• May 18th, 2016
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[Takadaya in Takikawa] Originated Pork Rice Bowl Named Chappu-Don


Takadaya (高田屋) is a long-established restaurant founded in 1953 in Sakae-machi, Takikawa city located between Sapporo city and Asahikawa city, and is near Takikawa Station. Mr. Takahisa Takada (高田 資久) is a restaurant owner. They have a lot of dishes such as omelet rice and set meals, and have been loved by local people. The restaurant is croweded with customers at lunchtime, and has an atmosphere such as a good old restraunt. Counter seats, table seats and small separate Japanese style rooms are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.

Appearance of Building
Pork Rice Bowl -Takadaya in Takikawa-
Look of Restraunt
Pork Rice Bowl -Takadaya in Takikawa-
Counter Seats
Pork Rice Bowl -Takadaya in Takikawa-

Speaking of the Takikawa, Canola Flower Fields is famous. Takikawa Canola Flower Festival is held in late May. Except that, Takikawa Sky Park, Roadside Station Takikawa, Maruka Highland Lookout, Science Museum for Child, Colonizers' House are relatively popular tourist attractions. Hot springs gush out in the Takikawa, and a day trip onsen can be enjoyed in Ebeotsu Onsen and Takikawa Onsen.

Canola Flower Fields

There are about 60 canola flower fields in Takikawa city. Planted area changes every year, but the total area is about 150 ha. The canola flower planted area seems to be the largest area in Japan and is in full bloom from late May to early June, during the period the canola flower field in the Ebeotsu district (江部乙地区) is opened to general public and tourists can enjoy a scenery of the canola flower field like a typical Hokkaido scenery. Because an observatory deck is built, tourists can look over the canola flower field from the top. The yellow canola flowers and the blue sky will take our breath away. There is a restroom in the site. A parking lot is not provided, and the tourists can park their cars on the shoulder of the road. Read More

Main Venue: Everybody Looks Happy
Takikawa Canola Flower

Ebeotsu Onsen

Ebeotsu Onsen (えべおつ温泉) is a hot spring place in Takikawa city located in the northeastern direction of Sapporo city. Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan (えべおつ温泉旅館) is built in front of Ebeotsu Station. Restraunts and convenience stores are relativelt near here. The distance between the Ebeotsu Onsen and the center of the Takikawa is around 10 km, and it is little far away. It is the origin of the Ebeotsu Onsen that an angler found a cold spring source in Taisho period. After that, it succeeded in drilling hot spring in 1982, and 2 types of springs can be enjoyed at the Ebeotsu Onsen. Read More

Indoor Bath with Extra Hot Springs and Indoor Bath with Hot Springs
Takikawa Ebeotsu Onsen

Pork Rice Bowl

I visited here to eat a pork rice bowl named Chappu-Don (チャップ丼), one of Takikawa local specialties, around 15:00 on a weekday. As I expected, no customer enjoy a meal. I sat a table seat, and ordered the Pork Rice Bowl named Chappu-Don. The price was JPY 750. Customers can order a fried egg, an extra charge topping. That is very popular.


Pork Rice Bowl Named Chappu-Don
Pork Rice Bowl -Takadaya in Takikawa-

About 10 minutes later, the Pork Rice Bowl was served with a dish of pickled vegetables, a bowl of miso soup and a cup of green tea. The pork rice bowl use pork chop without bone, and the owner named the pork rice bowl as the Chappu-Don. Sliced pork is thinner than an ordenary pork bowl, and I guess that the taste of sauce is easy soaking into the pork. Originally, the owner devised the Chappu-Don in his high school days, his lunch was a prototype model. A dried laver is hidden secretly between rice and pork, and I think that it is a vestige.

Pork Rice Bowl from Top
Pork Rice Bowl -Takadaya in Takikawa-

This pork rice bowl has used specific pathogen free pork produced in Hokkaido, and salty-sweet sauce has made with secret recipe unique to this restaurant with specific instructions such as 'replenish the sauce continuously'. The sauce had a strong sweetness, but it went well with rice and pork. It was tasty!

