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  • Roadside Station Arai
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    4.0
    85 Reviews
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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
    78 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
    77 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 Sasagawa-nagare
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    3.5
    59 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Murakamishi Kuwagawa 892-5
    Roadside Station Sasagawa-nagare at the northernmost tip of Niigata Prefecture is located adjacent to Kuwagawa Station on the JR Uetsu Main Line, which is unusual for roadside stations. It is a tourist destination of the Sanpoku region, known for the sunset on the Sea of Japan (at Sasagawa-nagare). In addition to a retail corner, a restaurant, and a tourist help center. It features sunset stairway and a mini park.

    梅雨時期でしたが晴れ間も見え粟島もきれいに見えました。笹川流れ、日本海の奇岩を望み素敵なドライブの休憩に是非。

  • Mitsumata Roadside Station
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    4.0
    45 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Matsudai Furusato Kaikan Roadside Station
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    3.5
    36 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.

    駅と融合したかのような施設。道の駅といいながらほぼ何もありません。小さなお土産屋とコンビニ、2階は食堂。コンビニは地元の方がスーパー代わりに使うようで野菜や肉なども置いてありました。お土産は小さいながら地元の物がけっこうそろっていたと思います。しかし、ここで時間を潰すのには限界があります。冬に行ったせいか利用する方もまばらでした。

  • Echigo Izumozaki Tenryo-no-Sato Roadside Station
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    3.5
    32 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.

    ナビに天領出雲崎時代館が出てきたので立ち寄った。道の駅にしては規模は小さい。時代館が併設されていたが、500円の入館料がかかるため入らなかった。

  • Roadside Station Toyosaka
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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。

  • Aga-no-Sato Roadside Station
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    福島から新潟へ向かう途中で昼食のため立ち寄りました。一部の建物は使用されていないようで以前より賑わいが感じられませんでした。食事は悪く無いですがやはり以前と比べると…。川沿いで景色は良いと思います。

  • Chijimi-no-Sato Ojiya Roadside Station
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Odiyashi Hiu Instep 1670-1
    At roadside station and day spa hot spring called Yudokoro Chijimi-no-Sato, located on National Route 17 in Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture. There are plenty of facilities within the onsen such as outdoor baths that overlook the city area, spacious indoor baths, a restaurant with rest area which serves full course meals, and a movie room which shows four films every day. The roadside station itself has a traffic information terminal, shops, and a play area for children, making it a great place to stop and rest on a drive.

    寺泊に行った後に風呂に入って帰ろうとなりました。 ここは、お湯の色は茶色、アルカリ性でヌルヌルした感じが、わざわざ温泉に来たと感じさせるものでした。 入湯料が道の駅にしては900円と高く、タオルと浴衣は選択制にしてくれると、もう少しリーズナブルに使えたのに。 さいごに風呂も清潔に保たれており、新緑の露天風呂も気持ちよかったです。

  • Asahi Midori-no-Sato Roadside Station
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Murakamishi Sarusawa 1215
    This roadside station is situated within the large tourist facility Asahi Midori-no-Sato located on National Route 7 in Sarusawa, Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture. In addition to local tourist information and road information terminals, there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy dishes made with local Koshihikari rice and Asahi Pork. In Asahi Midori-no-Sato visitors will find shops selling local specialty products and agricultural produce, a day spa, a health center with pool and bathing facilities, as well as a museum on folk toys.

    温泉施設もある道の駅でひとっぷろ浴びた人がたくさんいました。 私はお茶のソフトクリームを食べましたがとても濃厚なお茶の味がして美味しかったです。 産直野菜の販売や村上牛のミンチカツ販売もしていました。 いちご煮が売っていて嬉しかったです。

  • 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.

    平日の午後のせいか、お魚売り場、お土産コーナーは静かな感じでした。 きっと、観光バスがついたり、土日は賑わうのではないかな〜と。 別なところで鮮魚を購入済みだったため、 様子だけみて帰ろうと思ったら、 店員さんオススメの鯛のお頭が登場! 地物で新鮮な鯛とのことで、オスとメス、おススメで美味しいのはメスだよーと教えてもらい、両手いっぱいのサイズで、なんと580円! 早速購入して、家でかぶと焼き...

