Japan Attractions Guide

What are Michi-no-Eki?

What are Michi-no-Eki?




Michi-no-Eki means “Roadside Station” in Japanese. The Michi-no-Eki system was launched 20 years ago to create a safe, comfortable road traffic environment, and unique, lively spaces that showcased the individuality of a region.

Each Michi-no-Eki has three distinct features:

“Refresh” – Rest facilities that include free 24-hour parking and restrooms.

“Community” – Regional co-operation where cultural centers, tourist attractions, recreation and other local development facilities promote interaction with the region. “Information” – Where road, tourist and emergency care information is readily available.


Each Michi-no-Eki has three distinct features


Refresh Community Information


All Nippon Michi-no-Eki NetworkParking Space. Easily Accessible.


All Nippon Michi-no-Eki NetworkMarket. Local Products, Souvenirs and Food.


All Nippon Michi-no-Eki NetworkInformation. Traffic, Sightseeing and Activities.