ichi, which sells locally grown vegetables and flowers, and many other items that can serve as originalsouvenirs from the area. Also, on the school grounds are a lodging facility, Manabi no Yado, which preserves traces of the old school, and a hot spring facility, Sato no Oyu.

    駐車場が混んでいて道路の反対側の臨時の駐車場に停めました。市場になっている2020年3月は体育館は修理中で、空きスペースで販売していました。宿泊施設が併設されています。

  • Roadside Station Laran Fujioka
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    4.0
    143 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.

    藤岡市の藤岡IC近くの道の駅。農産物直売所やレストラン・ショップなど充実しています。ゆっくり休める椅子とかもっと増やしてほしいです。

  • Niseko View Plaza
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    4.0
    251 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.

    The parking was FOC. You can found local farmers market here with vegetables, japanese rice, fruits. I just went here for window shopping and ended bought some postcards. Theres also some food shops

  • Munakata Roadside Station
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    4.0
    129 Reviews
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    Fukuoka Pref. Munakatashi Eguchi 1172
    A roadside station adjoining the Satsuki Pine Grove in Genkai Quasi-National Park, selected as one of the 100 most beautiful stretches of sandy beach dotted with pines in Japan, the station offers a sweeping view of the Genkai Sea. At the Munakata Sightseeing and Products Hall, visitors can purchase seafood from the Genkai Sea and enjoy local fisherman’s cuisine made with seasonal fish. Located along National Route 495.

    This is the best place to visit outside of Fukuoka city. Michi-no-Eki Munakata is located in Munaka City. It is in tween Kokura JR Station and Hakata JR Station. The Michi-no-Eki Munakata is next...

  • Roadside Station Tendo Onsen
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    4.0
    130 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kuwanomachi 2-3-41
    This roadside station is along the Yamagata Bypass in Kuwano-machi, Tendo City. Located near the Tendo hot springs quarter, this station has over one million visitors a year. This multi-purpose park not only has direct to market produce shops, a tourist information center, water fountains, a lawn area with playground equipment, an amphitheater, but also a free foot bathing nook, and a wedding ceremony hall, all on the same site.

    程よい温かさでした。入るときはくるぶしまでズボンをまくったほうがいいです。足拭き用のタオルは販売してますが持参したほうがいいです。 It was reasonable warmth. You had better wear trousers to the ankle when you enter. I sell towels for wiping feet, but it is better...

  • Roadside Station Domannaka Tanuma
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    3.5
    112 Reviews
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    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.

    こんな時期ですが実家のお墓参りに行く途中お花を買いに寄りました。思った以上に混んでました。農家直売の野菜や佐野名物芋フライ、地元メーカーのソースと色々購入して帰りました。

  • Roadside Station Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri
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    3.5
    253 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.

  • Michinoeki Hachioji Takiyama
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    3.5
    62 Reviews
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    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.

    八王子の野菜が安く買えました。 土曜日でしたが、車は渋滞になり、店内も多くの人で賑わっていました。 ツバメが巣を作っていて、のどかな雰囲気です。

  • Gurutto Panorama Bihoro Pass
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    4.5
    209 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.

    We are lucky that the weather is good and we get beautiful views. It is sunny with cool breeze, complete with the blue lake, blue sky, green grass... just love it.

  • Roadside Station Fujikawa Rakuza
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    4.0
    129 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Fujishi Iwabuchi 1488-1
    This roadside station is located along Prefectural Route 10 in Iwabuchi, Fuji City. You can also access it from the Fujikawa Service Area on the Tomei Expressway. The four-floor area features a restaurant, a food court, a stall corner, and vendors of souvenirs, as well as a planetarium, a crafts room, and an experiment room.

    There are many beautiful nature such as lake and mountain . there are various kinds of beautiful flowers .for tourists, there are activities to choose from, such as watching the beautiful Mt. Fuji...

  • Sakurajima Roadside Station
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    4.0
    136 Reviews
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    Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimayokoyamachou 1722-48
    A roadside station located at the entrance to Sakurajima floating in Kagoshima Bay. At the adjoining Hinoshima Megumi-kan building, visitors can enjoy unique Sakurajima home cooking and purchase local specialty products. Of particular note is the Sakurajima komikan orange, said to have been brought to Sakurajima 400 years ago by Shimazu Yoshihiro, lord of Satsuma Domain. The smallest mikan (mandarin) orange in the world, its simple flavor is very close to that of the uncultivated ancestor to modern mikan oranges. Located along National Route 224.

    Upon my friend and myselfs travel back to the ferry, we came across this pit stop area. So we stopped by to check it out. And Im so glad we did. When you enter this place, to the left is sort of...

  • Roadside Station Kakegawa
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    4.0
    58 Reviews
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    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.

    格安の掛川野菜とバイキング形式のランチをいただきました。ご飯110円。豚汁170円ぐらいだったと思います。気軽に立ち寄れるお得なスポットです また行きたい

  • Roadside Station Izu no Heso
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    3.0
    101 Reviews
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    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.

    沼津から西伊豆に向かう途中に寄りました。 イチゴ専門のお店には美味しそうなケーキも沢山ありました。 トイレ休憩で寄っただけなので、ソフトクリームで我慢。 このソフトクリームは美味しかったです。

  • Roadside Station Doshi
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    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.

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