• May 28th, 2014
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[Aji-no-Daio Muroran Head Restaurant in Muroran] Spicy Curry Ramen

Aji-no-Daio

Aji-no-Daio Muroran Head Office (味の大王室蘭本店) is a long-established ramen restaurant based in Muroran city. Mr. Hiroshi Koyanagai (小柳 弘) established it in 1971. After he trained his cooking skill under Mr. Ichiro Takahashi (高橋 一郎), the founder of Aji-no-Daio Tomakomai Head Office (苫小牧の味の大王総本店), in Iwamizawa city and became independent. It is said that the Aji-no-Daio Tomakomai Head Office produced Curry Ramen (カレーラーメン), and the Aji-no-Daio Muroran Head Office has spread the curry ramen in the Muroran. The Aji-no-Daio Muroran Head Office is run by Koyanagi Kikaku corp. (株式会社 小柳企画), and Mr. Tomiji Koyanagi (小柳 富資) is a company president at present. The head office is in Chuo-cho, the Muroran, and sister ramen restaurants open a business in Nakajima-cho, Chuo-cho, Higashi-muroran Station, Bibai. Mr. Tomiji plays a role of the chairman of Muroran Curry Ramen-no-Kai (室蘭カレーラーメンの会), and works to promote the Curry Ramen to place the 4th ramen of Hokkaido after famous three ramen, Sapporo Ramen (Miso Broth Ramen), Asahikawa Ramen (Soy Sauce Broth Ramen) and Hakodate Ramen (Salt Broth Ramen). About 30 ramen restaurants serve the curry ramen in the Muroran, and the curry ramen is well-known as a the comfort food of the Muroran.

Appearance of Building
Curry Ramen -Aji-no-Daio in Muroran-

My visited place is the head office in the Chuo-cho, and it is relatively near Muroran Station. The ramen restaurant on the 1st floor of 4 story building is not so large, and has an atmosphere such as a typical Japanese restraunt loved by local people. Counter seats, table seats and a small separate Japanese style room are provided, so I guess that even family customers may enjoy meals. By the way, Express Muroran-go (高速むろらん号), an express bus, runs between Sapporo and the Muroran, and Express Hayabusa (高速はやぶさ号), an express bus, runs between New Chitose Airport and the Muroran. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Higashi-muroran Station.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Muroran and the Sapporo or the New Chitose Airport. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Muroran. 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).

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Muroran
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Muroran to Sapporo
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From Sapporo to Muroran
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From Muroran to Sapporo
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From New Chitose Airport to Muroran
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From Muroran to New Chitose Airport
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Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Higashi-muroran Station.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Higashi-muroran Station.
Jalan
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Higashi-muroran Station.
World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー) Their office is in Hinode-cho.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Miyanomri-cho and Kotobuki-cho.

MURORAN

Muroran (室蘭) that 90,000 people live is the 11th largest city in Hokkaido and is located in the central Hokkaido and is facing the Pacific ocean. Muroran has a relatively calm climate, it is cold with temperatures 20 degrees in a summer, it is warm with temperatures -2 degrees in a winter. Muroran is called Iron Town and developed as a port town of heavy and chemical industries. It is famous that there are factories of Nippon Steel Sumikin (新日鉄住金) and Japan Steel Works (日本製鋼所), As for Kanamoto (カナモト * the TSE First Section presentation) and Narasaki Industry (ナラサキ産業 * the TSE Second Section presentation), Muroran is an establishment of a business place. Therefore Muroran is a few town that vistors can unusually see a scenery of the factories in Hokkaido. Muroran Night View is popular, too. Read More

Itanki Beach
Itanki Beach

Ramen of Hokkaido

Ramen is a noodle soup dish topped with ingredients. It is said that Chinese noodles is the root of the ramen, and there are various theories, for example, Mr. Mistukuni Tokugawa (徳川光圀 * Mitokomon (水戸黄門)) ate the ramen in 1697 for the first time in Japan or the first ramen was that Keitaimen noodles (経帯麺) served in 1488 was written in Biryueken Diary (蔭涼軒日録). Noodle soup dishes were spread out in Japan because Nanking noodles (南京そば) was served in various China Towns, Japan. In Hakodate with a China Town, Yowaken (養和軒) served the Nanking noodles in 1884. In Sapporo, it is a root of Sapporo Ramen that a noodle soup dish was cooked by Mr. Wang Wen Zai (王 文彩), a chief chef of Takeya Shokudo (竹家食堂), in 1922. Houran (芳蘭), a branch of the Takeya Shokudo, opened a business in 1933 in Asahikawa. Asahikawa Ramen, Sapporo Ramen and Hakodate Ramen called the 3 Major Ramen in Hokkaido were born. But current ramen do not succeed to the taste of those ramen. Read More

