Service Area Spots in Kochi Area

  • Roadside Station Kawauso no sato Susaki
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    4.0
    48 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.

    2階建ての大きな建物で、1階は物販施設となっており、高知の地酒、菓子類、海産物などが豊富に揃っています。店の入り口には芋ケンピがたくさん陳列されており目立っていました。店の奥では、鰹のタタキを藁焼きする実演販売をしていました。

  • Roadside Station Kira Messe Muroto
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    3.5
    56 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.

    海沿いの街道にある道の駅で、大型バスも止められる駐車場からは大海原を見渡せて爽快な気分になります。なお、月曜日は休館日だったのでトイレだけ借りました。

  • Roadside Station Shimanto Towa
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
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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.

    道の駅四万十とおわは、高知県高岡郡四万十町十和川口(こうちけんたかおかぐんしまんとちょうとおわかわぐち)にある道の駅だ。 2021年5月22日、この日は自宅を車で出発し、土佐ICから高知自動車道に乗る。 四万十中央ICで高速道路を下り、国道56号線に入る。 県道から国道381号線へ。 道の駅四万十とおわに到着だ。 駐車場はとても広い。 まず売店に入ってみた。 店頭で野菜を販売している。 ズッキ...

  • Roadside Station Tosa Japanese Paper Industrial Art Village
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
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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).

    Although we were driving, the location is very far away from city. Arrived around 8 pm but luckily the hotel restaurant was willing to serve us dinner. No other restaurants nearby, so be aware if...

  • Roadside Station Nabura Tosa Saga
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    4.0
    39 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.

    足摺から高知方面に56号走っていたらありました。 宿がここのさきにあったのでここでお酒をと思い入店、すると土佐酒盗柚子入りが目に飛び込んできて思わず手に取り、そして栗焼酎ダバダ火振を発見手に取り一緒にお買い上げ! 他にもカツオのなまり節や刺身用のカツオなんかもあり入店してくるお客さんはその刺身用を皆買っていってるようでした。 併設されているレストランが明神丸と提携しているのか明神丸の丼ものや生カツ...

  • Roadside Station Otsuki
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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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.

    Roadside stop with bathrooms, a tourist information office, shops selling local produce and products, bento boxed lunches, ice cream and a restaurant. The “ichigori” shaved ice with strawberries is...

  • Musasabi no sato
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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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”.

    車は多かった。 土産物を見ましたが普通かな。。 という印象。 にこ淵にいく前に、こちらでトイレを済ませて向かうのをお勧めします。

  • Roadside Station Tanoekiya
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    4.0
    29 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.

    鉄道「ごめん〜なはり線」の駅も兼ねている道の駅です。柚子を使った食品や、芋けんぴなど高知のお菓子などが販売されていました。私達は幾つかお菓子を購入しました。 また食堂も併設されていますがメニューに地元色は少なかったです。 ちなみに電気自動車の充電スタンドがありました。

  • Roadside Station Bios Ogata Hinataya
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    4.0
    23 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.

    四国に訪れた際は伺います 毎回楽しみにしてます 今回は空いていたのでしらす丼頂きました 人気のラーメンもかつおのたたき定食も頂きました コロナ対策もバッチリで 皆さん笑顔で頑張ってました ただご当地ガチャポンがお金を入れても出てこなくて残念でした

  • Roadside Station Yasu
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    4.0
    18 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.

    大規模な海浜公園「ヤ・シィパーク」に隣接する道の駅です。農産物直売所では、地元産の新鮮野菜のほか、野菜やフルーツ、カツオのたたきなども販売していました。ヤ・シィパークの駐車場は有料ですが、道の駅の前は無料で駐車できます。

  • Roadside Station Yusuhara
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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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.

    雲の上のホテルや温泉施設と隣接します道の駅です。あまり、見た感じ道の駅とはわかりにくく、今時の大きな施設の道の駅とは、ちょっと雰囲気は違います。特に隣のホテルが、あまりに有名な事もあり、霞んでしまっていますのが残念です。

  • Roadside Station Fusegasaka
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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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.

    梼原に行く途中で寄りました。 小さな家族連れなら必ず行って欲しい場所 午前中運良ければ雲海が眺めれる絶景スポット 子供が嬉しいのは天狗の入り口から滑るすべり台 300mぐらいありますかね?戻って来るのに足腰くる 道の駅の野菜と工芸品も充実しており パン屋も美味しかった。

  • Roadside Station Osugi
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    3.5
    6 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 come to Otoyo and you are hungry you should visit Osugi Road Station. You can eat local dishes like Tajikawa Soba, Yuzu ice-cream and drink Goishi Tea. There are many other lunch foods. When I...

  • Roadside Station Shimanto Taisho
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Kochi Takaoka-gun Shimantocho Taisho 16-2
    Roadside Station Shimanto is one of the country's older roadside stations. Its famous restaurant has been making fare with the same recipes since its founding. Run by members of a women's organization tied to Kochi's agricultural cooperative, their items made with dashi broth are especially good. Don't miss the soup that accompanies the udon noodles and meal sets. Their Udon Set and Shimanto Unakaba Rice Bowls come recommended.

    四万十へ行くならうなぎを食べねばと思いながらも本物の鰻屋さんまで行くには時間に制限があるし、と思って立ち寄ったこちらでうなぎの入ったメニューがあることを発見、今回はこれでうなぎを食べたことにしようとなりました。頼んだのは「うなぎの石焼まぜご飯」石焼ビビンバの変形ですね。熱々の器に海藻ご飯、うなぎが数切れ、これに昆布出汁のスープを掛けて頂きます。お味は乙な感じで結構楽しめましたね。

  • Drive-in Hikichibashi
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
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    Kochi Agawa-gun Niyodogawacho Hikichi 62
    A drive-in restaurant on National Route 33 that connects Matsuyama and Kochi. They serve oden hot pots, soba noodles, and meal sets in a rural teahouse with an old-fashioned ambiance. Originally, this area was a rest stop for rickshaw pullers and travelers. The teahouse began selling rice cakes and sweets at the end of the Meiji period. Their oden hot pots eaten with sweet miso and grilled amego salmon skewers are famous, and their Japanese mugwort manju buns—a local favorite—often sell out quickly. Since its founding over 80 years ago, the shop's been a favorite of locals and travelers alike.

    5年前、たまたま立ち寄って、購入したヨモギ入り焼き餅が美味しくて、再訪。 やっぱり美味しい。安い! のんびりした雰囲気のドライブイン。ホッとできる場所です。

  • 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 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.
  • Roadside Station Aguri Kubo River
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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.
  • 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.
  • Roadside Station Yotte Nishi Tosa
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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.

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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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