Transportation Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Roadside Station Tendo Onsen
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    4.0
    132 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Tendoushi Kuwanomachi 2-3-41
    "Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest facility with many services) Tendo Onsen is a spot where visitors can enjoy ""Shogi piece"" called koma and a pear ""La France"", of which Tendo City boasts the largest production in Japan. ""Shogi piece"" production is demonstrated, and the works of koma artisans, etc. are displayed. As for ""La France"", they sell limited version of sweets such as pies and tarts with processed fruit pulp of ""La France"", as well as gelato using seasonal fruits. A multipurpose outdoor space with playground equipment and a footbath with free-flowing spring water are available, and a fountain rises in the summer, making it a great stopover for families."

    WE stopped by to stretch our legs on a long drive. Everyone was lined up for the gelato ice cream made from the local fresh fruits so we decided to try them. There were some Interesting flavors so we...

  • Cherryland Sagae
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
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    Yamagata Sagae-shi
    This roadside station is located along National Route 112 in Kawara, Yakuwa, Sagae City. The largest roadside station in the Tohoku region, Cherryland Sagae is centered around a souvenir store that sells a wide range of Yamagata specialties, such as famous sweets, agricultural produce, local sake and handicrafts. There is also a restaurant and a food court that serve food made using Yamagata beef and Shonai pork. Also, on the other side of the road there is a large cherry orchard called “Hakka Orchard Onuma.” There are also products only available at Cherryland, such as “Jion-ji Temple Golden Sesame Walnut Yubeshi.”

    寒河江市にある道の駅。山形空港周辺にある道の駅では、一番広くてきれいでした。土産物も多く販売されています。産直コーナーもあります。

  • Roadside Station Atsumi, Wheel Sunset Atsumi Bussan Museum
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    3.5
    60 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Wasada Tonoura 606
    Roadside Station Atsumi is located along the Ushuhama Highway in Wasada Tonoura in the city of Tsuruoka. It includes a shop that sells local products, such as tsukemono (pickled vegetables) and folk crafts, along with a restaurant that sells full means that feature freshly caught seafood from nearby Nezugaseki Harbor. There is also an outdoor bazaar, where visitors can buy seafood, such as roasted squid, turbo cooked in its shell, or snacks such as soft ice cream. Since this roadside station is located on the seashore, visitors can watch the sun set over the Sea of Japan.

    直ぐそばに海がある風光明媚な場所にある道の駅です。 夕日がきれいだそうで、磯遊びも出来そうです。 GWだったのでレストランも混んでいましたが、まずまずの待ち時間で入ることが出来ました。 どの定食もボリュームがあって良かったです。もちろん味も良かったですよ。

  • Roadside Station Chokai Furatto
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Akumigunyuzamachi Sugasato Sugano 308-1
    A roadside station located along National Route 7 in Sugano Sugasato, Yuza Town, Akumi County. The facility hosts a farm fresh shop selling local agricultural products and fresh seafood; a shop selling local specialty products; a café serving seafood rice bowls, curry, and set meals; a light meal corner; ramen corner; and bakery. You can also take sashimi and grilled fish bought at the farm fresh shop to the cafeteria and enjoy it there as a set with rice.

    道の駅のスタンプ帳でソフトクリームが50円引きでしたので、だだちゃ豆ソフト350円を試してみました。寒河江のチェリーランドで食べたものの方が豆の香りがしっかりしてツブツブも残っていました。

  • Roadside Station Nishikawa
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunnishikawamachi Mizusawa 2304
    Roadside Station Nishikawa is located on the Gassan Hanagasa Line Road in Mizusawa in the town of Nishikawa. Its shop sells local fresh vegetables, seasonal fruit, tsukemono (pickled vegetables), sweets, local beer, and natural spring water. In addition to lunch dishes, such as beef cooked in local beer and soba noodles with greens and meat, the restaurant also serves limited-time lunch menu items, such as the Gassan Seasonal Tray.

    山形市から車で1時間位でつきます。 広い駐車場で、県産品や食事もできます。 隣には温泉も併設されていて、 良かったです。

  • Roadside Station Murayama
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Murayamashi Tateoka 7635-1
    This roadside station is located on the Yamagata north bypass in Tateoka, Murayama City. Along with direct to market produce and local souvenir, this station has a fast food corner serving Yamagata beef steak bowls and other regional menu items such as Torichuka, and itasoba noodles. A popular item at the cafe is the regional original specialty, kaimozu sticks, which are similar to French fries made with soba flour.

    道の駅のフードコーナーでした。珍しいと感じた特徴的なメニューはチュロスと冷やしラーメンでしょうかね。冷やしラーメンは山形でしか食べられないですからね。

  • Roadside Station Takahata
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Higashiokitamaguntakahatamachi Akutsu 2072-1
    Roadside Station Takahata is located along the Shichikashuku Highway in Akutsu in the town of Takahata. In addition to a farmers' market and a souvenir store, there is a restaurant serving dishes such as homemade soba noodles. On the other side of the road is a park with an archeological museum, where visitors can learn about ancient Japan, from the Jomon period to the Kofun period.

