Rest Spot Spots in Aomori Area

  • Roadside Station Inakadate Yayoi no Sato
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    4.0
    103 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Minamitsugaruguninakadatemura Takahi Yahata 10
    A roadside station standing along National Route 102 and located in Inakadate Village, Aomori Prefecture, a village famous for its rice paddy art which uses rice paddies like a giant canvas to create artistic works. The station's spacious, 7.5 hectare grounds are home to a farm-fresh center selling local specialty products and a restaurant where you can enjoy Yayoi udon noodles and other local dishes. There are also a variety of leisure facilities such as a park, playground, miniature golf course, and a petting zoo, and the station is a popular destination for families with children and people of all ages.

    Inakadate is a small rice farming village. In 1993 the village people came up with ideas of designing mural size of rice fields, which have been growing rice for over 2000 years, to boost the local...

  • Roadside Station Ogawarako Koyukan
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    4.0
    31 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Kamikitaguntouhokumachi Ueno Minamiyachi 122
    A roadside station opened in 2004 which serves as a tourism information center for Tohoku Town. Many tourists driving through the area stop here to take a break. The grounds host a farm-fresh shop selling Chinese yams and garlic-local specialty products-as well as other fresh vegetables. The farm-fresh restaurant serves local dishes made with local farm products. Particularly popular are the basket clam ramen, made with a broth created using fresh basket clams from Lake Ogawara; and the Mt. Hakkoda soft serve ice cream, made with milk from Tohoku Town.

    小川原湖近くの青森県道8号沿いにある道の駅です。小川原湖でとれる水産物や近郷の農産物を中心に意外に物販が充実しています。

  • Roadside Station Lake Nijinoko
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Kuroishishi Okiura Yamanokami 1-5
    A roadside station situated amidst the lush natural beauty of Lake Nijinoko, a dam lake formed by the Tohoku region's largest dam, Aseishigawa Dam. The grounds of the station have been turned into a park where you can enjoy outdoor activities; the park's numerous facilities include a lakeside rest house, sports garden, barbecue area, and playground area with huge play equipment. There is a free rest area right next to the parking area. The lakeside rest house has a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal while taking in a view of the lake as well as a shop carrying local specialty products and light meals, making this station a great place to take a break while driving through the area.

    国道102号線沿いにあり、黒石から十和田湖へ向う途中、休憩のため立寄りました。 虹の湖というダム湖の湖畔で「虹の湖公園」の一角にある道の駅で、ログハウス風で休憩所のある管理棟と、レストランとお土産売場があるレストハウスがメインで一通り揃っていますが、あまり特徴がないように見受けられました。 レストランは準備中でしたが「きのこラーメン」がお勧めとあり、お土産も置いてあったのでウリはきのこのようでした...

  • Roadside Station Towada Towadapia
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Dempouji Tairakubo 37-2
    A roadside restaurant which sells local specialty products and which also has a restaurant where you can enjoy Towada soba noodles and other local tastes. Particularly recommended is the signature No Ice Cream, made with Towada-grown Osuzu soybeans and Masshigura rice. In the station's studio, you can try your hand at making traditional crafts such as Nanbu sakiori textiles.

    十和田市には国道4号沿いと国道102号沿いの2ヶ所に道の駅がありますが、そのうち国道4号沿いの方になります。岩手競馬の場外馬券売場が併設されているせいか駐車場は広めです。

  • Roadside Station Yokohama Nanohana Plaza
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Kamikitagunyokohamamachi Hayashinowaki 79-12
    A roadside station located in Yokohama Town, which has the largest area dedicated to growing canola flowers, known as nanohana in Japanese, in the country. In Nanohana Plaza, you can buy canola flower donuts, vegetables picked that morning, and Japanese scallops from Mutsu Bay. The station's unique building was also modeled after a Japanese scallop.

    お昼ごはんを食べに寄りました。 生のホタテ丼が食べたかったのですが、ここのはホタテフライをたまごでとじた丼でした。 ホタテは大きく肉厚で美味しかったです。

  • Roadside Station Namioka Apple Hill
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Namiokamegasawa Nojiri 2-3
    A roadside station with a restaurant offering an abundant selection of local dishes made with local ingredients. This popular station also has a shop selling renowned Aomori Prefecture souvenirs and farm-fresh produce, and an apple orchard where you can pick apples called Namioka Apple Hill. Fresh apple picking is offered from early September to early November. Apple picking is closed when the maximum number of visitors allowed is reached and thus a reservation is required.

