Rest Spot Spots in Shiga Area

  • Roadside Station Toju no sato Adogawa
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    4.0
    86 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Adogawachouaoyagi 1162-1
    A roadside station situated along the Takashima bypass in Aoyagi Adogawa-cho, Takashima City. The station sells fresh, local agricultural products; grilled mackerel sushi; river fish preserved by boiling them in soy sauce tsukudani style; processed foods such as Western-style sweets made with ado berries, a local specialty product; and handicrafts. The station is also adjoined by two restaurants. Adogawa Kitchen serves sweets, noodles, donburi rice bowls, and set meals like the “Takashima Hakko Teishoku” fermented food meal made with local vegetables and rice. The Daikichi Grill Bokujo serves meat dishes with a focus on Omi beef.

    Here’s the place to go if you need to replenish anything if you are visiting or staying nearby. Not a mega shopping mall but it has everything basic. There’s a wagyu restaurant here and the price is...

  • Roadside Station Kusatsu
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    3.5
    27 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Kusatsushi Oroshimochou 1436
    A roadside station situated along the Kogan Road in Oroshimo-cho, Kusatsu City. The station sells fresh, local agricultural and specialty products such as Kusatsu melons, farm-direct Omi beef, and Omi rice polished for free on-site. The station’s restaurant serves onigiri rice balls made with Omi rice, set meals, noodles, and desserts. There’s also the Rock Bay Garden farm activity facility, a spacious natural grass lawn, and event space where events such as sales of local specialty products are held.

    子供の喜びそうな遊具があったりと、家族連れには長居の出来そうな道の駅。建物が三棟に別れてて、野菜や名産品などの建屋とレストラン系が二棟。お惣菜系が豊富な印象かな。買い物客でとっても賑わっていました。

  • Roadside Station Shiotsu-Kaido Adikama no Sato
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Nishiazaichoushiotsuhama 1765
    A roadside station situated along the Shiotsu Highway in Shiotsuhama Nishiazai-cho, Nagahama City. The station sells fresh agricultural products from nearby farms and local specialty products like decchi yokan jelly steamed in bamboo peels. The station’s restaurant serves local cuisine such as signature duck soba noodles, a crucian carp sushi and chazuke set meal, sweetly stewed kanroni style ayu, and trout from Lake Biwa stewed in soy sauce nituke style. In the adjoining Mizu no Eki Koryukan building, you can find fresh baked breads for sale and exhibits on the history and culture of the local area.

    We took a rest at this road station. Shiso (red perilla) juice gave me nice refreshment! You can see and buy local foods and natural products here. I bought plant prop made of bamboo.

  • Roadside Station Agri no Sato Ritto
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Rittoushi Deba 961-1
    A roadside station situated along Prefectural Route 145 in Deba, Ritto City. The station sells Ritto vegetables, Agri rice, and other local agricultural products; foods; and side dishes like “Wariki no Maki-zushi” made with half-cut Yakushi greater burdock. There’s also adjoining tofu, bread, mochi, and gelato workshops. The station’s restaurant serves set meals made with tofu made in the station’s tofu workshop. The station is situated close to the Tokaido Shinkansen tracks, and diners in the station’s restaurant can enjoy their meal along with the sight of Shinkansen trains running by at 275 kilometers per hour.

    JAの道の駅だけあって、とにかく青果が豊富で安いです。自家製パンやジェラートのお店などがあって、青果以外にも色々揃ってる感じ。残念なのは今どき支払いはキャッシュオンリーなこと。せめてPayPayくらい導入してもいいのになぁ。

  • Roadside Station Okueigenji Keiryu no Sato
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Higashioumishi Tatehatachou 510
    A roadside station situated along the Happu Highway in Tatehata-cho, Higashiomi City. The station operates out of the former Mandokoro Junior High School building. The station sells local specialty products such as Mandokoro tea and Eigenji konnyaku devil's tongue jelly. There are also two restaurants serving dishes such as Omi beef rice bowls and “Eigenji Dam Curry” modeled after the Eigenji Dam. In addition, there’s a small museum corner with aquariums containing fish from the Echi River and Lake Biwa as well as exhibits on traditional local unpainted wooden crafts.

    2021年2月20日(土)に訪れました。八風街道の休憩地点として、トイレ休憩ににもよい位置です。周辺の景色もいいです。もともとは、学校だったことが分かります。売店では地元の名産品の木地製品、お茶などを販売しています。私は「やわらかバターもち」を購入しました。あっさりした甘みでおいしかったです。東近江市の観光案内用のパンフレットも、こちらで手に入れることができます。

  • Roadside Station Makino Ossaka-Toge
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Shiga Prefecture Takashima-shi, Makino Town 897-27
    A roadside station situated along the Nishi-Oumi Road in Kaizu Makino-cho, Takashima City. The station sells naturally grown shiitake mushrooms, a Makino specialty product, and other local agricultural products; mackerel sushi; bento box lunches; and snacks and other processed foods. The station’s restaurant serves homemade, stone-milled soba noodles made with local buckwheat, as well as set meals. There’s also an adjoining bread bakery which uses locally grown rice flour.

