• September 18th, 2014
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[Wakadori Jidai Naruto in Otaru] Too Large Fried Half-cut Spring Chicken Is Tasty!

Wakadori Jidai Naruto

Wakadori Jidai Naruto (若鶏時代なると) Head Office is a long-established restaurant run by Wakadori Jidai Naruto corp. in Inaho, Otaru city, and is relatively near Otaru Station. Mr. Torao Kurishima (栗嶌 寅男) established the restaurant in 1952. He was from Awaji Island (淡路島) in Hyogo prefecture, so the name of the restaurant was named after a whirling current in Naruto Strait (鳴門海峡). The Naruto is well-known for serving a Fried Half-cut Spring Chicken (若鶏の半身揚げ) called the comfort food of the Otaru for the first time in Hokkaido, and Otaru people have been using it as a regular restaurant for a long time. The Wakadori Jidai Naruto has only the head office, but they set New Nruto (ニューなると), Wakadori-no-Naruto (若鳥のなると) and Otaru Narutoya (小樽なると屋) up in the business.

Appearance of Building
Fried Spring Chicken Combo -Naruto in Otaru-

I heard about the Naruto from a photographer, my friend, that is from the Otaru, so I visited here with my niece around 13:00 on a weekday. Both the appearance and the interior decoration have an atomosphere such as a good old Japanese restraunt. 2-story building is large, and table seats and small separate Japanese style tables are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. But the restaurant is crowded with customers at lunchtime. By the way, a highway bus "Otaru-go (おたる号)" runs between the Otaru and the Sapporo. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Otaru. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Otaru Station.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Otaru and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. 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 Otaru
Jalan
Rakuten
(Chuo Bus)中央バス From Otaru to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Otaru Canal.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Otaru Station.
Jalan
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Otaru Station.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is near the Otaru Station.

OTARU

Otaru (小樽) that 120,000 people live is the 9th largest port city in Hokkaido, and is located in the located in the northwestern part of Sapporo city. It takes about 30 minutes from the Sapporo to the Otaru by a train. The Otaru is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 8 million people visit here. It is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 30 slopes with its name, so the Otaru has a lot of slope lands, and has a lot of narrow roads. It is famous as a city with a lot of sushi restaurants, too, and more than 100 sushi restaurants open their businesses. Fresh seafood caught in the Sea of Japan facing the Otaru or caought in various places of the Hokkaido can be enjoyed. As for a climate, the Otaru has calm climate, it is cold in a summer, and it snow hard. The Otaru was called an inaccessible land in the old days because all transportation facilities paralyzed by a heavy snow. Read More

Night View from Mt. Tenguyama
Otaru

Fried Half-cut Spring Chicken

Because I heard from my friend that the Fried Hal-cut Spring Chicken was famous, I ordered the Fried Half-cut Spring Chicken Combo (若鶏定食). The price was JPY 1000. As for ordering, customers must paid money at a cash register before eating a meal. I think that it resembles Kamiya Bar in Asakusa, Tokyo. Except the Fried Half-cut Spring Chicken, they also serve Suishi, Rice Bowls and so on.

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Fried Spring Chicken, Rice, Miso Soup, Tofu and Pickles
Fried Spring Chicken Combo -Naruto in Otaru-

About 10 minutes later, the Fried Half-cut Spring Chicken Combo was served. It contained a dish of the Fried Half-cut Spring Chicken, a bowl of Rice, a bowl of Miso Soup, a dish of Tofu and a dish of Pickles. As its name suggests, almost entirely chicken from neck down is deep-fried, so that is very large. I suppoused that its diameter was about 10 cm. The fried spring chicken was very large. Since I did not understand how to eat it, I disjointed it by my hands directly. The chicken meat seasoned with salt was tender, and was salted just right. I had enough, but I finished eating it deliciously. The chicken was quite hot, be careful about burns. Thanks for the tasty meal!

