Service Area Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Roadside Station Ryuhyo-Kaido Abashiri
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    3.5
    270 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.

  • Niseko View Plaza
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    4.0
    263 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.

    This market sells all sorts of fresh produce like potatoes , jam , vegetables etc . There is a stall that sells cheese egg tarts - 250 yen per piece . Fantastic tarts - must try .

  • 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...

  • Salmon Park Chitose
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    4.0
    141 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 Mashu Onsen
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    4.0
    151 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 Biei ""Okanokura"""
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    3.5
    173 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 Ashoru Ginga Hall 21
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    3.5
    127 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.

    国道242号上り方面の道の駅。足寄と言えば足寄が生んだシンガー・ソング・ライターの松山千春氏に尽きるでしょう。氏のステージ衣装やリリース作品の歴史などを展示しているギャラリーはファンならずとも目を見張るものがあります。聖地巡礼に推奨します。

  • Roadside Station Asahikawa
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    3.5
    118 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.

    驚きました。でもお土産の買い忘れ、食事に便利かなと・ただ今回はブランド品のバーゲンセールをやっており少し場違いの雰囲気 元々の建物を道の駅に改装した感じでスペースもあり催事にも活用しているんだと思います。レストランもラーメン屋さん他2カ所あり 大型スーパーのレストラン街の感じでした 駐車場も広いです。

  • Roadside Station Lake Utonai
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    3.5
    96 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.

    千歳へと戻る際に時間調整で立ち寄りました。ここは半分近くがテーブル席で、自由に休めるようになっていますが、同じことを考えている方が多いようでほぼ満席に近い状態でした。お弁当とかいろいろ売っていますしね。

  • Roadside Station Nakasatsunai
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    4.0
    135 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.

    例えば豚丼とか¥500で地元の高校生や子供連れのお母さんがベンチで食べたり持ち帰ったりする、ずば抜けて美味しいとは言えなくてもどれも十分満足できる味でした。有名店で並ぶならここで十分かと思います。十勝観光で時間がない、気軽に済ませたないなら五つ星。

  • Roadside Station Minami Furano
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    3.5
    93 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.

    日本映画の名作鉄道員(ぽっぽや)のロケ地見学に南富良野の幾寅駅へ行ったあと、役場近くの道の駅の物産センターへ行きました。暑い日だったので、生クリーム仕立ての濃厚ソフトクリームが食べたくて、夕張メロンシロップのカップを食べました。美味しいのはまちかいないのですが、もっと濃厚なソフトクリームが食べられる他の道の駅がありました。

  • Roadside Station Shikabe Geyser Park
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    4.0
    111 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 Lake Saroma
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    3.5
    68 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.

    ツアーのトイレ休憩で訪問しました。お店からの注意書きに目をやると思わずくすり。冷えた料理と、二人の仲を温めます。とか、男の店員に思わせぶりな態度を取らないで、仕事になりませんとか、換気には気を付けています。が店員のジョークが寒い時には、毛布をと言ってとか。外は吹雪いて寒かったですが、心は温まって出ました。

  • Roadside Station 230 Rusutsu
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    4.0
    106 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.

    豚肉など精肉品卸売市場「どんどん市」の横にある道の駅です。留寿都周辺の特産品が多数販売されていました。個人的には白や緑のアスパラガスは美味しそうに感じました。各野菜売り場には農家さんの顔写真が掲載されていて、農作物作りへの強い思いを感じました。またレストランも併設していました。この周辺で採れた食材が盛り付けられたピザは美味しそうでした。お肉類の購入は隣のどんどん市で、野菜やその他お土産を購入したり...

  • Roadside Station Yubari Meroad
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    3.0
    97 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.

    メロンの直売、お菓子屋さん、ドラッグストアも入ってたりはしますが、メインは完全に地元客向けのスーパーですよね、ここ。衰退した地元向けに、ここで営業しているという。

  • Hakucho (Swan) Bridge Memorial Hall (Roadside Station Mitara Muroran)
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    3.5
    78 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 Date Rekishi no Mori
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    4.0
    79 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.

    洞爺湖から室蘭へと向かう道すがら立ち寄りました。なんというか、完全にスーパーですね、ここは。このタイプの道の駅って他だと夕張がそうだったかな。地元物産も扱っていますが、観光客というよりは地元民向けでしょう。

  • Roadside Station Misogi-no-sato Kikonai
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    4.0
    58 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.

    木古内駅の真ん前にある道の駅です。種類豊富な土産品売場やしっかりしたレストランなど、非常に良い道の駅で便利に利用できました。

  • Roadside Station Mukawa Shiki no Yakata
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    3.5
    58 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.

    駐車場も広くて立派な建物です。近くで恐竜の化石が発見されたとのことで、化石のレリーフや恐竜のマスコットが出迎えてくれました。シシャモ漁の解禁は10月1日とのことで、冷凍ものしかありませんでした。

  • Roadside Station Mitsuishi
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    3.0
    50 Reviews
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    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.

    バンガローのあるオートキャンプ場や温泉施設も併設する道の駅で、海に面しているのでロケーションが良いです。漁協直営の特産品販売センターでは、日高産の昆布やツブ貝などが並んでいましたが種類・品数は少なめでした。ホットドッグをテイクアウトしましたが、テラス席やベンチがないので困りましまございません。

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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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