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Rest Spot Spots in Akita Area

  • Roadside Station Gannosato Sennan Gantaro
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    Akita Pref. Sembokugunmisatochou Kanezawa Shimodate 124
    Located about 15 minutes by car from Yokote Interchange on the Akita Expressway, this roadside station is in Misatocho Town, Senboku County, and was the setting for “Gosannen no eki” battle. Its nickname is “Gantaro.” With a vast parking lot fitting 100 vehicles, the fully retro building has a wholesaler and a restaurant. At the wholesaler, you will find specialty goods like akebi vine goods, as well as rice, pickles, and fresh vegetables from Sennan, Misatocho Town. Also, the restaurant has dishes that use Sennan-grown Akita-komachi rice and fresh vegetables.
  • Roadside Station Kazuno
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    3.5
    47 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Kadunoshi Hanawa Shindenmachi 11-4
    A roadside station located in the almost exact center of the northernmost three prefectures of the Tohoku region. The facility has a restaurant serving kiritanpo toasted mashed rice skewers and other local dishes, a cafeteria serving set meals, and a soba noodle stall, as well as a shop selling local specialty products and a farm fresh shop selling local agricultural products. Classes on making kiritanpo, yosegi-zaiku wood marquetry, and other local dishes and crafts are held here, as well. There’s an exhibit displaying some of the gorgeous floats used in the Hanawabayashi festival, and tourist information is also provided here.

    豆乳ソフトクリームがお目当てで訪問しました。あっさりしていて美味しいソフトクリームでした。他にも京がんもがあり、京都のがんもの2倍の大きさがありました。きりたんぽを使っている会社ですので、きりたんぽも購入しました。

  • Roadside Station Akita Port Tower Selion
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Tsuchizakiminatonishi 1-9-1
    This roadside station is in Tsuchizaki-minatonishi, Akita City. The 143 meters high Akita city Port Tower Selion is surrounded by shops selling farm produce and local sake, as well as a farmhouse restaurant, observation cafe, and shops selling Akita's famous Babahera Ice Cream. The observation platform at 100 meters is free to enter, and offers a 360 degree panorama view.

    The Selion Tower is about 100 meters tall with an observation room. The views of Akita Japan were spectacular. There is also a nice restaurant, the Selion Cafe on the "Fourth Floor", also with...

  • Roadside Station Kazuno Antler
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Kadunoshi Hanawa Shindenmachi 11-4
    This roadside station is along National Route 282 in Shindenmachi, Hanawa, Kazuno. They have all kinds of casual facilities like shops selling local specialties and farm produce, as well as a restaurant with local flavors like Kazuno Kiritanpo-zen. There are also chances to try your hand at making local dishes and crafts, including Kazuno's famed Kiritanpo. They also display Hanawabayashi floats.
  • Roadside Station Tenno / Tenno Green Land
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    35 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Katagamishi Tennou Egawakamiyachi 109-2
    Roadside Station Tenno/Tenno Green Land is full of tourist and shopping facilities. From the symbol of the area, Tenno Sky Tower, to farm-direct sales and a natural onsen, there's something for the whole family. There is a tourist information office, as well as the Lagoon People's Exhibition, featuring displays about Hachiro Lagoon. Displays include fishing equipment used before its reclamation, pictures of the area drawn by Edo period travel writer Sugae Masumi, and more.

    ドライブの休息に立ち寄りました。日帰り温泉は、400円と格安。源泉は茶褐色で疲れがとれそう。サウナもあり。地場産品が揃う産直。タワーからは日本海や男鹿半島が見れ、楽しみ満載の道の駅です。

  • Roadside Station Kamioka
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Daisenshi Kitanaraoka Funato 187
    This roadside station is along National Route 13 in northern Daisen City, Akita Prefecture. It offers a wide variety of fresh local farm goods and products made in collaboration with Aji Douraku no Sato. There is also a rest area, and is a popular local community center. The only Ichirizuka historic distance marker in Akita is nearby.

