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[Kitami Peppermint Memorial Hall] History of Peppermint in Japan Can Be Enjoyed for Free

Kitami Peppermint Memorial Hall

Kitami Peppermint Memorial Hall (北見ハッカ記念館) is a tourist facility near Kitami Station in the center of Kitami city, and the distance is about 1 km from there to here. It has been opened since 1986. About 20,000 tourists come. The Kitami is well-known as a peppermint town, and 70% peppermint in the world once was produced in the Kitami area because cultivation of the peppermint was prosperous in old days. This place was built in a special product's memory. There are 2 buildings, Peppermint Memorial Hall (ハッカ記念館) and Peppermint Distillation Hall (ハッカ蒸溜館) at the site, and the Peppermint Memorial Hall has been designed as a modernization period monument since 2007. Herbs are planted around the buildings, and the peppermin and the herbs of the Kitami was chosen as one of The Most Tasteful 100 Landscapes. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Maybe visitors can look around for 60 minutes.

Peppermint Memorial Hall
Kitami Peppermint Memorial Hall
Peppermint Memorial Hall
Kitami Peppermint Memorial Hall

Atmosphere of Kitami Peppermint Memorial Hall Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kitami Peppermint Memorial Hall

An express bus "Dreamint Okhotsk-go (ドリーミントオホーツク号)" runs between the Sapporo and the Kitami, and Limited Express Sekihoku-go (特急石北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Asahikawa, and Senpoku-go (釧北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Kushiro. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Kitami Station.

    List of Highway Bus

    Highway buses run between the Kitami and the Sapporo, the Asahikawa and the Kushiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Kitami. 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 Kitami
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Kitami to Sapporo
    Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Asahikawa to Kitami
    Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Kitami to Asahikawa
    Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Kushiro to Kitami
    Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Kitami to Kushiro
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their office is in Koueinishi-machi.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their office is in Tondennishi-machi.
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is near the Kitami Station.
    Carsta Rent-a-car(カースタレンタカー) Their office is near the Kitami Station.

    KITAMI

    Kitami (北見) that about 120,000 people live is the 9th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Northeastern Hokkaido area. The Kitami became incorporated with Rubeshibe town (留辺蘂), Tanno town (端野) and Tokoro town (常呂) in 2006, and has became the largest city by area in the Hokkaido. In Japan, it is the 4th latgest city by the area. The Kitami is also an agriculture city, and Onion and White Runner Bean are famous as a local product. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -25 degrees in a winter, and it snow hard, too. Read More

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    List of Tourist Attractions

    There are the Peppermint Memorial Hall and the Peppermint Distillation Hall.

    Peppermint Memorial Hall

    Peppermint Memorial Hall is a two-story laboratory of old Kitami Peppermint Factory built in 1935, and is open to public as a peppermint museum at present. Visitors can understand about knowledges and history of the peppermint. The building has a reading room, a laboratory, a royal suite and a plant manager room, and documents and used appliances are displayed there, too. The visitors can obtain an information from movies, too. In addition, a person in charge told me that the the building designed as the modernization cultural heritage is worth seeing.

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    Appearance of Building
    Kitami, Peppermint Memorial Hall
    Royal Suite
    Kitami, Peppermint Memorial Hall
    Laboratory. Test Tubes Form Line
    Kitami, Peppermint Memorial Hall
    Laboratory. Visitors Can Learn About Production Process
    Kitami, Peppermint Memorial Hall
    One of Points That Visitors Should Look at. Crossed Floor
    Kitami, Peppermint Memorial Hall
    One of Points That Visitors Should Look at. Star Decoration
    Kitami, Peppermint Memorial Hall
    One of Points That Visitors Should Look at. Designed Doorknob
    Kitami, Peppermint Memorial Hall
    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Parking is provided (20 Cars)
    Business hours 05/01-10/31 09:00-17:00
    11/01-04/30 09:30-16:30
    Regular closing day Monday, National holiday
    Telephone number +81-157-23-6200
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 185 452 621*71

    Peppermint Distillation Hall

    At the Peppermint Distillation Hall, a peppermint distillation device is displayed, and a way of making the peppermint is demonstrated. The demonstration is performed twice a day from June to October. Each farmhouses liquefied the peppermint from cultivation in old days. The visitors can understand the wisdom and laborer. A browsing document place and a shop are at the building, too, and limited peppermint products bought only here have a good reputation.