    禁漁前に蟹を求めに向かいます。今回は敦賀ですから高速使うまでもないかと思い湖西道路経由愛発越えです。 愛発越えの滋賀県側手前に位置する道の駅で、途中休憩にちょうどよいのでちょくちょく利用します。まあ、トイレと自販機(お茶)くらいなもので、物販も食事もほぼ利用しませんが、、

  • Roadside Station Agri Park Ryuo
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Gamougunryuouchou Yamanoue 6526
    A roadside station situated along National Route 477 in Yamanoue, Ryuo Town, Gamo County, Shiga Prefecture. The station has a farm fresh shop selling local specialty and agricultural products, a restaurant, bread bakery, tourism farm, petting zoo, charcoal barbecue ground, and a museum where visitors can experience what life was like for local farmers here long ago. The station also holds rice planting and harvesting activities for visitors (in May and September, respectively).

    三井アウトレットパーク滋賀竜王へ行った足で、道の駅も行ってきました。 動物のふれあい広場があったり、目の前には池があったりして、のんびりできました。

  • Roadside Station Kutsuki-Shin-Honjin
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Kutsukichiba 777
    A roadside station situated along National Route 367 in Kutsukiichiba, Takashima City. The station sells local dishes like mackerel sushi and fermented narezushi and tochimochi chestnut rice cakes, as well as naturally grown shiitake mushrooms and other local agricultural and specialty products. The station is adjoined by an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant serving dishes made with fresh, local ingredients and a morning market is held at the station every Sunday.

    かもなく不可もなくな感じの道の駅。ちょっぴり変わってるのがフリマみたいなコーナーがあって、そこに隣接した形でうどん屋さんもあってまったり過ごすには良さげ。二階建棟の建屋の二階には食べ放題のレストランがありますよ。

  • Roadside Station Aino-Tsuchiyama
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Tsuchiyamachoukitatsuchiyama 2900
    A roadside station situated along the Tokaido Highway in Kitatsuchiyama Tsuchiyama-cho, Koka City. The station sells local agricultural products and specialty products like Tsuchiyama tea, processed foods, popular sweets, local liquors, and matcha powdered green tea soft serve ice cream limited to just 100 customers a day. The station’s restaurant serves dishes such as udon, soba noodles and rice bowls made with ingredients like Tsuchiyama tea and local black rice. The station also offers visitors free cups of Tsuchiyama tea.

    今日は甲賀市をうろちょろしています。最近の状況により交通量が少ないように思います。ここで情報収集と思いきやコロナの影響で閉館していましたので掲示さているパネルを眺め、トイレの利用です。ゆっくりしていろんなものを見たかった。 国道の向こうには田村神社が見えます、ここに駐車して散歩もいいでしょう。

  • Roadside Station Imoko no Sato
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Waninaka 528
    A roadside station situated along the Biwako-Nishi Jukan Expressway in Waninaka, Otsu City. The station sells local vegetables, processed goods, sweets, breads, souvenirs, and more. The station’s restaurant buys A5 grade Omi beef by the head, enabling it to serve top quality Omi beef sukiyaki and steaks at reasonable prices. There’s also a convenience store open 24 hours.

    幹線道路が大渋滞なので道の駅に寄りました。2015年9月に開設された新しい道の駅なので期待してましたが、生憎レストランは19時に閉店となっており残念でした。仕方なくコンビニを利用しました。

  • Roadside Station Seseragi no Sato Kora
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    3.5
    18 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Inukamigunkourachou Kanaya 1549-4
    A roadside station situated along the Oumi-Green Road in Kanaya, Kora Town, Inukami County, Shiga Prefecture. The station has a farm-fresh shop selling local agricultural products and processed goods, an eating space, a takeout brick oven pizza place, a restaurant serving rice bowls and set meals, and a crepe shop.

    どちらかというと規模の小さな道の駅でした。物販の他ピザ屋さんと食堂、ドッグランがありましたが、滋賀県の特徴というか、らしさのようなものが感じられなかったのが残念です。

  • Roadside Station Ibuki no Sato Shunsai no Mori
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Maibarashi Ibuki 1732-1
    A roadside station located in Ibuki, Maibara City. The station sells locally grown vegetables and other fresh, seasonal agricultural products such as edible wild plants from Mt. Ibuki; side dishes made with local lake fish; bento box lunches made with edible wild plants; and other processed foods. The station’s restaurant serves curry, noodles, and set meals made with local rice and other ingredients. On the second floor, there’s a bread bakery and a rest area with a sweeping view of Mt. Ibuki.

