RS Station Manual

This is manual of ‘RS Station’.
Please contact me if there are any questions. And also check here as well.


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This app can search easily place of 1136 of road side stations in all over Japan. (as of December 2017). And also you can write reviews and share information.

The image of manual are using is a thing of Android but the iPhone is the same design.

This apps requires permissions to use “Location”. iOS or Version of Android is 6 or more, please give those permissions to apps at first startup.

Let’s search from map


When you start it, this map screen will be showed. By tapping ①, it can select pull down list in the order of “Region> State> Road side station name”. When you select “State” from the list, it shows the road side station in that prefecture on the map. When you select the list “Road side station name”, balloon information (⑤) is showed on the map pin.

When tapping the center part of the map of ②, search the road side station within a radius of 50 km from that location and set the map pin.

Tap ③ to show Settings screen.

Tap ④ to show List screen.

Tap ⑤ to show Detailed screen.

Let’s search from list


At the beginning all the place are listed in the list. By tapping ①, show the filter screen, then you can enter the search condition of road side station.
When tap an item in the list to return to the map screen and set up a map pin at the road side station.

You can show to the map only the selected road side station from the list. First of all, Tap ② to select those. When you finish the selection, then tap ③ . With this, you can show only the selected place on the map.

On the filter screen, when you set various search conditions and tap ④, returns to the list screen with the search conditions applied. Tap ⑤ to clear all search conditions and return to the initial state.

The meanings of the facilities facility icons in ⑥ are as follows.


  1. ATM
  2. Baby cot
  3. Restaurant
  4. Diner / Cafe
  5. Hotel
  6. Hot spa
  7. Campsite etc.
  8. Park
  9. Observatory
  10. Museum
  11. Gas station
  12. EV charging facility
  13. WiFi
  14. Shower facilities
  15. Experience facility
  16. Tourist information
  17. Accessible restroom
  18. Shop

Let’s share review


The left side screen is the detail of the road side station. You can tap ① to show place with the Google Map application. You can tap ② to make a call. You can tap ③ to show this own websit on the browser.

If you leave notes on the detailed screen, you can set as a search conditions on the filter screen.

By tapping ④ to show the review screen, then you can enter reviews. You will need to login(Note:) with your account when using. The review screen can not be used unless you are login.
To send a review, tap the number of stars to select and enter a note, then you can send with the button of ⑤. The review is only one per user. In the second and later it will be in update. (Administrators may remove slanderous review)

When your device take a long sleeping, automatic updating may not be possible. In that case, please tap ⑥ and reload.

Note: About login
For Android, you should be signed in with your Google account. And the rating user name is used your account’s display-name.
For iPhone, login as either Google, Facebook or Twitter. The rating user name can be changed when sending.



It is information on the database you are using. The data is created based on open data publicly available by the MLIT.

② If you want to remove the Google account from the app tap this. Even if you remove an account, the review you entered remains.

③ You can change the behavior of the “My location button” on Google Maps. When turn on, when you tap that button, it will automatically locate the road side station within 50 km radius of the current location and set the map pin. In this mode, you can not use the function of searching nearby road side stations with the map’s center mark tap.

④ You can change the behavior of the item tap in the list screen. When turn on, when you tab a list item, it will show the detailed screen of the road side station.

Special thanks

This app has made using the following open source library.

for Android

  • gson
  • material-dialogs
  • rxandroid
  • rxjava2
  • rxbinding

for iOS

  • RxSwift
  • RxCocoa
  • RxGesture
  • RxGoogleMaps
  • ReachabilitySwift
  • FMDB
  • SCLAlertView
  • SVGKit
  • GoogleSignIn
  • FBSDKLoginKit
  • TwitterKit

This app uses the following services.

  • firebase-auth
  • firebase-database
  • firebase-crash
  • google maps api

This app’s any icons has made using the following site data.

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