    国道113号沿いにある山形県東置賜郡高畠町にある道の駅です。一体何十台停まれるのだろうと思うぐらい駐車場が大きいです。 それと国道を挟んで目の前には「まほろば古の里歴史公園」や「安久津八幡神社」があり、ご近所には「瓜割石庭公園」や「犬の宮」「猫の宮」などもあり、この周辺の観光の拠点に便利な場所です。コンビニも近いです。 広い駐車場にしては車中泊をしている人は少なく、目の前の国道も夜間は通りが少なく...

  • Roadside Station Shirataka Yana Park, Ayu Chaya
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Nishiokitamagunshiratakamachi Shimoyama 661-1
    This roadside station is along National Route 287 in Shimoyama, Shirataka Town. In addition to a souvenir shop selling local produce and products, Japan's largest yana (ayu fish) farm for tourism is located here. One can join a yana fishing experience under the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable yana fisherman, and can enjoy various yana dishes at the diner including salt grilled yana lunch specials or yana sashimi (limited to June through October).

    以前の体験ですが・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ もともと設置されたヤナ公園の施設を改装して、後から道の駅の認可を得た場所です。周辺の国道にはヤナ公園の道路標識が沢山ありましたが、その全てが道の駅のマークを追加で設置したものになっていました。単なる公園と比較すれば、24時間トイレが利用できるのはドライバーにとってはありがたいことです。今回の訪問では、地元の和菓子屋が出品している栗入りの「でかき...

  • Roadside Station Tozawa
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    3.0
    30 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Mogamiguntozawamura Kuraoka 3704-12
    Roadside Station Tozawa is located along the Tsuruoka Highway in Kuraoka in the village of Tozawa. One of its unusual features is Koraikan, which recreates the culture and history of Korea, and in addition to local village specialties, it sells Korean cooking ingredients and cosmetics. The restaurant serves Pork Kimuchi Ramen and Tozawa-Style Chilled Noodles, as well as Bibimbap and other Korean dishes. There is also a fast food counter that serves specially made Chijimi (Korean-style savory pancakes) and full meals.

    韓国風の建物が並ぶ道の駅でした。説明によると戸沢村が韓国のどこかの都市と友好関係があり、それを契機として道の駅のデザインを韓国風にしたようです。ただ、道の駅の設置時期を見ると、第一次韓流ブームの真っ最中で、ついつい流行にのってしまったようですね。

  • Roadside Station Oe
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunoemachi Fujita 218-1
    Oe Roadside Station is located along National Route 287 in Fujita in the town of Oe. In addition to a shop that sells fresh vegetables, greens, other agricultural products, processed goods, and local specialty products, it also has an area where light meals are served. Among the favorite snacks are soft ice cream made with local La France pears and yaki-onigiri (toasted rice balls). There is also a hot spring bathing facility on the grounds.

    施設の駐車場入り口にあった看板が気になりました。江戸時代位の帆船をイメージして作られているものだと思います。最上川は重要な交通手段だったのでこのあたりでも船が来ていたのでしょうが、帆船も来るくらい栄えていたんですかね?

  • Roadside Station Kawanominato Nagai
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    3.5
    12 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Nagaishi Higashimachi 2-50
    Roadside Station Kawanominato Nagai is located along National Route 287 in Higashi-machi in the city of Nagai. In addition to a shop that sells local products and food and provides tourist information, it also includes an area with exhibits of the local culture and customs. It has a full range of the latest facilities, including free rental bicycles, a free circulating tour bus, and charging stations for electric vehicles.

    何もない山の上のホテル朝日自然館で2泊過ごす前に、ここに寄って食材を買いだめた。規格外桃の詰め放題5百円はお買い得であった。固めで甘すぎない上品な味であった。いろんな色プチトマトもおいしかった。地のお菓子も多く出されていて楽しかった。

  • Shiroitonotaki Drive-In
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Mogamiguntozawamura Furukuchi Sotoyu 1496-1
    Shiroitonotaki Drive-In is located along the Tsuruoka Highway in Furukuchi in the village of Tozawa. It includes a shop that sells local souvenirs, as well as a restaurant that serves light meals such as ramen, curry, or soba noodles. It also has a banquet room, where groups below a certain number of people can enjoy specialties such as Yamagata Beef Sukiyaki. The Drive-In is located along the Mogami River, and Shiroito Falls is visible from inside.

    ドライブインとありました、いくつかのお店が1つの建物に集結した場所と言う感じでその中にはレストランもあります。色々なものが売っていて、ここではお土産を買いました。後はちょっとしたおやつも売っていたりしたので飲み物と買いました。コンビニの様なレジが1つしかなかったので並びました。店員さんが感じ悪かったです。お釣りを10円を5円玉2枚で欲しいと言ったら、うちは両替やっていませんと言われました。買い物し...

