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Rest Spot Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Roadside Station Lake Utonai
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Tomakomaishi Uenae 156-30
    A roadside station standing along National Route 36 in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido. Here you can purchase a variety of agricultural and marine products, like oshizushi pressed sushi and Hokkidama fried dumplings made with Sakhalin surf clams. The facility also has a rest space overlooking Lake Utonai and visitors can observe a variety of wild birds here depending on the season.
  • Roadside Station Okhotsk Monbetsu
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Mombetsushi Motomombetsu 11
    This michi-no-eki roadside station is in the Okhotsk Sea Ice Museum of Hokkaido. The museum has activities like the Super Cold Room, letting you see what life is like at -20 degrees centigrade, and a piece of real Okhotsk drift ice you can touch. They also offer the very popular local dish Okhotsk Monbetsu White Curry.
  • Roadside Station Mukawa Shiki no Yakata
    9 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Yufutsugunmukawachou Miyuki 3-3-1
    A roadside station standing along National Route 235 in Mukawa Town, Yufutsu County, Hokkaido. Dedicated to the theme of promoting health, the station is equipped with a hot bath facility and a sports plaza. In addition, the station's restaurant, Tanpopo, serves seafood dishes like shishamo smelt, a local specialty, and Sakhalin surf clam rice bowls.


  • Roadside Station Date Rekishi no Mori
    65 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Dateshi Matsugaechou 34-1
    This roadside station is on National Route 37 in Date City, Hokkaido. The fresh produce direct from the farmers often sells out by noon. The Kinki no Izushi, made with mature, high quality kinki rockfish, and Gold Pork are famous. The dining area, Handsome Shokudo, is popular for their Handsome Yaki desserts, with sweet bean paste or cream.

    伊達時代村からはグルリと海側をまわるので、30分ほどかかります。 藍染め体験学習ができるようです。物産館には、地元の野菜や、ジュースなどの加工品が売っていました。

  • Roadside Station Lake Saroma
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Tokorogunsaromachou Naniwa 121-3
    This roadside station is on National Route 238 in Saroma Town, Tokoro County, Hokkaido. Their Hokkai Shrimp Burgers, limited to 20 a day and made with Hokkai shrimp from lake Saroma, are quite popular. You can also enjoy charcoal grilled scallops and pumpkin soft-serve ice cream. The building was designed to resemble a cow barn and silo in tribute to the town's booming dairy industry.

    メインの建物の後ろ側丘を少し上がったたら、囲いの中でポニーがのんびり草を食んでいました。 かぼちゃのアーチや花畑なんかもあって、散策にいいかもです。

  • Roadside Station Mikasa
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    Hokkaido Mikasashi Okayama 1056-1
    This roadside station, designated Hokkaido's first, is on National Route 12 in Mikasa City, Hokkaido, and is outfitted with baths, and park golf. The yakitori truck Shiki no Aji Kuishinbo always draws a crowd. The outdoor shop Shoku no Kura offers souvenirs like Mikasa-grown Habanero goods and Kitakaze no Koibito.
  • Roadside Station Kuromatsunai
    22 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Suttsugunkuromatsunaichou Shiroikawa 8-10
    The roadside station is on National Route 5 in Kuromatsunai Town, Suttsu County, Hokkaido. It has a bakery on site, which makes over 60 types of bread using 100% Hokkaido grown wheat. They also have a pizza restaurant, Pizza Do, where pizza artists bake yours to order, making it a hit with tourists and locals alike.

    An impressive modern building greets you which is really a flash Road House serving Pizza and and several shelves of local tourist targeted local products like biscuits, honey, sauces, dried fish...

  • Roadside Station Ashoru Ginga Hall 21
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    Hokkaido Ashorogunashorochou Kitaichijou 1-3
    This roadside station is at the intersection of National Routes 241 and 242, in Ashoro Town, Ashoro County, Hokkaido. It incorporates the Ashoro Station building from the Furusato Ginga line, closed since 2006. Inside, there is the Furusato Ginga Line Information display area, and on the second floor is the Ginga Hall, used for concerts and more. The hall is famous for its Chiharu Matsuyama Area displaying information about the Ashoro-native singer.
  • Gurutto Panorama Bihoro Pass
    96 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

  • Roadside Station Marchen Hill Memanbetsu
    13 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Abashirigunozorachou Memambetsushouwa 96-1
    This roadside station is in Ozora Town, Abashiri county. The building commands a view of Lake Abashiri, with hills that bring the horizon up close, making the area a popular photo spot. They have a shop, Honoka, selling local processed farm products ready for eating, and a cafeteria offering dishes made with local shijimi clam powder, as well as souvenir shops and a rest area.

    Pork was much tastier than those at Asahikawa ramen village. The egg is cooked very well too. The signature here is clam soup ramen but we did not try it. Good find for a roadside rest station.

