“HIGHLIGHTING Japan” is an official monthly online magazine to promote understanding of Japan for the people around the world, with variety of themes.
もっと知りたい、伝えたい。日本の’今’をアップデート ～ オンライン・マガジン HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN
#183 AUGUST 2023JAPAN'S ROADSIDE STATION: MICHI-NO-EKI
In Japan, there are approximately 1,200 facilities known as "Michi-no-Eki," or roadside stations, that have been established across the country with the purposes of offering road users a safe and comfortable road traffic environment as well as fostering local community development. Each facility is designed to reflect the unique characteristics of its respective area. In this month's issue of "Highlighting Japan," we will showcase these Michi-no-Eki, which draw a diverse range of visitors with their breathtaking scenic views, exclusive experiences, and the sale of attractive local specialties. We will also introduce the expansion of Michi-no-Eki internationally.