Roadside stations (“michino-eki”) are oasis for road trippers. Most of michino-eki comprise a restaurant which serves local dishes and a souvenir stand which offers local specialty products. You can get information on the local quarters there. They often become sites for travelers’ communication with local people. They are more practical than imagined first.
You are invited to stop over roadside stations any time during your travel.
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