Service Area Spots in Niigata Area

  • Roadside Station - Niigata Furusato Village
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    4.0
    181 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Nishi-ku Yamada 2307
    Niigata Furusato Village is a large-scale roadside service area located on National Route 8 in Yamada, Nishi Ward, Niigata City. The complex includes the Bazaar Hall, which has shops selling Niigata specialty products and handicrafts and restaurants where visitors can enjoy local cuisine, the Appeal Hall, where visitors can learn about Niigata’s history and culture and visit the tourist information office, and which also has shops and a café, flower fields where seasonal flowers can be viewed, a traditional Japanese-style garden, and the all-weather Greenhouse building which houses a large adventure playground for children. Niigata Furusato Village also hosts a wide range of special events, including Morning Markets.

    Love the wide range of attractions, food, and entertainment that furusatomura offers. The garden is planted and re-planted each season to showcase another gorgeous blossom. The food inside the main...

  • Roadside Station Arai
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    Nigata Pref. Myoukoushi Inoyama 58-1
    The Michinoeki Arai roadside station incorporates a business hotel, so that travelers can have somewhere to stop for the night without needing to come off the expressway. This is a very convenient rest area which, besides restaurants, shops selling local specialty products, and an information center, even has a laundry. Michinoeki Arai hosts a variety of exciting special events throughout the year, including the Kubiki Fair in June and the Yamashiro no Jin event in July, which often feature Taiko drum performances, etc.

    We stayed at Lotte in Arai and unfortunately only found this place on the last nice, food options here when sick of expensive 5 star meals at resort Recommend trying

  • Roadside Station Minamiuonuma Yukiakari
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumashi Shimohitoichi 855
    Roadside Station Minamiuonuma Yukiakari is one of snow country Minamiuonuma, and it is composed of three facilities: Imaizumi Memorial Hall, Shiki Ajiwai-kan, and Ikoi-no-hiroba Plaza, with paintings and artworks by famous artists, foreign and abroad, but particularly with works by Shiko Munanaka. In the food court, you can partake of some dishes fresh cooked up with Uonuma’s Koshihikari rice piled high in a rice bowl. Three minutes by car via Shiozawaishida Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway.

    There are a restaurant, a shop selling local fresh produce and a big park. As we went here in winter, with lots of snow, we didnt go to the park area. Just walk around in the shop, but since its...

  • Roadside Station Oyashirazu Pier Park
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    3.5
    78 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Itoigawashi Tonami 903-1
    The Roadside Station Oyashirazu Pier Park is very popular, with the world’s largest bronze statue of a sea turtle (six meters long, five tons in weight) as its symbol, and it sits adjacent to the Jade Furusato Center with a display of enormous jade ores designated as Natural Monuments. Also, there are two excellent restaurants—Restopia with its famous cod soup meal and Oyashirazu mozuku soba, and Gyoka, with fresh food from the ocean and a great view of the Sea of Japan. Two minutes by car via Oyashirazu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    Driving down the coast today we needed to stretch our legs and have a quick bit to eat. We had a bit of a run around on the beach and looked at the view. Good for a toilet stop

  • Roadside Station Toyosaka
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Kita-ku Kizaki 3644 - Party Y
    Roadside Station Toyosaka is a barrier-free area that is well received for having over 40 light dishes, particularly onigiri (rice-balls) using delicious Niigata rice. The nearby Goose Farm is free to enter, and you can feed the gees, so it is very popular. You can also purchase unusual pickled tulips and products made with goose eggs. Five minutes by car via Toyosaka-Niigatahigashiko Interchange on the Nihonkai-Tohoku Highway.

    新新バイパスにある道の駅で、日本そばやソフトクリーム、地域で取れた野菜などを販売しています。ダチョウもいますよ。

  • Mitsumata Roadside Station
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumagunyuzawamachi Mitsumata 1000
    Mitsumata Roadside Station, located on National Route 17 in Yuzawa Town, Minamiuonuma County, Niigata Prefecture, is a charming building based on the style of an inn from the Edo period. There is a traffic information terminal, a rest area, a small farmer’s market, restaurant and shop. The restaurant offers set meals made with local Niigata ingredients, and noodles. Their Kenchin Motsu soup made with Waton Mocha-buta Pork is very popular. There is also a cafe which serves organic home-roasted coffee and pancakes, a shop which sells outdoor goods, a small shop which sells specialty products, and a free foot bath.

