Ramen, Soup curry, and Seafood!
Because they are classic menus, want to enjoy arranged ones in each place!
We introduce the typical Hokkaido's gourmet around the surrounding areas.
If you’re here with a guardian, anyone at primary school age or above can try driving the excavator! Comes with a spectacular lunch, with salmon as its main dish.
As there’s snow from December through March, you can come here at any point during that time to experience snow removal, on the plot of a diner run by Ishikari fishers. Yoshioka, the owner fo the diner, supplies the excavator, a Komatsu WA200. Yoshioka is very practiced in removing snow around the neighbourhood, and will walk you through shovel movement, handle operation and everything else about how to move the vehicle. The session lasts about 15 minutes. Up to two people can get on together. You can also do this with your children. After getting rid of the snow, step inside for lunch. Ishikari has always been a region known for cooking with its locally caught salmon. This diner is famous for its set dish centered around thick, tasty pieces of salmon.
After arriving in Shinchitose Airport, go to a bar that supplies the local favourite Sapporo Classic beer in perfect condition.
The Earth Rook&Tarry is a good bar located inside Shinchitose Airport. This is a sister shop to the main store, the authentic bar ‘The Earth’ in Abashiri, which is certified by the long-running Sapporo Beer company as one of the few places in Hokkaido where you can drink the perfect classic. Only stores that clear harsh examinations can supply the Sapporo Classic fresh from the barrel, which boasts fine bubbles down to the micron - be sure to try it yourself. Apart from that, the bar offers meals using the mountain and sea bounties of the Okhotsk region, as well as over 500 whiskeys and wines, and a selection of cocktails made by the bartender.
This restaurant prides itself in dishes made from the oysters it brings in direct from Akkeshi. Its special zantare is also popular. The first floor sells fresh fish and processed products.
This locally beloved izakaya brings in fresh seafood from ports like Akkeshi and Nemuro, offering them in the style that tastes best for that time of the year. The first floor sells fresh products. The second floor’s restaurant is bright and open, a perfect space to relax in. The oyster fries and oyster steak use oysters brought straight in from Akkeshi, adding to the lineup of dishes such as the classic Akkeshi Oyster Rice Bowl, monthly recommended menus, the reasonably priced and satisfying lunch menu, and so on. A local favourite is the zantare, a Kotobukiya speciality, where sweet sauce is pouerd on Zangi, or fried bird.
Field-grown fresh vegetables line up on the shelves every day. You can try out harvesting, as well as making tofu or soba!
Yogo Farm is a JGAP certified farm that starts from building good soil, avoids using pesticides and artificial fertiliser as much as possible, and creates specially grown produce with a rich flavour. Vegetables are carefully harvested each day and taken to the store while still fresh. Yogo Farm’s produce stand passes these delicious vegetables to the region. Raw pasta, handmade miso, and tomato products are also sold in great numbers here. There are many original products too, like tomato daifuku, or fly honeysuckle daifuku. And finally, something you can only get here: Tomato soft-serve, as well as a barbecue corner you can stop by empty-handed to enjoy seasonal vegetables, as well as mutton and lamb barbecued in a pot. Apart from this, you can also apply to harvest vegetables from June through mid-September. We also accept reservations to try making tofu or soba.
Let the themed gardens and ranch full of animals soothe you. Popular for its cute alpaca soft-serve, and its lunches of pizzas and hamburger patties.
Ecorin Village is a small community made with the goal of "lessening environmental burden and contributing to the shaping of a more sustainable society". This roughly 40 hectare area contains the "green ranch" where alpaca and sheep graze, the "galaxy garden" filled with themed gardens, and various hands-on farming experiences and nature activities. "Forest Restaurant Tenman" looks like a little hideaway built from warm stone and wood, where you can enjoy a slow lunch. "Camel House" has a recommended seasonal menu as well as a wide selection of pizzas, pastas, hamburger patties etc. The famous alpaca soft-serve is a local speciality, with a marshmellow on the head, and chocolate and bolo made to look like the alpaca’s head.
