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  • Roadside Station Shimanto Towa
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Towakawaguchi 62-9
    This Roadside Station, located on National Route 381 in Shimanto-cho, Takaoka County in Kochi Prefecture, is in the perfect location to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Shimanto River. Its shops sell many locally-sourced vegetables and processed goods, focusing on locally-produced and locally-consumed as well as original items. It is lined with the bounty of the Shimanto River basin such as wild sweetfish, river prawns, shiitake mushrooms, tea and sweets made from Shimanto chestnuts. The restaurant serves seasonal cuisine using local ingredients such as wild sweetfish and eel. There is also a buffet of local cuisine every Wednesday.

    道の駅恒例の地元農産物や土産物が充実してます。 うなぎが食べられる食事処がありましたが昼食後だった為断念。川まで下りられる道もあるので四万十川を間近で味わいたい方に適した道の駅だと思います。

  • Roadside Station Nabura Tosa Saga
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    14 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou Saga 1350
    You’ll find this rest stop along National Route 56 in Kuroshio Town, Hata County, Kochi Prefecture. It is popular for its delicious bonito. The facility contains a food court that is well-known for its “seared (tataki) bonito burgers,” and there’s also the “seared bonito set,” “Kuroshio bonito rice bowl,” which is topped with bonito roasted over a straw-fueled fire, “bonito cutlet curry,” and more. The rest stop also hosts bonito roasting demonstrations and a farmer’s market that offers fresh fish, vegetables, and more, making it perfect for taking a break during a drive or doing some shopping.

    焼きの土佐カツオがあります。目の前で実演が見れます。カツオのコロッケを食べました。よく味わうとカツオの味がしました。

  • Roadside Station Bios Ogata Hinataya
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    17 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou Ukibuchi 953-1
    This is a roadside rest station along National Route 56 in Kuroshio Town, Hata County, Kochi Prefecture. It is at a great location about one minute walk from the ocean and visitors can enjoy resting, shopping and eating overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The cafeteria’s specialty is the “seared bonito burger”. There are also a variety of dishes that use ingredients from Kochi’s mountains and the sea such as “mackerel cutlet set meal” and “bonito miso chazuke (boiled rice in soup)”. At the wholesale store, seared bonito, local vegetables, dried products, town specialty products, and ice creams are sold.

    今週は、家族で2泊3日の高知旅行。 2日目の昼時に、道の駅ビオスおおがたで休憩し、 ランチを「ひなたや食堂」さんで食べることにしました。 今日は、かつおの味噌茶漬けと生ビールをオーダー!! まずは、そのままいただきます。 味噌の味わいがよく、美味しくいただきます。 お次は、お茶を注いでお茶漬けにしていただくと、 更にあっさりと美味しくいただくことができました!!

  • Roadside Station Yotte Nishi Tosa
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    23 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Shimantoshi Nishitosaekawasaki 2410-3
    This roadside station standing next to Shimanto River, the river that is said to have the last clear stream in Japan, is in Nishi Tosa, Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture, on National Route 441. Produce such as natural Ayu sweetfish and eel caught in the Shimanto River and locally grown organic vegetables and rice harvested in the mountainous areas are sold. In the facility, there is an Ayu market, where you can buy freshly cooked Ayu sweetfish grilled with salt, a market selling produce directly from the farmers, a cafeteria, and an observation deck, as well as a café where unique Shimanto sweets can be enjoyed.

    四万十市から四万十川沿いに沈下橋に寄りながら高知市に戻る時に道中狭い道もあり対向車との履行に気を使い疲れたときにちょうどこの道の駅に到着しました。 ここの一階では名産品の販売があり、その中に天然鮎の塩焼きも販売していました。 二階にはゆっくりとした休憩スペースがあるので運転疲れをリセットしその後の快適なドライブが出来ました。

