• June 19th, 2014
  • Food
  • Meal
  • SouthernArea

[Kerun in Mori] Chewy Hamburg Steak Makes People Form a Line

Kerun

Restaurant Kerun (レストラン ケルン) is a famous restaurant founded in 1984 in Mori town located in the northern part of Hakodate city, and is relatively near Onuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園) and Mt. Komagatake (駒ヶ岳). Mr. Kazuyoshi Kubota (久保田 一佳) is a restaurant owner. The restaurant facing National Route 5 is popular for a hamburger steak and a steak using beef produced in Hokkaido and Onuma Beef. I heard from my friend that it was very popular restaurant, but I did not think that it was crowded before entering the restaurant possibly. 8 groups of preceding visitors waited for opening the restaurant when I reached here. I wrote my name on a board before business hours, and ordered Small Hamburger Steak Combo (スモールハンバーグランチ). The price was JPY 999. Other visitors waited at their own cars until opening.

Appearance of Building
Hamburg Steak -Kerun in Mori-

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園) is a quasi-national park at the foot of Mt. Komagatake (駒ヶ岳) in the southern part of Hokkaido, and is between Nanae town, Shikabe town and Mori town. Its area is 9,083 ha. The park has been designated as the quasi-national park since 1958, and 2 million tourists come. It consists of the Mt. Komagatake of 1,131 m elevation, an active volcano, Lake Ounma (大沼湖), Lake Konuma (小沼湖), Junsai Swamp (蓴菜沼), and beautiful scneries are highlights. The Onuma Quasi-National Park has been chosen as one of The 3 New Views of Japan (新日本三景) together with Miho-no-Matsubara (三保の松原) in Shizuoka prefecture and Yabakei (耶馬渓) in Oita prefecture since 1915. It is also famous for fall foliage, and has been chosen as one of The 100 Best Fall Foliage Spots in Japan (日本紅葉の名所100選). When the Mt. Komagatake erupted from 50,000 to 30,000 years ago, a river was dammed by flowing mud flood, and those lakes were created. Wetlands have been registered under the Ramsar Convention since 2012, and wild waterfowls such as Goose and Duck rest their wings on the surface of the lake. Read More

Onuma Quasi-National Park
Onuma Quasi-National Park

Hamburger Steak

Opening hour came, and I entered the restraunt, and a waitress shown my seat, and I sat at a counter seat. The restraunt with the warmth of woods had an atomosphere such as a typical steakhouse. A lot of table seats were provided, so I guessed that even family customers enjoy their meals. But customers probably must wait a long time (20-60 minutes) after ordering their dishes. Other visitors ordered a dish of big salad whether they knew that cooking took more time. They ate it before a main dish. The salad looked very tasty, too.

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Small Hamburger Steak Combo from Top
Hamburg Steak -Kerun in Mori-
Hamburger Steak Mixed with Soft-Boiled Egg
Hamburg Steak -Kerun in Mori-

About 40 minutes later, the Small Hamburger Steak Combo was served with a dish of rice. The hamburger steak was very chewy, and rich taste demiglace sauce was also tasty. Those were newly cooked dish, and were very hot. After I had finished eating, 10 groups of visitors lined up at the entrance. This beef make a lots of visitors visited here.

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Hamburg Steak -Kerun in Mori-
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Hamburg Steak -Kerun in Mori-

Hamburger Steak Combo and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Hamburger Steak Combo

Parking lot Parking is provided (30 Cars)
Business hours Weekday 11:30-18:30
Saturday, Sunday and National holidays 11:30-20:00
Regular closing day Monday * If Monday is a national holiday, the next day is a closing day.
Telephone number +81-1374-5-2628
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 490 316 160*10

    List of Activities

    Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Lake Onuma. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

    Rental Bicycle

    Rental Bicycle

    Onuma Quasi-National Park

    Friendly Bear(フレンドリーベア)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Porotokan(ポロト館)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Canoe Tour