Go Ahead!
Pork Rice Bowl -Takadaya in Takikawa-
Tasty Salty-Sweet Sliced Pork
Pork Rice Bowl -Takadaya in Takikawa-
Rice, Dried Laver, Pork from Bottom
Pork Rice Bowl -Takadaya in Takikawa-
Pickled Vegetables
Pork Rice Bowl -Takadaya in Takikawa-

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

Movie of Pork Rice Bowl

Parking lot A free parking is provided (8 cars)
Business hours 11:00-21:00
Regular closing day Monday
Telephone number +81-125-23-2036
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 179 183 449*56

List of Accommodations

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

      Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan(旅館えべおつ温泉)
      Ebeotsu Onsen Ryokan Annex "Mitate"(えべおつ温泉別館「みたて」)
      Hotel Suehiro(ホテルスエヒロ)
      Hotel Miurakaen(ホテル三浦華園)
      Takikawa Fureai-no-Sato(滝川ふれ愛の里)
      Hotel Oikawa(ホテルおい川)
      Business Hotel Kotobukiya Ryokan(ビジネスホテル 寿屋旅館)
      Miyako Ryokan(みやこ旅館)
      Takikawa Campsite Kita-no-Tamayura Marugoto Sorachi(滝川キャンプサイト「北のたまゆらまるごとそらち」)

      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.



      1. good! hokkaido! says:

        Hi Baum san,
        Wow, 20 times! You are really Takadaya fan. I have visited the Takadaya only once.
        I think you are a person that has the best record for eating Takadaya’s dishes in non Japanese in a short period of time.
        Please come back the next year, and enjoy the Takadaya’s dishes as you like.

      2. Lloyd Baum says:

        G’day good! Hokkaido!
        I am now back in Australia after having spent almost three months in Takikawa again and I see from notes that I made during my visit that I went to Takadaya twenty times! Almost every Tuesday and some Saturdays.

        And as per previous years I enjoyed every meal I had there. Quite simply, it is the best place to eat in Takikawa! No argument!
        And I believe that John-san has been going there again this year as well.

        I now have to wait until May 2020 before I can return. I think that my first meal when I return next year will be Chuka Yakisoba.

      3. good! hokkaido! says:

        Hi Baum san,
        Welcome to the Hokkaido!
        I am glad about your returning to the Takikawa.
        My living place is Sapporo, and I can hardly visit the Takadaya, so I hope that you savor Takadaya’s dishes.
        Please enjoy yourself to the full!

      4. Lloyd Baum says:

        G’day good! hokkaido!
        I am very happy to see that your blog on Takadaya is still on-line. I am returning to Takikawa on Wednesday 29th May for another period of flying the Towplane at Skypark and if there are no other arrangements being made for me on my first evening back in Takikawa, I will be going to Takadaya around 7.15pm that evening.

        And as per previous years I will be going there every Tuesday evening! It really would have to be one of, if not the best, restaurants of its type in Takikawa! And I have been taken to quite a few different places in the 20 or so years I have been coming to Takikawa. The quality of the meals and the prices are simply fantastic. For me as an Australian, to spend less than $20 Australian dollars for a meal and a few beers and feel completely satisfied afterwards……No contest!!

      5. good! hokkaido! says:

        Hi, Lloyd san,
        Thank you for your reply.

        I hope that you and John san enjoy the Takadaya and the Sapporo beer, too!

      6. Anonymous says:

        Thank you good! hokkaido! for your comment. I do not think that I could really be called a ‘famous’ Pilot though. That link you supplied mentions that I had worked particularly hard that year!

        Both John-san and I really like eating at Takadaya, although we are rarely in Takikawa at the same time. I hope to be back there sometime in late May next year so maybe I will see you at Takadaya one night.

        I will buy the Sapporo beer!

      7. good! hokkaido! says:

        Hi, John san,
        Thank you for your comment.

        I am surprised at the Takadaya that is popular with the Australian pilots.
        Anyway, I am happy you enjoy the Japanese old restaurant.
        I also love the Hokke (grilled Atka mackerel) and the Sapporo Beer (Classic) as well as the Chappu-don.
        Enjoy tasty dishes when you come to the Hokkaido next year!

      8. John Blyth says:

        I am another Australian pilot who enjoys Takadaya. Next year I must taste Chappu-don!

        I usually enjoy their excellent Shiga Yaki or Hokke, along with a tasty Sapporo beer!

      9. good! hokkaido! says:

        Hi, Lloyd san,
        Thank you for your comment.
        The Takadaya has tasty dishes caontaing the Chashu men.
        I love the Pork Rice Bowl (Chappu-don) as well as the Ramen, too.

        I found your article.

        I knew you are a famous pilot, and I am so happy you love the Japanese old restaurant.
        Enjoy your Hokkaido life in 2019, too!

      10. Lloyd Baum says:

        I am an Australian, who comes to Japan for three months of every year to fly a Glider Towplane at Skypark in Takikawa and I go to eat at Takadaya at least two times every week whilst I am in Takikawa.

        The food there is fantastic! My favourite dish is Chashu men.

        Cannot wait to get back there again in 2019!!


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