[Kariya Highway Oasis]
An amusement park? Here!? A highway rest area with lots of fun attractions
Kariya Highway Oasis is a rest area on a highway, but it is also an entertainment facility as fun as any theme park, and is regularly featured in the media. The facility's landmark is its Ferris wheel, but it also has go-carts, a merry-go-round, and other attractions that can be enjoyed at a reasonable price. There's also Kakitsubata, a natural hot spring spa (fee required), as well as a food court and a farmers' market. Also don't miss the chance to use the "deluxe restrooms" that have been covered by various media outlets. The ladies’ restroom is particularly elegant—it even has sofas.
Kariya Highway Oasis sprang into fame for attracting as many visitors as amusement parks
Upper left: Iwagaike Park has go-carts, giant playground equipment, and other attractions, Upper right: Kakitsubata, a natural hot spring spa, contains a restaurant, a hot yoga room (reservations required), and relaxation rooms, Bottom: The first floor of the Central Plaza, where there are a variety of restaurants serving Japanese and Western food as well as shops with a wide range of souvenirs
|Address||Yoshino 55, Higashizakaicho, Kariya City, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-566-35-0211 (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. / Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||Natural hot spring spa Kakitsubata
Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
* Last admission 10:15 p.m. on all opening days.
* Please check the website for the opening hours of other facilities.
|Holidays||Iwagaike Park and natural hot spring spa Kakitsubata: The 15th of every month (The following weekday if the 15th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday)
Other facilities: Open every day
|Admission fee||Natural hot spring spa Kakitsubata
Adults (junior high school age and over) 820 yen
Children (age 4 and over) 410 yen
* From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, the fee for adults is 620 yen.
|Access||Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Mikawa-Anjo Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 7 minutes and alight at "Kariya Station". Take the Kokyo Shisetsu Renraku Bus bound for Kariya Highway Oasis for approx. 40 minutes, or the Kokyo Shisetsu Renraku Bus bound for Suhara Onsui Pool for approx. 47 minutes, and alight at "Kariya Highway Oasis".|
updated on Mar 25, 2019
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