    道の駅なみおかアップルヒルに併設されているレストラン、初めて利用しました。 想像していた以上にメニューが多く迷ってしまいましたがやはり青森ということでラーメンとミニ牛バラ丼のセット(900円・税別)をいただきました。 ボリュームもありお得なセット、おすすめです。

  • Roadside Station Rokunohe
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Kamikitagunrokunohemachi Inuotose Ushiroda 87
    This roadside station is notable for the Former Tomabechi Residence, an old, thatched roof Japanese-style home standing on the station's grounds which has been restored and which is designated an Important Cultural Property by the town. The station has a shop selling local town specialty products and farm-fresh produce, a restaurant where you can enjoy dishes made with Rokunohe Town-grown vegetables, and a facility which engages in research and demonstrations regarding agricultural and livestock processing. At the research facility, anyone can try making their own original processed foods using agricultural products. Application required.

    ニンニクの一粒がでっかい。この辺の道の駅ではニンニクの形が綺麗でした。全体的にはこじんまりしてますがその分静かです。野菜等は少なく加工品が多い感じ。梅干しが綺麗で安い。

  • Roadside Station Imabetsu Hanto Plaza Asukuru
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Aomori Higashitsugaru-gun Imabetsumachi Okawadai Kiyokawa 87-16
    This roadside station is connected to Tsugaru-Futamata Station on the Tsugaru Line, right next to Okutsugaru-Imabetsu Station on the Hokkaido Shinkansen. Along with tourism information about Imabetsu Town, there is an introduction of the town, a Tsugaru peninsula exhibition corner, a market where local produce is sold, and restaurants. We recommend Mozuku Udon, which uses Imabetsu's specialty mozuku seaweed. We would also recommend the steak and yakiniku using Imabetsu-raised beef. You can also try the menu made with meat from the Okutsugaru Boar Farm.

    北海道新幹線の秘境駅、奥津軽いまべつ駅に隣接する道の駅のレストランです。今別サーモン丼をおいしくいただきました。近くで食事ができる場所は非常に限られていますので、貴重なレストランです。

  • Roadside Station Kawauchiko
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Mutsushi Kawauchimachi Mount Fukuura 314
    Located next to the Kawauchi Dam and Lake Kawauchi, considered one of the 100 most beautiful dam lakes in the country, this is the northernmost roadside station on the island of Honshu. The facility has a restaurant where you can eat keiran sweet bean paste-filled rice cakes and other local dishes as well as soba noodles and cuisine made with highland vegetables and other local ingredients. There's also an observatory and a shop selling local specialty products from Kawauchi Town. The surrounding area is maintained as a nature park called Lakeside Park built around Kawauchi Dam, and here you can enjoy beautifully seasonal natural scenery.

    大間崎から海峡ラインをひたすら走り、疲れた頃にちょうど良い休憩ポイントです。地元の野菜の直売もあり、この日は立派なゴボウと長芋を数百円で購入できました。

  • Roadside Station Minmaya
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Higashitsugarugunsotogahamamachi Minmayatatsuhama 99
    A roadside station located in Minmaya, a village deeply connected to legends relating to the mighty samurai Minamoto no Yoshitsune and where one can still find many intriguing traces linking to Yoshitsune throughout the village. The station is adjoined by the Seikan Tunnel Museum and a facility presenting the science of the Tappi Wind Park. The station has a shop selling local products and produce, the well-reviewed Ajisai restaurant serving seafood and other dishes. The shop's Minmaya Kombu kelp and Minmaya Wakame seaweed, grown in the tidal currents of the Tsugaru Strait, are particularly popular.

    道の駅として独立はしておらず、青函トンネル記念館に道の駅としての機能を加えた施設です。土産品売り場はありますが、道の駅としてみると少々寂しい感じですね。

  • Road Station Shichinohe
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    Aomori Pref. Kamikitagunshichinohemachi Arakumanai 67-94
    A roadside station standing along the Oshu Kaido (Rikuu Kaido) Road and located close to Shichinohe-Towada Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen. Inside the station, you'll find a local specialty products shop selling arts and crafts such as Nanbu sakiori textiles and Nanbu koema votive tablets, in addition to local specialty foods like pickled Chinese yams and garlic oil. There's also a restaurant serving dishes made with local ingredients and a farm-fresh shop selling an abundance of fresh farm products. There adjoins the Takayama Uichi Memorial Museum of Art.
  • Roadside Station Ikarigaseki Tsugaru Seki no Sho
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    Aomori Pref. Hirakawashi Ikarigaseki Rikaishi 13-1
    In addition to a farm-fresh shop selling local specialty products and a restaurant, this roadside station has an indoor heated pool and a large public bath. The grounds also host the Ikarigaseki Sekisyo Museum. The station's soba noodles, made with locally-grown Japanese yams; ramen, quince yokan jelly, and post-bath drinks are particularly popular.
  • Roadside Station Jusankokogen Tosam Green Park
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Goshogawarashi Aiuchi Mitori 287-1058
    Lake Jusanko has been designated a National Historic Site and is also said to produce the most delicious Japanese basket clams in the country. This roadside station, located on the grounds of a highland farm on the shore of the lake, is a scenic and soothing space; the station's terrace has a sweeping view of Lake Jusanko and a park on the station's grounds called Mobayashi Park is outfitted with a forest walking path. You can also buy souvenirs and farm-fresh products here as well.

