Rumoi Roadside Station - Hokkaido

Rumoi Roadside Station (道の駅 るもい) is one of 128 roadside stations dispersed over Hokkaido and is located at 2-114 Funabacho, Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Rumoi Roadside Station

Rumoi Roadside Station details

Locally referred to as 道の駅 るもい (Michi no Eki Rumoi), Rumoi Roadside Station is one of the newest roadside stations in the prefecture. It was registered only last March 13, 2020, and was given the registration number 126. 

Rumoi Roadside Station - Rumoi City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Rumoi Roadside Station has a vast open area that measures roughly about 8 hectares. It has a golf course, rainbow garden, and dog run. This area is called Senba Park.

道の駅 るもい

Team Nicerio visits Rumoi Roadside Station

Minato Oasis Rumoi
Minato Oasis Rumoi

The Rumoi Roadside Station building, it houses the Funaba English Kitchen which is a place where cooking, baking, and English lessons are held. 

Rumoi Roadside Station
Saw Kazumo-chan inside Rumoi Roadside Station

Funaba Cafe

The soft cream here is super delicious. The wafer is made from locally produced pumpkins

Funaba Cafe Menu

The ground floor of Rumoi Roadside Station

Second Floor of the Rumoi Roadside Station

The second floor has an amazing view of Senba Park

Rumoi Roadside Station toilet
Rumoi Roadside Station toilet area

There is also a take-out counter where visitors can buy soft cream with cones made from locally produced pumpkins. Last 2021, the roadside station souvenir shop was located on the second floor but now it is moved to the Chairumo building beside the roadside station. 


Senba Park

Rumoi Roadside Station Parking Area

Speaking of Chairumo, it is a new establishment that just recently opened to the public this year (2022). It's an indoor playground specifically designed for kids, particularly those at the elementary level. You can read more about it 👉HERE👈.

Food Stalls in Rumoi Roadside Station (2023)

You should try the food here. Totally worth it!

Food stalls also line up outside the roadside station in front of the Chairumo. I highly recommend trying out the food here especially if you come from a long ride.

Rumoi Roadside Station stamp

Rumoi Subprefecture travel brochures

Rumoi special products vending machine

I have visited Rumoi Roadside Station countless times because that's where the Funaba English Kitchen is held. However, it was only after I got the Hokkaido Roadside Station Stamp Rally booklet in Biei that I came up with the idea to write about Roadside Stations as I found out that they can stand as tourist spots on their own.

Hokkaido Roadside Station Stamp

Rumoi Roadside Station Stamp

Rumoi Roadside Station Stamp

Going back, the first time I visited Rumoi Roadside Station with my family was last May 29, 2022 (Sunday) which was my 30th weekend here in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher under the JET Programme. During our visit, we enjoyed the roadside station soft cream and the walk around Senba Park. 

Rumoi Roadside Station Operating Hours

Rumoi Roadside Station is open 9AM - 5PM.

It is closed during the year-end and New Year holiday (December 31 - January 5).

Why visit Rumoi Roadside Station?

Aside from the delicious soft cream and souvenirs, Rumoi Roadside Station seems to have been marketed as a child-friendly stopover. There are so many things to do for children outdoors in Senba Park and indoors in Chairumo.

Getting to Rumoi Roadside Station


The best way to reach Rumoi Roadside Station from Sapporo or Asahikawa is by car. 

However, if you want to visit it via local transportation. You need to ride the Engan Express Bus from either Sapporo or Asahikawa. Once in the city, ride the Engan Coastal Bus to Toyotomi and board down at the Funaba Koen Mae bus stop. Another option is to simply walk to the roadside station once you reach Rumoi City. 

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Comments

  1. Rumoi Roadside Station was one of our stops going to Wakkanai during last year's summer vacation.

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    1. I hope you tried the soft cream with pumpkin cone. =)

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  2. Rumoi Roadside Station was my 12th roadside station in Hokkaido. I live in Asahikawa so it's a bit of a drive going there. Honestly, I hope the management add more facilities in it so that people would spend more time in it.

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    1. In a way, I agree with you. This place has potential. I heard that they would be partnering with Montbell. For sure, that is something to look forward to.

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  3. Very informative article.

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