    いつも何気なく通っていますが、ここは徳川家康のころ作られた一里塚で道路の両側にはりっぱな塚木が植えられており悠久の時を感じさせる場所でした。塚木はさいかちの木で幹の太さ枝振りも立派な木でした。けっこう暑い日でしたのでジャージーソフトを食べながら立て看板を見てなるほどと感心しながら道路路両方に植えられた、さいかちの木を見て来ました。

  • Roadside Station Kosaka Nanataki
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Kadunogunkosakamachi Uwamuki Fujiwara 35-3
    This roadside station is along Akita Prefectural Route 2 Odate Towada-ko Line. It's fully equipped with restaurants, direct sales areas, large restrooms and a rest station. It's near the Manma Land direct sales facility for local brand Momobuta pork, and convenient to one of Japan's 100 Best Waterfalls, Nanataki. The restaurant and direct sales area are closed from around November to the beginning of April.

    明治百年通りを散策、楽しんだ後、宿泊先の十和田湖に向かう途中に立ち寄りました。樹海ラインを程無く走った左手にこの道の駅があります。 駐車場も広く平日だったこともあり数台の車しか停まっておらず楽に駐車が出来ました。 奇麗なトイレと休息所があって、隣の建物にはハートランドマーケット(産直センター)があって町内産の農産物、農産加工品、園芸品などなどが販売されていました。 この時期ぶどうも販売していました...

  • Roadside Station Minehama
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yamamotogunhappouchou Minehamanumada Hongko valley 147 - 6
    This roadside station is along National Route 101. The direct-sales facility next door Orahonokan offers fresh, seasonal farm products, and the restaurant serves delicious Ishikawa Soba. The information corner allows traffic updates via their touch screen panels. The Nishikaigan Herb Garden is also nearby, and from late June into July they hold a Lavender Festival.

    good for local products. the ladies in the store did not sell jizake - local sake nihonshu - but put us in touch with the local sake brewer so we could go over there directly and buy great akita sake.

  • Roadside Station Kisakata Nemu no Oka
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    Akita Pref. Nikahoshi Kisakatamachi Oshiokoshi 73-1
    Located along National Route 7, this is among the largest roadside stations in the Tohoku area. In addition to the local product hall and restaurant, there is a day-trip hot spring and the Ashihotto foot bath, and many other travel facilities. And not only is there an observation deck on the sixth floor, there's an observation hot spring on the fourth, Chokai no Yu, with a view from the baths of the Sea of Japan year round. There's a banquet hall for large groups, making it a big draw for tour groups.
  • Roadside Station Shimizunosato Chokaigo
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    Akita Pref. Yurihonjoushi Choukaimachikamijinego Sakaidai 100
    This roadside station is along National Route 108. The direct-sales facility next door, Hottoin Chokai, offers fresh seasonal farm and local products, and the restaurant serves delicious Hyakutaku Soba and Chokai Komachimen noodles made with rice flour. The parking lot also has a grass lawn, the Multipurpose Revitalization Plaza, a great place for locals to mingle.
  • Roadside Station Higashiyuri
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    Akita Pref. Yurihonjoushi Higashiyurioikata Hatakeda 28
    This roadside station is along National Route 108. The direct-sales facility next door, Hottoin Chokai, offers fresh seasonal farm and local products, and the restaurant serves delicious Hyakutaku Soba and Chokai Komachimen noodles made with rice flour. It's a great place not just for tourists, but for locals as well.
  • Roadside Station Nishime Hamanasu no Sato
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    Akita Pref. Yurihonjoushi Nishimemachinumata Shinmichishita 1112-2
    This roadside station is along National Route 7 in Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture. In addition to a local products hall and restaurants, they have an outdoor restaurant Ganso Kawarayaki no Sato where you can enjoy a roof-tile kawarayaki cookout. Nearby you can find day-trip hot spring Nishimeyukko Land and a bowling alley, which are also popular with locals.
  • Roadside Station Ani Matatabikan
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    17 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Kitakitashi Anihitachinai Ienoushiro 8-1 outside
    This roadside station is along National Route 105 in Kita-Akita City, Akita Prefecture. At the local product sales center Matatabikan, you can of course get goods made with the local specialty matatabi, or catnip, as well as bear meat and more. In addition, the restaurant serves Matatabi Ramen. The nearby Yasu no Taki falls, Matagi Museum, and Kumakuma-en (Bear Garden) bring many tourists as well.