    15時過ぎに訪問しましたが、シジミラーメンが食べたくて、注文しました。スープを飲むとシジミの出汁がきいているのと、シジミの数が多く、身まですべていただきました。帰りにはシジミを宅急便で送り、道の駅を跡にしました。

  • Roadside Station Hashikami
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    Aomori Pref. Sannohegunhashikamichou Doubutsu Mimigahoi 3-3
    A roadside station located in a town surrounded by verdant mountains and vast ocean. Here you can purchase fresh and safe local produce and specialty products. In addition to selling seafood, vegetables, flowers, and edible mountain plants, the station's live performances by local food processing groups showing how their products are made are also popular. The station hosts several light meal shops and a restaurant where you can eat ichigoni, a local soup made with sea urchin and abalone, as well as uni rice bowls and seafood ramen.
  • Roadside Station Sannohe
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    Aomori Pref. Sannohegunsannohemachi Kawamorita Nishihariwatashi 39-1
    A roadside station carrying an air of old Nanbu Domain and which carries apples, Nanbu sembei rice crackers, garlic, and numerous other tasty products from Sannohe Town. In addition to selling local specialty products and seasonal fresh produce, the station has a corner providing tourism information and information on road conditions in Sannohe, and the station bustles with many people enjoying scenic driving in the area.
  • Roadside Station Hirosaki, San Festa Ishikawa
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    Aomori Pref. Hirosakishi Ishikawa Izumita 62-1
    A roadside station located near the Owanihirosaki Interchange in Hirosaki City's Ishikawa area, one of the greatest apples producing districts in the city. There's a light meal restaurant where you can enjoy oyaki baked dumplings, apple sweets, and other local favorites; and an interactive museum where you can learn about the history of apples and apple logistics. There's also a farm fresh shop and adjoining agricultural products factory where you can by apples and other fresh, local fruits and vegetables as well as jams, apple pies, apple bread, and other goods made with apples.
  • Roadside Station Tsurunosato Aruja
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    Aomori Pref. Kitatsugaruguntsurutamachi Sakai Satomi 176-1
    A roadside station which sells over 1,600 different Aomori souvenirs. You can also buy local vegetables, fruits, and flowers picked that morning here, and the station is always bustling. The station's restaurant serves dishes made with foods grown and raised in Tsuruta Town. The station is the only place where you can eat soy milk tantan ramen noodles made with Tsuruta-grown Osuzu soy milk, and Steuben gyoza pot stickers made with Steuben grapes mixed into the skin (Tsuruta Town grows the most Steuben grapes in Japan).
  • Roadside Station Nango
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Aomori Prefecture Hachinohe City Nango Nakano Tate Nano 4-4
    A roadside station with a restaurant serving soba noodles made exclusively with buckwheat grown and ground into flour in the Nango area. In addition to being able to enjoy this renowned handmade juwari soba, visitors can also purchase locally grown farm-fresh vegetables and fruits as well as pickles and other foods made from the same or even stay in the station's convenient hotel. Visitors can also try making their own handmade soba noodles here.

    南郷は、蕎麦で有名らしい。新蕎麦が出たばかりで、販売会を行っていた。650円で山菜蕎麦を食べた。言うほど、美味しくはなかった。

  • Roadside Station Wakinosawa Refresh Center Taranosato
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    Aomori Pref. Mutsushi Wakinosawa Shichibiki 201-5
    A roadside station located in a naturally beautiful area adjoining a campground with cottages and a monkey park with Japanese macaques. The station has a restaurant as well as a souvenir shop carrying a large selection of local specialty products.
  • Roadside Station Shingou
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    Aomori Pref. Sannohegunshingoumura Herai Amaike 11-2
    A roadside station located in the curious village of Shingo, said to be the location of the legend of Jesus Christ. The station is located inside Maginotai Green Park, which has a playground, scenic river, and motor home campground for visitors to enjoy. The station has a shop selling local products and produce as well as a restaurant, Tochi no Kiso.

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Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori’s fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.

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