What is a Michi-no-Eki?
A Michi-no-Eki, literally means Road Station, is a roadside area for those driving across Japan.
Michi-no-Eki are located along national highways and provide free parking space, restrooms, and regional and tourist information for road travelers.
The name Sasebox is a compound word of Sasebo and Treasure Box. 99 means countless in Japanese. This is a treasure box-like place which is packed with countless Sasebo’s charms.
We are located at Ainoura/Nakazato I.C. in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture and can make your trip safer and more enjoyable. Stop and stretch. Use the restrooms. You’ll be refreshed and more alert when you get back behind the wheel.
Just a 5-minute drive from Sasebo City downtown
Parking Lot: 92 cars
Wheel Chair Rest Rooms
Tourist Information & Lounge
( Free Wi-Fi )
7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Local Specialty Shop:
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
EV Charger: 2
Sasebo Local Specialties Are Available.
Sasebox 99 is stocked with yummy delicacies and souvenirs of Sasebo. They are great for presents and the prices are quite reasonable.
Mikawachi Ware is extremely white porcelain that is usually decorated with miniature-style paintings of Chinese children, landscapes, trees and flowers. This porcelain was used as gifts for the Imperial Court, the Shogun and powerful feudal lords.
Sechibaru Green Tea:
Sechibaru is one of the most well-known green tea production areas in Japan. Blessed with the topographical advantages, fresh air and clear water, Sechibaru’s green tea is famous for its rich flavor with little bitterness or astringency.
Hot Meals Are Waiting For You.
Sasebox 99 food court serves a wide variety of dishes ranging from famous Champon noodles to lemon steak to fresh sashimi rice bowl.
After World War II, Sasebo’s restaurant owners learned how to make an American-style hamburger directly from American Navy sailors. Since then the Sasebo burger has become very popular throughout Japan.
Thick Chinese noodles, meat, seafood, a heap of vegetables in a chicken or
pork broth soup.
The soy-sauce-based sauce with a lemon flavor is poured on a hot
grilled thin-sliced beef and its aroma arouses the appetite.
Sasebo Navy Soft Ice Cream:
A cold specialty is also waiting for you.
Sasebo Navy Soft Ice Cream: Soft ice cream topped with sweetened Azuki red beans
Tourist Information Is Available.
An English-speaking staffer provides detailed information on sightseeing, attractions, traditional events, transportation, dining, shopping, accommodations, and so on.
Free brochures and maps are also available.
Rest Rooms, Parking Lot & Lounge.
Each toilet is equipped with a heated electronic seat and seat sanitizers. Of course, wheelchair-friendly cubicles are available.