Sarufutsu Roadside Station - Hokkaido

Sarufutsu Roadside Station (道の駅 さるふつ公園), is one of 129 roadside stations in Hokkaido. It is located along Route 238 at 214-7 Hamakishibetsu, Sarufutsu Village in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

Sarufutsu Roadside Station (道の駅 さるふつ公園)

Sarufutsu Roadside Station details

Formally called, Sarufutsu Park Roadside Station, Sarufutsu Roadside Station is the roadside station of Japan’s northernmost village. It was registered as a roadside station on April 17, 1998. It has the registration number 54.

Sarufutsu Roadside Station - Sarufutsu Village, Hokkaido

The Sarufutsu Roadside Station is built inside the vast Sarufutsu Park hence in a way it shares the numerous facilities of the park like the campsite, Sarufutsu Ikoinoyu Spa, Village Hall, Sarufutsu Hotel, restaurants, and souvenir shops.

Wind and Snow Tower

Visitors would also see the Sarufutsu Agricultural Museum, Fusetsu Tower (Wind and Snow Tower), and several other monuments.

Sarufutsu Park Map

Sarufutsu Park Camping Ground

Sarufutsu Marugotokan

Sarufutsu Marugotokan

Ella with Saruppu

Sarufutsu Milk

Seafood like hairy crab and hotate are also on sale.

A hotate shell "postcard"

Saruppu pins for 100 yen

Hotel Sarufutsu 

Hotel Sarufutsu 

Hotel Sarufutsu Restaurant

Hotel Sarufutsu Restaurant menu

Hotel Sarufutsu Omiyage Shop

Sarufutsu Roadside Station building

Sarufutsu Roadside Station




Sarufutsu Roadside Station info board

The roadside station building offers a 24/7 toilet, a tourist information facility, and free Wifi. For those who wish to stay for the night, there is a hotel and a restaurant. There is also a camping ground if you are on a budget.

Team Nicerio visits Sarufutsu Roadside Station

My family and I visited Sarufutusu Roadside Station 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 made sure to include Sarufutsu Roadside Station in our itinerary because Ella and I are collecting roadside station stamps for our Hokkaido Roadside Station Rally stamp book. We also tried the famed Sarufutusu milk sold in Sarufutsu Marugotokan. We also bought some souvenirs at the souvenir store.

Sarufutsu Roadside Station Stamp

Sarufutsu Roadside Station Stamp

Sarufutusu Roadside Station Stamp for the Hokkaido Stamp Rally
Sarufutusu Roadside Station Stamp for the Hokkaido Stamp Rally

Overall, we enjoyed our short visit to Sarufutsu Roadside Station. Hopefully next time, we could go camping in its vast camping field.


Sarufutsu Roadside Station Entrance Fee

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

Sarufutsu Roadside Station Operating Hours

Sarufutsu Roadside Station Office Building (where you get the roadside station stamps) is open from 9 AM – 5:30 AM but the roadside station stamps are available 24/7. The toilet area is open 24/7.

Yumeku-ma (Shop) is open from 9 AM to 5:30 PM (mid-April to the end of October). It is closed every Tuesday except for public holidays.

Hotel Sarufutsu Shop is open from 9 AM to 5:30 PM

Hotel Sarufutsu Restaurant is open 11 AM – 2 PM and reopens at 5 PM – 7:30 PM.

Why visit Sarufutsu Roadside Station?

Sarufutsu Roadside Station is a must-visit if you collect the roadside station stamps like me. There is also a hotel and a camping ground here that you can use if you are on a long road trip. The scallop dishes here are also a must-try.


Getting to Sarufutsu Roadside Station

 

The best way to reach Sarufutsu Roadside Station is by private vehicle.

The closest that public transportation can bring you is Sarufutsu Village. Ride the Soya Bus from Asahikawa City to Onishibetsu Terminal. There is 1 round trip per day. However, you need to make a reservation.

Soya Bus Onishibetsu Terminal - (01635)2-3232

Fare: One way – 4,900 yen / Round trip 8800 yen


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Comments

  1. There is a campsite near that place. We stayed there last summer. No offense, it smelled like animal poop.

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    1. Whoa! Really? We were planning to camp there. =( Last time we visited, it smelled ok.

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