Shosanbetsu Roadside Station - Hokkaido

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station (道の駅 ロマン街道しょさんべつ) is one of 128 roadside stations in Hokkaido. It is located at 153-1 Toyomisaki, Shosanbetsu Village in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station details

Officially called Roadside Station Roman-kaido Shosanbetsu (道の駅 ロマン街道しょさんべつ), Shosanbetsu Roadside Station was registered as a roadside station last March 1, 2007, and given Registration number 98.

Roadside Station Roman-kaido Shosanbetsu (道の駅 ロマン街道しょさんべつ)




Misakidai Park map

Misakidai Park

Welcome to Shosanbetsu

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station is located within Misakidai Park. As a result, the following amenities are conveniently available to individuals who frequent the roadside station:

 Polaris 😋

Polaris

This restaurant offers puffer fish soup ramen and seafood curry. Special village goods, delicacies manufactured at Furenbetsu Gakuen, ice cream, peeled pufferfish, and other items may be found in the souvenir corner.

Shosanbetsu Observatory 

Shosanbetsu Observatory

This astronomical observatory offers visitors an opportunity to experience a different kind of stargazing with its powerful 0.65-meter Cassegrain reflector. Not only that but there is even a My Star System where you may even give a star in their system a name.

Shosanbetsu Onsen "Misaki no Yu" ♨

Shosanbetsu Onsen "Misaki no Yu"

This is Shosanbetsu's most famous if not only onsen. You should give it a try. 

Misakidai Koen Camping Ground and Auto Campsite ⛺

Misakidai Koen Camping Ground and Auto Campsite

This camping ground has an amazing view of the coast. Camping enthusiasts frequent this place during the camping season. Heads up, the auto campsite and camping ground are located in different parts of the park. 

Misakidai Park go-kart course 𐃏

Misakidai Park go-kart course

You can try the go-kart for one lap for only 300 yen. You can inquire about this inside the Shosanbetsu Onsen / Shosanbetsu Roadside Station.

Inside Shosanbetsu Roadside Station

Different products made in the village are sold inside the roadside station

Syosamaru (しょさまる) products


Syosamaru (しょさまる) pins


Shosanbetsu Roadside Station toilet

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station Strawberry Soft Cream

This is foreigner-friendly



Shosanbetsu Roadside Station strawberry soft cream

Going back to the Shosanbetsu Roadside Station, there is a souvenir store and a restaurant inside it. You can order its famed strawberry soft cream here and if you're hungry you can also try out the ramen or the salmon roe bowl. 

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station stamp

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station stamp

If you're looking for the roadside station stamp, you will see it near the entrance. 

My family and I visited the Teshio History Museum for the first time last August 12, 2022which was my 41st week here in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. It was one of the destinations that we visited on the 1st day of our 5-day Drive Up North Road Trip. My daughter and I got our first roadside station stamp here for this road trip. 

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station Fees:

It’s FREE to park and use the toilet of the roadside station.

However, you need to pay different fees for the following:

Go-kart = 300 yen one lap
Camping = 500 yen
Onsen = 500 yen

*Prices here are subject to change at times.

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station Operating Hours

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station is open 10:00-21:00 (April-October), and 10:00-20:00 (November-March).


Why visit Shosanbetsu Roadside Station?

Shosanbetsu Roadside Station has a 24/7 toilet, a souvenir shop, and a restaurant.  It is also a must-visit if you are participating in the Hokkaido Roadside Station Stamp Rally. Although it is not part of the roadside station, there are plenty of things to do around the roadside station like camping, taking a dip in the onsen, and stargazing. 

Getting to Shosanbetsu Roadside Station


Shosanbetsu Roadside Station is best visited by car. However, if you’re coming from Rumoi City, you can ride the Engan Bus going to Toyotomi Station and board down at the Shosanbetsu Onsen bus stop.

Travel time: 55 minutes
Fare: 1780

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Comments

  1. My friends and I saw this a few years ago when we went to see the floating gate.

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    1. You mean you parked at Shosanbetsu Roadside Station and walked down to the torii gate?

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