Michi-no-eki Tenkū no Sato Sansan opened in April 2014.
The name Michi no eki means roadside station, and Sansan alludes to sansan, the brilliance of the sun that graces the mountain (the kanji character of which can be read as san), which provides the natural bounty in this location along National Route 33, a number that can also be read as san-san.
An array of facilities are included where visitors can enjoy local Kumakōgen specialties, including the popular “Produce Museum” with vegetables nurtured in the Tenkū no Sato highlands where the average elevation is 800 m, the “Farmhouse Restaurant” where bounties of the rural satoyama settlement are served buffet-style for guests to savor, the “Bakery Workshop” with its rows of freshly baked bread and the “Fast Food Corner” with casual takeout options made with local ingredients!
A restaurant serving plentiful buffets of family-style cuisine making good use of the seasons’ blessings, such as the edible wild greens of spring, the highland-grown vegetables of summer and the mushrooms of autumn.
Lunch buffet: 11:00–15:00 (last orders at 14:00)
Adults (middle school students and older) ¥1,100, Children (elementary school students) ¥600, Young children (age 3 or older) ¥300, Age 2 and younger free