• July 19th, 2015
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[Hanaichimonme Head Office in Wakkanai] Seafood Caught in Wakkanai Can Be Easten at Northernmost Conveyor Belt Sushi Restraunt in Japan

Hanaichimonme

Wakkanai Hanaichimonme (稚内 花いちもんめ) is a popular conveyor belt sushi chain store based in Wakkanai city. Titus corp. (有限会社 タイタス) runs it, and the head office is in the Wakkanai, and a branch opens a business in Iwamizawa. The Hanaichimonme is popular for serving fresh seafood, and the head office near Wakkanai Hiigashi Primary School is famous as the northernmost conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Japan.

Appearance of Building
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-

My visited place is the head office. The building is large, and the interior decoration has an atmosphere such as a typical conveyor belt sushi chain store. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.

Look of Restraunt
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-

By the way, a direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Wakkanai. But an express bus Hamnasu-go (はまなす号) runs between the Sapporo and the Wakkanai. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Wakkanai Station, Minami-wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.

List of Means of Transportation

Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Wakkanai. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

Hokuto Kotsu(北都交通) From Wakkanai to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Hokuto Kotsu(北都交通) From Sapporo to Wakkanai
Jalan
Rakuten
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Jalan
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Chiseki Sekiyu Choinori Rent-a-car(チセキ石油・ちょいのりレンタカー) Their offices are near the Minami-wakkanai Station and Toyotomi Onsen.
Jalan
Rakuten

WAKKANAI

Wakkanai (稚内) that about 35,000 people live is the 21th largest fishery city in Hokkaido, and was named after Yamuwakkanai that means "A river with cold water" in Ainu language. It is one of regional hub cities of the North Hokkaido area, and is the northernmost port town in Japan. A catch of Octopus Dofleini (ミズダコ) is the largest in the Japan. In addition, a lot of people run a dairy farm, and the Wakkanai is one of tasty milk‐producing distlict in the Hokkaido. My grandmother was from Keihoku (恵北) in the Wakkanai, and I remember that the milk was very tasty when I visited parents' house of my grandmother in the old days. As for climate, the Wakkanai faces the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk, so a wind blows hard. Average annual temperature is 7 degrees, and it is chilly in a summer, and it does not relatively snow hard in a winter. Wakkanai Peninsula (稚内半島) is in the west side of the city, and Soya Peninsula (宗谷半島) is in the east side of the city, and the downtown is in the west side of the city. Various things is the northernmost in the Japan, for example, Japane's Northernmost Railway Monument (日本最北端の線路の碑) is built beside the Wakkanai Station, too. Read More

Wakkanai
Wakkanai

Sushi of Hokkaido

Sushi is a rice dish using various types of ingredients such as raw seafood, and Hand-rolled Sushi (握り寿司) is most famous, and others are Rolled Sushi (巻きずし), Sushi Pocket (いなり寿司 * Inarizushi), Scattered Sushi (バラ寿司・ちらし寿司), Pressed Sushi (押し寿司), Izushi Fermented Sushi (飯寿し) and so on. In Japan, Fermented Sushi (なれずし) has been eaten since Nara Period, and old Japanese made sushi as a fermented food. In Edo Period, the Hand-rolled Sushi was born, and was popular with Edo people in Edo Castle Town. It was not a dish but a snack in those days. Since Meiji peropd, sushi using sashimi has become widespread in the Japan, and a bite-sized vinegared rice has become common. So the sushi refers to the Hand-rolled Sushi in a large number of cases. Read More

Hand-rolled Sushi
Sushi

Conveyor Belt Sushi

I visited here with my friend that came to Hokkaido for the first time around 17:00 on a weekday. Several groups of customers already enjoyed their meals. We sat at counter seats. Sushi was gotten on a conveyor belt, but customers could order favorite sushi basically. I ordered restaurant's recommendations and seafood caught in Wakkanai.

