340-1, Hari-cho, Nara City, Nara Prefecture
Introduction to Hari Terrace (Hari TRS)
Hari Terrace is one of the roadside stations in Kansai that attracts the most riders.
It is often used as a rest stop on the route that is almost always taken when going east around Osaka, for example, to Mie and Aichi prefectures.
- West Meihan Expressway → Meihan National Highway (Hari Terrace) → Mie Prefecture
- West Meihan Expressway → Meihan National Highway (Hari Terrace) → East Meihan Expressway → Ise Bayshore Expressway → Aichi Prefecture
It is also a much-used resting point on a route that is often used when going west around Osaka, for example, to Hyogo Prefecture.
- Aichi Prefecture → Ise Bayshore Expressway → Higashi-Meihan Expressway → Meihan National Highway (Hari Terrace) → Nishi-Meihan Expressway → Kinki Expressway → Hanshin Expressway
- Aichi Prefecture → Ise Bayshore Highway → Higashi-Meihan Expressway → Meihan National Highway (Hari Terrace) → Nara Area → Kyoto Area
It is also a transit point for bikers going to the mountains of Nara and Mie.
There are many stores and a wide range of options for lunch and small snacks.
One of them is a store called “Kushitani," which is a direct sales outlet for Japanese manufacturers of motorcycle accessories.
They have a wide range of products, from racing suits to key chains.
Map (including directions to the needle terrace)
Hari Terrace is a roadside station located on the Meihan National Highway.
On a fine day, Hari Terrace is a spot in the Kansai region where motorcycles gather to the extent that there are always about 100 motorcycles parked there.
It takes about 10 to 15 minutes from the Tenri IC on the Meihan National Highway.
If you look at the map, you can also enter from the mountain road.
This is the route from the Tenri IC of the Meihan National Highway to Hari Terrace.
This is the route to Hari Terrace from the Seki Interchange on the Meihan National Highway.
You can also go to Hari Terrace from the intermediate IC.
This is the route from Nara Park to Hari Terrace.
This is a famous route in the Kansai region, and a mountain road that many riders take.
This is the route from Uda Animal Park to Hari Terrace.
This route is often used when going from the southern part of Nara Prefecture to the northern part.
All of the above routes are used by many riders.
Hari Terrace is a central point for touring around Nara Prefecture.
Hari Terrace is located at an altitude of 500 meters.
Therefore, it is a place where it often snows and the roads freeze from December to March.
Therefore, in winter, you will see extremely few motorcycles.
Even in winter, motorcyclists gather here on sunny days, but they gather late and disperse early.
As a result, Hari Terrace becomes a very quiet place.
Going south from Hari Terrace, the road becomes a mountain road.
Since it is a mountain road, the road often freezes in winter.
However, if you stay at Hari Terrace all day on a sunny day in spring or autumn, you will see a lot of motorcycles.
You will be amazed at how many bikes you can see.
In rare cases, you can even see some very old bikes.
This is a photo of the Hari terrace in the warm season.
It is also a place where car enthusiasts gather, so if your timing is right, you can even see some rare sports cars.
Anyway, if you ride a motorcycle in the Kansai (Kinki) region, this is a place you should stop by at least once.