Shinshiro-City Roadside Station "Michi-no-Eki" Mokkulu Shinshiro
A wooden feat of engineering with very attractive facilities!
Located near the intersection of the Shin-Tomei Expressway with National Route 151 in the city of Shinshiro, this facility is a modern and environment-friendly "michi-no-eki" roadside station, providing a nice rest place for travelers. The term "mokkuru" comes from the ancient expression "timber (moku) coming (comes)", reflecting the concept of its creation by exploring the warmth of the wooden building in hopes that guests would come. And it seemingly worked! The facility is always full of visitors, both those just passing by and the ones that come with the exclusive objective of enjoying the goods for sale and the attractive building, whose wooden frame was made out of the lumber collected in the surrounding Okumikawa mountain woods, or even taste some local delicacies at the place’s popular restaurants. The premises also include a relaxing hot spring footbath and other amenities.