Transportation Spots in Aomori Area

  • Roadside Station Inakadate Yayoi no Sato
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    4.0
    100 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 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
    39 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号沿いにある道の駅です。日帰り温泉施設もあり、ドライブ中に休憩を兼ねて入浴することができます。地域の名産品である自然薯を使った食品なども販売されていました。

  • 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 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 Yokohama Nanohana Plaza
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    4.0
    19 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.

    下北半島へ向かう途中で寄り道しました。地元の様子を知るのに道の駅は外せませんね。たくさんのブルーベリーが目を引きました。長距離のドライブをするので眼精疲労は否めないだろうとブルーベリーを買い求めました。掌に10粒ほど載せてパクっと食べました。フレッシュで美味しかったこと♪

  • 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.
  • 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
    17 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.

    国道4号沿いにある道の駅です。休日は結構混雑しています。物販はなかなか充実していると感じましたし、食事をとるにもいいですね。

  • 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 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。

  • 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 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 Kodomari
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    4.0
    15 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Kitatsugarugunnakadomarimachi Kodomari Inside of the waist 45
    Closed in winter, this roadside station has a restaurant called Tatsudomari which serves dishes made with seafood from the waters off of Nakadomari Town's Kodomari neighborhood, a farm-fresh shop selling local marine products, and a touch tank where visitors can touch live sea creatures. The station's Kaikyo Dog, only available for a limited time and made with deep-fried spear squid and marinated cabbage and onions, is particularly popular. The station is open from mid-April to early November.

    竜飛岬に行く途中で立ち寄りました。おも瀬の中には水槽もあり、魚も泳いでいましたが、販売用でしょうか? この先にある竜飛岬までは、結構きついカーブや坂が多く気をつけて走行する必要がありますので、この道の駅で小休止してから向かいましょう!

  • Roadside Station Rokunohe
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    3.5
    16 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.

    国道45号沿いにある道の駅です。建物などはコンパクトですが、トイレや土産品の販売施設などの施設はそろっています。敷地内には古民家「旧苫米地家住宅」があり見学もできます。

  • 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 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 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。

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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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