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  • Roadside Station Tono Kazu no Oka
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    4.0
    59 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Ayaorichounisato 8-2-1
    This roadside station is located in Tono City, Iwate Prefecture. The spiral magnus wind turbine, with blades shaped like screws, is the symbol of the facility. In addition, it sells locally harvested agricultural products, folk crafts and handicrafts, and features a rich variety of items. You can also enjoy Kuretsubo soba (buckwheat noodles), gyoja garlic ramen and a set meal with jingisukan (grilled mutton).

    This “Michi-no-Eki” or Roadside Station is located at the west side of the city of Tohno on National Highway 283. Symbolically it has a uniquely shaped windmill within the complex. Like many other...

  • Roadside Station Genbikei
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    3.5
    50 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Ichinosekishi Gembichou Okinono 220-1
    A roadside station located in the Ichinoseki Onsenkyo hot spring resort area in Genbi Town, Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture. In addition to a wide array of local foods and crafts being sold here, the facility also aims to introduce the diverse array of mochi rice cake dishes which make up a significant part of local Ichinoseki cuisine. A mochi cuisine restaurant serving select mochi dishes can be found here, giving you the chance to enjoy Ichinoseki mochi until you’re full to bursting. The Noson Park area sprawls outside the station, serving as an event space and location for community interaction.

    秋田県から岩手県へ、大きな山脈を越え降りたふもとにある道の駅。トイレ休憩を兼ねて訪問しました。 施設はかなり広いですが駐車スペースは少し少ない印象でした。 トイレやレストラン、売店も点在しており少し使いづらいかなと思いました。

  • Roadside Station Mitakaibunko
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Shimoheiguniwaizumichou Kado Mitakai 47-2
    This roadside station is located in the town of Iwaizumi in Shimohei County, Iwate Prefecture. It uses the site of the Mitakai branch school of Iwaizumi Town Kado Elementary School, and is characterized by being built with the remains of the school. In addition to snacks such as grilled rice balls and croquettes, there is a co-op that sells local farm products and processed goods and a school lunchroom where you can eat, making it a place where you can get a sense of nostalgia.

    盛岡駅からのバス途上で休憩で止まりました。廃校を利用しているようで、食堂は給食仕様?可愛らしくて良いと思います。施設もキレイです。

  • Roadside Station Kuji Yamase Dofukan
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    3.5
    36 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Kujishi Nakamachi 2-5-6
    This roadside station is located in Kuji City, Iwate Prefecture. It sells local sake and also locally grown agricultural products and marine products. In addition, there is a restaurant using local ingredients where you can eat ryoshi nagekomi-don (sashimi rice bowl) with plenty of seafood and kaiun-don (good fortune bowl). It is visited not only by local shoppers but also tourists looking to purchase souvenirs.

    物産かんと交流センターとに分かれており、交流センターの端には巨大な山車が展示されています。祭りで使われることを見ることはあっても、細部まで細かく見るような機会はあまりないのでじっくり見てみると新たな発見があるかもしれません。交流センターの他エリアでは地元の方と思われる方々がフリーマーケットの準備をしており、観光客をはじめとして多くの人で賑わっていました。

  • Roadside Station Yamabiko-kan
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    3.5
    29 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Miyakoshi Kawauchi 8-2
    This roadside station is located in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture. It is in the mountains and sells fresh vegetables in the adjacent direct sales corner. In addition, specialty products from Miyako and local Iwate sake are available for purchase in the product corner. In the food corner, there are spacious restaurants and places to get snacks such as handmade bread, ice cream and fast food.

    This is a larger and more comprehensive “Michi-no-Eki” or Roadside Station in terms of local products, food options and information centre on National Highway 106 between Morioka and Miyako in the...

  • Roadside Station Sanriku
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Ofunatoshi Sanrikuchouokirai Idobora 95-27
    This roadside station is located along National Route 45 in the Sanriku-cho area of Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture. Various seasonal seafood such as abalone from Sanriku-cho is sold here. In addition to the fresh fish corner, Persimmon ice cream using the Sanriku specialty, Koeda persimmon, is also popular. With facilities such as a resting area, it is widely used as a place to socialize by both local residents and tourists.

    There are several of these farmers market type shops in the area. Locally grown produce and seafood (fish, scallops and seaweed, particularly wakame) can be found along with some local souvenirs...

  • Roadside Station Nishine
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Hachimantaishi Obuke 2-154-36
    This roadside station is located along National Route 282. In the direct sales store for produce, you can purchase fresh seasonal vegetables, juices and jams produced at the base of Mt. Iwate. In addition, they offer curry and ramen using spinach. There is also a restaurant certified with two stars for local production and consumption visited by many tourists.