Think of yourself as one of the athletes going to the top of the ramp, and overlook a view of Sapporo streets and the Ishikari plains
The Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium is the site of the Sapporo Olympics 90m ski jump (current large hill). The ramp built along the curve of the mountain is very imposing when its slope is viewed up close. Ride the two-person lift used by athletes on the way to the peak of the ramp. The feeling of being this far off the ground is quite thrilling, and within 5 minutes of enjoying the feeling of an athlete approaching the slopes, you’ll be at the top. There’s an observatory lounge that gives a view of Sapporo and the Ishikari plains from a height of 307,. After enjoying the view, settle down for dinner. Nouvelle Pousse Okurayma, which opened in 2020, offers creative French cuisine with a view of the night.
A specialist store with rows and rows of processed salmon goods, as well as rice balls and soft-serve
A store run directly by Satou Fishery, famous for its salmon. It’s along Route 231, with the old Ishikari river running behind it. The shop is lively and filled with people coming not just from nearby but from quite a distance too. It has many goods made from all sorts of marine produce as well as salmon, and some of it will last a while, so why not look for a souvenir? And the salt soft-serve definitely shouldn’t be missed. It tastes delicious. The "gourmet rice balls", meanwhile, are popular for their size, quality filling and just-so salting. Depending on the time it might be sold out, so be careful. The second floor has the "Old River"seafood restaurant overlooking the Ishikari river, where you can enjoy meals featuring seasonal seafood.
For lunch, sample Otaru’s seafood and pick what suits your family from a wide menu
If you’re in Otaru, seafood is the obvious choice for lunch. The Aozuka Inn Shokudo, situated right in front of Shukutsu port, is a diner operated by the inn, popular with both tourists and local people as a place where you can always enjoy seasonal seafood. A single quaint house sitting at the side of Shukutsu port, if offers herring, tokubire (Podothecus sachi), and gives off the delicious scent of scallops and whelks cooking. The store offers both table seats, and convenient raised seats in case you came with children. The menu has sashimi, seafood rice bowls, sea urchin rice bowls, set meals with grilled fish and more, with a wide range of choices in both sets and single dishes for you to mix and match. Your appetite will only build while you’re deciding what to get. Enjoy Otaru-Shukutsu’s flavours while watching the sea in front of you.
A produce stand with a massive lineup of fresh and processed farm produce.
Don’t miss out on the ‘veggie-soft’ seasonal soft serve!
Ishikari might have an impression of mostly marine produce, but its farms have plenty to offer. JA Ishikari maintains this produce stand, which is sure to impress you with the power of Ishikari’s farming. Local people bring their daily harvests of vegetables, fruit and flowers every morning. Just looking at the fresh and colourful lineup is fun, and the processed products, from meats to jams, make for good souvenirs. One thing you shouldn’t miss out on is the ‘veggie-soft’. A soft-serve made with seasonal fruits and vegetables, it has a delicious juicy, milky flavour. Not only is it popular with locals, but some people come from quite a distance to have it. The fruits and vegetables used change with the season, so the flavour will always keep you guessing.
A food theme park where delicious foods from all over Hokkaido gather around
Hokkaido Loco FARM VILLIGE is located on the 1st floor of the shopping mall “Kitahiroshima Mitsui Outlet Park” where 175 stores are gathered in a store area of about 30,000 square meters. It is a “Food Theme Park” where delicious foods from all over Hokkaido are gathered. This market is specialized in Hokkaido local foods, and offers a wide variety of fresh “Food” of Hokkaido, which you can't find anywhere else such as freshly harvested vegetables, sweets freshly made in the workshop, fresh fish just landed in the morning, and freshly baked bread. Its quality is also credible as well as the rich varieties including original products.Therefore, there are more local customers than tourists. The product we particularly recommend is “Sea Urchin Soy Sauce”. Even though its price is 1200 yen per bottle, which is high, it has become a big hit product that were sold more than 100,000 in two years after it released. The rich flavor of sea urchin is addictive, and has become very popular. We would like you to try it with the meal of rice with a raw egg, by all means. In addition, the service of the fish store, and the taste of all its fish including dried fish are great and popular.
Forget about time passing in a relaxing space, and have a delicious time.
