Roadside Station "Marine Dream Nou"


Immerse yourself in a seafood paradise! This roadside station boasts one of the Sea of Japan's largest direct-sales stands featuring delectable red snow crabs and other fresh catches.

Discover the charm of "Kaniya Yokocho," home to one of the region's premier direct sales stands for red snow crabs, along with the offerings of a sizable fresh fish center.

The station goes beyond seafood, providing an extensive array of souvenirs from Niigata Prefecture. Culinary delights await at the on-site restaurants, where you can savor the freshness of the sea. Its convenient car access adds to its popularity among visitors.

Don't miss the highlight of your visit – "Kaniya Yokocho," a vibrant lane adorned with shops specializing in Nou's signature red snow crab. Each store offers freshly harvested snow crabs from the Nou fishing port, allowing you to savor distinct flavors influenced by the boiling time and salt quantity. Engaging in conversation with the vendor's auntie adds to the joy of this culinary experience.

Indulge in your purchased crabs at "Kani Kani Kan," a complimentary rest area on-site. Complete with hand-washing facilities, the area also provides rentals for crab scissors and hand towels. On sunny days, consider relishing your meal at the Ocean Park behind Kaniya Yokocho, enhancing the delicious crab with a splendid view of the Sea of Japan.

Other enjoyable attractions on the premises include the marine museum "Etsuzan Maru," showcasing a historic ship that once served as a marine training vessel, and the Marine Museum "Kaiyo," providing insights into the rich history of Nou, a town that thrived as a fishing hub.

General Information

Address新潟県糸魚川市 大字能生小泊3596番地2
Directions●5 min. drive from Nou Station (Echigo Tokimeki Railway).
●Approx. 5 min. drive from the Nou IC on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Car ParkFree parking for 465 cars
Opening Times【Kaniya Yokocho】
●Open throughout the year on both weekdays and weekends from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
*Please note that there is no Nou red snow crab fishing in January and February.
*The reopening in March is tentatively set for March 2 but may be subject to delays depending on weather conditions.
【Fresh Fish Center】
●Open year-round on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
【Souvenir Shop】
●9:00 am - 5:00 pm, available on weekdays and throughout the year, including Saturdays and Sundays. Extended hours are planned during the summer and Golden Week.
【Restaurants & Snacks】
●Open year-round on both weekdays and weekends.
Business hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm,
*Please note that last orders and closing hours may vary depending on the season and other factors.
*The final order for meals and fast food is one hour before closing.
【Marine Museum "Etsuzan Maru" / Marine Museum "Kaiyo"】
●Open from March 20 to the end of November
●Operating hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
*Please be aware that both facilities may close without prior notice due to stormy weather on the day of the tour.
*Marine Museum "Kaiyo" is accessible only by reservation made the day before and exclusively for groups.
*Etsuzan Maru is for exterior display only and is not open to individual visitors.
Prices【Marine Museum "Etsuzan Maru" / Marine Museum "Kaiyo"】
Adults 200 yen, elementary and junior high school students 100 yen, groups (20 or more people) 50 yen discount
Notes*Some stores accept credit card payments.
*Wireless LAN is available near the information desk in the main building.


NameRoadside Station "Marine Dream Nou"
Telephone Number025-566-3456
Fax Number025-566-3419