Transportation Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Niseko View Plaza
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    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

  • Tsugaru Strait Ferry Hakodate Ferry Terminal
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    96 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.

    If youre traveling between Aomori and Hakodate and have the time this ferry is a great option. Its a bit costly to take a car but cheap for just passengers. I recommend booking the View Seat...

  • 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.

  • Gurutto Panorama Bihoro Pass
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    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 Shiretoko Rausu
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    193 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 Utoro/Shirietoku
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    174 Reviews
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    Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido Utoro west 186-8
    This Shiretoko roadside rest area in Northern Hokkaido, situated on Route 334, is the gateway to the world heritage site of Shiretoko and is a great stepping stone for sightseeing into Shiretoko. Inside you can find shops selling food and products direct from Utoro fishing port, shops selling locally made products, and a restaurant where you can get great tasting seafood rice bowls. There is also a tourist information center where you can get more info and arrange sightseeing trips in Shiretoko, boat trips and accommodation.

    This is a fairly big sized information centre cum souvenir shop with good toilet facilities and car park at the front. The staff at the centre can speak English. You can get brochures and ice cream...

  • "Roadside Station Biei ""Okanokura"""
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    167 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Motomachi 1-9-21
    A roadside station housed inside a remodeled storehouse built of local soft stone in Biei Town. Inside, the extensive use of Biei Japanese larch wood gives the station a warm, inviting atmosphere. Here you can buy cider modeled after Biei's famous Blue Pond; local specialty products like Biei milk, pork, and flour; and wood and ceramic pieces by local artists. Events such as solo and photo exhibitions featuring artists connected to Biei are periodically held in the station's event space.

    didnt see too much here...just a wayside stop and a place where folks sold some natural produce. there was a nice apple crepe shop next to it.

  • Salmon Park Chitose
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    133 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Hanazono 2-4-2
    A roadside station standing along National Route 337 connecting the cities of Chitose and Otaru. The Chitose River flows through the grounds and when in season you can see salmon swimming upstream here. The rest area has a large children's space and many families with children stop by here. The Chitose Aquarium, one of the largest freshwater fish aquariums in Japan, adjoins the station, and here you can see salmon as well as freshwater fish from around the world. A fish wheel on the river is used to catch salmon and you can observe the salmon fishing process.

    the nearby salmon aquarium is good. doesnt look like much from the outside but a hidden gem. we ate at the pizza shop this time and another hidden gem. pizzas were excellent.. with good variety...

  • Roadside Station Nakasatsunai
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    128 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kasaigunnakasatsunaimura Odoriminami 7
    This roadside station is located at the junction of National Route 236 and the Shimizu-Taiki line of the Hokkaido Prefectural Route at the entrance to Minami Tokachi Kanko. The country plaza adjacent to a parking lot has an information facility introducing agriculture and attractions of Nakasatsunai, and restaurants with menus using fresh local ingredients. In addition, there are also facilities such as a takeout corner with fresh local vegetables, processed goods and curry, and a Pioneer Memorial with exhibitions of old clothing and toys. As an attached facility, you can also enjoy learning at the Beans Museum built on the relocated and restored former Potato Foundation Seed Farm.

    For a roadside rest area this place is pretty nice. There are a couple of stalls selling chicken shish kebobs (yakitori) and chicken nuggets (zangi) which are pretty tasty. There are also 2...

  • Roadside Station Ashoru Ginga Hall 21
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    3.5
    119 Reviews
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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.

    毎年、松山千春のコンサートに行っているファンとしては、外せません。前に来た時はツアーだったので忙しかったが、今回は個人旅行でゆっくり滞在しました。その後映画「旅立ち」のロケセットや、千春の家を回りました。

  • Roadside Station 230 Rusutsu
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    101 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Abutagunrusutsumura Rusutsu 127-191
    This roadside station is located along National Route 230 that runs through Rusutsu-mura. It is placed in a scenic area where you can view Yoteizan, nicknamed Ezo Fuji, from within the facility. The restaurants there have menus that use local ingredients. In addition, at the direct sales store for agricultural, forestry and fishery products, they cheaply offer fresh vegetables harvested in the village as well as processed foods. Rusutsu-mura is known as the setting for the nursery rhyme Akai Kutsu (Red Shoes), and Akai Kutsu Furusato park is located right next to the roadside station 230 Rusutsu. In the park, besides a bathroom corner with a triangular roof where the melody of the children's song Akai Kutsu is played, there is also a bust of the famous pioneer of shiatsu (finger pressure) massage Tokujiro Namikoshi, where many people take commemorative photos.

