• September 10th, 2015
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[Futaba Shokudo in Rebun] Tasty Salt Broth Ramen with Light Taste

Futaba Shokudo

Futaba Shokudo (双葉食堂) is a long-established restraunt founded in 1960 in Funadomari, Rebun island and is near Cape Kaneda (金田ノ岬) and Lake Kushu (久種湖). They were given the MICHELIN PLATE by MICHELIN Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition. A popular ramen restraunt that Miraku (味楽) in Rishiri Island is the hardest to visit in Japan is reported in the media, so I suppose that the Futaba Shokudo also may be reported as the hardest popular ramen restraunt to visit in Japan in the media.

Appearance of Building
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-

They serve ramen (ラーメン), buckwheat noodle (そば), curry and rice (カレーライス) and rice bowls. It is not the restaurant for tourists, and is the restaurant for local people. Therefore opening hour and closing hour are not fixed in particular, too. Judging from a chat between a restraunt owner and a customer, it seemed to open the restraunt around 12:30 when I visited here. The restaurant with a typical atmosphere of a good old restraunt in Hokkaido on the 1st floor of a 3 story building is not so large, and it is hard to find without a sign and a shop curtain, and is loved by local people. Counter seats, table seats and a small separate Japanese style room are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.

Look of Ramen Restraunt
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-

There are some means of transportation for the island tourism, for example, a sightseeing bus and a fixed-route bus managed by the Soya bus (宗谷バス), a sightseeing taxi, a rental car, a rental motor scooter and a rental bicycle. I went around the Rebun Island by the rental motor scooter, and it was very comfortable. The Rebun has a lot of slopes, so I think that the bicycle is tough. By the way, if tourists raise their hand in the case of fixed-route bus happening to pass, they can get on the bus without a bus stop, and can get off the bus without a bus stop.

List of Means of Transportation for Island Tourism

Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Rebun Island. 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).

Soya Bus(宗谷バス) They serve 2 island tourism cources, Rebun A (礼文A) and Rebun B (礼文B).
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Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal.
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Jalan
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal.
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Jalan
Rebun Sighseeing Rent-a-car(礼文観光レンタカー) Their office is near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal.
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Jalan
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their office is near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal, and the Rebun Sighseeing Rent-a-car checks in at the reception desk.
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Cat Rock(キャットロック) They rent the rental motor scooter and the rental bicycle near the Kafuka Ferry Terminal.
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Rebun Hier(礼文ハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
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Kaisei Taxi(開成タクシー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
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Ishido Hier(イシドウハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
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Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park

Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園) located in the northern Hokkaido between Rishiri Island, Rebun Island, Toyotomi Town and Horonobe Town is the northernmost national park in Japan, and has been designated as the national park since 1974. The area is 24,166 ha. It consists of 2 islands, wetlands and the coast, and beautiful nature such as the sea, mountains, wild flowers and wetlands is highlight. Because the Northern Hokkaido has few famous tourist attracsions, the national park is one of the most famous nature tourist attracsions. The Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park is divided into 4 areas, Rishiri Area (利尻), Rebun Area (礼文), Coastal Sand-dune Area (海浜砂丘) and Sarobetsu Area (サロベツ), and the Rishiri Area (利尻), the Rebun Area (礼文) and the Sarobetsu Area have a lot of highlights. Read More

Motochi Coast
Rebun Island

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

Ramen

I visited here around 13:30 on a weekday. 1 local person enjoyed his meal. I sat at a table seat, and he had a chat with the restraunt owner, but I ordered a ramen. The price was JPY 600. I did not know what taste ramen was at the time.

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Ramen
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-

About 10 minutes later, the ramen was served. The ramen was Salt Broth Ramen (塩ラーメン). A roasted pork fillet, bamboo shoots and green onions were on noodles. Ingredient was simple, so clear soup looked beautiful. I ate a sip of soup immediately. It was tasty! The taste was light, but it had a good flavor.

Ramen from Top
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-
Light Taste Soup
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-

The length of curled whitish noodles was about 40 cm. I tought that the long noodles like this were unusual. The chewy noodles were homemade noodles, and went well with the soup. This was worth eating. Thanks for the tasty ramen!

Homemade Noodles
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-
Roasted Pork Fillet
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-
Bamboo Shoot
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-
Soup Is Very Good!
Rebun Ramen -Futaba Shokudo-

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

Movie of Ramen

Parking lot -
Business hours 10:30-21:00 * The restraunt seems to open a business around 12:30
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Telephone number +81-163-87-2075
Home page Home page is not provided
Mapcode 854 679 627*73

List of Activities

Refer to following websites for the activity companies in the Rebun. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Guided Hiking

Movie of Hiking


Rebun Guide Service(礼文ガイドサービス)
Rishiri Island Guide Center(利尻・島ガイドセンター)
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Rishiri Renbun Guide Net(利尻礼文ガイドネット)
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Renbun Island Nature Guide(礼文島自然ガイド)
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Hana Guide Club(はなガイドくらぶ)
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Jalan

Guided Sea Kayak Camping

Rishiri Nature Guide Service(利尻自然ガイドサービス)
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Jalan

Sea Urchin Opening Experience

Movie of Sea Urchin Opening Experience


Unimuki Taiken Center(うにむき体験センター)
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Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

Mitsui Kanko Hotel(三井観光ホテル)
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Hotel Rebun(ホテル礼文)
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Hana Rebun(花れぶん)
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Ryokan Sakurai(旅館桜井)
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Jalan
Sudomari Kabun(素泊まり花文) Only Tel: +81-163-85-7890
Ryokan Kamomeso(旅館かもめ荘)
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Rakuten
Ryokan Ukishima(旅館うきしま)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Ichibankan(旅館一番館)
HP
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Pension Uni(ペンション う~に~)
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Minshuku Sanko(民宿山光)
HP
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Rakuten
Minshuku Nakamura(民宿なかむら)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Sazanami(民宿さざ波)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Koeimaru(民宿香栄丸)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Yazawa(民宿やざわ)
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Minshuku Hamanasu(民宿はまなす)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Momoiwaso Youth Hostel(桃岩荘ユースホステル)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Motochiso(元地荘) Only Tel: +81-163-86-2162
Ryokan Usuyuki(旅館うすゆき) Only Tel: +81-163-86-1635
Minshuku Kame and Hamanasu(民宿 カメとはまなす)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Fukikaze(民宿吹風) Only Tel: +81-163-87-3032
Nature Inn Hanashin(ネイチャーインはな心)
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Jalan
Rakuten
At Home Kiriri(あっとほーむきりり)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Miyajimaso(民宿宮島荘) Only Tel: +81-0163-86-1692
Minshuku Sukotonmisaki(民宿 スコトン岬)
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Petit Hotel Corinthian(礼文島プチホテル コリンシアン)
Hotel Rebunso(ホテル礼文荘)
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Minshuku Kaido(民宿海憧)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Seikanso(星観荘)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Kushu Lakeside Campsite(久種湖畔キャンプ場)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Midorigaoka Park Campsite(緑ヶ丘公園キャンプ場)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Rebun Island is here

Rebun Island

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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