[Nagoyaka-tei Harutori Branch in Kushiro] One of 3 Major Conveyor Belt Sushi Chain Stores in Hokkaido
February 24th, 2016
Sushidokoro Nagoyaka-tei (鮨処 なごやか亭) is a popular conveyor belt sushi chain store based in Kushiro city, and is one of the 3 major conveyor belt sushi chain restraunts together with Toriton (トリトン) and Nemuro Hanamaru (根室花まる) in Hokkaido. Mitsuboshi Restaurant System corp. (株式会社三ッ星レストランシステム) has run a conveyor belt sushi as a new business since 1991. A lot of branches open a business in Kushiro district, Sapporo district, Obihiro district and Shiga District at present. The Nagoyaka-tei is well-known for serving reasonable fresh sushi, and Salmon Roe Gunkan Sushi with Scattered Salmon Roe (こぼれイクラ) is noted product.
My visited branch is Harutori Branch (春採店), the very first store, and is near Lake Harutori (春採湖). It is not the head office but the 1st branch. The appearance looks like just a typical Japanese restaurant chain. The building is large, and the interior decoration has an atmosphere such as a typical conveyor belt sushi chain store. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.
List of Means of Transportation
Highway buses run between the Kushiro and the Sapporo, the Asahikawa, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Lake Akan. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Kushiro. 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 Kushiro|
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Kushiro to Sapporo|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Asahikawa to Kushiro|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Kushiro to Asahikawa|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Kushiro to Kitami|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Kitami to Kushiro|
|Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス)||From Obihiro to Tancho Kushiro Airport|
|Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス)||From Tancho Kushiro Airport to Obihiro|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Tancho Kushiro Airport to Lake Akan||
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Lake Akan to Tancho Kushiro Airport||
|Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー)||Their offices are near Kushiro Station and Kushiro Airport.|
|Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル)||Their offices are near the Kushiro Station and the Kushiro Airport.|
|Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース)||Their offices are near the Kushiro Station, Tottori and the Kushiro Airport.||
|Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー)||Their offices are near the Kushiro Station and the Kushiro Airport.|
|Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー)||Their offices are near the Kushiro Station and the Kushiro Airport.|
|Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー)||Their office is near the Kushiro Station.|
|Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー)||Their offices are at Shintomi-cho, Aikoku, Irie-cho, Naniwa-cho and Akanko Onsen.|
Kushiro (釧路) that about 170,000 people live is the 5th largest fisheries city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. The Kushiro became incorporated with Akan town (阿寒) and Onbetsu (音別) in 2005, and has became the 3rd largest city by area in the Hokkaido. In Japan, it is the 7th latgest city by the area. The Kushiro is also well-known as a tourist city with rich nature, and has 2 very famous national parks, Kushiro-Shitsugen wetland (釧路湿原), the largest wetland in the Japan, and Lake Akan (阿寒湖) consisted by primeval forests and lava. In addition, the beautiful sunset can be seen, too, and the Kushiro is one of the three major places to see the beautiful setting sun in the world together with Manila in Philippines and Bali in Indonesia. Article is here
Sushi of Hokkaido
Sushi is a rice dish using various types of ingredients such as raw seafood, and Hand-rolled Sushi (握り寿司) is most famous, and others are Rolled Sushi (巻きずし), Sushi Pocket (いなり寿司 * Inarizushi), Scattered Sushi (バラ寿司・ちらし寿司), Pressed Sushi (押し寿司), Izushi Fermented Sushi (飯寿し) and so on. In Japan, Fermented Sushi (なれずし) has been eaten since Nara Period, and old Japanese made sushi as a fermented food. In Edo Period, the Hand-rolled Sushi was born, and was popular with Edo people in Edo Castle Town. It was not a dish but a snack in those days. Since Meiji peropd, sushi using sashimi has become widespread in the Japan, and a bite-sized vinegared rice has become common. So the sushi refers to the Hand-rolled Sushi in a large number of cases. Article is here
Conveyor Belt Sushi
I visited here around 15:00 on a weekday. 2 groups of customers enjoyed their meals at this halfway hour. I sat a counter seat, and asked a sushi chef about sushi toppings caught in the Kushiro, and he replied me "Saury and whale". I have never known that a local specialty of Kushiro is the whale. I ordered those and the salmon roe gunkan sushi with scattered salmon roe as a famous for Nagoyaka-tei speciality.
First a dish of the saury sushi and a dish of the whale sushi were served. The raw saury was not the best time of the year, but it was fatty fish, and was tasty! The color of the whale meat resembled beef jerky, and was light taste. I did not know the texture very much.
After preparation time, the salmon roe gunkan sushi with scattered salmon roe was dished up in front of my eyes. Another man beated a drum, and the sushi chef dished up the salmon roe on the gunkan sushi with energetic voice shouting. It was an interesting event. That event can be watched on youtube movie. By the way, customers can accept the holding event or not, so please do not worry. Well, as for the salmon roe, it was just right seasoning without the fishy smell, not too salty, and was tasty!
After I ate those, a dish of squid with salt and grated citron, a dish of seared flounder edge and a dish of seared sakhalin surf clam were served and were eaten up. The price was JPY 2590 in total. Still, the seared flounder edge was always tasty at all restraunts. I was stuffed. Thank you for the tasty meal.
Conveyor Belt Sushi and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (100 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||149 230 060*20|
A page of Kushiro is here