    8月初旬、パートナーと静流閣に宿泊した帰り道に、道の駅に寄りました。 静流閣近辺の観光案内を見ていた時に、道の駅に、「ほうれんそうソフトクリーム」がある事を知り、寄って見ました。 色は、ほうれん草というよりは、萌葱色のような感じでした。 はじめは、草の味でもするかと思ったのですが、結構、さわやかな味で、ほうれん草とは、ちょっと違う味のようでした。 パートナーは、ほうれん草が苦手だと言ってい...

  • Roadside Station Noda
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Kunohegunnodamura Noda 31-31-1
    This roadside station is located along National Route 45. In Noda Farmer's Market Purple, besides fresh seasonal marine and agricultural products, they also sell processed goods such as Shidami Dango (sweet acorn paste-filled dumplings). In addition, souvenirs like the Noda Village specialty Noda Salt and limited edition Noda Salt Ice Cream are also popular. The available rest space makes it a place visited by local residents and many tourists looking to purchase souvenirs.

    NODA is famous for natural sea salt, and salt flavored ice cream is available there, which is just amazing! So simple, nothing special is added but just salt makes the ice cream so mild, thick, salty...

  • Roadside Station Oritsume
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
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    2-28-1 Kuto village Murayamaya, Kudo-gun, Iwate prefecture
    Roadside Station Oritsume is located along Iwate Prefectural Route 22, along the Karumai-Kunohe Line Road. It sells sweet tea, mountain grape juice, and other special products of the village of Kunohe. Visitors can also try regional cuisine, including the Hittsumi Prix Fixe Dinner, which uses young local chicken. Since this roadside station affords a panorama of the prefectural nature park and other sights, many tourists use it as a viewing spot.

    小さな道の駅ですがキレイな建物でした。地元で採れる新鮮な野菜や山菜、特産品などがとても安く売っていました。

  • Roadside Station Mizusawa
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    2.5
    18 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Oushushi Mizusawa-ku Anetaichou Ishikawahara 51-3
    This roadside station is located in Mizusawa Ward of Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture. An enviable spot where you can view the Kitakami River and Kitakami Plateau, it is a place to take a break and become refreshed amid nature. You can enjoy koji nanban and sesame ice cream at eateries, and even walking along river banks and barbecuing if you go down to the embankment of the Kitakami River.

    道の駅と言うことでその土地ならではの食材が手に入ることを期待して伺いましたが野菜は1つも置いておらず。 お土産の品が置いてあるだけでした。 近くの川の景色も綺麗でもったいない感じがします。道の駅ならばその土地でとれる野菜や食べ物が少しでもおいてあると嬉しく感じるものです。

  • Roadside Station Tanohata
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Iwate Prefecture Shimokuisei-gun Tanohata village Tube recess 223-85
    Roadside Station Tanohata is located in the village of Tanohata in Shimohei County, Iwate Prefecture. It is located in a community park near Shii Ohashi Bridge and sells fresh vegetables, dengaku (vegetables grilled with miso), and kushi-mochi (rice cakes on a skewer). Visitors can also try ice cream or yogurt drinks made with locally produced milk. Families particularly like stopping here, due to the grassy lawn, playground equipment, and walking paths on the property.

    緑いっぱい美味しい空気の中に流れる時間✨公園では小さなお子様連れの親子✨孫の手を引くおじいちゃんとおばあちゃん✨そんな光景を健やかに眺められる場所かな♬

  • Roadside Station Miyamori
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    3.5
    9 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Tonoshi Miyamorichoushimomiyamori 30-37-1
    This roadside station is located in Tono City, Iwate Prefecture. It sells processed goods using wasabi (Japanese horseradish), a specialty of the area that boasts the largest production in the Tohoku region, and items such as Tassobe-zuke, wasabi miso and wasabi kasu-zuke line its storefronts. In addition, you can taste unique wasabi beer, which has wasabi extracts, and weitzen beer that utilizes technology from the land of beer, Germany.

    この道の駅の脇に、釜石線が通っており、夜になるとライトアップされて幻想的な風景 が堪能出来ます。 特にSL銀河が通る際は、写真も映えます。 個人的には、夜のライトアップされたなか、列車が通過する風景をSL銀河で運行してほしいです。

  • Roadside Station Yamada
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Shimoheigunyamadamachi Funakoshi 6-141
    This roadside station is in the town of Yamada in Shimohei County, Iwate Prefecture. It sells special products from the Sanriku area, processed goods using marine products and shiitake mushrooms, and souvenirs. In addition, there are snacks such as frankfurters and French fries and also ramen, udon and soba noodles in the cafeteria, making it a spot to take a rest and eat.

    食堂ではカレーライスやうどん、そばなどを味わうことができますが、地元の味覚ではわかめラーメンや磯ラーメン、牡蠣ラーメンなど、ラーメン系が多いです。わかめの入ったソフトクリームも道の駅名物です。時間が15:30までとちょっと短いので注意。

  • Roadside Station Ono
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Kunohegunhironochou Ono 58-12-30
    This roadside station is located along National Route 395. In the JA Hirono-cho Ono store, they offer items such as fresh seasonal agricultural products. In addition, they also sell souvenirs including Koma-odori and Nanbu Senbei The adjacent Ono-mura Industrial Design Center has a workshop to experience woodworking visited by many tourists.

