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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 Urahoro (Michi-no-eki Urahoro)

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

16, Kita-machi, Urahoro, 089-5621
Closed: 30 December – 5 January
Open: 9:00 – 18:30 (April – November), 9:00 – 17:00 (December – March)

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 Cosmall Taiki (Michi-no-eki Cosmall Taiki)

B Roadside Station Cosmall Taiki (Michi-no-eki Cosmall Taiki)

98, Nishi-hon-dori, Taiki, 089-2152
Closed: 1 January
Open: 9:30 – 18:00

There is a shop that offers local products and original space-related goods based on the idea of building an aerospace base in Taiki Town.

Roadside Station Ashoro Galaxy Hall 21 (Michi-no-eki Ashoro Ginga Hall 21)

C Roadside Station Ashoro Galaxy Hall 21 (Michi-no-eki Ashoro Ginga Hall 21)

1, North 1, Ashoro, 089-3701
Closed: Year-end and New Year
Open: 9:00 – 18:00 (April – October), 9:00 – 17:00 (November – March)

There is an area where reproductions of the platform and vehicles that had been used on Furusato Ginga Line for 95 years are exhibited, providing a recreational place for people.

Roadside Station Churui (Michi-no-eki Churui)

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

12, 384, Hakugin-cho, Makubetsu, 089-1701
Closed: 31 December – 3 January
Open: 9:00 – 18:00

One can see, eat, play and be healed at the Michinoeki. One can also take a break while eating a light meal, and there is also a facility with hot springs and the Churui Museum of Naumann Elephant.