Takikawa Roadside Station - Hokkaido

Takikawa Roadside Station (道の駅 たきかわ) is one of the 128 roadside stations spread across Hokkaido. It is located at 11 Chome-13-3 Ebe Otomachi Higashi, Takikawa City in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan.

道の駅 たきかわ
Takikawa Roadside Station

Takikawa Roadside Station details

Takikawa Roadside Station was established in 1999 as part of the "Michi no Eki" (Roadside Station) project, a national program in Japan to create rest areas along highways to promote local tourism and showcase regional products. It was given the registration number 58.

道の駅 たきかわ
Takikawa Roadside Station - Takikawa City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Takikawa Roadside Station’s location along midway National Route 12 makes it an ideal place to rest if you are driving from Asahikawa to Sapporo or vice versa.

Takikawa Roadside Station (道の駅 たきかわ

The parking area can hold around 50 - 60 vehicles. 


Takikawa-theme vending machines

Inside Takikawa Roadside Station

Fresh produce corner

Roadside Station Stamp area

Meat products

Unique eggs

Inside Takikawa Roadside Station

The stained glass window features the scenery of Takikawa with two flying gliders

Nanohana Soft Cream

We tried the Nanohana Soft Cream from Takikawa Roadside Station. 

Inside the building, you can find a restaurant run by the Takikawa Regional Wholesale Market that serves a wide range of dishes made with regional ingredients like Takikawa rice, an ice cream stand with a wide selection of locally made soft serve ice cream, and a farmer. It is a place where you can completely appreciate regional foodstuffs, including a farmer's market where fresh agricultural items are arranged by Kizuna no Kai and a shop corner with prepared foods from the neighborhood and neighboring cities.

Team Nicerio visits Takikawa Roadside Station


Ella enjoyed the nanohana soft cream of Takikawa Station

My family and I visited Takikawa Roadside Station for the first time during our weekend road trip last August 27, 2022, which was my 43rd weekend here in Japan as an ALT under the JET Programme. We didn’t stay long during our visit but my daughter and I managed to get the Takikawa Roadside Station stamp for our Hokkaido Stamp Rally stamp collection.

Takikawa Roadside Station Stamp

Takikawa Roadside Station stamp

I got the stamp for my Hokkaido Stamp Rally stamp book

Takikawa Roadside Station Entrance Fee

It’s FREE to enter Takikawa Roadside Station but I highly recommend bringing money when visiting in case you want to try the food in the restaurant or buy souvenirs in the roadside station souvenir shop.

Takikawa Roadside Station Operating Hours

Takikawa Roadside Station is open from;

9 AM - 6 PM (April-October)
10 AM -5 PM (November-March)


Restaurant


11 AM-5 PM (Last order 16:30)

Why visit Takikawa Roadside Station?

Takikawa Roadside Station is a perfect place to have a stopover when you are on a long drive. It’s also a place to go if you want to buy souvenirs or locally made or grown products. If you’re collecting roadside station stamps for the Hokkaido Stamp Rally, then this place is a must-visit.

Getting to Takikawa Roadside Station

 

From Takikawa JR Station, ride the Hakodate Line (Local Asahikawa) and board down at Ebeotsu JR Station. From there, walk for about 850 meters to the Takikawa Roadside Station. 

Travel time: 16 minutes
Fare: 290 yen

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