A few weekends ago, the husband and i were out on a roadtrip and drove past this SA on the way back to Tokyo.
For those new to my blog, here’s a brief explanation of what an SA,PA,Roadstop is.
SA – Service Area. Large truck stop on the expressway. Only accessible via car. Usually has a number of shops, restaurants and a petrol station. New ones now include facilities to recharge electric cars.
PA – Parking Area. Truck stop on the expressway. Only accessible via car. Usually has 1 or two shops, restaurants. Might not have a petrol station. Could also be very large [in this case, wont have a petrol station]
Roadstop – Similar idea to a truckstop but is found on a normal road. Usually towards an area of interest. Accessible via car or even bus. Usually the nearest train station will have a bus to the nearest roadstop. Usually has a number of shops, restaurants.
All the spots above, usually have restroom facilities [a lot of them]