The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has newly registered seven stations applied for by municipalities as "Michi No Eki". This brings the total number of "Michi No Eki" stations in Japan to 1,187. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has positioned the third stage, from 2020, as a "base for accelerating regional development and tourism," and will continue to work with the newly registered Michi No Eki.
The seven registered stations are "Sheep Town Samurai Shibetsu" in Hokkaido, "Aonokuni Fudai" in Iwate Prefecture, "Inkogami no Sato Ogatsu" in Miyagi Prefecture, "Onagawa" in Miyagi Prefecture, "San-san Minamisanriku" in Miyagi Prefecture, "Echizen Ono Arashima no Sato" in Fukui Prefecture, and "Minami Echizen Sankaisato" in Fukui Prefecture.
Each of them is scheduled to open in 2021.
(1) Number of registered Roadside Stations
1,180 stations (so far) + 7 stations (this time) = total 1,187 stations
Previously, seven stations were registered in July 2020.
(2) Registration of Roadside Stations
Based on applications from municipalities, etc., the Road Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism registers Road Stations that meet the requirements as Road Stations every year.
The main requirements for roadside stations are described below.
Free and available 24 hours a day
1) Parking lot with sufficient capacity
(2) Clean toilets (Western style, in principle)
(3) Child-rearing support facilities (baby corner, etc.)
There shall be facilities to provide information about the road and the area.
Regional development facilities such as cultural and recreational facilities are available.
Barrier-free access to facilities and major routes between facilities.
Please refer to the following URL for the list of "Michi-no-Eki" in Japan.
Original Source [ Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism ]