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[Butafuku in Kushiro] Genuine Pork Rice Bowl Can Be Eaten in Kushiro

April 25th, 2016


Butafuku (ぶた福) is a popular pork rice bowl restaurant in Otanoshike, Kushiro city, and is near Kushiro National College of Technology (釧路工業高等専門学校) and Otanoshike Station. Speaking of the pork rice bowl, Obihiro and Tokachi are famous, but tasty pork rice bowl can be savored even in the Kushiro. A large serving of grilled pork has a good reputation, so local people and tourists come to the Butafuku to eat it. The restaurant is not so large, but counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers may enjoy meals.

Appearance of Building
Pork Rice Bowl -Butafuku in Kushiro-
Look of Restraunt
Pork Rice Bowl -Butafuku in Kushiro-

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

Pork Rice Bowl of Hokkaido

Pork Rice Bowl (豚丼) is a rice bowl dish dished up grilled pork with sauce on rice. It is said that Mr. Hideshi Abe (阿部 秀司), the founder of Pancho (ぱんちょう) in Obihiro, made the Pork Rice Bowl for the first time. So it has been famous in the eastern part of Hokkaido, but the dish is well-known in the whole of Japan now. The feature is that grilled pork overflows from a lid of a bowl. About 200 restaurants sell the Pork Rice Bowl even around the Obihiro, Tokachi. Each restaurants are particular about sauce and types of pork. Standard sauce of pork rice bowl in the Obihiro is salty-sweet sauce, but some restaurants such as "Tsuruhashi (鶴橋)" serve a pork rice bowl with bitter sauce, so each restaurants compete on the original taste. As for types of the pork, a lots of restaurants use various pork such as pork loins, pork ribs, superfine pork loins and superfine pork ribs. Article is here

Pork Rice Bowl
Pork Rice Bowl

Pork Rice Bowl

I visited here around 18:00 on a weekday. Inside of restaurant was L-shaped, and 2 groups of customers ate pork rice bowls. I sat at a counter seat, and read a menu, and ordered a pork rice bowl mixed pork loin with pork libs (ミックス豚丼). The price was JPY 880. Printed web pages were pasted on walls of the counter seat, and I was surprised at this situation. Wheat tea is available at self-service counter.

Counter Seats
Pork Rice Bowl -Butafuku in Kushiro-

About 10 minutes later, the pork rice bowl was served with a bowl of miso soup and a dish of pickles. Pork grilled by a charcoal fire was indeed a large serving. The appearance looked tasty.

Pork Rice Bowl
Pork Rice Bowl -Butafuku in Kushiro-
Grilled Pork Are Served Thickly
Pork Rice Bowl -Butafuku in Kushiro-

I ate a bite of it immediately. It tasted salty-sweet sauce, and the Butafuku of the pork rice bowl was Obihro-style. It was tasty! In case of normal sized rice, I did not feel that the rice was not a large portion, so I guessed that even female could eat up a pork rice bowl. After getting home, I remembered that this restraunt was famous for the pork rice bowl with curry and rice (カレー豚丼). I will try eating it next time! Thanks for the tasty meal!

Grilled Pork Loin
Pork Rice Bowl -Butafuku in Kushiro-
Pork Loin Is Grilled by Charcoal Fire
Pork Rice Bowl -Butafuku in Kushiro-
Rice and Grilled Pork
Pork Rice Bowl -Butafuku in Kushiro-

Pork Rice Bowl and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Pork Rice Bowl

Parking lot Parking is provided (8 Cars)
Business hours 11:00-14:30 and 17:00-20:00
Regular closing day Tuesday
Telephone number +81-154-57-4635
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 149 332 248*00

A page of Kushiro is here




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