Transportation Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Niseko View Plaza
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    4.0
    257 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 Shiretoko Rausu
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    4.0
    200 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
    264 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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    99 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 Biei ""Okanokura"""
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    3.5
    170 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.

  • Roadside Station Utoro/Shirietoku
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    4.0
    183 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.

    Only here:We had Hamanasu Soft Cream (Rosa Rugosa or Japanese Beach Rose). They also had Kokemomo (Lingonberry)! A delicious Sour-Sweet Contrast! We bought huge scallops in the shell and sent home...

  • Gurutto Panorama Bihoro Pass
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    4.0
    119 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.

  • Roadside Station Mashu Onsen
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    150 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kawakamigunteshikagachou Yunoshima 3-5-5
    This roadside station is located along National Route 241 in Yunoshima in Teshikaga-cho. It provides information about attractions in Teshikaga-cho, lodging, hot springs and transportation. There are also two computers that you can freely use. In addition, there is a gallery, pamphlet corner and rest corner, making it a place where tourists can relax. In the special product sales corner for Teshikaga, there are products rooted in the local community such as sweets made locally and works by local artists. There is also a simple alkaline foot bath on the premises, giving you a place to heal the wear from your travels.

    Clean and effificient and the same as all the other roadside service areas. Good coffee available plus usual souvenirs.

  • Roadside Station Nakasatsunai
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    4.0
    132 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
    125 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.

    この道の駅の特徴は二つ。一つ目はふるさと銀河線(平成18年に廃線)の旧足寄駅の跡地を利用して作られていること。そしてもう一つは松山千春がこの足寄の町で生まれたということ。ということで町の中心にあり、関連した展示や記念グッズなどいろいろあります。

  • Roadside Station Lake Utonai
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    3.5
    92 Reviews
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    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.

    苫小牧と新千歳空港の国道沿いにある道の駅。 駐車場は広大で目の前にはウトナイ湖があります。 ここは空港至近ということもあり何度かお邪魔してます。 道の駅にしては農産物を販売してる店舗が1軒あるだけであとはありきたりな土産品が陳列されてたりカレー中心のフードコートや毎度見かける海鮮丼を販売している店舗があったりでいつ行っても見慣れた風景です。 どちらかというと観光バスで訪れる団体客目当ての商売をして...

  • Roadside Station Yubari Meroad
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    3.0
    95 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 230 Rusutsu
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    4.0
    105 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 Minami Furano
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    3.5
    83 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.

    We aimed for this Michi-no-Eki to eat Ezoshika Deer, served here as a cutlet with vegetables like pumpkin, eggplant, and shishito covered in a slightly spicy curry. Delicious. The meat was soft...

  • Roadside Station Akan Tancho-no-Sato Crane's Terrace
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    3.5
    96 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 Date Rekishi no Mori
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    77 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.

    室蘭から洞爺湖方面に向かう国道沿いにある道の駅。伊達市の中心部にありました。 駐車場は広く農産物がたくさん販売されてます。また、土産品も豊富でこの近辺では最も大きな規模の道の駅だと感じました。 ここではきのこ王国の商品が多々陳列されてたので無難ななめたけを購入。 美味しそうな蕎麦店もありましたがまだ空腹ではなかったので断念しました。 地元民が愛用している道の駅でした。

  • Hakucho (Swan) Bridge Memorial Hall (Roadside Station Mitara Muroran)
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    3.5
    77 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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    69 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 Papas Land Sattsuru
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    71 Reviews
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    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.

    日帰り温泉施設がメインで、農産物直売コーナー、レストランがあります。敷地内には、パークゴルフ場、足湯、ドッグランも併設しているので、様々な楽しみ方ができる道の駅です。なお、「パパス」とはスペイン語でじゃがいもを意味しており、清里町特産のじゃがいもに因んでいます。売店では、新鮮な野菜のほか、じゃがいもの焼酎も販売していました。また、ご当地出身のオリンピックメダリスト・岡崎朋美さんの資料コーナーがあり...

  • Roadside Station Misogi-no-sato Kikonai
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    57 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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