Roadside Station Shinetsu Sakae道の駅信越さかえ
Roadside Station Shinetsu Sakae is a Roadside Station near the border between Nagano and Niigata prefectures. It is located along National Route 117, which is convenient for going from Echigo Yuzawa in Niigata Prefecture to Nagano without going through near the Sea of Japan. There are public toilets, telephones, vending machines, a product hall, a dining room, and a rest area. At the product hall, you can find groceries such as wild vegetables, rice cakes, soba, pickles, rice, sake, miso, juices, and sweets, as well as woodwork products such as kneading bowls that have been handed down from ancient times. You will also find Japanese paper, paulownia clogs, straw work, etc. are on sale. At the cafeteria, you can eat edible wild plants such as tempura, mushroom juice, and bamboo shoot juice during the spring edible wild plants season, which is suitable for a short break.
Opening hours: 9: 00-18: 00 (dining room: 9: 30-17: 00)
Closed: Tue (the next day if it is a national holiday), Dec 30-Jan 2
About 40 minutes by car or 25km from Kiyotsukyo Gorge.
About 1 hour by car or 50km from Obuse Town.
About 50 minutes by car or 40km from Echigoyuzawa City.