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[Ginsui in Kushiro] Root of Kushiro Ramen Placed in Michelin Guide Hokkaido

September 20th, 2015


Ginsui (銀水) is a long-established ramen restraunt founded in 1935 in Naniwa-cho, Kushiro city, and is near Kushiro Development and Construction Department. It is said that the Ginsui is the oldest ramen restraunt in the Kushiro, so I think that it is a root of Kushiro Ramen, and it is famous for serving the traditional Kushiro ramen. The Ginsui was given the MICHELIN PLATE by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition.

Appearance of Building
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Ginsui in Kushiro-

The ramen restraunt along a side road is hard to find. They moved from Suehiro-cho to the Naniwa-cho, so the building looks new. The ramen restraunt is not so large, and counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.

Look of Ramen Restraunt Inside
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Ginsui 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

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 16:00 on a weekday. No preceding customers enjoyed meals. I sat at a table seat, and read a menu. Since I was in the ramen restraunt of the root of the Kushiro Ramen, I ordered Soy Sauce Broth Ramen (醤油ラーメン) that has been served since its founding. The price was JPY 660.

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Ginsui in Kushiro-

While waiting for the ramen, 1 group of local visitors entered the ramen restraunt. They sat a table seat, and ordered Soy Sauce Broth Ramen with Roasted Pork Fillets (チャーシュー麺), Chinese Noodles with Wonton in Soup (ワンタン麺) and Gyoza Dumplings (餃子), so I thought that those were also tasty.

Soy Sauce Broth Ramen from Top
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Ginsui in Kushiro-

About 7 minutes later, the Soy Sauce Broth Ramen was served. Roasted pork fillets, bamboo shoots and green onions were on noodles. I had a sip of soup. It was light taste, and was just the Kushiro Ramen. The soup stock made from dried bonito shavings and chicken bones was good. The noodles were homemade noodles with about 50 cm in length. The thinness of these noodles was a symbol of the Kushiro Ramen. The noodles went well with the soup. I enjoyed the Kushiro Ramen with a long history. Thanks for the tasty ramen!

Light Taste Soup
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Ginsui in Kushiro-
Homemade Noodles with about 50 cm in Length
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Ginsui in Kushiro-
Roasted Pork Fillet
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Ginsui in Kushiro-
Bamboo Shoots
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Ginsui in Kushiro-
Soy Sauce Flavor
Soy Sauce Broth Ramen -Ginsui in Kushiro-

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

Movie of Soy Sauce Broth Ramen

Parking lot Free parking is provided (4 Cars)
Business hours 11:00-20:00
Regular closing day Wednesday
Telephone number +81-154-24-7041
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 149 255 201*70

A page of Kushiro is here




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