  • Roadside Station Nankoku Furari
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    Kouchi Pref. Nankoku City Soyama102-1
    This roadside station is located on the side of the Kochi East Road in Soyama, Nankoku City. It features a shop that offers product such as local Kochi sweets, seared skipjack tuna, Shimantogawa nori (seaweed sheets), processed yuzu citrus products, local sake, and more. It also features a farmer’s market that offers fresh local produce and processed products such as Pirishaki-zuke. These pickles are made with Shihochiku, a type of bamboo shoot that is a specialty of Nankoku City. At the café restaurant, visitors can enjoy set meals, donburi (rice bowls), udon noodles, and other dishes featuring the tastes of Tosa such as their Tosa Ajiwai Gozen set meal. It also offers a breakfast buffet.
  • Roadside Station Kawauso no sato Susaki
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    35 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Susakishi Shimobun Jia 263-3
    This roadside station is located on the side of the Nakamura Highway in Shimobunko, Susaki City. It hosts a number of different shops offering items such as seasonal vegetables such as Japanese ginger (of which Susaki is Japan’s biggest producer), citrus and other varieties of fruit, seafood such as skipjack tuna seared with burning straw, Kochi’s famous “Aisukurin” frozen treat, local sake, souvenirs, gardening products, and more. Its restaurant offers a range of dishes including nabeyaki ramen noodles, a local Susaki delicacy, as well as set meals and donburi (rice bowls) featuring seafood such as skipjack tuna and moray eel.

    ビールがおつ!津野山茶を使ったビールカクテル。食事は鍋焼きラーメンをチョイス。細麺好きにはたまらなく、スープも美味しかった

  • Roadside Station Tosa Japanese Paper Industrial Art Village
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    Kouchi Pref. Agawaguninochou Kashiki 1226
    This roadside station is located on the side of National Route 194 in Kashiki, Ino Town, Agawa County. It features accommodations offering views of the Niyodo River, a restaurant that offers cuisine made with seasonal local ingredients, a spa with medicinal baths and saunas, a gallery in a renovated storehouse, a farmer’s market, and more. Visitors can also try their hand at activities such as making Tosa Washi paper, weaving (reservation required), or canoeing the Niyodo River (reservation required).

    高知に行く途中、伊野インターで高速を降りたときに案内看板を見て訪問しました。 仁淀川沿いの景色の良い場所にあり、蔵をイメージしたのでしょうか、すっきりした外観の瓦葺の建物が回りの景色と相まって、とてもきれいでした。レストランで昼食を取りましたが、店内の雰囲気もおしゃれで、食事の内容も良かったです。奥の建物では、手すき和紙の体験ができるようで、親子連れが何組も作業していました。宿泊施設や入浴施設もあ...

  • Roadside Station Kira Messe Muroto
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    45 Reviews
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    Kochi Pref. Muroto City Kiragawacho Hei 890-11
    This roadside station is located on the side of National Route 55 in Hei Kiragawa-cho, Muroto City. Its restaurant offers set meals, donburi (rice bowls), and other dishes made with ingredients including local fish, the local fruits and vegetable, and Koshihikari rice grown in Kiragawa-cho. It also offers as a selection of whale dishes. The facility also features a market that offers products such as fresh produce, fresh fish, and processed products. At the Kujirakan whale museum, visitors can see museum exhibits on Muroto’s whaling tradition and also experience entertaining VR and AR content.

    以前もこちらでお土産を購入しました。 家族全員金目鯛が好物で、いつも購入して帰ります。 柑橘類や野菜も安いです。

  • Roadside Station Aguri Kubo River
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    64 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunshimantochou Hiragushi 284-1
    This roadside station is located on the side of the Nakamura Highway in Hiragushi, Shimanto Town, Takaoka County. It sells local specialties with a focus on items from Shimanto Town and the Shimanto River watershed, local sake, Niidamai rice, processed ginger products (the area is Japan’s biggest producer of ginger), and more. Its restaurant provides items made with local seafood, the fruits and vegetable of the land. It also features a shop that carries produce grown by local farmers, processed products, and handicrafts, as well as a shop that specializes in ice cream made with fresh raw milk produced by dairy farmers in the Shimanto River watershed.

    な野菜がたくさーん。結構、広い敷地に食堂もしっかり分かれている。外には牛の串焼きも売っている。ゆっくりくつろげます!

  • Roadside Station Tanoekiya
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    21 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Aki-gun Tanocho Kamishimata 1431-1
    This roadside station located on the side of Tosa-higashi Highway in Tano Town, Aki County is part of Tano Station. Its shop offers regional specialties, fresh seafood, vegetables harvested fresh each morning by local farmers, bento boxes, side dishes, and more. The station’s food corner offers udon and other types of noodles, rice dishes such as their surimidon (which features fried fish paste coated with Tosa Jiro eggs and served on a bowl of rice), ice cream, and more. It also offers tourist information and rental cycles, making it a good base for sightseeing in the surrounding area.