    道の駅としては小さいです。ですが、正直越後湯沢駅より財布の紐が緩みがちに。雪男のトートバッグや日本酒を使った化粧品、当然日本酒もいろいろ。山に必要なもの(テントやブルーシート、ダッチオーブンなど)も揃っています。乾電池も売っていて助かりました。お隣の温泉にも入りたかったなー。 Nearby Kagura Ski area, enjoying free foot hot spring( must...

  • Cross 10 Tokamachi Roadside Station
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Utsunomiya 71-26
    The Cross 10 Tokamachi Roadside Station is located next to KINARE, the Echigo-Tsumari Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, on National Route 117 in Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture. With free parking and toilet facilities available 24 hours a day, it is a convenient place to stop off for a break on your way home late at night or when returning from a day’s sightseeing. The cafe inside has a number of popular dishes including the local traditional dishes of Noppe and Tsumari soba, as well as Tsumari pork made with the well-known branded pork. The roadside station also has plenty of places to buy some local specialties such as at Echigo-Tsumari Omiyage-kan where visitors can pick up some classic Niigata souvenirs like soba, Koshihikari rice, and sasa dango (dumplings wrapped in bamboo grass).

    I recommend to go there after the museum and pabric bath Kinare Toukamachi Niigata. There is a souvenir from Tokamachi Niigata Japan. When I was young, it was good place, but it got small. Thats...

  • Roadside Station Umiterasu Nadachi
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Jouetsushi Nadachi-ku Nadachiomachi 4280-1
    During summer, you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor pools at the Roadside Station Umiterasu Nadachi, a compound facility with ocean-view lodgings and hot springs, so you can take in the joy of the Sea of Japan. You’ll find a fantastic night view with the Sea of Japan stretching out in front of you. Three minutes by car via Nadachi Tanihama Interchange, a Hokuriku Expressway.

    上越市へ日帰り釣りの際に訪問。 食事は当然海鮮系がメインで,男性でも満足する量だが,今時期コロナ禍の影響で座席が減っており,座席の確保に少し苦慮するかもしれない。 日帰り入浴(大人700円/名)はとても開放感がある広さで2Fの露天風呂からは日本海を一望出来る。(檜風呂やサウナもあり) クールダウンスペースはエアコン具合のせいか,若干暑さを感じられたが,2Fの方の 大広間はエアコンもよく効いており...

  • Aga-no-Sato Roadside Station
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    3.5
    32 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Higashikambaragunagamachi Ishima 4301
    Aga-no-Sato is a roadside station on National Route 49 in Aga Town, Higashikanbara County, Niigata Prefecture. The roadside station sits in a location overlooking the Agano River, beautiful to look at all year round. The roadside station boasts the largest fish market this side of the Sea of Japan with a whole array of seafood delicacies such as fresh seafood from the Sea of Japan, pickled fish, and shiokara (salted fish guts). Set meals, rice bowls and soba can all be enjoyed at the restaurant which uses the specialty Koshihikari rice from Aga Town cooked with fresh, local water. There is a tourist information terminal and a souvenir shop selling local agricultural produce, folk crafts, and local sake. The roadside station is also a departure point for boat trips down the Agano River.

    山間にポツンと(というわけでもありませんが)ある道の駅。建物裏には噴水とちょっとした散策道のようなものがあります。阿賀野川の川下り受付もこの場所でやっているというのも関係しているのか、駐車場は広めで大型の観光バスも休憩で立ち寄っていました。麺類や定食などメニュー豊富なレストランは周辺エリアの中では貴重な食事場所かと。ドライブ中の休憩にも最適だと思います。

  • Roadside Station Ryokan no Sato Washima
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    22 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Nagaokashi Shimazaki 5713-2
    A roadside station situated along National Route 116 in Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture. The facility has a route information terminal useable 24 hours a day, community center, art zone consisting of two art museums, and more. The Motenashiya community center, a former old private home moved to the site, serves local dishes such as dango-jiru soup and Ryokan musubi rice balls. There’s also a shop corner selling local specialty and agricultural products. The Ryokan no Sato Art Museum presents calligraphy and poems created by Edo period Zen priest, poet, and calligrapher Ryokan as well as his apprentice Teishinni. The Kikumori Memorial Museum displays sculptures and paintings gathered by Yoshio Kikumori.

