• September 18th, 2015
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[Closed Business: Tochirowo in Obihiro] Tasty Miso Broth Ramen with Exquisite Salty-Sweet Soup


Tochirowo (トチロヲ) is a popular ramen restraunt facing Obihiro-no-Mori Street (帯広の森通り) in a residential area, Minami-no-Mori, Obihiro city, and is near Minamicho Stadium (南町球場), and is far away from Obihiro Station. They were founded in 2003. Miso Broth Ramen has a good reputation. The Tochirowo opens a business only at lunchtime. Unfortunately, they closed down in 2018. Tochirowo's owner started HACHIDORI, a new ramen brand. This article before closing is as follows.

Appearance of Building
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-

The ramen restraunt on the 1st floor of 2 story private house is not like a typical ramen restraunt, and is not so large. The interior decoration has an atmosphere such as a cafe. Counter seats and 2 tables are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. But the ramen restraunt is crowded with customers at lunchtime, and a line is expected.

Counter Seats
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
Chairs for Waiting
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-

By the way, a highway bus "Potato Liner (ポテトライナー)" runs between the Obihiro and the Sapporo, and a express bus "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)" runs between the Obihiro and Asahikawa. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Obihiro Station and Obihiro Airport.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between Obihiro and Sapporo or Asahikawa. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Obihiro. 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 Obihiro
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Obihiro to Sapporo
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Obihiro Station.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Nishi 5-jo, Nishi 18-jo and Odori Steet.


Obihiro (帯広) that about 170,000 people live is the 6th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. It has flourished as the center of the Tokachi district. The Obihiro is also a stockyard for agricultural products in whole Tokachi district, and Potato, Beet, Wheat and Chinese Yam are famous as a local product. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -20 degrees in a winter. It has a large temperature gap, but it has less snow relatively in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating is popular in the winter. Mr. Hiroyasu Shimizu, an olympic gold medalist, come from the Obihiro, and there is much competition population of the skating. Read More

Open Spacea in front of Obihiro Station

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 of Hokkaido

Miso Broth Ramen

I visited here before opening hour on Sunday. 2 visitors lined up before opening time. I sat at a counter seat, and ordered Miso Broth Ramen (味噌ラーメン) and Gyoza Dumplings (餃子). * Originally this restraunt was a ramen shop specializing in Miso Broth Ramen. The price of the Miso Broth Ramen was JPY 800, and the price of the Gyoza Dumplings were JPY 360. While I was waiting for the ramen, customers came one after another, and lined up. The Tochirowo was very popular, after all.

Miso Broth Ramen
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-

About 7 minutes later, the ramen was served. A roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots, fried vegetables and green onions were on noodles. I ate a sip of soup immediately. The soup was rich taste, and had a little spicy. Its dark color looked very spicy, but the salty-sweet taste was exquisite. It was tasty! The noodles were egg noodles, and looked like noodles of Sapporo Miso Broth Ramen. Those were went well with the soup, too.


Miso Broth Ramen from Top
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
Salty-Sweet Soup
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
Egg Noodles
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
Roasted Pork Fillet
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
Bamboo Shoot
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
Fried Vegetables
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
Cloud Ear Mushroom
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
It Looks Spicy, But It Is not Spicy
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-

I liked a texture of floating fat balls on the surface of the soup. That was nice! By the way, a slogan of this ramen restraunt is "Their cooking is not depended on sugar and fat". It may be said that their ramen is healthy. When I bit a gyoza dumpling, broth came out. It was tasty, too. Thanks for the tasty meals!

Fat Ball
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
Small‐Sized Gyoza Dumplings
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-
Homemade Gyoza Dumplings
Miso Broth Ramen Obihiro Ramen -Tochirowo-

Miso Broth Ramen and Atmosphere of Ramen Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube.

Movie of Miso Broth Ramen

Parking lot Free parking is provided (8 Cars)
Business hours 10:30-15:00
Regular closing day Thursday
Telephone number +81-70-5066-6216
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 124 469 688*72

List of Accommodations

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

Onsen Hotel Boston(ホテルボストン)
Midorigaoka Onsen Sauna Business Hotel(みどりヶ丘温泉 サウナビジネスホテル)
Obihirominami Onsen Hotel Konan(帯広南温泉 ホテル光南)
Tokachi Gardens Hotel(十勝ガーデンズ ホテル)
Business Hotel Plum Field(ビジネスホテル プラムフィールド)
Casa Inn Hotel Obihiro(カーサーイン ホテル帯広)
Hotel Yamako(ホテルやまこ)
Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Tokachi Obihiro Ekimae(東横インとかち・帯広駅前)
Hotel Tokachi Inn(ホテル十勝イン)
Hotel AreaOne Obihiro(ホテルエリアワン帯広)
Dormy Inn Obihiro(ドーミーイン帯広)
Hotel Route-Inn Obihiro Ekimae(ホテルルートイン帯広駅前)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 3(ホテルパコ帯広3)
Obihiro Grand Hotel(帯広グランドホテル)
JR Inn Obihiro(JRイン帯広)
Hotel Nupka(ホテルヌプカ)
Richmond Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル帯広駅前)
Fukui Hotel(ふく井ホテル)
Hotel Grand Terrace Obihiro(ホテルグランテラス帯広)
Natural Hot Spring Premier Hotel CABIN Obihiro(天然温泉プレミア ホテル-CABIN-帯広)
Hotel Nikko Northland Obihiro(ホテル日航 ノースランド帯広)
APA Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(アパホテル)
Hotel Musashi(ホテルムサシ)
Comfort Hotel Obihiro(コンフォートホテル帯広)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 2(ホテルパコ帯広2)
Hotel New Obihiro(ホテルニューオビヒロ)
Hotel Sun Park(ホテルサンパーク)
Hokkaido Hotel(北海道ホテル)
Business Hotel Grandy(ビジネスホテル グランディ)
Hotel Arm Obihirominami(ホテルアルム オビヒロミナミ)
Obihiro Yachiyo Youth Hostel(帯広八千代 ユースホステル)

A page of Obihiro is here


A page of Ramen of Hokkaido is here

Ramen of Hokkaido

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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