    Movie of Canoe Tour


    Exander Onuma Canoe House(イクサンダー大沼カヌーハウス)
    Jalan
    Neverland Tour Office(ネバーランド・ツアーオフィス)
    HP
    Jalan

    Sightseeing Boat Cruise

    Movie of Sightseeing Boat Cruise


    Hokkaido Sightseeing Concierge Center(北海道観光コンシェルジュセンター)
    Jalan
    Onuma Godo Yusen(大沼合同遊船)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Segway Tour

    Movie of Segway Tour


    Segway Japan(セグウェイジャパン)

    Horse Trekking

    Sonnys Stable(サニーズステーブル)
    Jalan
    Onuma Nagareyama Ranch(大沼流山牧場)
    ASOVIEW

    Leisure Land

    Greenpia Onuma(グリーンピア大沼)
    ASOVIEW

    Guided Nature Tour

    Onuma International Exchange Plaza(大沼国際交流プラザ)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Gondola

    Movie of Gondola


    Hakodate Nanae Gondola(函館七飯ゴンドラ)
    Jalan

    Zip Line

    Movie of Zip Line


    Hakodate Onuma Prince Hotel(函館大沼プリンスホテル)
    ASOVIEW

    Pond Smelt Fishing

    Movie of Pond Smelt Fishing


    Onuma Godo Yusen(大沼合同遊船)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Tai Park(太公園)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Junsai Swamp(蓴菜沼)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Higashi-onuma Camping Site(東大沼キャンプ場)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan

    Snow Activities

    Ice Park Snowman(アイスパークスノーマン)
    ASOVIEW
    Jalan
    Hokkaido Tourism Concierge Center(北海道観光コンシェルジュセンター)
    Jalan

    Snowshoe Tour

    Exander Onuma Canoe House(イクサンダー大沼カヌーハウス)
    Jalan
    Neverland Tour Office(ネバーランド・ツアーオフィス)
    HP
    Jalan

    List of Accommodations

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

    Mori

      Greenpia Onuma(グリーンピア大沼)
      Pension Mori-no-Naka-no-Chisana-Ie(ペンション 森の中の小さな家)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Chappurin-kan(ちゃっぷ林館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hokkaido Youth Nature Hall Napal Forest(北海道青少年自然の家(ネイパル森))
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Business Hotel Fresco Mori(ビジネスホテル フレスコ森)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Take-no-Ie Ryokan(竹の家旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Midori Ryokan(みどり旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Minshuku Shiosai(民宿潮騒)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Tsubaki(旅館椿)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Kikushui Ryokan(菊水旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Midori and Rock Campsite(みどりとロックの広場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten

      Onuma Onsen

        Tome-no-Yu(留の湯)
        Booking
        Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel(函館大沼 プリンスホテル)

        Nanae

          Onuma Tsuruga Auberge Epuy(大沼鶴雅オーベルジュ エプイ)
          Pension Heine(ペンションハイネ)
          Booking
          Rakuten
          Station Hotel Asahiya(ステーションホテル 旭屋)
          Booking
          Minshuku Yukkuri Onuma(民宿ゆっくり大沼)
          Booking
          Granvillage Onuma(グランヴィレッヂ 大沼)
          Onuma Nagareyama Ranch Paard Musee(大沼流山牧場 Paard Musee)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Pension Kaza(ペンション 風 KAZA)
          Booking
          Niyama Onsen Hotel(ニヤマ温泉ホテル)
          Booking
          Ryoso Chairoi-Tori(旅荘 茶色い鳥)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Minshuku Kamoiso(民宿 鴨井荘)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Minshuku Fujiya(民宿 藤屋) Only tel: +81-138-65-8164
          Pension Nori Hana(ペンション のり☆はな)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Business Minshuku Hana-no-Yado(ビジネス民宿 華の宿)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Beyond Village(ビヨンドビレッジ)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Higashi-onuma Campsite(東大沼キャンプ場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Booking.com
          Booking.com

          A page of Onuma Quasi-National Park is here

          Onuma Quasi-National Park

          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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