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What is a rest stop?

Every 15-35km along the expressway are rest stops called Service or Parking Areas.

Service Area (SA)

Rest stops are equipped with service functions such as business facilities, restaurants, snack bars, gas stations, and shopping corners as well as parking lots, picnic areas, public restrooms and places to rest that are free of charge. They are placed at roughly every 50-150 km.

Restaurants and Snack Bars
RestaurantsSnack Bars
Shopping Area
Shopping Area
Convenience Store and Cafe
Convenience StoreCafe
Information Terminal
Information panels, televisions and terminals can be used to acquire information regarding traffic jams, accidents, time it will take to get places and all kinds of traffic information.
Information Terminal
Concierge Service
The concierge can help with traffic information, provide information about business facilities or sightseeing, and deal with emergency situations. (Sometimes the situation can be handled in writing.)
Concierge Services in English are available in Futaba, Seki and Nagaragawa SA. (Time and date may be limited)
Concierge Service

ParkingArea (PA)

Rest stops are equipped with service functions such as parking lots, picnic areas, public restrooms, snack bars and shopping corners. They are placed at roughly every 15-25 km.

For details about the service areas, please click here (Central Nippon Exis Company Limited English Site).