Service Area Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Roadside Station Ozu
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    4.0
    78 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 Oguni
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    3.5
    109 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.

  • Aso Roadside Station
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    4.0
    24 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.

    When you go out from JR Aso station, there is a Michino Eki on your left hand side. They sell fresh local products. As I was traveling by train, I just took a look, what was a pity. The rest rooms in...

  • Roadside Station Ariake “Rippleland”
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    3.5
    64 Reviews
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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.

    建物から歩道橋を渡ると大たこのオブジェがあります、 前は海で眺めもとても良いです。休憩やランチにとても良いと思います

  • Roadside Station Misato Samata no Yu
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    4.0
    33 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.

    農産物所やレストランのほか、源泉掛け流しの天然温泉施設、ログハウス風の宿泊施設を併設する大規模な道の駅です。その割には駐車場が狭いようですが、平日だったので混雑はありませんでした。レストランは入浴施設に併設しているので、とりあえず靴をロッカーに入れる方式です。700円の野菜カレーは、香ばしく焼いた地元産野菜がトッピングされて美味でした。

  • 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 Namino (Kaguraen)
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
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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.

    阿蘇山から祖母山登山口への移動の途中で、遅めのランチ、閉店間際にもつ煮定食を頂きました。平日の16:00過ぎはお客も無くほぼ貸切、閉店までのんびり過ごさせて頂きました。もつ煮のお皿が少し小さくかも。

  • Roadside Station Kikusui (Roman kan)
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    3.5
    26 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.

    物産館だけでなく、温泉入浴施設、キャンプ場、バーベキュー場などのほか、カヌーやカヤックなどの体験もできる大規模な複合施設です。物産館では地元産の新鮮野菜のほか、お土産用の菓子類も揃っていました。熊本名物の「いきなり団子」は館内で手作りしていますが、人気があるので昼過ぎには売り切れることが多いそうです。

  • Roadside Station Kamiamakusa Sunpearl
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    4.0
    18 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.

    Food was served very fast but in good quality Staff are friendly. But it only serves lunch Easy to find

  • Roadside Station Suika no Sato Ueki
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    3.5
    18 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.

    すいかの季節がやってくるといつもこちらにすいかを買いに来ています。今回のすいかは残念ながらあたりとは言えませんが、悪くはなかったです。

  • Roadside Station Minamata
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    3.5
    14 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.

    道の駅を探すが、ナビ上の位置に水俣観光物産館とある、どちらも同じ電話番号。 物産館内は、精製食品関係と民芸品や菓子類等のコーナに分かれる。 海産物の加工品とかんきつ類が豊富であった。 昼時で、ドライブ途中で食べられるお弁当。御握り購入・

  • Roadside Station Mizube Plaza Kamoto
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    4.0
    23 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.

    時間調整に立ち寄りましたが、思ったより農産物のお買い得品がたくさんあり、買ってしまいました。日帰り湯は利用しませんでしたが、いちご狩りとのセットがお得なようでした。

  • New Kusasenri
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Nagakusa 2391-15
    This drive-in facility has a specialty shop, a café, and a restaurant. The restaurant serves regional cuisine including Aka beef steak and rice bowls that you can dine on while absorbing the magnificent view of Mt. Aso and Kusasenri (green grassy plain). The café has excellent coffee and gelato, and the shop sells souvenirs from Kumamoto and Aso.

    It is a best choice when you are in the Aso volcano area. Ordering can be made from the vendor machine, the pick up the dish from counter. You can enjoy the volcano view from the windows.

  • Roadside Station Tsujunkyo
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kamimashikigunyamatochou Shimoichi 184-1
    This roadside station is on National Route 218. Their shop handles local specialties such as Yabecha tea and citron products. There's also a restaurant and a rest area. Lots of travelers visit for the nearby Tsujunkyo Bridge, a National Important Cultural Property, as well as the beautiful natural surroundings that include Gorogataki Waterfall. You can learn more about the bridge at the facility's Tsujunkyo Bridge Museum.

    通潤橋を訪れて利用しました。 店内から通潤橋を眺めながら食事をとることができます。 地元感を感じるメニューもいろいろありました。 美味しかったです。通潤橋の放水が始まったらまたぜひ行きたいです。

  • Roadside Station Ashikita Dekopon
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Ashikita-gun Ashikitamachi 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.

    品揃えは豊富です。 が、地元の商品は少ないようで、JA店舗のような印象です。お肉やお魚が充実していました。

  • 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 Komoriuta no Sato Itsuki
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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.
  • Roadside Station Ono Onsen
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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.
  • 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.
  • Michinoeki asomochinosatokugino
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    4.5
    85 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Hisaishi 2807

    熊本県道28号線沿いにある道の駅。土産物などを販売している物産館やレストランなどが入っている本館の他、別棟にあか牛専門の焼肉レストランやそば道場などがある。ここの素晴らしいところはテラスからの眺望!阿蘇の外輪山を一望できる素晴らしいロケーションである。物産館では阿蘇の牧場で育てられた牛から搾られた「山田さんちの牛乳」、熊本名物の「いきなり団子」も販売しているので素晴らしい景色を眺めながら是非ご賞味...

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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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