    決して大きな道の駅ではありませんが人の出入りも多く賑わってました。 農産物の販売はそれほど種類がありませんが、加工品や土産物は種類も多く他の道の駅ではお目にかからない商品もありました(ゆず果汁を購入しました)。 館内にある食堂はかなり繁盛してて次から次にお客さんが入ってきます。 麺類・定食類・弁当類の種類も多く価格も良心的です。それを知ってる地元民や昼食をここで取る営業車のドライバー等が利用してる...

  • Roadside Station Konoka
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    Kouchi Pref. Agawa-gun Inocho Kuwaze 225-24
    This roadside station is located on the side of National Route 194 in Kuwaze, Ino Town, Agawa County. In addition to a shop offering Ino Town’s local specialties, soft-serve ice cream, and other items, the station also features a red spotted masu trout fishing hole that is open from May to November. The station has an attached hot spring inn and day spa, Konoka Onsen. Visitors can also enjoy a meal at the attached restaurant, which offers views of the Kuwaze River.
  • Musasabi no sato
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    Kouchi Pref. Agawa-gun Inocho Kamiyakawako 1160-2
    This roadside station on the side of National Route 194, which connects central Kochi Prefecture with Ehime Prefecture, is located between Kochi City and the border shared by the two prefectures. It is well-known as a rest stop for people driving the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway, which connects Shikoku with Honshu. The surrounding area gained the nickname “Niyodo Blue” in recent years for the beautiful main stream and tributaries of the Niyodo River, a class A river. The area is visited by many tourists due to its popularity on social media. In addition to people seeking great mountain climbers and fall foliage, the spot is also extremely popular with motorcycle tourists and cyclists. The central facility of the relatively small roadside station is its local products shop. Leveraging its location amongst the mountains, the shop offers many handcrafted products made the old-fashioned way with natural ingredients that cannot be found anywhere else. Visitors can always enjoy a hot meal or a variety of handmade sweets at the station’s two food shops, “Shokujidokoro Hachikinya” and “Mori no Chiisa na Okashiyasan”.

    よくある山間の道の駅でした。 目にとまった商品ではコンニャクです。特大品から刺身コンニャクまで様々な商品が並んでました。野菜は地場のものを並べているようでした。休憩がてらの立寄りに丁度いいと思います。

  • Roadside Station Yasu
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    13 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Kounanshi Yasuchouchigire 537-90
    This roadside station is located on the side of the Tosa Higashi Highway and in front of Yasu Station in Yasu-cho Chigire, Konan City. It features a farmer’s market offering local produce, a souvenir shop, and a grocery store that carries items that include Matsuzaki Reika ice cream. The facility also features restaurants such as the Indian restaurant and café MASALA, the Sukehachi seafood restaurant, and Hakase, which specializes in takoyaki (octopus balls). At the sweets café manamana, guests can purchase popsicles made with fruits such as Tosa Buntan pomelo and tangerine.

    道の駅というよりも、なんでもある大きな公園という感じかな。 レストラン、土産物屋、直売所のほかにも、「道の駅 やす」のすぐ近くには、海水浴場、鉄道駅、バーベキューができる緑地公園などがあります。また、ヤシの木もたくさんあって、エンターテインメントな雰囲気です。 お子様連れにはよい感じの「道の駅 やす」かもしれません。

  • Roadside Station Fusegasaka
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaoka-gun Tsunocho Funato 654-1
    This roadside station is located on the side of National Route 197 in Funato Komiyadani, Tsuno Town, Takaoka County. Its shop offers local products and produce including the area’s famous tea leaves. Its attached restaurant offers cuisine made with local ingredients such as its kakuni ramen, which features cubes of stewed Tsunoyama beef.

    国道197号線の起点である須崎と梼原町のちょうど中間点辺りに、津野町の道の駅「布施の坂」があります。ここでは津野町の名産品を購入でき、地元の野菜や植物が多く準備されています。 中でも、この道の駅「布施の坂」でしか食べられない「満天の星...

