There are 117 Michi-no-Eki (roadside rest areas) located along national highway throughout Hokkaido. These provide 24-hour toilet facilities and shops selling local products that also offer Wi-Fi services, which enable travelers to obtain road information in real time. Utilizing michi-no-eki effectively can double the enjoyment of your road trip.

For more information, check the Michi-no-Eki URL below:

http://www.hokkaido-michinoeki.jp/ (Japanese)
http://www.hokkaido-michinoeki.jp/en/ (English)

Three Functions of Michi-no-Eki

Michi-no-eki have three main functions to provide for motorists in Hokkaido, or for anywhere in japan for that matter. These are as follows:

1. Rest area

There is free parking and toilets available 24 hours a day.

They are also used as disaster-prevention facilities.

2. Information

You can get information on roads and tourism in various ways from live footage, guides, and Wi-Fi.

The hours depend on the location.

3. Local products and food

Enjoy specialties at dining areas.

The hours depend on the location.

Locations of Michi-no-Eki SPOT in Hokkaido

At Michi-no-Eki Spots, various information on traffic, weather, disaster, and tourism highlights around the Michi-no-Eki are available.

How to use free Wi-Fi “Michi-no-Eki SPOT”