Things to note when you use Rest Areas(RA) of expressways(Rest Area Edition)
From rests to fun. Enjoy RA
Not only for having rests! We would like to introduce what you can do at RA.
Everything you can do at RA
The restroom is maintained as clean for children and elderly people and as comfortable for 24/7. All the RAs are equipped with "multi-purpose restrooms" for the disabled.
Cuisine like local gourmet
You can easily enjoy local gourmets at restaurants and food stands for take-away.
We have variety of items ranging from foods, drinks and daily goods to souvenirs. There are shops and duty free shops where you can use China Union Pay.
Road traffic information
We provide real-time road traffic information, and information on traffic controls by weather and construction.
You can use wireless LAN with your smartphone, tablet, and PC with Wi-Fi features for free when you finish an easy pre-registration.
Lounge and AED
We have a lounge for those who are not feeling well. All the RAs are equipped with AED.
Cash dispenser for oversea cards
Some RAs are equipped with cash dispensers you can use cash cards and credit cards issued abroad. You can feel safe when you need cash urgently.
Some RAs have facilities such as accommodation, natural hot spring, and footbath. Please enjoy them for your travel memories.
Parks and play equipment
There are some play facilities and parks for kids at some RAs. Enjoy the refreshing time for your family.
There are brochures of local sightseeing and expressways in various languages. RAs equipped with the Tourist information center qualified by Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO) are expanding.
Foreign money exchange machines
There is a foreign money exchange machine to exchange Chinese yuan, Hong Kong dollar, Taiwan dollar, Korean won, Tand hai baht to Japanese yen.
How to visit RA and what you take manners into account for your safery and comforts
This is a collection of manners for safe and comfortable driving trips.
Driving manners and rules
Drive safely by following the guides
In crowded RA, the security staff may be providing guidance on parking lots. Please follow the guidance of the security staff to prevent accidents.
Priority to pedestrians
In RA, pedestrians have priority. Please look carefully in front of you behind you, and left and right. Drive at the legal speed limit.
Park at a space for one vehicle
Please do not park on or over the frame of the parking space when you park. Please park in a frame properly.
Parking space for the disabled and others
The parking space for the disabled is a parking lot for people with physical disabilities. Those who use the wheelchair, those who are injured, elderly people, those who are pregnant can also use it. General public do not park there. Thank you for your cooperation.
Types of gasoline
There are three types of gasoline, "regular", "high octane", and "diesel". Please check beforehand what the gasoline of your vehicle uses.
How to use
Please proceed to the refueling space by following the guidance of the staff, stop the car, and turn off the engine. Please tell the staff about the oil type and the amount of oil.
Useful phrases at the gas station
Please fill up the tank with ●●●.
- ●●● WO MANTAN DE ONEGAI SHIMASU
Please fill in the tank for ●● yen with ●● gasoline.
- ●●● WO ●●●ENBUN IRETE KUDASAI
Hot to wait
When there is queue, Please line up at the last of the line, and a person at the front of the line takes a private room when available.
How to use
For the Western-style toilet, open the lid, sit on the toilet seat and use it. Please use the Japanese style by crouching. Flush the used toilet paper into a toilet bowl, not to discard into a dust bin.
How to wait
If there is a queue, Please line up patiently until a person in front leaves to the cashier when available.
Restaurants and cafes
How to use
In addition to restaurants, food courts, cafes, shops and other food and drink related facilities, there is also a free tea-making machine. If there is a waiting line, please line up at the last and follow the waiting line.
How to use the hot spring and footbath
Take a bath in a bathtub after bathing. Take the feetbath quietly so that the splash does not fly after dropping dirt if the foot is dirty.
How do you say when you are on the highways?
A collection of phrases often used in travel occasions.
Where is ●●●?
- ○○○ WA DOKO DESUKA ?
Do you have ●●●?
- ○○○ WA ARIMASUKA ?
I have lost something.
- OTOSHIMONO WO SHITE SHIMAIMASHITA
Is Wi-Fi available?
- WI-FI WA TSUKAEMASUKA?
I fell sick / ill.
- TAICHO GA WARUIDESU
I have injured. Can you help me?
- KEGA WO SHIMASHITA TEATE DEKIMASUKA?
How much is this?
- KORE WA OIKURA DESUKA?
Can I pay by credit card?
- KUREJITTOKADO WA TSUKAEMASUKA?
Could you take a photo?
- SHASHIN WO TOTEKUDASAI
I lost the bus I have been taking.
- BASU WO MIUSHINATE SHIMAIMASHITA