Hamatombetsu Roadside Station - Hokkaido

Hamatombetsu Roadside Station (道の駅 北オホーツクはまとんべつ) is one of 129 roadside stations in Hokkaido Prefecture. It is located along Route 275 in 21-1 Chuokita, Hamatombetsu Town in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Hamatombetsu Roadside Station

Hamatombetsu Roadside Station details

Officially called Roadside Station North Okhotsk Hamatombetsu, Hamatombetsu Roadside Station was registered last March 19, 2019. It was given registration number 123 making it one of the newest roadside stations of Hokkaido.

Hamatombetsu Roadside Station (道の駅 北オホーツクはまとんべつ)

It's formally called Roadside Station North Okhotsk Hamatombetsu

Welcome to Hamatombetsu Roadside Station

Speaking of which, the roadside station has a reputation of being one of the cleanest roadside stations in Hokkaido according to the reviews given to it in Google Maps.

The parking area can accomodate 60-70 vehicles. 

The roadside station has a wide parking lot that can accommodate more or less 60 – 70 vehicles (maybe 100 if each parking space is utilized properly). On the northern side of the roadside station is the Amenity Park Athletic Field which doubles as a park. It is more or less three times the size of the roadside station and its parking area.

Kids Space Area




As for the Hamatombetsu Roadside Station building, it is spacious, well-lit, and clean. There is a Kids Space Area where kids can play and meet new friends. There is also an Exchange Hall where older members can spend some alone time or chat with friends. It also doubles as an indoor events place.

Inside Hamatombetsu Roadside Station

Hamatombetsu Special Vending Machine

Different breads made by the in-store bakery are sold here.

You can also get Swatton pins here.

... and even a Swatton plush toy

On the other side of the building is a souvenir shop selling products mostly made in Hamatombetsu. There is also an in-store bakery selling a wide variety of high-quality bread.

Hamatombetsu Roadside Station Stamp

Hamatombetsu Roadside Station Stamp

You can get the physical stamp here for your stamp collection

If you’re passing through, you can get brochures and as for a sample itinerary at the Tourist Information corner inside the roadside station.

Team Nicerio visits Hamatombetsu Roadside Station

The new face of Swatton

My family and I visited Hamatombetsu Shrine for the first time during the 4th day of our 5-day "Drive Up North" Road Trip last August 15, 2022. This was my 287th day here in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. I included Hamatombetsu Roadside Station in our itinerary as my daughter and I collect roadside station stamps for the Hokkaido Roadside Station Stamp Rally. We let Ella enjoy her stay by allowing her to play in the Kid’s Space because we were on the road for several hours. She had a great time and wished she could remain longer. Unfortunately, we had to cut our visit short to drive to our next destination to pitch our tent and camp for the night.

Hamatombetsu Roadside Station Admission Fee

It’s FREE to enter and explore Hamatombetsu Roadside Station. Parking is also FREE.

Hamatombetsu Roadside Station Operating Hours

The Exchange Hall is open from 9 AM -7 PM
The Café and Souvenir Shop is open from 10 AM – 6 PM

Why visit Hamatombetsu Roadside Station?

It is highly recommended that you visit Hamatombetsu Roadside Station if it is your first time in Hamatombetsu. You can ask the tourist information officers for a sample itinerary to maximize your trip. If you’re collecting the roadside station stamps then this place is a must-visit.

Getting to Hamatombetsu Roadside Station


Take the Soya Bus from Otoineppu Station on the JR Soya Main Line to Hamatonbetsu Bus Terminal. It is just beside Hamatombetsu Roadside Station.

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Comments

  1. How many roadside stations have you visited?

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  2. This roadside station is near the bus terminal and the town hall so it's very convinient.

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