Sano Highway RestaurantThe Highway and Restaurants

[Sano SA on the Tohoku Expressway (outbound lane)] This extensive service area is an ideal place to stop-by while travelling in the direction of Nikko or Nasu. It offers Tochigi specialties, including the nationally-known Sano ramen hand-kneaded using green bamboo logs, as well as bread fresh from the oven of its bakery.

Sano Highway Restaurant: overview


Address 1021, Kurohakama-cho, Sano, Tochigi  MAP
Phone +81-283-23-7133
Fax +81-283-22-8907
Access Sano SA on the Tohoku Expressway (outbound lane)

Family Restaurant

photo:Family Restaurant

Enjoy a meal at your leisure at this restaurant, as the sunshine filters through the surrounding trees. Popular buffet breakfasts and original ramen noodles hand-kneaded using green bamboo, are served.

Opening hours 7:00 - 22:00

Recommended dishes

  • Buffet breakfast: featuring 40 Japanese- and Western-style dishes specially prepared by the chef (7:00 - 10:00)
  • Sano ramen: a specialty popular for its crinkly noodles hand-kneaded using green bamboo, and its light soy sauce-flavored soup (served from 10:00, a limited number available each day).

Highway Shop

photo:Highway Shop

The Shopping Corner is the Sano version of the "Nakamise-dori" shopping street. It has a wide range of gifts and souvenirs, as well as local specialties nurtured by the fine water of the Benten Pond. It's fun just walking through the passageway lined with shops, which also sell variety of Tokyo gifts and souvenirs.

Open 24 hours

Popular items

  • Sano ramen gift set, Utsunomiya gyoza, Soka senbei
  • Locally produced Juho eggs, Kitsuregawa Onsen Bread
  • Limited edition Tochigi Hello Kitty strap
  • Tokyo's famous Hiyoko cakes, confectionery and other Nakamuraya products

Petit Bakery Mugibatake

photo:Petit Bakery Mugibatake

Thirty kinds of freshly baked bread available

Open 24 hours

Popular items

  • Baked curry buns
  • Furano and other melon buns
  • sausage rolls
  • piroshkis
  • chocolate-flavored croissants

Snack Corner

photo:Snack Corner

There are a number of reasonably priced dishes and convenient take-out items.

Recommended dishes

  • Local specialty Sano Ramen: you can eat here even if you don't have much time.
  • Super-spicy Dragon Curry: known for its overwhelming pungency.

Dog Run Aiken Hiroba

photo:Dog Run Aiken Hiroba

The dog run has two areas: one for both small and large dogs and the other exclusively for small dogs. The undulating ground is ideal for letting your dog run around and release stress.

  • Location: park area on the south side of the Sano SA (outbound lane)
  • Size: 14 m wide x 30 m long, 420 m2 in total area
    Area for both small and large dogs: approx. 200 m2
    Area for small dogs only: approx. 200 m2
  • Facility surrounded by a 1.5 m-high fence
  • Drinking fountain/foot washing facility

* No lighting facilities at nighttime

photo:Dog Run Aiken Hiroba2

There is an adjacent restaurant where you can dine on the terrace while relaxing with your dog. Orders are taken at the cash register inside.

photo:Dog Run Aiken Hiroba3

The shop has a pet goods corner selling approximately 20 types of pet-related items.

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