    地元の美味しいものが沢山ありました。お米は新米!珍しいガンジー牛乳のソフトクリームも美味 ピスタチオのソフトクリームが、これまた美味! キバナコスモスが咲いてのんびり、広々。 近くには良寛さんの紹介施設もあり、先を急がなければ、もう少し滞在したかったです。

  • Sekikawa Roadside Station
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Iwafunegunsekikawamura Kamiseki 1252-1
    A roadside station on National Route 113 in Sekikawa Village, Iwafune County, Niigata Prefecture. As well as the tourist information center, there is a day spa, the Sekikawa History and Road Museum which introduces the history of Sekikawa Village, and a multipurpose sports facility. The local cultural exchange facility, Chigura, which sells local products, has a demonstration area where cat lovers can see how the popular folk craft Neko Chigura (a cat house made of straw) is made. With a restaurant offering western cuisine made with the local brand pork Asahi Pork, and a small farmer’s market selling agricultural produce, this roadside station is a popular spot which attracts lots of tourists.

    温泉施設なども併設されている道の駅です。 鮎の塩焼きが沢山売っていました。 道の駅からすぐのところには、せきかわ観光情報センターがあり、猫ちぐら(猫の住処)や、えちごせきかわ大したもんだ蛇祭りに使われるギネス認定の大蛇が見る事ができます。

  • Matsudai Furusato Kaikan Roadside Station
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    3.5
    37 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Tokamachishi Matsudai 3816-1
    Located on National Route 253 in Matsudai, Tokamachi City, Niigata Prefecture, this roadside station is part of Matsudai Station on the Hokuhoku Line operated by Hokuetsu Express. It has tourist information on Matsudai and Matsunoyama Onsen, road information, souvenir shops, and restaurants frequented by local people for both lunch and dinner, making this place a convenient place for shopping and meals while waiting for your train. There is also a small museum which displays artifacts relating to the Hokuhoku Line and a motor car used at the time of building the railway line.

    ほくほく線まつだい駅と繋がっています。 駅は無人駅ですが、こちらにはお土産屋さんや食堂の他に、観光案内所があります。 電車の利用者だけでなく、寧ろ車で来ている観光者の方が多く立ち寄っているようでした。

  • Kugami Roadside Station
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Tsubameshi Kugami 5866-1
    Kugami Roadside Station sits on the Niigata Prefectural Route 2 in Kugami, Tsubame City, Niigata Prefecture. It not only has information on the roads and surrounding area but also serves as a base for tourism in the area. At the restaurant which serves light meals such as soba and udon, cooking events are held using local buckwheat flour and rice flour. There is also a souvenir shop, a free foot bath and a play park for children, making it an ideal place to use for a quick shop on your way home or for a rest.

    寺泊方面から弥彦神社に向かう途中で立ち寄り。 地元のおばあちゃん達が端の方で楽しげにおしゃべりしていて、ほのぼのした雰囲気です。 ドラマ「下町ロケット」ロケで使用されたトラクターが展示されてます。季節イベントとして天神講のお菓子が販売されてました。 道の駅オリジナルのそば粉のアイスクリームは、そばの風味がほんのり香り、甘過ぎず、ドライブ休憩で食べるにはぴったりです。

  • Yoshikawa Toji no Sato
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Niigata Joetsu-shi Yoshikawa-ku Tojinosato 1
    This roadside station (Roadside Station ) is found along the Arai-Kakizaki Line of Prefectural Route 30 in Yoshikawa Ward, Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture. There’s a free rest area, an information area, a farmers’ market, restaurant, and more. The market sells home-raised produce for both farms and individuals, as well as vegetables and fruits that are only sold locally. Many products are popular with local consumers and sell out by the afternoon. The Yoshikawa Toujinosato Tourist Brewery, open to visitors, produces and sells local brews and dairy products. Its gelato containing malted rice is quite popular.

    Yoshikawa toji no sato is an interesting place for a short visit. We walked from Jogehema station. If you dont speak Japanese, theres limited information available, but you can still enjoy looking...

  • Roadside Station Patio Niigata
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Mitsukeshi Imamachi 1-3358
    At the Roadside Station Patio Niigata, you can do day-camping, or enjoy Kenko Mekke—wholesale marketplace with fresh, safe, quality crops and products from local famers, and Mominoki—an acclaimed restaurant with local cuisine based on local fruits and vegetables which are also shipped to this marketplace. There is a good selection of sides and local sweets as well. Approximately three minutes by car via Nakanoshima-mitsuke Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    2つの大きな建物がありますが、一方が物販エリアで他方が水害記録を展示したエリアです。 大雨による河川の氾濫が起こった地域とのことで、その時の記録と防災事業について展示されていました。 物販エリアには、肉や野菜など、スーパーとしての品揃えが多かったですが、見附のお土産やオリジナルケーキの販売もありました。