Just a Little Part
Fried Spring Chicken Combo -Naruto in Otaru-
Tender Meat with Saltiness Plainly
Fried Spring Chicken Combo -Naruto in Otaru-
Large Portion of Fried Spring Chicken
Fried Spring Chicken Combo -Naruto in Otaru-
Zangi Ordered by Niece. Juicy and Tasty
Fried Spring Chicken Combo -Naruto in Otaru-

Fried Spring Chicken Combo and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Moive of Fried Spring Chicken Combo

Parking lot Parking is provided (9 Cars)
Business hours 11:00-21:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Telephone number +81-134-32-3280
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 164 719 685*80

List of Activities

Various activities are held in the Otaru. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Otaru Canal Cruise

Movie of Otaru Canal Cruise


Otaru Canal Cruise(小樽運河クルーズ)
Jalan

Blue Cave Cruising

Movie of Blue Cave Cruising


Hokuo Sangyo(北欧産業)
ASOVIEW
Salt Valley 408(ソルトバレー408)
Jalan
KANEHIDE MARINE(カネヒデマリーン)
Prorow Marine(プロロマリン)

Rickshaw

Movie of Rickshaw


Jinrikisha-no-Ebisuya(人力車のえびす屋)

Experiences of Making

Taishou Glass Palace(大正硝子館)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru Glass Ayaya(小樽硝子の灯・彩や)
Otaru Orgel Doh Yukobo(小樽オルゴール堂 遊工房)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru Candle Studio(小樽キャンドル工房)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Shoya(硝屋)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Joie Joie Glass Collection(ジョワ・ジョワ グラスコレクション)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru Handmade Glass Studio(小樽手作り硝子工房)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Otaru il PONTE(小樽 il PONTE)

Sightseeing Taxi

Otaru Hana Sightseeing Taxi(小樽観光個人はなタクシー)
Otaru Ikuta Sightseeing Taxi(小樽観光個人生田タクシー)
Takahashi Taxi(高橋タクシー)
ASOVIEW
Mayama Taxi(真山タクシー)

List of Accommodations

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

Ginrinso(銀鱗荘)
Jalan
Former Okagawa Pharmacy((旧)岡川薬局)
Booking
Uomatsu Ryokan(魚松旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Hotel Sonia Otaru(ホテルソニア小樽)
Unga-no-Yado Otaru Furukawa(運河の宿 小樽 ふる川)
Hotel Nord Otaru(ホテルノルド小樽)
Dormy Inn Premium Otaru(ドーミーインPREMIUM小樽)
Authent Hotel Otaru(オーセントホテル小樽)
Hotel Inaho(ホテル稲穂)
Booking
Tabino Sanpoyado Otaru Ekimae Guest House Ito(小樽駅前ゲストハウスIto)
THE GREEN OTARU(ザ グリーン オタル)
Oyado Sakurai(御宿 櫻井)
Booking
Etchuya Ryokan(越中屋旅館)
Booking
The Otarunai Backpacker's Hostel Morinoki(おたるないバックパッカーズホステル杜の樹)
DORMITORY L(ドミトリー L)
HP
Jalan
Otarukitaunga Kamomeya(おたる北運河かもめや)
Booking
Life House IPPO(Life House IPPO)
Booking
Rakuten
Otaru Nupuri Hostel (Female Only)(小樽ヌプリホステル)
Jalan
Rakuten
Otaru Guest House(小樽ゲストハウス)
Booking
Otaru Villa Mount Tengu(小樽ヴィラマウンテング)
Otaru Tenguyama Honkan(小樽天狗山 本館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Otaru Tenguyama Sanrokukan(小樽天狗山 山麓館)
emina backpackers(えみな バックパッカーズ)
Hotel Neu Schloss Otaru(ホテルノイシュロス小樽)
Tabi-no-Ie Sha Tomaya(旅人の家 舎 とまや)
Booking
Rakuten
Otaru Nature Village(おたる自然の村)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel Musashitei(ホテル武蔵亭)
Korakuen(宏楽園)
Booking
Otaru Asari Classe Hotel(小樽朝里 クラッセホテル)
Otaru Ryotei Kuramure(小樽旅亭 蔵群)
Winkel Village(ウィンケルビレッジ)
Pine House(パインハウス)
Booking
Jalan
Pension Shadow Classe(ペンション・シャドウクラッセ)
Booking
Pension Puti Hotel Roman(ペンション プチホテルろーまん) Only Tel:+81-134-52-2118
Ryobo Hanaemi(旅房はなえみ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Otaru Boyo Schanze Automobile Campsite(小樽望洋シャンツェオートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Asarigawa Onsen Automobile Campsite(朝里川温泉オートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Otaru is here

Otaru

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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