  • Kugami Roadside Station
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    3.5
    16 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.

    弥彦神社へ向う県道2号線沿いにあり、休憩のため立寄りました。 道の駅内には、ふれあい交流センター、レストラン、トイレりほか、裏にカートコース、足湯、農村改善センター、日帰り温泉と多くの施設がありました。 また道の駅の奥には、良縁成就にご利益があるとされる酒吞童子神社と五重塔がありましたが、あまりご利益は期待できそうもない雰囲気でした。 朝早い時間だったため多くの施設は未だ開いていなかったが、結構楽...

  • 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.

    見附市で、広ーい道の駅に出会えましたよ。 レストランもあり、お土産でけでなく地元の野菜を活用した料理がたくさんあり満足できましたね!!

  • Roadside Station Yoshikawa-Toujinosato
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Jouetsushi Yoshikawa-ku Toujinosato 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 Irihirose
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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

  • Roadside Station Tainai
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    3.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    なかなか、自然環境が良い地域ですので、 郷土の産物に特化した商品が多く置いてあります。 また、消費品知識の高いスタッフさん達ばかりなので、こちらの細かい質問に答えてくださいました。

  • Meotoiwa Drive-in
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Takose 1267-5
    This tourist rest stop is located near Meotoiwa Rock, one of Sado's most picturesque sites. The onsite restaurant serves up a wide variety of cuisine that makes good use of fresh Sado seafood, as well as beautiful views of the Nanaura Coast. Visitors can also tour the nearby Salt Factory Sado Kaza Shiogama, a producer of Sado's famous traditional salt, and even try making salt themselves. The Tansu Museum located at the rest stop exhibits a number of valuable examples of the Japanese art of cabinetry, including funa-dansu (sea chests) and ogi-dansu (cabinets from Ogi on Sado) used to load kitamaebune (merchant ships in the Edo period), as well as Hachiman-dansu (Hachiman-style cabinets) which originated in the mid-Edo period.

    夫婦岩にあるサービスエリアのような場所です。浅瀬なので水辺に魚が泳いでいるところも見れました。塩アイスクリームがとても美味しかったです。

  • Roadside Station Nishiyama Furusato-Koen
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    2.5
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Kashiwazakishi Nishiyamachousakata 717-4
    A roadside station located in Nishiyama Town, Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture built on the site of an elementary school connected to former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka. The facility has a rest space, corner providing area tourist and event information, free drink service, park, and adjoining Kakuei Tanaka Memorial Museum. The Saiyu-kan building, designed to serve as a space for the improvement of Japan-China relations and exchange between the two countries, incorporates elements of traditional Chinese palace architecture. Visitors are free to stroll around the Saiyu-en Chinese-style garden. There’s also a multipurpose hall used for events, concerts, and lectures.

    田中角栄元総理が学んだ小学校跡地を利用してつくられた施設で日中国交回復の基礎を築いたことを記念して造られた施設です。中国の宮廷建築様式の西遊館、中国風庭園の西遊園があります。中国風の空間には西遊記の石像や中国江蘇省から寄贈された釣鐘、九猿壁などがあり、中国文化に触れることができます。

  • Okutadami Terminal
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Transportation
    Nigata Pref. Uonumashi Yunotanimogawa 1317-8
    This tourist rest stop located at the base of Okutadami Dam serves as a hub for sightseeing in the Okutadami and Oze area and also offers local specialties and other products. The onsite restaurant has a close-up view of Okutadami Dam, which was the setting of the movie Whiteout. The terminal is popular for its great views of beautiful autumn foliage in the fall and of fresh greenery and Okutadami's natural splendor in the summer. Our recommended souvenirs are the terminal's Okutadami no Tsukudani (a simmered seafood preserve) and its original Ao Nanban Misokko Kyuri pickled cucumbers.

    新潟県魚沼市、奥只見シルバーラインの長いトンネルを抜けてアプローチする奥只見ダム。その下部にある駐車場横の土産物店です。 魚沼市小出から奥只見ダムにアプローチする際、小出付近にしかコンビニがなかった記憶があります。飲み物を購入したり食事をするのに便利だと思います。

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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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