Black Rockfish and Scallop
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-

First a dish of restaurant's recommended black rockfish (ソイ * JPY 360) was served. The black rockfish is famous in Hokkaido, but it is too unfamiliar fish any place other than the Hokkaido. The taste looks like sea bream. My friend was surprised at the taste, too. In addition, seafood caught in the Wakkanai were as follows. A dish of scallop (JPY 240), a dish of raw sea urchin (JPY 560), a dish of boiled octopus (JPY 150). Those were tasty, too. The octopus was a special product of the Wakkanai in particular.

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Taste of Black Rockfish Looks Like Red Sea Bream
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-
Scallop
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-
Boiled Octopus Caught in Wakkanai
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-

Furthermore, I ate a dish of whelk (JPY 180), a dish of roasting fish porch (JPY 240) and a dish of ark shell (JPY 260). All roasting fish porchs I ate at all sushi restraunt were tasty, so it was one of my favorite sushi. Just as I thought, my friend highly recommended the black rockfish. While we were eaing, customers were almost full around 18:00. It was popular after all. Thanks for the tasty sushi!

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Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-
Raw Sea Urchins are Caught in Wakkanai's sea
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-
Sweet!
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-
Roasting Fish Porch
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-
Ark Shell
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-
There Is Menu Which Parodied Japanese Famous Artist
Conveyor Belt Sushi -Hanaichimonme in Wakkanai-

Conveyor Belt Sushi and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Conveyor Belt Sushi

Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 cars)
Business hours 11:00-22:00
Regular closing day January 1
Telephone number +81-162-34-7377
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 353 820 101*53

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Wakkanai. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

SURFEEL HOTEL WAKKANAI(サフィールホテル稚内)
Wakkanai Onsen Hotel Kito(稚内温泉 ホテル喜登)
Dormy Inn Wakkanai(天北の湯 ドーミーイン稚内)
Wakkanai Grand Hotel(稚内グランドホテル)
Hotel Misono(ホテル御園)
Hotel Miyuki(ホテル美雪)
Hotel Okabe Shisaitei(ホテルおかべ汐彩亭)
Hotel Sakhalin(ホテルサハリン)
Hotel Okudaya(ホテル 奥田屋)
Sakae Hotel(さかえホテル)
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Jalan
Ryokan Yamaichi(旅館山一)
Ryokan Ikoi(旅館 以木以)
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Hotel Taisho(ホテル大将)
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Kokumin-shukusha Hyosetsuso(国民宿舎 氷雪荘)
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Hotel Takikawa(ホテル 滝川)
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Tabi-no-Yado Ubukata(旅の宿 うぶかた)
HP
Booking
Hotel New Chikou(ホテルニューチコウ)
Hotel Meguma(ホテルめぐま)
Booking
Ryokan Kiku(旅館希宮)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Matsumura(旅館まつむら)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Tohokan(旅館東方館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Bokyo(旅館望郷)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Farm Inn Yuyu Farm(ファームイン悠遊ファーム)
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Tabibito-Yado Bacchus(旅人宿ばっかす)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Shizuya(民宿しずや)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Nakayama(民宿中山)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Satsuki(民宿さつき)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ryokan Yamachan(民宿旅館やまちゃん)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Sudomarikan(すどまり館) Tel:+81-80-3295-6191
Guest House Moshiripa(ゲストハウスモシリパ)
Saihokutan Michubachi-no-Ie(最北端みつばちの家)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Rider House Midori-no-Yu(ライダーハウスみどり湯)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Shimizu(民宿 清水) Only Tel:+81-162-76-2152
Saihoku-no-Yado(最北の宿)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Tomu-soya(斗夢ソーヤ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Kaikyo(ペンション海峡)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Soyamisaki(民宿宗谷岬)
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Jalan
Pension Arumeria(ペンション亜留芽利亜)
Soya Fureai Park Automobile Campsite(宗谷ふれあい公園オートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Wakkanai Forest Park Campsite(稚内森林公園キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Onsen Minshuku Kita-no-Yado(温泉民宿 北乃宿)
HP
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Jalan
Wafu Pension Fujikado(和風ペンション 富士門)
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Soya Palace(宗谷 パレス)
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Small Hotel Akari(小さなホテル燈)
HP
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Jalan
Booking.com

A page of Wakkanai is here

Wakkanai

By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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