Chomonkyo Gorge“Kunkunodaichi”Roadside Rest Stop

This Roadside Rest Stop is located at the entrance to Chomonkyo Gorge, a designated National Site of Scenic Beauty, on National Route 9 in the Ato area of Yamaguchi City in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
The Roadside Rest Stop has many visitors who come to enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of the Chomonkyo Gorge as well as see the SL Yamaguchi-go Steam Locomotive.
In addition, the Ato region produces many delicious specialty products including rice, Ato Wagyu beef, tomatoes, apples, pears, and honey.
You can enjoy the delicious foods of Ato at the Chomonkyo Restaurant or the Ato-no-Megumi direct sales store.

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Roadside Rest Stop Guide

Chomonkyo Restaurant

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*Menu items are subject to change.

Enjoy delicious foods of the Ato region.

Opening hours:
  • Weekdays: 10:30am–3:00pm (Last order: 2:30pm)
  • Weekends and public holidays: 10:30am–4:00pm   (Last order: 3:30pm)
Regular holiday: Closed every 2nd Tuesday of the month as a general rule(Closed on the 1st Tuesday in August; no regular holiday in November)

New Year holidays

December 31 – January 1

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Ato-no-Megumi direct sales store

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Here you can purchase specialty products of the Ato region as well as Ato Wagyu beef.

Opening hours: 9:30am~6:00pm
Take-out Counter: 9:30am–4:00pm
Regular holiday: Closed every 2nd Tuesday of the month as a general rule(Closed on the 1st Tuesday in August; no regular holiday in November)
New Year holidays
December 31 (afternoon) – January 1

See here for details

Takeout Corner

Enjoy take-out Japanese style beef mashed potato and soft serve ice cream made from delicious ingredients produced in the Ato region.

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Tokusa Apple Juice
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Fried mashed potato mixed with Ato Wagyu Beef
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Rice Flour Soft Serve Ice Cream
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Rice Flour Sundae

Information Counter

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Here you can obtain various information about the Ato region, such as sightseeing information, weather information and SL (steam locomotive) information.

Opening hours: 9:30am~6:00pm
Regular holiday: Closed every 2nd Tuesday of the month as a general rule(Closed on the 1st Tuesday in August; no regular holiday in November)
New Year holidays
December 31 (afternoon) – January 1

See here for details

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Chomonkyo Gorge, a designated National Site of Scenic Beauty

This gorge straddles Yamaguchi City and Hagi City.
The area is famous for its richly colored autumnal leaves, and many people visit during the autumn-foliage-viewing season. There is an approx. 5.1 km long walking path as far as Kawakami in Hagi City where visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll while viewing the magnificent gorge and autumnal leaves.
In summer, you can enjoy freshly caught ayu (sweetfish) from the clear water of Abugawa River which is the major attraction sport for the people feel a cool breeze.

Walking Map

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This Roadside Rest Stop is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture on National Route 9, approx. 20 minutes by car from the Yamaguchi Prefectural Office.
The Roadside Rest Stop is located in about 3 minutes from the Chomonkyo Gorge walking path.

Moreover, the surrounding area has many sights for visitors to enjoy, including the Tokusa Hachimangu Shrine (a famous spot for viewing weeping cherry tree blossoms), Ganjoju Onsen hot springs, and tourism orchards where you can enjoy picking apples, pears, or grapes.Please come and enjoy!

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