    ここで売ってる、いぶき大根がとくに美味しいとい噂、買って帰りました。 家で天ぷらの出汁におろし大根を入れていただきました。 辛味と旨味が段違いでした。

  • Roadside Station Ryuo Kagaminosato
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Gamougunryuouchou Kagami 1231-2
    A roadside station situated along National Route 8 in Kagami, Ryuo Town, Gamo County, Shiga Prefecture. The station sells Omi rice grown in Ryuo Town and other local agricultural and specialty products as well as bento box lunches, side dishes, and fresh-baked breads. The station’s restaurant serves 100% Omi beef Hamburg steaks and other dishes made with Omi beef and rice, in addition to “Yoshitsune Genpuku Ryori,” a meal which recreates the kind of food samurai warriors would eat on special occasions in the Kamakura period (reservation required at least seven days in advance; minimum number of party members: 3).

    道の駅 竜王かがみの里の中にあるレストランです。出張時のランチで利用しました。近江牛が有名みたいでしたが、高かったのでカレーを頂きました。カレーは至って普通でしたが美味しかったです。

  • Kohoku Mizudori Station
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Kohokuchouimanishi 1731-1
    A roadside station situated along Prefectural Route 331 in Imanishi Kohoku-cho, Nagahama City. The station sells local agricultural products such as vegetables, fruits, and rice; and processed foods made with local specialty products like fish from Lake Biwa, including signature baby ayu tempura which is prepared right in front of customers. The station’s restaurant serves duck hotpot and dishes made with tasty delicacies from Lake Biwa. At the adjoining Kohoku Wild Birds Center and Biwako Waterfowl and Wetland Center, visitors can watch the water birds which visit Lake Biwa.

    広い空間で湖北名物、ワカサギ、鮒ずし,京野菜など珍しくをゆっくりと買い物することができます。柿が甘くておいしかったです

  • Roadside Station Omi Haha no sato
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    Shiga Pref. Maibarashi Ukano 1364-1
    A roadside station situated along Prefectural Route 2 in Ukano, Maibara City. The station has a store selling local agricultural and specialty products, a restaurant, and a light meal corner, as well as four tennis courts, an indoor multipurpose sports ground, plaza, and park. The adjoining Kurashi no Kogeikan training facility can accommodate overnight stays and has a studio, training rooms, bath area, and restaurant; the facility also holds exhibits of traditional crafts.
  • Roadside Station Aito Marguerite Station
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    Shiga Pref. Higashioumishi Imotochou 184-1
    A roadside station situated along the Oumi-Green Road in Imoto-cho, Higashiomi City. Station facilities include a farm fresh shop selling local agricultural products, workshops which make and sell foods like confections and gelato, and a shop selling additive-free foods made with local ingredients. Activities such as flower arranging classes, pizza making, and cooking classes are held in the station’s Denen Seikatsukan building. There is also a buffet restaurant serving dishes made with local vegetables and shops selling local specialty products and knickknacks made with herbs.
  • Roadside Station Konze no Sato Ritto
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    Shiga Pref. Rittoushi Arahari 1-11
    A roadside station situated along Prefectural Route 12 in Arahari, Ritto City. The station sells fresh, local agricultural products and foods like jams made with figs, a local specialty product; homemade umeboshi pickled plums; Konze Miso; and Ritto arare roasted mochi pieces. The station’s restaurant serves dishes such as the “Shishi-don” rice bowl made with wild boar meat, another local specialty. There’s also a free footbath at the station (closed in winter).
  • Roadside Station Aguri no Sato Ritto (Farmers’ Market Under the Jurisdiction of the Union of Kansai Governments)
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    Shiga Ritto-shi Deba 961-1
    A 10-minute drive from the Ritto Interchange on the Meishin Expressway. This roadside station is situated along Prefectural Route 145. The station's farmers market sells fresh vegetables and fruits from the local Ritto area picked that very morning, Ritto Agri Rice, and other seasonal farm products at reasonable prices. Popular products include the famous Wariki maki sushi; Maruppo Tofu made with whole soybeans from Ritto; additive-free, homemade breads; and gelato. Shinkansen trains can be seen from the station's on-site restaurant and parking lot. If you're lucky, you just might get to see the Doctor Yellow Shinkansen!
  • Roadside Station Biwako Ohashi Yone Plaza
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    3.5
    101 Reviews
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    Shiga Otsu-shi Imakatata 3-1-1

    守山市側から琵琶湖大橋を歩いて渡りきった近くにあります。一階はレストラン、お土産などかあり、2階は休憩スペースになっていて琵琶湖を眺めて休憩できます。また、野外彫刻作品なども設置されていました○

  • Roadside Station Azai 3 Shimai no Go
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    3.0
    16 Reviews
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    Shiga Nagahama-shi Uchibocho 2843

    北国脇往還の道路沿いにあります。ドライブ中の休憩地点としてちょうどいいです。店内の情報コーナーには長浜や米原の施設を紹介する地図などの冊子があり、うれしいです。また、この地でのお土産も購入できます。私はここでサラダパン(たくわん入りのめずらしいパン)を購入しました。食べはじめはふつうのパンとは少し違うなあと思いましたが、食べているとくせになりそうな味でした。 有り難いです。

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Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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