About Michi-no-Eki Inakadate
Michi-no-Eki Inakadate “Yayoi no Sato” is a “relaxing and playable open space” with a direct production center, restaurants, playset facilities, putter golf course, etc. on a vast 7.5 hectare site. From June to September you can enjoy “rice field art” from the “Yayoi no Sato Observatory” on-site.
Huge art drawn on rice fieldsTanbo Art
Event Date July-September
“Rice field art” is a project to create detailed art by using rice plants of different colors as paint, on a huge canvas made of rice fields. The picture is calculated so that it looks beautiful when viewed from diagonally above, not directly above. In July the rice grows and the vivid lush pattern will be in full bloom. After the end of August, the rice plants turn autumn colors, and in the middle of September, the spreading golden scenery is overwhelming. From September to October, we also recommend the slightly faded nostalgic scenery before the harvest. Rice field art, which changes its looks from season to season, is made with a different design every year, so every time you visit, you will always be impressed as if it was the firs time.
The art of carving in the snowfield with footprintsSnow Art
Event Date February
For snow art, England’s Simon Beck, the only snow artist in the world, the volunteer group “Snow Artist Group It’s OK.” inherited his skills and draws artworks in geometric patterns with their footsteps walking in the snowy fields with snow shoes. You can enjoy a different scenery depending on how the light hits and the shadows appear, but it disappears when it snows, making every artwork a once-in-a-lifetime event.
The illumination of the snow art and the candle night with many candles all over the venue are truly a different dimension. You can enjoy the fantastic world that spreads all over.
Enjoy Inakadate gourmet food
At the on-site restaurant Jaigo, you can dine while feeling the four seasons of Tsugaru in an open and spacious place with a good view. We offer a wide variety of menus that can be enjoyed at any age.
Among them, “Yayoi Ramen”, kneaded with ancient rice, has a gentle taste, and “Yayoi Udon”, which is said to have been eaten during the Yayoi period, is kneaded with acorns, chestnuts, and potatoes. The scallop soup and edible chrysanthemum toppings make you feel that you have arrived in Tsugaru.
Carefully selected souvenirs from Aomori
If you want to buy souvenirs from Aomori prefecture, this is the place to go. At Michi-no-Eki Inakadate “Yayoi no Sato”, you can find products that are hard to find at other roadside stations. The staff has carefully selected the products, so everyone will surely be pleased.
Use it as a base for sightseeing in Tsugaru
Aomori is a tourist destination with many famous places where you can enjoy the magnificent view of nature, including the Shirakami Mountains, a World Natural Heritage Site. In particular, in the Tsugaru area where Inakadate is located, there are many attractive sightseeing spots such as the Hirosaki Neputa Festival, one of Japan’s leading summer festivals, and the Kuroishi Nakamachi-dori “Komise”, where traditional buildings selected as one of the “100 Best Roads in Japan” remain, and Seibi-en in Hirakawa, which became the stage model for Studio Ghibli “The Borrower Arrietty”.
Michi-no-Eki Inakadate “Yayoi no Sato” is located in the middle of the Tsugaru Plain and has good access to Hirosaki City, Kuroishi City, and Hirakawa City. Please use it as a base for your trip.
Michi-no-Eki Inakadate “Yayoi no Sato” is a store that implements infection prevention measures.
At this station, we are thoroughly working on measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection so that our customers can use it safely and securely.
Staff hand washing and disinfection
Staff wearing masks
Regular ventilation in the store
Alcohol disinfection in the store
Daily physical condition management of employees
Thorough social distance
* We are actively working on other measures to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection.
|Name||Michi-no-Eki Inakadate “Yayoi no Sato”|
|Location||Yahata-10 Takahi, Inakadate, Minamitsugaru District, Aomori 038-1111|
|Parking||Large size: 16 units, Normal vehicle: 262 units (4 for people with disabilities)|
|Business Hours||Direct production center
8:30-18:00 (December-March until 17:30)
11:00-17:30 (Last order 16:30)
9:00-17:00 * Closed on the 3rd Tuesday (the next day if it is a national holiday)
|Transportation access||Approximately 20 minutes by car from Hirosaki city|
There are souvenir sales, restaurants, parks, observatories, toilets for people with disabilities, and baby beds.
Parking lots and toilets are available 24 hours a day.
* Business hours are subject to change.