Niseko View Plaza
The Niseko View Plaza, located on route 5 just outside of Niseko town is a Michi no Eki (Road Sation). There are around 900 of these road side rest areas in Japan. Local governments often use Michi no Eki to represent and promote tourism. Michi no Eki range from restrooms only to those with shops selling local specialties. Some Michi no Eki even have camping grounds, hot spring, parks and a wide range of services. Interestingly most do not have gas stations. The Niseko View Plaza Michi no Eki offers some of the freshest and best value locally grown vegetables in the Niseko area. Much cheaper prices than you'll find anywhere else in the area. To get there from Hirafu village, drive along route 343 until you get to the T intersection past the flashing lights going to Hilton Niseko village. Turn left at the T Intersection, go over the big bridge, through Niseko town. Then you'll see a service station called Hokuren on your right. The Niseko view plaza is right opposite this service station. We visited the plaza last weekend and got a weeks worth of veggies, here are some photos of what was on offer.