  • Echigo Izumozaki Tenryo-no-Sato Roadside Station
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    8 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Santougunizumozakimachi Amaze 6-57
    A roadside station on National Route 352 in Izumozaki Town, Mishima County, Niigata Prefecture. The well-known tourist spot of Izumozaki prospered as a harbor town with the off loading of Sado gold and silver, it was also under the direct control of the shogunate during the Edo period. In addition to the information terminal, the roadside station also has a tourist information center that sells local marine products and a restaurant where you can enjoy fresh fish dishes while looking out over the Sea of Japan. Visitors will also find the Tenryo Izumozaki Period Museum which introduces the history of Izumozaki, and the Izumozaki Oil Memorial Museum. The tourist spot of Yunagi Bridge is famous for its beautiful sunsets.

    麺にモズクを練り込んだ麺で、どんぶり一面を覆いつくす岩のりとプラスモズクで、醤油味のやさしい味でした。

  • Roadside Station Kamihayashi
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    10 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Murakamishi Kokonokaichi 809
    This roadside station is also known by the name of Honami no Sato. It is located on National Route 7, east of the Kamihayashi and Iwafune-ko Interchange on the Nihonkai-Tohoku Expressway. The countryside landscape is peaceful as far as the eye can see, with the Echigo mountains standing far to the east. It is also convenient as a base for sightseeing, with its proximity to sightseeing spots like seawater baths and the Omakuba Park lake, where swans can be seen flying in the winter. There is also a shop called Toretate Yasaiichi Kamihayashi here, where visitors can buy locally harvested vegetables and special products, such as Nihonshu, made from Iwafune rice, and locally-made miso.

    平成14年にできた、道の駅でしたよ。 物産館には地元の野菜を中心とした市場があり とにかく新鮮だなと感じるものばかりでしたね!!

  • Kamuri Niitsu Roadside Station
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    3.0
    5 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Nigatashi Akiha-ku Kawane 438
    The Kamuri Niitsu Roadside Station is located close to the National Route 460 in Akiha Ward, Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture, and is operated by Niigata City and JA Niitsu Satsuki. It opened as a part of Niitsu City Flower Comprehensive Center utilizing the local characteristics of horticultural production. It has an outdoor shop and a large glass greenhouse and sells about 2,000 kinds of potted plants, flowers and trees, seedlings, decorative plants, saplings, and bonsai trees etc. at all times. Events with seasonal flowers as their theme are also held from time to time. There is also a place in the roadside station which sells local agricultural produce and local specialty products.

    新潟県新潟市、国道403号線から200-300m程離れた場所にある道の駅です。 駐車場はかなり広いですが、他の多くの道の駅と異なり、お花屋さん以外に売店などが見当たりませんでした。

  • Roadside Station Tainai
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    3.0
    11 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Tainaishi Shimoakadani 387-1
    This small roadside station is located in Shimoakadani, Tainai City, Niigata Prefecture along Prefectural Road 53, known as “Tainai Ninoji Koen Hagurosen.” It is built to resemble a log cabin that is situated among the grandeur of the mountains and river. Relieve yourself from the fatigue of your drive by resting near the wood-burning stove. You’ll find souvenir shops as well as a tourist information center inside. There’s also the “Kua House Tainai” hot spring facility nearby, as well as “Tarugahashi Amusement Park,” which contains both an amusement park and a zoo.

    かなりこじんまりとした道の駅。 お土産などもあまりないしトイレ休憩用という感じかな。 ご当地の女性アイドルをやたらと推してるようでした。 近くの越後胎内観音はいい雰囲気で好きです。

  • Roadside Station Irihirose
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    Nigata Pref. Uonumashi Otochiyama 356-2
    A roadside station on National Route 252 in Uonuma City, Niigata Prefecture. It is a fairly small place but does have information on current traffic conditions, a souvenir shop, a shop that sells seasonal wild plants and vegetables, and an outlet which serves snacks, etc. The roadside station, built out of wood, has a bright, spacious atmosphere to it. At the food counter you can try some local food such as Atka mackerel sushi wrapped in bamboo leaves, char (type of trout) pressed sushi, and oboro tofu, and some sweet foods too, including homemade cakes and soft ice-cream.

    小さな湖に隣接する道の駅です。 規模は大きくありませんが、魚沼産コシヒカリ、春には山菜、野菜、地元の特産品が売られています。 ペッパー君もいました。 新潟限定?のルマンドアイスも置いてありました。 別の建物に

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Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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