[Mansaku in Kamifurano] Buckweat Noodle with Duck and Green Onions Have Refined Taste
April 17th, 2015
Hand-made soba Mansaku (手打ちそばまん作) is a popular buckwheat noodle restraunt founded in 2004 in Kamifurano town located in the south part of Asahikawa city, and is near Miharashidai Park (見晴台公園). Mr. Nobunari Hirayama (平山 信成) is a restraunt owner. He established the Mansaku after trining his cooking skill at buckwheat noodle restraunt in Sapporo. They garnered one star in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition.
Because I heard that the Mansaku is crowded very much at lunchtime, I visited here around 11:00, just opening hour, on a weekday. I was the first customer on that day, and took off my shoes at an entrance, and entered the restraunt. The ceiling is high, and the interior decoration has white walls and woods. The warmth of the woods can be felt. The restraunt is very stylish. All seats are table seats, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
Kami-furano has rich nature, and Kanno Farm, Flower Land Kamifurano, Miyama Pass Lavender Garden and Hinode Park are relatively famous tourist attractions. Hot springs gush out in the Kami-furano, too, and Fukiage Onsen, Tokachidake Onsen and Furanui Onsen are popular.
Fukiage Onsen (吹上温泉) is a hot spring place in Kamifurano town located in the southern part of Asahikawa city. There are Fukiage Roten-no-Yu (吹上温泉露天の湯) and Fukiage Onsen Rest Center Hakugin-so (吹上温泉保養センター 白銀荘) at 1200 m above sea level. Those are popular for high quality hot springs and a sense of openness. A type of the hot springs is acidic calcium and sodium sulfate chloride spring, and its characteristic is sour taste. That has a lot of the meta-silicic acid content, so it seems to be effective for beautiful skin. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Nonstop buses do not run from Sapporo, New Chitose Airport or Asahikawa. Kamirurano town bus from Kamifurano Station to Fukiage Onsen, and here are Tokachidake Line Time Table and Route Map. Article is here
Tokachidake Onsen (十勝岳温泉) is a hot-spring place in Kamifurano town located in the southernern part of Asahikawa city. There are 2 buildings, Yumoto Ryounkaku (湯元凌雲閣) and Kamihoro-so (カミホロ荘) at around 1200 m above sea level, and it is said that the Kamihoro-so is a hot spring facility at the highest place in Hokkaido. There is a trailhead to Tokachidake Mountain Range (十勝岳連峰) at the end of a road, and a free parking lot and a restroom are built, too. The trailhead is next to the Yumoto Ryounkaku, and the Kamihoro-so is located under there little. The Tokachidake Onsen is famous for enjoying Sunrise, Sunset and Sea of Clouds because of the high place. Fall foliage are beautiful in an autumn, so a lot of tourists come. Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Article is here
Biei and Furano
Furano region (富良野) and Biei region (美瑛) are located in the center of Hokkaido, and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hokkaido at present. 2 million tourists visit to savor lavenders, shooting places of "From the north country (北の国から)" that is famous Japanese television drama in the Furano and hills of the Biei. Blue Pond (青い池) and Shirahige Falls (白ひげの滝) in Shirogane (白金) has been became famous recently, and charms add to the Biei and the Furano as the popular tourist attractions more and more, and those region are receiving increased attention throughout the country and overseas country. It is one of characteristics that various colors can be enjoyed in the Furano and the Biei. Article is here
Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido
Hokkaido occupies about 40% of buckwheat production of Japan, and is the largest buckwheat production in the Japan, and Nagano prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Fukushima prefecture and so on follow the Hokkaido. The climate is cool in a summer, and a large temperature gap is great for good buckwheat, and the buckwheat production of the Hokkaido is increasing. Horokanai (幌加内), Fukagawa (深川) and Otoineppu (音威子府) are the 3 largest production places. Especially, the Horokanai is the best buckwheat production and the largest planted area in the Japan, and is well-known as a buckwheat town, and uses buckwheat fields as tourist attractions well. In Fukushima town, Sengen Soba Buckwheat Flowers Viewing Party (千軒そばの花鑑賞会) is held in buckwheat fields, and a fantastic conbination of the buckwheat fields and Matsumae Kagura (松前神楽) can be enjoyed. Article is here
I sat at a table seat, and read a menu. Because I was curious about buckwheat noodles with sliced ducks and green onions (鴨南蛮せいろ), I ordered it. The price was JPY 1200.
About 10 minutes later, the buckwheat noodles with the sliced ducks and the green onions were served. A white bowl of noodle soup stood out at the wooden interior decoration very much. I ate the buckwheat noodles immediately. The hand-made buckwheat noodles using buckwheat flour produced in Hokkaido were chewy. Fat of duck came oozing through just seasoned soup with not too salty, and it was tasty when I dipped a little buckwheat noodles to the noodle soup, and eat it. Because it is appetizing dish, I recommend a large serving of buckwheat noodles. Finally a cup of buchwhheat tea (そば茶) was served, too, and I thoroughly enjoyed the buckwheat. Thanks for the tasty meal!
Buckwheat Noodle with Duck and Green Onions and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (8 cars)|
|Business hours||11:00-16:00 * If buckwheat noodles run out, the restraunt closes a business.|
|Regular closing day||Monday * If Monday is a national holiday, the next day is a closing day.|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||349 460 228*52|
A page of Biei and Furano is here
Biei and Furano