  • Roadside Station Yusuhara
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    Kouchi Pref. Takaokagunyusuharachou Tarougawa 3799-3
    This roadside station was built in Tarogawa Park, which is located on the side of National Route 197 in Tarogawa, Yusuhara Town, Takaoka County. In addition to a shop that offers local products, the facility also features the Kumo no Ue no Hotel, which includes a hot spring spa, a pool, a gallery, Kumo no Ue no Restaurant, and other facilities. The Kumo no Ue no Restaurant offers dishes made with ingredients including beef raised in natural pastures, fish from the Shimanto River, and wild plants from Tsunoyamago to enjoy along with the views of the greenery outside its windows. There is also a camping ground located inside the park.
  • Roadside Station Sukumo
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    Kouchi Pref. Sukumoshi Sakanoshita 1023-44
    This roadside station is located on the side of National Route 321 in Sakanoshita, Sukumo City. It features a number of shops including a shop that offers fresh fish and processed seafood products, a coral accessory shop, a café, and an okonomiyaki (savory pancake) restaurant. An observation deck has been built on the grounds, which face the Sukumo Bay, from which visitors can sometimes see a special phenomenon in which the setting sun looks like a Dharma doll from autumn to winter.

    夕日が美しいことで知られる道の駅すくもですが、インフォメーションでは観光情報を仕入れることができます。延光寺や歴史館などの情報を得たのは便利でした。

  • Roadside Station Osugi
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    24 Reviews
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    Kouchi Pref. Nagaokagunotoyochou Sugi 743-1
    This roadside station is located on the side of the Tosakita Highway in Sugi, Otoyo Town, Nagaoka County. It offers items including goishicha tea, a local specialty, processed yuzu citrus products, and more. The diner offers items such as their Tachikawa soba, which feature soba noodles made with 100% buckwheat flour, their goishicha gozen set meals, and more.

    If you go to Otoyo Town you should visit the Osugi Road Station. There are many souvenirs of Otoyo in the Michinoeki. There is a dining room where you can eat Goishi tea dishes. You can eat Goishi...

  • Roadside Station Tosa Sameura
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    Kouchi Pref. Tosaguntosachou Tai 448-2
    This roadside station is located on the side of National Route 439 in Tai, Tosa Town, Tosa County. It offers local products such as seasonal local produce, processed products made from yuzu citrus and other items, the local sake “Keigetsu”, handcrafts, and more. The station’s diner serves set meals and donburi (rice bowls) featuring Tosa Akaushi (a red-haired Japanese cattle breed from Kochi), noodle dishes, and more. There is also an attached woodworking shop where visitors can purchase made-to-order work products or take woodworking classes.

    須崎市から高知市を通らずに行くため、山道に入りました。 しかし、思いの外険しいわけではなく一部だけでした。 快適に山道を走っていると、突然街らしくなったかと思うと、すぐに出てきました。 小さな道の駅でした。 土佐の赤牛の肉も売られていますが、店内も品物が少なく少し寂しいところだなと思いました。 平日ということもあり空いていました。

  • Roadside Station Bios Ogata Information Building
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    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunkuroshiochou Ukibuchi 3573-5
    This roadside station is located on the side of Nakamura Highway in Ukibuchi, Kuroshio Town, Hata County. It sells the town’s local products including local seasonal vegetables, dried fish and other processed seafood products, sundried salt, and more. The station’s diner offers ramen noodles served in a broth made with sodabushi (shaved dried auxis), set meals, and donburi (rice bowls). It also offers morning items such as a tamagokake gohan, which features a raw egg from Kochi’s Tosa Jiro chicken breed served on a bowl of rice. Another specialty of the restaurant is its seared skipjack tuna burger.
  • Roadside Station Otsuki
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    Kouchi Pref. Hatagunotsukichou Hiromi 2610
    This roadside station is located on the side of National Route 321 in Hiromi, Otsuki Town, Hata County. It offers the town’s local products including fresh fruits and vegetables harvested each morning, fresh fish, and side dishes. Other offerings include soft-serve ice cream made with local milk, strawberry shaved ice featuring strawberries grown on the on-site farm, and more. The station’s restaurant offers meals made with local ingredients, coffee made with beans roasted locally with Binchotan Charcoal, and more. The station, which features a park equipped with a large playset, also hosts Coral Illumination in Otsuki event during the winter.

    Had to stop here on the way to and from Mount Fuji. They have coffee, pastries and small lunch options. Another great feature is unlimited free water before you get to Mount Fuji. I suggest you take...

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The largest of Shikoku's prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island's most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you're a pilgrim or not, Kochi's 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.

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