    タイトルどおりですが、マタギの里ということで、熊肉を期待してしまいますが、必ず買える訳ではありません。 地場産品も販売してますが、平日は貧相のひとこと。買い物なら土日の早い時間帯をお勧めします。

  • Roadside Station Ouchi
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    3.5
    10 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Yurihonjoushi Iwayamachi Nishigoe 36
    This roadside station is along National Route 105. The direct sales center Himawari offers fresh seasonal farm and local products, and the restaurant menu features a wide selection of meals including those made with Akita rice and local ingredients. In addition to a rest station and the onsen Kusu no Yu, there is also a hotel Poporokko to serve the many sightseeing guests.

    広い敷地にいくつかの施設が離れて建っています。車をどこに停めればいいのか分かりにくかったです。1つは入浴施設で、他に出羽伝承館もあります。

  • Roadside Station Ogata
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Minamiakitagunogatamura Nishi 5-2
    This roadside station is along Prefectural Route 42 in Ogata Village, Minami Akita County, Akita Prefecture. In Kata Farmers Market, you can get a variety of goods including fresh seasonal farm and local products. Nearby you can find Oga Quasi-National Park and the Polder Museum of Ogata-Mura which are also popular with locals and tourists alike.
  • Roadside Station Kamikoani
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    11 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Kitakitagunkamikoanimura Kosawada Mukaikawara 66-1
    This roadside station is along National Route 285. This local product center offers goods made with local specialties like Hozuki and Kohaze berries, as well as items from Akita cedar. The restaurant serves 10-wari Tenzaru Soba made with 100% domestic buckwheat flour, and a wide range of other meals. There is also a shop displaying and selling local wildflowers, and locals often gather here to mingle.

    its good enough to take a rest while long driving. there many own local cuisines. staffs are all elderly people with a big smile. they heartily served the meals, which i felt warm-welcoming.

  • Roadside Station Takanosu Odaiko no Yakata
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    Akita Pref. Kitakitashi Tsudureko Odutsumimichishita 62-1
    This roadside station is along National Route 7 in Kita-Akita City, Akita Prefecture. Odaiko no Yakata, the museum inside the building, displays materials including the world's largest Taiko drum. In addition to the museum and the children's play area Dream World, there is a restaurant offering Odaiko Ramen and Hinai-jidori chicken and egg Oyakodon rice bowl. The location is perfect to drop by while sightseeing in Hachimantai and the Oga Peninsula.
  • Roadside Station Nakasen
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    Akita Pref. Daisenshi Nagano Takabatake 95-1
    This Roadside Station is along National Route 105 in Daisen City, Akita Prefecture. At the direct sales center Fresh Vegetables Donban, you can buy fresh picked vegetables daily. The shop and restaurant sell goods made with local specialty Tochucha tea and dishes made with Tochu pork. With a rest room and information center, it's popular with locals and tourists alike.
  • Roadside Station Hinai
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    14 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Odateshi Hinaimachiougita Shin Otsuka 93 - 11
    This roadside station on National Route 285 is famed for being on the Hinai-jidori chicken farm grounds. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes including those with Hinai-jidori chicken including ramen and Oyakodon chicken and egg rice bowl. The direct sales shop also offers goods made with Hinai-jidori chicken. The location is perfect to drop by while sightseeing in the nearby Oga Peninsula and Lake Towada.

    大館・能代空港から八幡平を目指す途中、早めの昼食にちょうどいい立地、施設としては小ぶりの道の駅ですが、併設の「れすとらん比内どり」、比内地鶏の親子丼は絶品です。

  • Roadside Station Iwaki (Shimashiki Fishing Port Park Iwaki Island Park)
    Travel / Tourism
    Akita Pref. Yurihonjoushi Iwakiuchimichikawa Shintsurugata 192-43
    This roadside station is along National Route 7. The restaurant and Iwaki Onsen Minato no Yu offer views of the Sea of Japan with your meal and bath, and are popular with tourists and locals alike. The low-brow cuisine Honjo Ham Fry Burger is a popular dish you can only get here! This spot is famous for views of the sunset over the Sea of Japan.

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Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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