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Ramen
Ramen of Hokkaido

Curry Ramen

I visited here around 16:00 on a weekday. 2 customers enjoyed their meal on counter seats at this time. I sat at a table seat, and ordered the feature Curry Ramen. The price was JPY 750.

Curry Ramen from Top
Curry Ramen -Aji-no-Daio in Muroran-

About 7 minutes later, the ramen was served. Roasted pork fillets, fried bean sprouts, green onions, cabbages and a dried laver were on noodles. The color of soup was curry color.

Roasted Pork Fillet
Curry Ramen -Aji-no-Daio in Muroran-

I ate a sip of the soup immediately. It was a tangy taste, and was a rich taste. The thick soup was impressive. It was tasty, but the soup was too salty for me. I guess that it is the ramen for rich taste loving person to want to eat.

Soup
Curry Ramen -Aji-no-Daio in Muroran-

The thick and curled noodles were homemade noodles, and went well with the soup. I wonder the salt or the spice warmed my body very much. Thanks for the tasty ramen!

Homemade Noodles
Curry Ramen -Aji-no-Daio in Muroran-

Curry Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Curry Ramen

Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 Cars)
Business hours 11:00-20:30
Regular closing day Tuesday
Telephone number +81-143-23-3434
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 159 221 746*87

List of Activities

Star Marine KK and Donan Bus serve night view tours and a dolphin and whale watching tour. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Source: Muroran City)

Muroran

Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

7 kinds of marine habitats such as Head Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Dells Porpoise, Minke, Killer Whale, Fur Seal can be watched from mid June to mid August. You can meet with about 1,000 dolphins if you are lucky. It is the pacific tour for two and a half hours. Star Marin KK (スターマリンKK) carry out the tours. A reservation is necessary for the embarkation.

Movie of Dolphin and Whale Watching


Star Marine KK(スターマリンKK)

Night View Cruising

Tourists can make a round trip of Muroran port for about 1 hour. Because the tourists can look over factory groups symbolizing muroran called "Iron Town" and Hakucho-Ohashi Bridge from sea, this tour is popular. An operating company change the sailing time depending on the time for sunset, and you should confirm it on the telephone beforehand. In addition, they should confirm it in total when there are not more than 5 people of embarkation because they do not seem to set sail. A reservation is necessary for the embarkation.

Movie of Night View Cruising


Star Marine KK(スターマリンKK)

Night View Bus Tour

Donan Bus(道南バス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

Muroran Youth Hostel(室蘭ユースホステル)
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Hotel Muroran Hills(ホテル室蘭ヒルズ)
Muroran Prince Hotel(室蘭プリンスホテル)
2nd Muroran Prince Hotel Muroan View(第二プリンスホテル 室蘭ビュー)
Hotel Bayside Muroran(ホテル ベイサイド室蘭)
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Dormy Inn Higashimuroran(ドーミーイン東室蘭)
Hotel New Badget Muroran(ホテルニューバジェット室蘭)
Hotel Route Inn Higashimuroran-Ekimae(ホテル ルートイン東室蘭駅前)
Hotel Sun Route Muroran(ホテルサンルート室蘭)
Muroran Plaza Hotel(室蘭プラザホテル)
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Muroran Green Hotel(室蘭グリーンホテル)
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Hotel Million(ホテルミリオン)
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Business Hotel New Marushin(ビジネスホテル ニューまるしん)
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Jalan
Ryokan Hokkai(旅館 北海)
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Komichi(こみち)
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Jalan
Kanemasa Ryokan(金政旅館)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Hinode(旅館日の出)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel Route Inn Grand Muroran(ホテルルートインGrand室蘭)
Hotel Sepias Kadan(ホテルセピアス花壇)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Danpara Park(だんパラ公園)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Muroran is here

Muroran

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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