Roadside Station - Takanosu
This Roadside Station is also the site of the Great Taiko Hall (大太鼓の館; Ōdaiko no Yakata), the museum and storehouse of the world's largest taiko drums, and also where you can watch Takanosu's annual drum festival in September.
Things to see
There's a few local services that share the same parking lot. To the left as you enter the lot, you'll see a farmer's market and the Great Taiko Hall (or sometimes called the Taiko Museum). Straight ahead is the main roadside station building, you can park in front, on the side near the other buildings, or towards the back.
Things to eat
As you enter the main building, there is a small restaurant cafe to the right and a small snack window to the left (which also can serve outside the building through a window).
The soft serve specialty is Shishitoflavored.
Things to do
As mentioned, the Taiko Museum can provide some entertainment for all ages where you can see the world's largest taiko drum.
You can also buy some local produce as well from the roadside station and the farmer's market.
- MLIT: Roadside Station info (Japanese)
- Great Taiko Hall information on Kitaakita City website (Japanese)
- Roadside Station shop information on Kitaakita City website (Japanese)
|Roadside Stations in Akita|
1.Takanosu • 2.Futatsui • 3.Nishime • 4.Yatate Pass • 5.Hachimori • 6.Kazuno • 7.Kamioka • 8.Kotooka • 9.Higashiyuri • 10.Kamikoani • 11.Kisakata • 12.Nakasen • 13.Ogachi • 14.Tennō • 15.Iwaki • 16.Shōwa • 17.Minehama • 18.Sannai • 19.Ōuchi • 20.Ani • 21.Hinai • 22.Gojōme • 23.Shimizunosato Chōkaigō • 24.Karinosato Sennan • 25.Kyōwa • 26.Jūmonji • 27.Ōgata • 28.Akita Port • 29.Kosaka Nanataki • 30.Ōdate-Noshiro Airport • 31.Ugo • 32.Ōyu • 33.Oga
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