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Rest Spot Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Aso Roadside Station
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Kurokawa 1440-1
    An excellently situated roadside station which offers superb views of Mt. Aso to the south and the outer rim of a volcanic greater standing beyond agricultural land to the north. There is an information booth inside the facility staffed by guides who will be happy to tell you about local tourist attractions and recommend special local products. The facility stands at a key crossing point between the Aso Tozan Road, National Route 57, and National Route 212.

    駅近くの食堂でランチを取った後、道の駅に寄ってアイスといきなり団子を購入。いきなり団子は保温してあって温かく美味しかったです。

  • Roadside Station Mizube Plaza Kamoto
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Kamotomachikajiya 1257
    This road station includes a natural hot spring where water gushes out at 90 liters per minute, overnight accommodation, and a restaurant which uses seasonal ingredients. One can try pizza and bread making, and with its oversized playground equipment it is a popular place to bring children. In spring and summer one can also try their hand at canoeing.

    直売所の品揃えがいいです。 9月ということで、栗、梨、ぶどうがたくさん売ってありました。 山鹿市は栗の産地なので栗を買って帰りました。 温泉、レストランもあり、ドライブの寄り道にぴったりです。

  • Roadside Station Oguni
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    3.5
    106 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunogunimachi Miyabaru 1754-17
    "This roadside station is in Oguni Town, Aso County. It's also known locally as ""Yu Station."" Completely covered in mirror glass and made with local Oguni cedar, it's Japan's first wooden-space truss building. The first floor has a gift shop selling specialty products, and the second floor is a tourist information center providing all you need to know about the region. It's on the site of what was once the Japanese National Railway's Higo-Oguni Station."

    As my title suggest , nothing much at this place. First floor sell souvenirs and snacks while the 2nd floor is a small exhibition of photo taken of various part of japan.

  • Roadside Station Namino (Kaguraen)
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Naminoshouchino 1602
    This roadside station is on National Route 57 which connects Kumamoto and Oita. Its ample facilities include an eatery, a shop selling local specialties, and an event area. They also provide information on local kagura, an ancient form of ritual music and dance. You can also view performances. They hold workshops for making tasty soba noodles by hand too.
  • Roadside Station Ashikita Dekopon
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    9 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Ashikitagunashikitamachi Sashiki 443
    This roadside station is in Ashikita Town, Ashikita County. It has a farmers market run by JA Ashikita that sells seasonal vegetables, including a local specialty fruit called dekopon. They also offer Ashikita beef, fresh fish, prepared products, and their popular homemade omanju buns and sekihan red beans and rice. There's a restaurant and a tourist information center too.

    ゼリーやプリン、お菓子、ドレッシングなど特産の柑橘類を使った特産品がたくさんあります。直販所もあるので、新鮮な農産物なども購入できます。また、地域の住民にとって最寄りのスーパーみたいな側面もあるようで、肉や魚、飲食物なども取り扱いがありました。

  • Roadside Station Ono Onsen
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Ashikitagunashikitamachi Amatsuki 1000
    This roadside station is in Ashikita Town, Ashikita County. Surrounded by greenery, it provides tourist information and sells locally harvested vegetables and handmade prepared items. Its restaurant offers a healthy buffet featuring lots of local vegetables. They also have an on-site ground golf course and a hot spring facility.

    お湯が柔らかくて、気持ちよかったです。車がないと行けないところですが、売店には地元のものが売ってあり、とてもほっこりしました。

  • Roadside Station Uki
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    Kumamoto Pref. Ukishi Matsubasemachikugu 757-3
    This roadside station is in Uki City near the center of Kumamoto Prefecture. Apart from providing tourist information, they have a specialty shop that sells fruit like locally harvested strawberries, melons, pears, and decopon citrus, as well as vegetables, meat, and flowers. They also offer syrups made with local fruit such as figs and lemons and other specialty products too.
  • Roadside Station Shiranuhi
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    4 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Ukishi Shiranuhimachieino 1910-1
    This roadside station faces the Shiranui Sea. Its specialty shop sells fish, fruit, decopon citrus wines, and other prepared products. The restaurant serves the freshest fare available including meal sets with sashimi and shellfish. It has a hot spring spa, too.