  • Roadside Station Shiranuka Koitoi
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    Hokkaido Shiranukagunshiranukachou Shiranuka Town love affair 3-3-1
    This roadside station is in Shiranuka Town, Shiranuka County, Hokkaido. They sell shochu and umeshu made with local Shiranuka shiso leaf, as well as blueberry jam, dairy goods, and more. They also have limited original goods, and are a popular tourist draw as a shopping mall for local specialties. There are restaurants serving pork bowls, soft-serve ice cream and snacks, so it's a great meal spot as well.
  • Roadside Station Shizen Taikan Shimukappu
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    Hokkaido Yufutsugunshimukappumura Chuou
    Roadside Station in located in Shimukappu Village in Yufutsu County, Hokkaido. A spot where you can cool down and be with nature. They offer pocket maps that show local water fountains and other local attractions such as the giant thermometer. In the shopping mall you can find souvenirs such as edible wild plants local to Shimukappu Village and wooden crafts. Try the ramen and soba in the restaurants and diners.
  • Roadside Station Mitsuishi
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Hidakagunshinhidakachou Mitsuishikerimai 161-2
    Roadside Station in Shinhidaka Town, Hidaka County, Hokkaido. Visit the shops as you enjoy the beach and swim in the ocean in Mitsuishi-Kaihin Park. Campervans are also permitted, just see the reception desk in the Roadside Station. The facility also has coin operated showers and laundry facilities, as well as shops where you can purchase souvenir seafood.
  • Roadside Station Iwanai
    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Iwanaiguniwanaichou Mandai 47-4
    Roadside station in Iwanai Town, Iwanai County, Hokkaido. Come to Tara-Maru-Kan, a tour guide center based on a yacht, to get tourist information. Come and see locally made specialties in the Special Products Exhibition Corner. Visit nearby cultural centers such as the art gallery or Iwanai Local Culture Center.

    Information center with Japanese gift shop and a cool Iwanai mascot right across the Bus Station. worth a small visit

  • Roadside Station Rice Land Fukagawa
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Fukagawashi Otoechou Hirosato 59 - 7
    Roadside station in Fukagawa City, Hokkaido. Experience and see how specialty rice is made with exhibitions such as a rice polishing area and quiz. Try rice dishes in the restaurant and all kinds of snacks from their shop. A popular spot for drivers to relax.
  • Roadside Station Akan Tancho-no-Sato Crane's Terrace
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchoukamiakan 23sen 36
    Roadside station in Kushiro City, Hokkaido. The building is made from local larch wood and offers shopping, dining, camping, golf and more. Spend a day bathing in the Akai Beret hot spring, which is well known for its beauty benefits. It's a great location to visit surrounding tourist spots such as the Akan National Park and Kushiro-Shitsugen (Wetland) National Park.
  • Roadside Station Jukai Road Hidaka
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sarugunhidakachou Honchouhigashi 1-298-1
    Roadside station in Hidaka Town, Saru County, Hokkaido. Located at the junction of the Sapporo-Obihiro and Asahiwaka-Tomakomai national highways. A great spot for drivers on Hidaka Pass to rest with gift shops as well as cafes, soba restaurants, and more for light meals. There is also a Hidaka Mountains Museum which introduces the abundant nature and geological features of the Hidaka mountain range.
  • Roadside Station Star Plaza Ashibetsu
    29 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Ashibetsushi Kitayonjouhigashi 1-1
    Roadside Station in Ashibetsu City, Hokkaido. This roadside station offers tourist information, shops that sell local specialties such as cheese and butter, and various restaurants where you can enjoy a variety of Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisine. At the Hoshi no Furu Sato Hyakunen Kinenkan (which celebrates they city's 100th anniversary) you can see local life in the coal mines in the Magic Vision Small Theater, as well as the starry sky in the Star Done.

    This is the city of Ashibetsu’s “Michi-no-Eki” or the Roadside Station at the intersection of National Highways 38 and 452 by the Sorachi River. Besides its main building, there is a separate...

  • Roadside Station Papas Land Sattsuru
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sharigunkiyosatochou Kamui 1071
    Roadside Station in Kiyosato, Shari District, Hokkaido. Check out the fresh Kiyosato vegetables and enjoy the restaurants that offer seasonal meals. There is also free park golf course with 18 holes as well as a hot spring where you can unwind after a long drive.
  • Roadside Station Esashi
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Hiyamagunesashichou Oyamachou 1
    Roadside Station in Esashi, Hiyama County, Hokkaido. See the bronze statue of quick-witted Shigejiro, a famous local comedian. Check out the Shigejiro Laughter Store where you can purchase Shigejiro merchandise. You can also use the Shigejiro Banya Simple Lodging Facility which has beds, baths and a kitchen. Reservations can be made between April and November.

Hokkaido Main Areas


Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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