• November 4th, 2014
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[Yakitori-no-Ippei Head Office in Muroran] Salty-Sweet Pork Juice and Secret Sauce Is Spreaded over in My Mouth After Eating Muroran Yakitori

Yakitori-no-Ippei

Yakitori-no-Ippei (やきとりの一平) is a popular Yakitori restaurant run by Ippei Honten corp. in Muroran city. Mr. Kameji Ishizuka (石塚 亀ニ) established it in 1950. The head office is in Nakajima-cho, and some branch restaurants open a business in the Muroran, Sapporo, Date and Noboribetsu. The Yakitori-no-Ippei is well-known for serving Muroran Yakitori (室蘭焼き鳥) called the comfort food of the Muroran, and won twice in National Yakitori Olympics (全国やきとリンピック).

Appearance of Building
Muroran Yakitori -Yakitori no Ippei-

I visited the Head Office around 17:30 on a weekday. The restaurant with the retro style interior decoration was already crowded with a lot of customers. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. By the way, Express Muroran-go (高速むろらん号), an express bus, runs between Sapporo and the Muroran, and Express Hayabusa (高速はやぶさ号), an express bus, runs between New Chitose Airport and the Muroran. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Higashi-muroran Station.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Muroran and the Sapporo or the New Chitose Airport. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Muroran. 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 Muroran
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Muroran to Sapporo
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From Sapporo to Muroran
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From Muroran to Sapporo
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From New Chitose Airport to Muroran
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Donan Bus(道南バス) From Muroran to New Chitose Airport
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Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Higashi-muroran Station.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Higashi-muroran Station.
Jalan
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Higashi-muroran Station.
World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー) Their office is in Hinode-cho.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Miyanomri-cho and Kotobuki-cho.

MURORAN

Muroran (室蘭) that 90,000 people live is the 11th largest city in Hokkaido and is located in the central Hokkaido and is facing the Pacific ocean. Muroran has a relatively calm climate, it is cold with temperatures 20 degrees in a summer, it is warm with temperatures -2 degrees in a winter. Muroran is called Iron Town and developed as a port town of heavy and chemical industries. It is famous that there are factories of Nippon Steel Sumikin (新日鉄住金) and Japan Steel Works (日本製鋼所), As for Kanamoto (カナモト * the TSE First Section presentation) and Narasaki Industry (ナラサキ産業 * the TSE Second Section presentation), Muroran is an establishment of a business place. Therefore Muroran is a few town that vistors can unusually see a scenery of the factories in Hokkaido. Muroran Night View is popular, too. Read More

Itanki Beach
Itanki Beach

Muroran Yakitori

I sat a counter seat, and read a menu. But I did not find letters of the Muroran Yakitori. I wonder if I made a mistake with different restaurant, and got impatient. So I asked a waiter, and he replied me "Grilled pork is the Muroran Yakitori". I asked him about recommendation successively. Furthermore, He said "We recommend Grilled Toro Pork and Tsukune (pork meatloaf made with egg)". I ordered those. By the way, the Muroran Yakitori is one of the 7 most famous yakitori in Japan together with Bibai Yakitori (美唄焼き鳥) in Hokkaido, Fukushima Yakitori (ふくしま焼き鳥) in Fukushima, Higashi-mastuyama Yakitori (東松山やきとり) in Saitama, Imabari Yakitori (今治焼き鳥) in Ehime, Nagato Yakitori (長門やきとり) in Yamagushi and Kuruma Yakitori (久留米やきとり) in Fukuoka.

Muroran Yakitori (Grilled Pork with Sauce on Skewer)
Muroran Yakitori -Yakitori no Ippei-

The Muroran Yakitori is grilled pork with onions on a skewer. Customers put mustard on it, and eat it. Originally, chicken and green oinons were expensive in old days, so the pork and the onions were substituted for the chicken and the green oinons. A pair of the pork and the onions was loved by Muroran people, so The Muroran Yakitori spread out the Muroran. Secret sauce pouring the Muroran Yakitori was served at this restaurant. The salty-sweet pork juice spread in my mouth when I ate it. The Grilled Toro Pork and the Tsukune also were tasty! Finally a butter soaked into roasted rice ball (焼きおにぎり) was ordered, and it was tasty, too. Thanks for the tasty meals!

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Muroran Yakitori -Yakitori no Ippei-
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Muroran Yakitori -Yakitori no Ippei-
Grilled Toro Pork with Salty Taste on Skewer
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Tsukune
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Muroran Yakitori from Top
Muroran Yakitori -Yakitori no Ippei-
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Muroran Yakitori -Yakitori no Ippei-
Finally, Roasted Rice Ball
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Name of Ippei Is Written on Glass
Muroran Yakitori -Yakitori no Ippei-

Muroran Yakitori and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Muroran Yakitori

Parking lot Parking is provided (15 Cars)
Business hours Weekdays and Saturday 17:00-23:00
Sundays and National holidays 17:00-22:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-143-44-4420
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 159 377 041*87

List of Activities

Star Marine KK and Donan Bus serve night view tours and a dolphin and whale watching tour. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Pacific White-sided Dolphin (Source: Muroran City)

Muroran

Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

7 kinds of marine habitats such as Head Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Dells Porpoise, Minke, Killer Whale, Fur Seal can be watched from mid June to mid August. You can meet with about 1,000 dolphins if you are lucky. It is the pacific tour for two and a half hours. Star Marin KK (スターマリンKK) carry out the tours. A reservation is necessary for the embarkation.

Movie of Dolphin and Whale Watching


Star Marine KK(スターマリンKK)

Night View Cruising

Tourists can make a round trip of Muroran port for about 1 hour. Because the tourists can look over factory groups symbolizing muroran called "Iron Town" and Hakucho-Ohashi Bridge from sea, this tour is popular. An operating company change the sailing time depending on the time for sunset, and you should confirm it on the telephone beforehand. In addition, they should confirm it in total when there are not more than 5 people of embarkation because they do not seem to set sail. A reservation is necessary for the embarkation.

Movie of Night View Cruising


Star Marine KK(スターマリンKK)

Night View Bus Tour

Donan Bus(道南バス)
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Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

Muroran Youth Hostel(室蘭ユースホステル)
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Hotel Muroran Hills(ホテル室蘭ヒルズ)
Muroran Prince Hotel(室蘭プリンスホテル)
2nd Muroran Prince Hotel Muroan View(第二プリンスホテル 室蘭ビュー)
Hotel Bayside Muroran(ホテル ベイサイド室蘭)
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Dormy Inn Higashimuroran(ドーミーイン東室蘭)
Hotel New Badget Muroran(ホテルニューバジェット室蘭)
Hotel Route Inn Higashimuroran-Ekimae(ホテル ルートイン東室蘭駅前)
Hotel Sun Route Muroran(ホテルサンルート室蘭)
Muroran Plaza Hotel(室蘭プラザホテル)
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Muroran Green Hotel(室蘭グリーンホテル)
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Hotel Million(ホテルミリオン)
Jalan
Business Hotel New Marushin(ビジネスホテル ニューまるしん)
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Jalan
Ryokan Hokkai(旅館 北海)
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Jalan
Komichi(こみち)
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Jalan
Kanemasa Ryokan(金政旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Hinode(旅館日の出)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel Route Inn Grand Muroran(ホテルルートインGrand室蘭)
Hotel Sepias Kadan(ホテルセピアス花壇)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Danpara Park(だんパラ公園)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Muroran is here

Muroran

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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