Service Area Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Niseko View Plaza
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    4.0
    253 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
    198 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
    263 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.

  • "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.

  • Salmon Park Chitose
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    4.0
    136 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...

  • Gurutto Panorama Bihoro Pass
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    4.0
    113 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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    149 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 Asahikawa
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    3.5
    119 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Kagurayonjou 6-1-12
    Located about five minutes from Asahikawa Station by car, this is Hokkaido's 66th roadside station. Located in Asahikawa City, where four main national highways pass through and that is a center for tourism in the prefecture, this roadside station has very convenient access along National Route 237. Inside the facility, you can find a large exhibition hall where several kinds of events can be held, rental classrooms for training and meetings, a shop, a food court and tourist information. The shop has a rich selection of specialty products from northern Hokkaido. Freshly picked local vegetables are also available for sale. You can get a taste the local dish Asahikawa Ramen in the food court, and freshly baked bread at the bakery and cafe.

    This site is centrally located with McDonalds and supermarket just behind. A 24H laundry is also located near by, 5 mins walk. This site is smaller and tighter space than other michi no eki. Arrive...

  • Roadside Station Ashoru Ginga Hall 21
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    3.5
    120 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.

    松山千春さんが前面に出ている道の駅でした。大きなフキであるラワンブキというのが名物のようでラワンブキのジャムがかかったソフトクリームが売っていました。

  • Roadside Station Shikabe Geyser Park
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    4.0
    109 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kayabegunshikabechou Shikabe 18-1
    A roadside station located in Shikabe Town with a geyser on its grounds. Discovered in 1924, the geyser blows every 12 minutes or so; the roadside station also has a footbath filled with waters from the hot spring that fuels the geyser. In the local specialty products shop, you can buy marine products like Shikabe cod roe, fresh seafood, and local vegetables. There's an adjoining facility offering hot spring-steamed and barbecued food. Women from the Shikabe Fishery Cooperative serve seafood dishes in the Hama no Kasan Shokudo restaurant and also hold short classes on how to make local meals.

    We had the local cuisine experience at Hamano Kaasan, to learn cooking with fishermans wives and this place was just next to it. We had a good 10-15 minute foot bath ( I believe the admission fee...

  • Roadside Station 230 Rusutsu
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    4.0
    102 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 Lake Utonai
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    3.5
    90 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.

    どのスタッフも全て感じが良かったです。買い物はGoToクーポンが使えました。 平日のせいか、レストランは2時半だというのに超早じまいで、海鮮もののテイクアウトのお店は長蛇の列でご主人と女性が額に汗して応対していました。なのにきちんと正確。

  • Roadside Station Date Rekishi no Mori
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    4.0
    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.

    伊達紋別駅から伊達市内散策にて寄りました。だて歴史の杜にあります。道の駅とあって野菜などが販売されていました○

  • Roadside Station Rice Land Fukagawa
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    4.0
    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 Minami Furano
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    3.5
    79 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 Marchen Hill Memanbetsu
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    3.5
    82 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.

    道東旅行で女満別空港に降り立ち、レンタカーを借りて網走へ向かうと最初ある道の駅。 網走に向かって右側に建つ、ちょっと痛いデザインの道の駅。 地元で採れた野菜などがお手頃価格で販売されています。 メルヘンチックな建物が時代に合わなくなるのでは?と、ちょっと心配になります

  • Roadside Station Swan 44 Nemuro
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    3.5
    66 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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    53 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.

  • Roadside Station Lake Saroma
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    3.5
    39 Reviews
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    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.

    サロマ湖がある佐呂間町ですから、漁業の町というイメージを持っていました。でも、この道の駅は、佐呂間町の基幹産業である酪農の「牛舎」と「サイロ」をイメージした建物なんです。 ですから、館内の物産館には、サロマ湖の海の幸と、野菜類や牛肉などの山の幸とであふれていました。ここでいただいた「カボチャソフト」がおいしかったですよ。

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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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