Rest Spot Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Roadside Station Doshi
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugundoushimura 9745
    Roadside Station Doshi provides all sorts of information including tourist information on Doshi Village, events and special products. In the restaurant you can enjoy some original dishes made with ingredients freshly harvested from the village. They also have a dessert menu with dishes made with watercress, a special product of Doshi. The shop sells Doshi pork related products, vegetables and edible wild plants from local farmers, river fish, and shichiri miso, etc. They also have a range of vases and woodwork products on sale too. Events are sometimes held depending on the season.
  • Roadside Station Fujiyoshida
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Araya 1936-6
    This roadside station in Fujiyoshida City, the largest in Yamanashi prefecture, is notable for its up-close views of Mt. Fuji. The facilities include a farmer's market which offers locally-grown fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices, a restaurant offering Yoshida udon noodles, the area's specialty, and a tourist information center. The station combines shopping, eating, and playing all in one facility.
  • Roadside Station Kosuge
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    Yamanashi Pref. Kitatsurugunkosugemura 3445
    This roadside station is located in Kosuge Village, Kitatsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture. The station is comprised of Genryu Restaurant, which offers brick oven pizza and cuisine made with the fruits of the mountain and the sea, Kosuge Market, which offers local specialties, and Kosuge Community Center, which offers tourist information. Located two hours from central Tokyo, the station is a great place for drivers to take a break.
  • Roadside Station Tabayama
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    Yamanashi Pref. Kitatsuruguntabayamamura 2901
    This roadside station in Tabayama Village, Kitatsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture features a farmer's market offering locally harvested produce and an eatery offering light fare such as donburi (rice bowls) and noodles. The Nomekoi-yu hot springs spa is located within the station. There, bathers can refresh their bodies in its waters, which have a faint sulfur smell.
  • Roadside Station Narusawa
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunnarusawamura 8532-63
    With World Heritage Mr. Fuji impressively standing right in front of your eyes, Roadside Station Narusawa is a fully-outfitted roadside station located in the middle of the Fuji Five Lakes. It has tons to see, from the product shop with a rich array of local products, to Narusawa Mt. Fuji Museum where you can learn about Mt. Fuji, as well as the Fujin no Meisui corner where you can drink delicious Narusawa water. It even has an observation deck.
  • Roadside Station Fujikawa
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunfujikawachou Aoyagimachi 1655-3
    This roadside station located in Fujikawa Town, Minamikoma County, Yamanashi Prefecture features a tourist information area offering information on roads and tourist sites, a farmer's market, a restaurant, and more. The farmer's market offers a variety of locally-harvest fruits and vegetables including tomatoes and yuzu citrus. The station's restaurant, Fujikawa Kitchen, is notable for its large menu featuring dishes that leverage seasonal ingredients and traditional flavors.
  • Roadside Station Tsuru
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    Yamanashi Prefecture Tsurui City Ohara 88
    This roadside station is popular for the many fresh vegetables, processed foods, and handmade items that line its store shelves. Each of these items is personally delivered by the 120 producers from the city and elsewhere who created them. The station's popular restaurant, Okatteba, which has a focus on local production and local consumption, serves food made with the locally-produced ingredients sold at the station's farmer's market. Guests at the cafeteria-style restaurant can eat outside on its terrace when the weather cooperates.
  • Roadside Station Toyotomi
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    Yamanashi Pref. Chuoushi Asari 1010-1
    A roadside station in Chuo City, Yamanashi Prefecture. They sell souvenirs, and a wholesaler sells locally-harvested vegetables and fruit. It's a good spot for drivers to take a break, as you can enjoy light meals or ice cream made with silk powder or local agricultural products. In 2009, it received the title Grand Champion in the first Wholesaler Koshien, becoming the top roadside station in the country.
  • Roadside Station Mitomi
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    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Mitomikawaura 1822-20
    This roadside station in Yamanashi City is located at the mouth of Nishizawa Gorge near the border with Saitama Prefecture. Known for its beautiful fall foliage, the station is visited by large numbers of mountain climbers. It also features a shop offering local specialties and other products, a restaurant, and a place for tired drivers to rest. There is even a fishing area where you can enjoy mountain stream fishing in the Nishizawa Gorge.
  • Roadside Station Katsuyama
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Katsuyama 3758-1
    This roadside station is located in Fujikawaguchiko Town, Minamitsuru County, Yamanashi Prefecture. The first floor of the station is shop that offers local specialties and produce, while the second floor is a restaurant. It also features a round observatory deck offering views of Lake Kawaguchi and grassy Koumi Park, which spread out in front of the station. The station is beloved by drivers as a rest stop.