    農産物直売所の他,宿泊施設や公園などが併設する大きな道の駅です.国道395号沿いにあり休憩には最適です.

  • Roadside Station Hayachine
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    3.0
    7 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Hanamakishi Ohasamamachiuchikawame 10-30-114
    This roadside station is located in Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture. Situated on the side of Hayachine Dam, it sells local specialties centered on Edel wine using Japanese grapes. In addition, there is a corner exhibiting the exchange records with the city's Austrian sister city, Berndorf, and spots for relaxation such as a park to come into contact with water and greenery. There is also a restaurant where you can enjoy meals while gazing out on the natural scenery of Hayachine.

    交通量の少ない場所にある道の駅。必要性をいまいち感じない。 小規模の売店とトイレのみ。駅の向かいにあったレストランも閉店。実に淋しい。

  • Roadside Station Kuzakai Kogen
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Miyakoshi Kadoma Tashiro 2-434-2
    This roadside station is located along National Route 106. They offer various specialty products such as perilla and black beans. In the restaurant Beef Village Kuzakai that features a yellow and white appearance, you can get a taste of dishes including Miso Katsudon (pork cutlet rice bowl with thick miso bean sauce) and homemade soba buckwheat noodles. The facility is used not only by tourists but many local residents.

    お店の人になぜビーフビレッジなのかきくと昔短角牛の郷だったらしく今はほとんど飼ってないらしいがそのまま残っているらしい。そのためレストランメニューも何品か牛肉料理が残してあるとのこと。盛岡から宮古に抜ける道の最初の道の駅。この周辺には店らしきものはないので休憩場所として利用価値あり。

  • Roadside Station Ishigami no Oka
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    4.5
    2 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Iwateguniwatemachi Itsukaichi 10-121-20
    This roadside station is located in Iwate-machi, Iwate County. In the direct sales store for produce, they sell only items harvested in Iwate Town, such as shiitake mushrooms, asparagus and wasabi, and the storefront is lined with seasonal ingredients. Besides a ramen restaurant using the specialty Haru Midori cabbage and another restaurant where you can taste meat dishes with things like Iwate Menkoi Ushi, there is also a teahouse where you can enjoy ice cream and soba buckwheat noodles. In addition, it is adjoined by the Ishigami-no-oka Museum of Art sculpture museum.

    国道4号線沿いの道の駅内に在るレストランです。 いつも、数種類あるおすすめランチの中から注文しています、値段も安くて味も美味しいし、地元の名産であるキャベツのサラダが食べ放題であるのも、魅力です。 お昼どきは、混んでいますので時間をずらすといいですよ。

  • Gandoko Rest House
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Iwate Prefecture Morioka city Yabugawa Toyama 24-12
    This rest house is located near Lake Gando in Tamayama Ward of Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Famous as a good spot for wakasagi fishing, dome ship fishing is available from November and ice fishing from around January. In addition, the facility includes a restaurant that will cook any wakasagi you catch for free. It is a popular spot where people who love fishing come from afar.

    盛岡駅から観光バスで普代駅に向かう途中、山道に揺られて約1時間、トイレ休憩で・・・(自分じゃ無いけど飲みすぎたかな)立ち寄るも何も名物、お土産は少なく、何も買う事無く、先を急ぐため直ぐに発車!トイレは綺麗ですが数は少ないです。食堂(レストハウス)のため弁当類は販売されていませんでした。

  • Roadside Station Shiwa
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Shiwagunshiwachou Toyama Matsubara 7-8
    This roadside station is located in the Shiwa-cho, Shiwa County, Iwate Prefecture. Since it is in one of the leading fruit tree production areas, they offer processed items and agricultural goods such as fruits including local apples, grapes and pears, vegetables and edible wild plants. In addition, there are restaurants where you can enjoy Japanese-style steak sets and other dishes, making it also a place where drivers come to rest.

    国道沿いにある道の駅紫波にはレストランが併設されています。お店の名前は果里ん亭で定食や麺類などがあります。地元のお肉、紫波もちもち牛カレーをいただきました。もちもち牛はやわらかいお肉でした。

  • Roadside Station Kamaishi Sennin-toge
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Iwate Pref. Kamaishishi Kasshichou Dai7chiwari 155-4
    This roadside station is located in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture. The shop is popular for the original snacks it sells, and marine products from Kamaishi and souvenirs are available for purchase. In addition, you can also eat Fujiyu Soy Sauce Ice Cream using local Kamaishi soy sauce as a secret ingredient and the roadside station's original Kamaishi Ramen.

    釜石側、旧道と新道が分岐するところにあります。旧道の場合、峠道よりかなり手前にあります。シンプルでお安い釜石ラーメンがお勧めです。

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A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region’s delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you’ll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.

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