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Michi No Eki, Roadside Stations

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A great place to stop as you drive through Akita. Rest and try local foods and produce.

Michi No Eki, Roadside Stations

Categories:   Eats/Treats

Michi no eki offer a space to recharge and learn more about the area you’re passing through on your road trip. Enjoy delicious meals and see various regional produce.

Mori no eki in Fujisato Town

This cute community market and restaurant is located next to the Shirakami Sanchi World Heritage Conservation Center. Visitors can see freshly harvested vegetables and local products. During lunch, enjoy a lamb rice bowl and soft serve ice cream with grated wasabi — all made with local ingredients. A cup of coffee brewed with the natural spring waters of Shirakami Sanchi is also recommended.

Address: 38-2 Satoguri, Fujikoto, Fujisato, Yamamoto, Akita 〒018-3201
Open: 9:00 ~ 17:00, Lunch Hours: 11:00 ~ 14:00
Closed on Thursdays
TEL: (+81) 185-79-2518

Otonomizu in Happo Town

Located near Mt. Futatsumori’s trailhead, this small michi no eki is famous for the natural spring water drinking station from which the clean waters of  World Heritage Site Shirakami Sanchi flow. It is said that these waters were praised for its purity by Aomori Prefecture’s Tsugaru lord long ago, on his way to Edo (modern day Tokyo). Bring some water bottles and taste it for yourself. A perfect place to fill up before hiking.

Address: 72-4 Otonomizu, Hachimori, Happo, Akita 〒018-2601
TEL: (+81) 185-78-2300
Open: 9:00 ~ 18:00 During Winter Months: 9:00 ~ 17:00
Closed on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month, and between 12/30 ~1/2