  • Roadside Station Hakushu
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Hakushuchoushirasu 1308
    A roadside station in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Located at the hiking entrance to Mt. Kaikomagatake, it provides tourist information, sells fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, and rice, as well as an array of specialty goods cultivated with Hakushu's meisui water. You can enjoy a meal at the restaurant which makes good use of in-season ingredients. Meisui water springs up near the entrance. You can pump it and take some home if you'd like.
  • Roadside Station Kobuchisawa
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Kobuchisawachou 2968-1
    A roadside station in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Located at the southern foot of Mt. Yatsugatake, it has complete facilities, including a wholesaler that sells fresh agricultural products harvested locally. It also has a cafe, a foot bath, and you can even try making soba. Plenty of restaurant options too-one that uses local, in-season ingredients, a Chinese restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine and more. A great spot for drivers to rest a bit.
  • Roadside Station Minami-Kiyosato
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Takanechounagasawa 760
    This roadside station is located in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. It features a farmer's market stocked with fresh vegetables and local specialties, a restaurant where visitors can enjoy a meal, and a barbequing space where visitors can cook and eat vegetables purchased at the farmer's market. This leisure-focused roadside station is a place where families, couples, and friends can enjoy a day together. The station also features a dog park where you can enjoy a refreshing run or walk with your favorite pup.
  • Roadside Station Hanakage no Sato Makioka
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    Yamanashi Pref. Yamanashishi Makiokachoumurobushi 2120
    This roadside station adjacent to Saikai Park is popular for its great views of Mt. Fuji. Don't miss the station's kyoho grape juice, made with one of the prefecture's most famous specialties, or the oyaki dumplings made by local women.
  • Roadside Station Tomizawa
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunnambuchou Fukushi 28507-1
    This roadside station in Nanbu Town, Minamikoma County, Yamanashi Prefecture has a giant statue of a bamboo shoot as a landmark. Located at the border of Southwest Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefecture, the facility is a key hub for stimulating the region's economy and life. The farmer's market offers the town's specialties, locally-harvested seasonal vegetables, and more. The food court's takenoko gohan (rice cooked along with bamboo shoots) and seasonal soba noodles are quite popular with visitors.
  • Roadside Station Shimobe
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Furuseki 4321
    This roadside station, part of Shimobe Noson Culture Park, is nestled in a quiet spot in the mountains. Its attractions include a barbequing square, a relocated folk home, a grassy square, a soba noodle restaurant, and a shop offering local specialties. It also has a firefly dome where visitors can learn about fireflies. From December to February, visitors can try their hand at making Shimobe miso paste with soy beans grown in Minobu Town, a very popular activity.
  • Roadside Station Nirasaki
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    Yamanashi Pref. Nirasakishi Nakadamachi Nakajo 1795
    This roadside station is located in Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture. In addition to disseminating tourist information, the station's shopping area offers fresh, locally-harvested fruits and vegetables, and handmade products and souvenirs. There is also a food court offering cuisine made with local ingredients. Each October, the station holds a Butajiru Matsuri (pork soup festival) where visitors can enjoy hot pork soup. Every spring, it holds a peach blossom festival.
  • Roadside Station Shirane
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    Yamanashi Prefecture Minami Alps City Usesuka 595-1
    This roadside station is divided into two facilities. The southern facility is a tourist information center offering information on Yamanashi and neighboring prefectures, road conditions in the Kanto area, and more. The northern facility offers souvenirs and local specialties. The station is equipped with CHAdeMO rapid chargers for electric vehicles.
  • Roadside Station Minobu Fujikawa Tourism Center
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Shimoyama Within 1597 Fujikawa Craft Park
    Minobu Roadside Station is in Fujikawa Craft Park, located about five minutes by taxi from Shimobe Onsen Station on the JR Minobu Line in Minamikoma County, Yamanashi Prefecture. It is an information center that provides information about tourism and products in southern Yamanashi Prefecture and the Kyonan region. In the Nishijima Washi Kobo Sutekiya, visitors can try their hand at making postcards or collages of Nishijima washi (handmade paper) with their own designs. Other hands-on experiences include seal engraving, making items out of rattan, and kite flying lessons, all held in the Monozukurikan.
  • Roadside Station Nanbu
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    Yamanashi Minamikoma-gun Nanbucho Nakano 3034-1

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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