    物産館でお使いし、お風呂に入り最後に食事をしました。あさり汁定食が人気No.1とのことで頂きました。丼ぶりにプリプリのあさりが40〜50個山盛りに入っています。新鮮なあさりで美味しく頂きました。

  • Roadside Station Uto Marina
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    Kumamoto Pref. Utoshi Shimoodamachi 3084-1
    This roadside station in Uto City is adjacent to Okoshiki Beach and has a view of Mt. Unzen. Their specialty shop sells items like fresh seafood, locally harvested dekopon, and other citrus fruits. They have a seafood restaurant and offer boat rides in the marina too.
  • Roadside Station Misato Samata no Yu
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Shimomashikigunmisatomachi Samata 705
    This roadside station is in Misato Town, Shimomashiki County. They sell seasonal produce as well as prepared products and specialty items like tofu moromi pickles made with local ingredients. Soak your fatigue away at their on-site hot spring spa. It has hot tubs like an open-air bath surrounded by garden greenery and a hinoki cypress bath. There's a lodge in a separate building where you can spend the night.

    九州の味、熊本の味、いなかの大地の味。 温泉に入る前、入った後に楽しめる施設です。サービスなどは期待せず、ただ食事をする場所です。

  • Roadside Station Ozu
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchigunodumachi Hikinomizu 759
    This roadside station is in Ozu Town, Kikuchi County. Its specialty shop sells items from around the prefecture, as well as handicrafts, daily essentials, and women's clothes. Their popular taiyaki treats are made with sweet potatoes (the region grows the most in the prefecture). You can watch vendors make ikinari dango dumplings, a Kumamoto favorite, as well as spicy mustard filled lotus root. The restaurant serves fare like gyudon beef rice bowl, steak, and yakiniku (Japanese style barbecue) featuring the local Aka beef.

    ・Croissant sweet potato tai-yaki →There is a volume.And,the combination of sweet potatos and red bean paste are good. We can enjoy croissants and Taiyaki together. ・Red bean tai-yaki →It is softer...

  • Roadside Station Kyokushi
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Kyokushikawabe 1886
    This roadside station is in Kikuchi City. Its specialty shop sells locally produced agricultural products, including healthy Kyokushi brand beef with moderate marbling. Shokusaikan, its restaurant, offers yakiniku Japanese barbecue and a variety of other fare made with local produce. Customers can also enjoy their steak and hamburger steak meal sets.

    注文してから揚げる旭志牛のメンチカツが美味しいです。店内には色んな土産や特産品などがあります。野菜も新鮮。隣接してレストランもあります。

  • Roadside Station Komoriuta no Sato Itsuki
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumagunitsukimura Kou 2672-54
    This roadside station is in Itsuki Village, Kuma County. Its specialty shop sells shochu liquor made with local rice, venison, seasonal produce, and prepared items like gelatin and juice made with village grown citrus fruit. Watch for the vendors preparing salt grilled masu trout. Their spa is equipped with a whirlpool and electric bath. There are also a traveler's center providing information on sightseeing events and more and a natural hot spring bathhouse.

    色々な山の幸,田舎の幸を買うことができます(いわゆる土産用の菓子もあります)。とにかく「しっかりずっしりした豆腐」と厚揚げが最高だった。また買いたいなあ。

  • Roadside Station Kikusui (Roman kan)
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    3.5
    22 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanagunnagomimachi Eta 455
    This roadside station in Nagomi Town, Tamana County sells locally grown fruit and vegetables. It has a park with facilities for camping and canoeing and a hot spring spa with a large bathing area and a family bath. Its soft hot spring water is said help alleviate nerve pain, sensitivity to cold, and fatigue. The roadside station bustles with locals out to shop or relax and road trippers stopping off for a break.

