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Roadside Station Hota Elementary School

Sightseeing Spots | Visit Chiba | Latest update:2023/06/30

This roadside station, or rest stop, is actually a renovated elementary school, making use of the large area and buildings to provide an emporium of local goods, souvenirs, and dining options. Pizza, Chinese, general cafeteria options, and even a cafe keep all the visitors here well fed before they hit the road. The market inside, called Kyonan Rakuichi, has the largest selection of local goods in the region, and even an extensive outdoor section with flowers to take home. Another thing that makes this rest stop unique is that you can stay overnight, and the rooms are still designed like classrooms to evoke a feeling of nostalgia in guests.

724 Hota, Kyonan Town, Awa-gun

(Just off the Kyonan-Hota IC on the Tateyama Expressway. About 20 minutes on foot from JR Hota Station.)



  • Handicap parking
  • Handicap toilet
  • Ostomate restroom
  • Wheelchair rentals
  • Written communication for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Breast-feeding room
  • Service dogs permitted
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