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

June 12th, 2017

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

A direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Kitami Peppermint Memorial Hall. But an express bus "Dollymint 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.

List of Highway Bus

Refer to following companies for the highway bus service between the Kitami and the Sapporo, the Asahikawa and the Kushiro.

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

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. Article is here

Yamano Aquarium
Kitami

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.

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.

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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)
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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)
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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)
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Kitami Towa Hotel(北見東和ホテル)
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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)
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Northern Arc Resort(ノーザンアークリゾート)
Kitami Ruby Hotel(北見ルビーホテル)
Booking
Jalan
Business Hotel Shinpaku(ビジネスホテル しんぱく)
HP
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Jalan
Park Hills(パークヒルズ)
HP
Jalan
Hotel Nishinoya(ホテル にしの家)
Booking
Jalan
Hotel Balcon(ホテル バルコン)
Booking
Jalan
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A page of Kitami is here

Kitami

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