- July 5th, 2014
[Shake Banya in Kushiro] TOKISHIRAZU Salmon Rice Bowl and Oyster Caught in Akkeshi
Kuidokoro Shake Banya (喰い処鮭番屋) is a popular restaurant with an atomosphere such as a seafood market in Kushiro city, and is near Kushiro Fishery Port. Marua Abe Shoten corp (株式会社マルア阿部商店)., a marine product processing industry company, runs it, and serves Robatayaki style barbecue (a Japanese‐style barbecue cooked in front of customers in a restaurant) originated in the Kushiro, and fresh seafood such as Salmon Roe Rice Bowl (いくら丼), Oyster caught in Akkeshi, Scallop caught in Nostuke and Fatty Salmon Belly (鮭のハラス) can be savored.
The Shake Banya is divided into 2 parts, a seafood direct sales store and a large tent, and customers buy seafood or rice bowls at the seafood direct sales store, and they enjoyed their meals at the large tent. The large tent is huge, and all seats are table seats with barbecue grills, so I guess that even family customers and a large number of customers enjoy meals.
By the way, a direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Kushiro. But highway buses "Star Light Kushiro-go (スターライト釧路号)" and "Kuhsiro Limited Express New Star-go (釧路特急ニュースター号)" run between the Sapporo and the Kushiro, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Kushiro and Asahikawa, and Sweets Liner-go (スイーツライナー号) runs between Obihiro and Tancho Kushiro Airport, and Senpoku-go (釧北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and the Kushiro, and Akan Airport Liner (阿寒エアポートライナー) runs between Lake Akan and the Tancho Kushiro Airport. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Kushiro Station and Kushiro Airport. An airplane flies between Kushiro Airport and Okadama Air Port, and an airplane flies between the Kushiro Airport and New Chitose Airport. As for transport facilities for the Kushiro-Shitsugen Wetland sightseeing, Kushiro-shitsugen train Norokko-go (くしろ湿原ノロッコ号) and Kushiro-shitsugen bus Isshu-go (釧路湿原一周号) run.
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. Read More
Toki-don Rice Bowl and Oyster
I ordered Toki-don Rice Bowl (とき丼 * Salmon Rice Bowl) and an oyster. The prices were JPY 1,450 in total. This salmon is called TOKISHIRAZU (トキシラズ), and it is catched from spring to summer. Because most of salmon in Japan is catched in a season excepting an autumn that is a seasonal time, the TOKISHIRAZU means "Salmon does not know season" in Japanese. TOKISHIRAZU is famous as a tasty salmon.
After buying those, I went to a grilling place at the large tent. A waitress served the rice bowl and a bowl of miso soup. Rice covered with slices of the TOKISHIRAZU caught my eyes. I ate it immediately. Fatty salmon was tasty! It went well with the rice. I put those into my mouth one by one with chopsticks.
The waitress also grilled my oyster. A charcoal fire to grill the seafood was hot. Seafood turned into delicious by the heat. Because the oyster caught in the Akkeshi was grilled with a good flavor of the sea, I ate it without seasoning. It tasted a slightly saltiness, and was very good. Thanks for the tasty meal!
Salmon Rice Bowl and Oyster and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (30 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day and New Year's holiday * From January to April Wednesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||149 283 208*32|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations near or in the Kushiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Kushiro is here
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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