A warehouse building, which has a good feel to it and was built on the site of the former Uminekoya. The building features its brick construction, and has been certified as a “historical building designated by Otaru City”. The design of the interior on the 1st floor is based on the deep sea, and there are plenty of store commitments such as Sapporo soft stone antiques and custom-made tiles. The light and shadow of the lighting make an atmosphere mysterious. The ingredients used for cooking in such an atmosphere are carefully selected local ingredients of Otaru and Hokkaido. “Hokkaido beef and various meats” baked by using Hokkaido's local birch firewood have a crispy surface and a juicy taste filled with the good flavor inside. One of the popular menus is pasta, which is made elaborately to make the most of the uniqueness of the ingredients. The commitment to food is the same at lunchtime with a lunch set that includes drinks and such. The kid's lunch is also appealing to families with children.
Kamameshi that is making the most of fresh ingredients unique to Hokkaido
A popular restaurant that customers make a long queue for offers Kamameshi making the most of seasonal ingredients from Hokkaido. Kamameshi that is making the most of fresh ingredients unique to Hokkaido such as hair crabs, scallops and salmon roe. Although the Ichie's Special Kamameshi that contains gorgeous seafood ingredients as much as it can lift the lid is particularly popular out of more than 30 types of menus, you can't miss the seasonal Kamameshi using ingredients of each season. “Rebun Hokke Mackerel & Botan Shrimp Kamameshi”, “Raw Surf Clam Mushroom Butter Kamameshi”, “Salmon Roe Kamameshi”, “Sweet & Spicy Flavored Boiled Kamameshi”, “Thick-Sliced Salmon & Salmon Roe Kamameshi”. Just reading these names of the dishes make us hungry! It's not just seafood. There are also plenty of menus of Hokkaido meat such as “Hitomai Beef Steak Kamameshi” using Tokachi brand beef “Hitomai Beef”, “Kakuni Kamameshi of Eniwa Grazing Pork”, and “Hokkaido Local Chicken & Spicy Cod Roe Kamameshi”. In order to taste fresh, and rich ingredients most deliciously centered on Hokkaido ingredients, we use local rice of Eniwa, and start cooking Kamameshi only after receiving orders. In addition to Kamameshi, there are also plenty of extensive menus such as Ankake Fried Noodles which are popular for their crispy noodles, Assorted Nigiri Sushi, and skewered and fried foods. We cherish every single encounter, and in order to deliver safe and secure seasonal Hokkaido dishes, we are particular about not only the condition of seasoning and cooking, but the way of serving and staff service too. There are a wide variety of alcoholic beverages too, so you can enjoy it as an Izakaya restaurant at night. (The menu varies depending on the season)
15 minutes by car from the airport.Delicious! Fun! You can enjoy your time with peace of mind in the comfortable space suitable for families
The first thing that surprises you is the richness of the food court. Gourmet foods that represent Hokkaido such as “Soup curry” and “Pork rice bowl” are certainly lined up. Even locals are enthusiastically into popular shops and restaurants such as "Milky Bell" that uses raw milk from “Hosozawa Farm” in the suburb of Chitose, and “Firewood kiln pizza studio Pizza Do” that uses local ingredients of Chitose thoroughly such as wheat, cheese, vegetables and meat for all of its menu. The ramen restaurant “Ezomen shinogonoiwazu”which was opened in 2019 is particularly recommended. The commitment and quality of its menu is beyond what we would expect from a roadside station food court. You can select from 3 types of soup, chicken, shrimps and oysters, and the side menu is also abundant. Going there just for this ramen is well worthy. Besides gourmet foods, there are also an interactive mapping where the image changes in response to motions, and a playground produced by the popular playground equipment brand, Bornelund. There are plenty of playground equipment outside to fully enjoy playing, so you won't get bored even if you stay for a long time. The souvenir section is also substantial. From summer to autumn, colorful, fresh vegetables are gathered at the farmers market from local farmers. “Salmon Hometown Chitose Aquarium”, which is located near Salmon Park Chitose is also recommended to visit. An artificial hatching and release project for salmon is being carried out in Chitose River which runs through the site. Salmon that have swum upstream are landed on "Indian Water Wheel” every autumn. It can reach 30,000 salmon a day when it's a lot.