    We can only select some sweet corns to take home since we stay at westin hotel. But there are great foods every places we visited.

  • Roadside Station Date Rekishi no Mori
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    78 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.

    設立した直後は安さを実感できましたが、最近ではスーパーと変わらない、もしくは高い場合があるのが 残念です

  • Roadside Station Akan Tancho-no-Sato Crane's Terrace
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    3.5
    91 Reviews
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    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.

    Disappointed with this michi no eki. Restrooms are good. No exhibits or local produce or gift store. This is the gateway to the Akan International Crane Center, and you walk through the building...

  • Roadside Station Rice Land Fukagawa
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    75 Reviews
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    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.

    ほぼ北海道の中心地の深川市にある道の駅で、お米がテーマになっている。 野菜や果物の直売も有りますが、人気はレストランで食べられる釜めしが美味しい! その他にもお土産やテイクアウトコーナーも充実しています。 Rice is the theme on the roadside station in FUKAGAWA City near the center of Hokkaido. There...

  • Roadside Station Yubari Meroad
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    93 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Yubarishi Momijiyama 526-19
    This rest area is connected to JR Shin-Yubari Station, along National Route 274 in Yubari. They offer the famous Yubari Melons, as well as farm-fresh foods from direct sales areas, and their take-out area has Yubari sweets to try. The Yubari Melon Baum Kuchen, made in limited batches each day, are a big hit.

    We decided to stop over at this roadside station on our way to Sapporo from Obihiro. Upon arrival, we were surprised to find that it was closed (given the GPS location) and soon realised the actual...

  • Roadside Station Marchen Hill Memanbetsu
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    79 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.

    ミートソースピザ500円です 約20センチくらいのピザでテイクアウトもできますし子供さんでも1枚食べれますね。 ここに行ったらピザは食べた方がいいですよ!

  • Roadside Station Minami Furano
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    77 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sorachigunminamifuranochou Ikutora 687-1
    This michi-no-eki roadside station is on National Route 38 in Minami Furano Town, Sorachi County, Hokkaido. There's a massive fish pool with live Sakhalin taimen and white spotted char from the nearby Sorachi River, and the Butter Potatoes made with local Minami Furano potatoes are a hit. Canoes are also quite popular with locals, so the building itself was designed to resemble one.

    観光地なので、広くてきれいです。ドライブの休憩に最適です。中では立ち上がった大きなヒグマと記念写真を撮れます。お土産も沢山、情報を収集するのにも最適です。

  • Hakucho (Swan) Bridge Memorial Hall (Roadside Station Mitara Muroran)
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    74 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Muroranshi Shukuduchou 4-16-15
    This roadside station was constructed as a memorial hall for the Hakucho (Swan) Bridge on National Route 37 in Muroran City, Hokkaido. Try Muroran City's famous scallop tamayaki (fried dough balls) or fresh soft-serve ice cream made with Hokkaido milk. A model of the Hakucho Bridge, materials used, and more are displayed in the second-floor exhibition room. You can also view the bridge and Enrum Marina from the observation deck.

    There is a shop for selling local food specialities as well as some souvenirs. Also there is a some tables for you to sit and eat foods that available at the place.

  • Roadside Station Swan 44 Nemuro
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    60 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Nemuroshi Rakuyou 1
    A roadside station notable for its wall-to-wall glass windows located in Nemuro City. You can enjoy a sweeping view of the natural beauty of Lake Furen and Shunkunitai while eating blue king crab ramen, minced Pacific saury over rice, or other local Nemuro seafood specialties in the station's restaurant. Depending on the season, you can watch wild birds such as Japanese cranes and whooper swans. Binoculars can be borrowed for free in the information corner. In the local specialty products shop, there's a fresh fish area where you can buy fresh seafood.

    Located right beside Lake Furen, this reststop offers a view of the east of the lake. The 900YEN curry rice tasted very dry and bland. Not recommended. If you can, go to Restaurant Atokko for a...

  • Roadside Station Misogi-no-sato Kikonai
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    50 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kamisogunkikonaichou Honchou 338-14
    Roadside station along Hokkaido Route 383 in Kikonai Town, Kamiiso, Hokkaido. Located right by Kikonai Station on the Hokkaido Bullet Train Line, here you can find their resident tourism concierges. Try the Misogi salt ice cream, or popular Italian restaurant Dounan de's Ocuda Spirits, supervised by the internationally successful chef Masayuki Okuda. The building was also constructed using local Japanese cypress.

    It has all the brochures and tourist services. It is also a bakery, cafe, grocery store, bus office and stop, and an Italian restaurant. There is a childrens playground out the back, too.

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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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