  • Roadside Station Obanazawa (Hanagasa no Sato, Nemaru)
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Yamagata Pref. Obanazawashi Ashisawa 1195-1
    This station is located along National Route 13 and Obanazawa Shinjo Road in Ashizawa, Obanazawa City. Adjoining the station is a shop offering an abundant variety of local produce, sweets, sake, and artisan crafts. One of the popular menu items in the diner is Obanazawa Suikara Reimen noodles, which combines the Obanazawa watermelon, local soba flour, and Tsuyahime brown rice flour. Other local dishes such as Japanese Yamagata black beef offal stew, and Obanazwa watermelon soft creams are also offered.

    ラーメンと蕎麦など麺類中心のフードコーナーでした。テーブル数は多くありません。店内の一部を商品棚で区切った形で、基本はセルフサービスでした。

  • Roadside Station Shonai Mikawa
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    Yamagata Pref. Higashitagawagunmikawamachi Yokoyama 172-1
    This station is located inside the full-service park, Iroribi no Sato along the Ushu coastal highway in Yokoyama Azatsutsumi, in Mikawa Town. Maideru means waiting for you in Shonai dialect. Adjoining this station is a fresh market that sells local produce and products. One of the popular menu items is Komekko meat udon made from the local rice flour.
  • Roadside Station Shiroimori Oguni
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    Yamagata Pref. Nishiokitamagunogunimachi Ogunikosakamachi 616-1
    This roadside station is on National Route 113 in Oguni Kosakamachi, Oguni Town. They sell vegetables, processed goods, and special products like local sake. They also have a light meal corner offering soba noodles and tama konnyaku. Its log cabin-like Restaurant Aiai's Okonomi Teishoku set meals are popular, where guests choose from side dishes that change seasonally. It is adjacent to the Yokone Ski Area, so you can also enjoy skiing in winter.
  • Roadside Station Shonai Fusha Ichiba
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    Yamagata Pref. Higashitagawagunshounaimachi Karikawa Sotokitawari 97-1
    This roadside station, just opened in 2016, is along the National Route 47. Here, local fresh vegetables, artisan work pieces and sweets are sold. In addition to the direct from farm market, the station adjoins the Irodori Windmill Restaurant, where one can sit and watch the wind turbines while enjoying dishes made by the local residents from the local produce. As the name implies, this is a rare spot in Japan where you can watch group of aligned wind turbines so up close on flatland.
  • Roadside Station Asahimachi, Ringo no Mori
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    Yamagata Pref. Nishimurayamagunasahimachi Wagou North North or 2724
    This roadside station is along the National Route 287 in Wago Kitamata, Asahi Town. All kinds of products made from apples, the local specialty, are sold at the station store. The light meal corner serves a cold noodle dish made with apples. A few of the popular items are a grilled pork bowl with the town signature, Apple New-ton pork, and uncommon ostrich frankfurters. It is not unusual for the limited item, the Gravity Burger, loaded with the Apple New-ton pork to be sold out soon past noon.
  • Roadside Station Iide, Mezami no Sato Souvenir Shop
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    Yamagata Pref. Nishiokitamagunidemachi Matsubara 1898
    Roadside Station Iide is located along National Route 113 in Matsubara in the town of Iide. Along with doburoku and other kinds of local sake, the shop sells local agricultural products, sweets, folk crafts, and other souvenirs. The restaurant serves soba noodles made from local buckwheat flour, along with ramen and donburi (rice with toppings). The popular fast food area sells items such as boiled yams. There are seasonal events throughout the year, including the Wild Plants Festival, held in late May.
  • Shonai Obakonosato, Komagi
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Hie Komagihara 88-1
    This is a tourist spot across from the Komagihara Sports Park in Hie-Komagihara, Tsuruoka City. This multiuse facility has shops selling fresh local produce and souvenir, a restaurant with a banquet hall serving regional dishes, and natural hot springs spa comprised of a large indoor bath, an outdoor bath and a sauna. The viking-appetite plan (limited to weekdays) is very popular. One ticket includes an unlimited buffet at the restaurant and admission to the spa.
  • Roadside Station Gassan Asahi Museum Village
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    Yamagata Pref. Tsuruokashi Ecchuyama Nabira 3-1
    Roadside Station Gassan is located along National Route 112 in Etchu Yamanabira in the city of Tsuruoka. It includes a shop that sells Gassan wine and other local products and a noodle shop that serves handmade soba noodles made from 100% buckwheat flour from the Asahi region. There is an area where visitors can practice bouldering, and the coffee shop serves soft ice cream and sherbet made from local wild mountain grapes. The Cultural Innovation Center and the Inishie no Sato Fureai Square give visitors the opportunity to learn about local culture and history and see what the area looks like in all four seasons.

Yamagata Areas

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Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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