    Appearance of Building
    Kitami, Peppermint Distillation Hall
    Old Distillation Facilities
    Kitami, Peppermint Distillation Hall
    Tanaka-style Mint Distillation Kettle
    Kitami, Peppermint Distillation Hall
    Legendary Device That Enhanced Production Efficiency
    Kitami, Peppermint Distillation Hall

    List of Accommodations

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

    KITAMI

      Kitami Daiichi Hotel(北見第一ホテル)
      Rakuten
      Hotel Bell Classic Kitami(ホテルベルクラシック北見)
      Booking
      Dormy Inn Kitami(ドーミーイン北見)
      Super Hotel Kitami(スーパーホテル 北見)
      Booking
      Hotel Route Inn Grand Kitami Ekimae(ホテルルートインGrand北見駅前)
      Hotel Paco Junior Kitami(ホテルパコジュニア北見)
      Booking
      Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Kitami Ekimae(東横イン 北見駅前)
      Kitami Pierson Hotel(北見ピアソンホテル)
      Hotel Taichi(宿泊施設 大地)
      Booking
      Comfort Hotel Kitami(コンフォートホテル北見)
      Business Hotel Kindhope AI(ビジネスホテル カインドホープAI愛)
      Booking
      Hotel Crown Hills Kitami(ホテルクラウンヒルズ北見)
      Hotel Route-Inn Kitami Odorinishi(ホテルルートイン北見大通西)
      Kitaguchi Hotel(きたぐち ホテル)
      Booking
      Kitami Towa Hotel(北見東和ホテル)
      Booking
      Kitami Central Hotel(北見セントラルホテル)
      Booking
      Ryokan Kawai(旅館 河合)
      Booking
      Kitami Plaza Hotel(北見プラザホテル)
      Booking
      Northern Arc Resort(ノーザンアークリゾート)
      Hotel Crown Hills Kitami Annex(ホテルクラウンヒルズ北見別館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Business Hotel Shinpaku(ビジネスホテル しんぱく)
      HP
      Booking
      Jalan
      Park Hills(パークヒルズ)
      HP
      Jalan
      Hotel Nishinoya(ホテル にしの家)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hotel Balcon(ホテル バルコン)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Hotel Kurobe(ホテル黒部)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Shinanoya(旅館信濃屋)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Moiwa Sports World(モイワスポーツワールド)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Lake Tomisato Campsite(富里湖キャンプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Mori-to-Ki-no-Sato Campsite(森と木の里キャンプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten

      Tokoro

        Lake Saroma Tsuruga Resort(サロマ湖鶴雅リゾート)
        Sencho-no-Ie(船長の家)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Matsunoya Sato Ryokan(松乃屋/佐藤旅館)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten

        Onneyu Onsen

          Hotel Oehonke(ホテル大江本家)
          Hotel Tsutsuji-so(ホテル つつじ荘)
          Booking
          Onneyu Hotel Shiki Heian-no-Yakata(四季平安の館)
          Tsutsuji Park Campsite(つつじ公園キャンプ場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Happoudai Forest Park Parumu(八方台森林公園 ぱるむ)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten

          Shiobetsu Onsen

            Shiobetsu Tsurutsuru Onsen Ryokan(旅館塩別つるつる温泉)

            Taki-no-Yu Onsen

              Shiobetsu Tsurutsuru Onsen Ryokan(旅館塩別つるつる温泉)

              Kitami Ponyu Onsen

                Sanko-so(三光荘)
                Booking
                Booking.com

                A page of Kitami is here

                Kitami

                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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