• April 16th, 2015
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[Seiyoken in Muroran] Nikka Ramen Topped with Kakiage

Seiyoken

Ganso Muroran Ramen Seikyoken (元祖室蘭ラーメン 清洋軒) is a long-established ramen reastraunt founded in 1935 in Funami-cho, Muroran city and is near Tokiwa Nursery School (常盤保育所). Since they profess themselves to be the originator of Muroran Ramen (The Ganso means "The originator" in Japanese), I guess that the Seiyoken may be founded very first in the Muroran. The ramen restraunt with an atmosphere such as a typical ramen restraunt is not so large. Counter seats and a table are provided, but I guess that family customers and a large number of cusotmers can hardly enjoyed their meals in busy time.

Appearance of Building
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-
Look of Ramen Restraunt
Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-

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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    Rakuten
    Donan Bus(道南バス) From Muroran to New Chitose Airport
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    Rakuten
    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

    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. Read More

    Ramen
    Ramen of Hokkaido

    Nikka Ramen

    I visited here around 17:00 on a weekday. Still there was no visitor. I sat a counter seat, and read a menu. Salt Broth Ramen (塩ラーメン) was the best recommended ramen of this restaurant, but I was interested in Nikka Ramen (日華ラーメン), so ordered it. The price was JPY 650.

    Nikka Ramen
    Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-

    About 10 minutes later, the Nikka Ramen was served. Kakiage (deep-fried vegetable strips and shrimp), bamboo shoots, a kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, a Japanese dry baked wheat gluten and green onions were on noodles. Since the kakiage was a Japanese-style ingredient and ramen was called Chinese noodle in Japan, they might combine Ni (日) meaned Japanese in Chinese character with Ka (華) meaned Chinese noodle in Chinese character, so I guess that they named the ramen as the Nikka Ramen. I think that the ramen topped with the kakiage is unusual.

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    Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-
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    Kamaboko with Spiral Whirlpool-Like Pattern
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    The soup with soy sauce flavor was made from fishery product soup stock, and was not too salty. I felt that the taste was like soba soup. A conbination of the soup and Kakiage oil was tasty! The noodles were whitish homemade noodles without additives, and went well with the soup. I savored the taste of the historical ramen. Thanks for the tasty ramen!

    Fishery Product Stock Soup
    Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-
    HomeMade Noodles without Additives
    Nikka Ramen -Seiyoken in Muroran-

    Nikka Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.

    Movie of Nikka Ramen

    Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
    Business hours 11:00-19:00
    Regular closing day First, Third and Fifth Tuesday
    Telephone number +81-143-22-2923
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 159 221 029*01

      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)
      ASOVIEW
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      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)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Ryokan Hokkai(旅館 北海)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Komichi(こみち)
        Booking
        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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