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[Kawamura Head Office in Kushiro] Soy Sauce Broth Ramen Has Kept Tradition of Kushiro Ramen

August 31st, 2014


Kawamura (河むら) is a popular ramen restaurant based in Kushiro city. It has been established since 1989. Mr. Junya Kawamura (河村 潤也) is a ramen restaurant owner at present. The Kawamura was given the MICHELIN PLATE by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition. They used to have branch restaurants, but only the head office in Suehiro-cho called the lragest entertainment district in the Kushiro opens a buisiness now. The founder trained his cooking skill for about 15 years at Ginsui (銀水), a long-established ramen restaurant called one of roots of Kushiro Ramen, so the Kawamura is famous for serving the traditional Kushiro ramen.

Appearance of Building near Sakaemachi Park
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Kawamura in Kushiro-

The ramen restraunt with an atmosphere such as a typical ramen restraunt is not so large. But counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.

Movie of Cooking Ramen

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


Setting Sun of Nusamai Bridge

Ramen of Hokkaido

Ramen is a noodle soup dish topped with ingredients. It is said that Chinese noodles is the root of the ramen, and there are various theories, for example, Mr. Mistukuni Tokugawa (徳川光圀 * Mitokomon (水戸黄門)) ate the ramen in 1697 for the first time in Japan or the first ramen was that Keitaimen noodles (経帯麺) served in 1488 was written in Biryueken Diary (蔭涼軒日録). Noodle soup dishes were spread out in Japan because Nanking noodles (南京そば) was served in various China Towns, Japan. In Hakodate with a China Town, Yowaken (養和軒) served the Nanking noodles in 1884. In Sapporo, it is a root of Sapporo Ramen that a noodle soup dish was cooked by Mr. Wang Wen Zai (王 文彩), a chief chef of Takeya Shokudo (竹家食堂), in 1922. Houran (芳蘭), a branch of the Takeya Shokudo, opened a business in 1933 in Asahikawa. Asahikawa Ramen, Sapporo Ramen and Hakodate Ramen called the 3 Major Ramen in Hokkaido were born. But current ramen do not succeed to the taste of those ramen. Article is here

Ramen of Hokkaido

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen

I visited here around 20:00 on a weekday, but it was about full. They looked getting on in business. I guess that the ramen restraunt is crowded with cutomers in the night because of the entertainment distric. I asked a waiter about ramen restaurant's recommendation, he replied me "Soy Sauce Broth Ramen (醤油ラーメン)". The price was JPY 650.

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Kawamura in Kushiro-

About 10 minutes later, the Soy Sauce Broth Ramen was served. Green onions, a roasted pork fillet and bamboo shoots were on noodles. Noodles were made by Muto Making-noodles Factory (むとう製麺). The Kawamura pledged to keep a tradition of the Kushiro Ramen. It featured the light taste soup that a chicken and an onion were added to the soup broth of fish tupe and thin curled noodles. In addition, the ramen had no oily feeling because cooking oil was not used very much. The Kushiro Ramen was totally different from Asahikawa Ramen with much cooking oil. But it was the good old taste that I ate it in the Kushiro in old days. Thanks for the tasty ramen!

Soup Stock of Fish Type
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Kawamura in Kushiro-
Thin Curled Noodles Made by Muto Making-Noodles Factory
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Kawamura in Kushiro-
Thick Slice Roasted Pork Fillet
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Kawamura in Kushiro-
Bamboo Shoot
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Kawamura in Kushiro-

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Soy Sauce Broth Ramen

Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
Business hours From Monday to Saturday 11:00-14:30 and 18:00-25:00
Sunday and National holidays 11:00-14:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Telephone number +81-154-24-5334
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 149 226 745*54

A page of Kushiro is here




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