Transportation Spots in Aomori Area

  • Roadside Station Inakadate Yayoi no Sato
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    4.0
    99 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 Namioka Apple Hill
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    4.0
    68 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.

    U can buy many gift that made from apple.and eat.this sales apple juices are true.price should not compare others. Coz. Its real...

  • Roadside Station Yokohama Nanohana Plaza
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    4.0
    56 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.

    On the way from Aomori to north, this is very good place for light meal and little rest. Great shopping facilities for local products like excellent apples, strawberries, micro-brewery beers and wine...

  • Roadside Station Oirase / Oirase Roman Park
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    3.5
    71 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Sekimichi 39-1
    Towadako Town has many scenic locations, including Mt. Hakkodasan, Oirase Gorge, and Lake Towada. This roadside station serves as a base for sightseeing activities in the area. The station's Shikisai-kan hall sells local specialty products. You can enjoy Lake Towada Japanese beef in the Mirai-kan hall, and local beers in the Oirase Bakushu-kan. Signature dairy products are sold in the Miraku Kobo building. The station also has parking which can accommodate large vehicles. Be sure to stop by when travelling through the area.

    What a great little rest stop this is. We stopped when our bus pulled in on the way to Lake Towada from Hachinohe. We didnt actually look at the gift shops, but the kids loved the fact there was a...

  • Roadside Station Hirosaki, San Festa Ishikawa
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    4.0
    51 Reviews
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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.

    i like MICHI NO EKI it means the station of the way as there are much variety of its local food, souvenirs and sometimes an event is thrown. i bought some apples which caltivated near around. those...

  • Roadside Station Ikarigaseki Tsugaru Seki no Sho
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
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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.

    国道7号線にある道の駅、高速道路が並行して走っているので利用する機会は少ないですがたまに寄りたくなります。 かつては関所があった地域、趣向が凝らされた外観です。 施設は広く名産も揃っています。 今回は長芋を購入。粘りも強く美味しくいただきました。

  • Roadside Station Tsurunosato Aruja
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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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).

    Aruja road station is the local equivalent of a farmers market. The fruit. Vegetables and other produce are mainly grown in the district, with products from outside the area clearly labeled as such...

  • Roadside Station Jusankokogen Tosam Green Park
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    3.5
    32 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.

    This Michi No Eki is unusual for the observatory tower on the grounds. You can climb up to the top and have a magnificent view of the surrounding farmland and area, which looks similar to Hokkaido...

  • Roadside Station Ogawarako Koyukan
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    4.0
    30 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.

    小川原湖そばにある道の駅、三沢空港利用の際立ち寄りました。 施設の中は商品が充実。お土産の他に野菜などもそろっていてスーパーのような雰囲気で観光客だけでなく地元も方も多くにぎわっていました。 施設は少し古めでしたが。

  • Roadside Station Towada Towadapia
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    3.5
    22 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.

    旧・奥州街道をランニングで旅した際に立ち寄りました。とても大きな道の駅ですね。cafeなどもあって旅のリフレッシュには良さそう。野菜やお土産物なども充実していました。

  • Roadside Station Lake Nijinoko
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    4.5
    6 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号線沿いで「虹の湖」の湖畔にあり、道の駅を併設して整備された広い公園です。 虹の湖公園は木々や芝生が多く、長いすべり台をはじめとした子供用の遊具のほか屋台やバーベキューコーナーなどが整備されていました。 隣接する道の駅には、レストランとお土産売場があるレストハウスとログハウス風で休憩所のある管理棟があり、家族連れが一日中楽しめる公園と思います。

  • Roadside Station Sannohe
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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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.

    旧・奥州街道をランニングで旅した際に立ち寄りました。三戸は「11ぴきのねこ」の作者、馬場のぼる氏の出身地ということもあって町の至る所にねこの石像やイラストボードが立っていますがここともそれに漏れず、魚を食べるねこの石像があります。

  • Roadside Station Rokunohe
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    3.5
    15 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.

    旧苫米地家住宅があります✨日本の文化、建築物に触れるいい機会だと思います✨今の家にはない季節感を感じる居心地を味わえます♫ふれあいセンターでは地域ならではの食材が並び✨明るい叔母様達が出迎えてくれます✨お食事処もありますのでリーズナブルに活用できます✨

  • Roadside Station Wakinosawa Refresh Center Taranosato
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    3.0
    15 Reviews
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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.

    私にとっては良い休憩ができた「道の駅わきのさわ - リフレッシュセンター鱈の里」でした。 大間の方から「仏ヶ浦」をちょっと観光して、くねくねの、結構気を遣う道路を自動車で走ってきて、疲れたところにあったのが「道の駅わきのさわ - リフレッシュセンター鱈の里」でした。良い休憩場所となりました。

  • Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Daikan Maru (Hakodate—Oma)
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    Aomori Pref. Shimokitagunomamachi Oma Netanai 10
    The ferry terminal connects Oma at the northern most point of Honshu with Hokkaido by the shortest route. There are two round trips a day, and the one-way trip takes 90 minutes. Since the Hakodate Maru, Japan’s first open ocean ferry, went into service in 1964 connecting Oma and Hakodate in 90 minutes, it has become established as a lifeline route and is now also designated as a maritime road as National Highway No. 279. It is also perfect for enjoying Hokkaido with a car and your pet dog, and various facilities that cater for pet dogs are available on board.
  • Hotokegaura Drive-in
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Shimokitagunsaimura Chougo Fukurakawame 85
    A restaurant operated by a Fukuura fisherman where you can enjoy the flavors of Shimokita. The restaurant serves seasonal seafood dishes such as sea urchin, spear squid, and salmon. The restaurant's sea urchin rice bowls are served from May to August and require an advance reservation. The restaurant is closed in winter.

    長テーブルと小上がり。典型的な田舎のドライブインといった 感じでした。 イカの刺身定食が新鮮で美味しかった。 本当は期間限定のウニ丼が食べたかったので残念… 名勝、仏が浦から車で10-15分くらいのところにあります。 店周辺は自然に囲まれてます。

  • Roadside Station Minmaya
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    3.5
    4 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 みんまや」は大きくないけど、「駐車場」は大きかったでした。 それだけのイメージかな。ちなみに「青函トンネル記念館」の隣にありますよ。

  • Shimokita Meisan Center
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    3.0
    12 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Mutsushi Omagari 2-13-33
    A local specialty products facility located inside the Taigyo Mutsu Integrated Wholesale Market, ensuring that the foods you buy here are as fresh as can be. The facility also displays dramatic nebuta floats used in the Nebuta Festival year-round and also plays traditional nebuta music, ensuring even those visiting when the festival is not being held can come in contact with this unique aspect of local culture. Here you can buy renowned local specialty products such as tuna from Oma, Japanese scallops from Mutsu Bay, and fresh squid from the Tsugaru Strait; in addition to other local delicacies, sweets, and folk crafts. The facility's 600 seat restaurant is also popular.

    すごく広い駐車場の割には、なんか、何にもないなーというイメージでした。入口にあるねぶたをバックに写真を撮って帰りました。

  • 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 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。

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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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