    道の駅ですが、小さなお店がいくつか並んでいて、中でもお肉屋さんがあるのは珍しいのではないでしょうか。 金栗四三ゆかりの地ということだけあり、関連グッズがいろいろありました。

  • Roadside Station Suika no Sato Ueki
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshikitaku Uekimachiwano 160-1
    This roadside station is located on Prefectural Route 329, the Haruueki Line. It sells agricultural produce year-round, including citrus fruit and various melons, including watermelon. They offer products made with watermelon too, like baumkuchen cake, nigori cloudy sake, and cosmetics. Known as Kumamoto City's north entrance, the roadside station also has a tourist information center and a rest area, so lots of people drop in while sightseeing.

    数日前久留米からの観光客として初来駅しました。山鹿の八千代座周辺と田原坂古戦場を巡り終え久留米に帰る前の寄り道。お目当ては夕食用の惣菜。結果は大外れ! スイカも売っている道の駅かと思いきや、スイカしか売ってない道の駅みたいな施設。家人も私も目が点に。実際には惣菜売り場もどきのコーナーがあり、少し売れ残っていたので2品持ち帰りました。 スイカの品揃えには驚きました。さすが植木! 買い求めたのは10...

  • Roadside Station Kahoku (Ogurigo)
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    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Kahokumachiwano 4186-130
    This roadside station on National Route 3 sells fresh produce, rice, and jagadango potato dumplings when the potatoes are newly harvested. The eatery serves the local favorite known as dago dumpling soup, and their Mokuyu-kan has workshops in woodcraft and making stone oven-baked pizzas. You can also enjoy strolls through the natural surroundings as well as their family pool in the summer.
  • Roadside Station Kamiamakusa Sunpearl
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    3.5
    59 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kamiamakusashi Oyanomachinaka 11582-24
    This roadside station is on National Route 266 in central Oyano-machi. You can buy local seasonal produce and seafood from their specialty shop. The restaurant primarily serves fare made with local ingredients like seafood dishes and fried tonkatsu cutlet meal sets featuring Amakusa Bainiku brand pork. Bus parking is available, so it sees a lot of Oyano tourists.

    JR三角駅からバスで天草市に行く時、直行便がないため、ここのバス停で、熊本市から来るバスに乗り換える。待ち時間には、同じ敷地の道の駅の海産物などを見ると、楽しい。

  • Roadside Station Minamata
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Minamatashi Tsukinoura 54-162
    This roadside station is on the grounds of Eco Park Minamata on National Route 3. It's well known for its rose garden with about 750 varieties. They have rose soft serve ice cream made with domestically produced rose extract. Its restaurant Aji-no-Eki Takenko has a lunch buffet that's popular with locals and tourists alike.

    国道3号線沿いにある水俣の道の駅。 エコパークの隣にあります。食事処や観光物産館があります。 こじんまりとしています。

  • Ushibuka Sea Station (Ushibuka Port)
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    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Ushibukamachi 2286
    This Umi-no-Eki sea station facility on National Route 266 is popular with tourists visiting adjacent Ushibuka Port. Their specialty shop has a large fish tank full of migratory varieties. They sell seasonal fresh seafood and prepared seafood products, and their restaurant features the bounty of the sea. There's also a ferry ticket office and the Ushibuka Kaisaikan, Fisheries History Gallery.
  • Roadside Station Ariake “Rippleland”
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    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Ariakemachikoutsura 1955
    This roadside station is on National Route 324 just as you're entering Amakusa City. Its shop has lots of items featuring octopus, a local specialty. Stop at the restaurant for a bowl of takoten-don, octopus tempura on rice. Its popular day-use hot spring facility Sazanami-no-Yu has a great view of the Ariake Sea. It also has its trademark tower and a playscape for the kids.

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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