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When you are driving around the Tokachi area, please stop at a 'Michinoeki' (roadside station) where you can find original foods, souvenirs and unique goods.

A 'Michinoeki' (roadside station) is a useful place where you can stop to take a break, use the toilet and buy something you need while driving or riding a motorcycle/bicycle. There are 14 such stops along the major roads in the Tokachi district, and they provide meals made of local foods and original souvenirs. At some of the roadside stations tourist information centers provide information on the local history, tourist attractions and the roads. Wireless LAN is also available at some. Markets where local foods are sold at reasonable prices are sometimes held at some of the roadside stations on specific days of week, and some have such facilities as a hot spring, camping site, accommodation, park golf course, cheese factory, dog run or history museum. They are frequented by both tourists and many local people. Stop at a roadside station and find local specialties while travelling.

Roadside Station Stellar Honbetsu (Michi-no-eki Stellar Honbetsu)

A Roadside Station Stellar Honbetsu (Michi-no-eki Stellar Honbetsu)

1, 1, North 3, Honbetsu, 089-3334
Tel:+81-156-22-5819
Closed: 30 December – 3 January
Open: 9:00 – 19:00 (May – September), 9:00 – 18:00 (October – April)
http://www.hokkaido-michinoeki.jp/data/107/each.htm
honbetsu-michinoeki@ocn.ne.jp
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It is a historical building of the old Honbetsu station. The facilities include a shop selling local products, a bakery, a restaurant and a post office, as well as a tourist information counter.

Roadside Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu (Michi-no-eki Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu)

B Roadside Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu (Michi-no-eki Aurora Town 93 Rikubetsu)

Oo-dori, Rikubetsu, 089-4315
Tel:+81-156-27-2012
Closed: 30 December – 3 January
Open: 8:00 – 18:00 (April – October), 9:00 – 17:00 (November – March)
http://www.hokkaido-michinoeki.jp/data/69/each.htm
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One can soothe away one’s fatigue from travelling at a park spread over an area of approximately 4,000 m2 covered with lawns and accommodation facilities called Aurora House.

Roadside Station Sarabetsu Tourism and Local Products Center Pipopa (Michi-no-eki Sarabetsu Kankou-to-bussan-no-yakata Pipopa)

C Roadside Station Sarabetsu Tourism and Local Products Center Pipopa (Michi-no-eki Sarabetsu Kankou-to-bussan-no-yakata Pipopa)

1, 464, Kouwa, Sarabetsu, 089-1573
Tel:+81-155-53-3663
Closed: 31 December – 5 January
Open: 9:00 – 18:00
http://www.sarabetsu-pipopa.jp/
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The roadside station provides souvenirs like potato chips, one of the local specialties and soft serve ice cream. Visitors can also enjoy a magnificent view of the Hidaka mountain range.

Roadside Station Otofuke (Michi-no-eki Otofuke)

D Roadside Station Otofuke (Michi-no-eki Otofuke)

5, West 19, Kino, Otofuke, 080-0301
Tel:+81-155-31-8511
Closed: Open daily (May – September), Monday (October – April), 30 December – 5 January
Open: 9:30 – 18:30 (May – September), 9:30 – 17:30 (October – April)
http://www.hokkaido-michinoeki.jp/data/31/each.htm
shop05@netbeet.ne.jp
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The Otofuke Tokusan Center offers local Otofuke products, including beans, dairy products and jam, as well as local products from major cities of the Tokachi area and the rest of Hokkaido.

Roadside Station Shikaoi (Michi-no-eki Shikaoi)

E Roadside Station Shikaoi (Michi-no-eki Shikaoi)

2, Higashi-machi 3, Shikaoi, 081-0222
Tel:+81-156-66-1125
Closed: Open daily (March – November), Tuesday (December – February)
Open: 9:00 – 17:00 (March – August, October – November), 9:00 – 18:00 (July – September), 10:00 – 16:00 (December – February)
http://michinoeki-shikaoi.com/
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The food area (closed during the winter) offers hotdogs and soft serve ice cream. Fresh vegetables are also sold at the shop. These are very popular with visitors.

Roadside Station Urimaku (Michi-no-eki Urimaku)

F Roadside Station Urimaku (Michi-no-eki Urimaku)

1, West 3, Urimaku, Shikaoi, 081-0341
Tel:+81-156-67-2345
Closed: 30 December – 6 January
Open: 9:00 – 17:00
http://www.urimaku.net/
riding@town.shikaoi.lq.jp
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It takes 20 minutes by car from Lake Shikaribetsu. The Michinoeki (roadside station) offers the opportunity to experience horse riding. Beginners can also enjoy riding a real horse.

Roadside Station Nakasatsunai (Michi-no-eki Nakasatsunai)

G Roadside Station Nakasatsunai (Michi-no-eki Nakasatsunai)

South 7, Oo-dori, Nakasatsunai, 089-1330
Tel:0155-67-2811
Closed: Monday (open except otherwise noticed in summer time), 30 December – 5 January
Open: 9:00 – 18:00 (April – October), 9:00 – 17:00 (November – March)
http://www.hokkaido-michinoeki.jp/data/36/each.htm
coumtry-plaza@michinoeki-nakasatsunai.jp
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The roadside station is the entrance to the southern Tokachi area. It is surrounded by greenery and flowers. One can enjoy various local Nakasatsunai products. The Bean Museum is also located on the premises.

Roadside Station Urahoro (Michi-no-eki Urahoro)

H Roadside Station Urahoro (Michi-no-eki Urahoro)

16, Kita-machi, Urahoro, 089-5621
Tel:+81-15-576-5678
Closed: 30 December – 5 January
Open: 9:00 – 18:30 (April – November), 9:00 – 17:00 (December – March)
http://www.hokkaido-michinoeki.jp/data/109/each.htm
mitieki.urahoro@aurora.ocn.ne.jp
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The roadside station is along Route 38 on the way from Obihiro to Kushiro. The area where light meals including hotdogs and soft serve ice cream are sold is very popular.

Roadside Station Pia 21 Shihoro (Michi-no-eki Pia 21 Shihoro)

I Roadside Station Pia 21 Shihoro (Michi-no-eki Pia 21 Shihoro)

134-1 Shihoro Nishi 2-sen, Shihoro-cho, Kato-gun, Hokkaido 080-1200
Tel:+81-1564-5-3940
Closed: Open daily except otherwise noticed
Open: Local products center 9:00 – 18:00 (April – November), 9:00 – 16:00 (December– March)/ Restaurant 11:00 – 15:00 (Closed on Mondays)
http://shihoroinfo.com/road-station/
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Taste the flavors of Shihoro at a café, enjoy meals of Shihoro beef and local vegetables at a restaurant, or take home a piece of the town at a souvenir shop.

Roadside Station Shihoro Onsen Plaza Ryokufuu (Michi-no-eki Shihoro Onsen Plaza Ryokufuu)

J Roadside Station Shihoro Onsen Plaza Ryokufuu (Michi-no-eki Shihoro Onsen Plaza Ryokufuu)

134, Nishi 2-sen, Shimo-oribe, Shihoro, 080-1282
Tel:+81-1564-5-3630
Closed: Open daily
Open: 24 hours *Onsen for day-trippers available 11:00 – 23:00 (last entry 22:00)
http://www.shihoro-spa.co.jp/contents/station/
ryokfu@shihoro-spa.co.jp
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There is a radium stone sauna, while the facility also includes a guest room with a bathroom designed exclusively for people with handicaps. It is connected to a Michinoeki (roadside station). Outdoor facilities include a park golf course and a footbath.