- September 7th, 2015
[Kafuka in Rebun] Tasty Seafood Can Be Eaten at Popular Restaurant
Kaisen-dokoro Kafuka (海鮮処かふか) is a seafood restaurant in Rebun Island, and is near Kafuka Port and Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu (礼文島温泉 うすゆきの湯). Kafuka Fishery Cooperative (香深漁業協同組合) runs it, and the Kafuka is famous for serving fresh seafood. A souvenir shop opens a business on the 1st floor of a 3 story building, and the Kafuka is on the 2nd floor. The Kafuka is divided into 2 parts, a restaurant and a Japanese-style barbecue room. At the Japanese-style barbecue room, customers can eat grilling fresh seafood such as Hokkaido Style Atka Mackerel and Vegetable Hotpot (ほっけのちゃんちゃん焼き) before their eyes. Sea Urchin Rice bowl (ウニ丼) using sea urchin biting Rishiri kombu is also one of the most popular dish of the Kafuka.
My visited place is the restaurant. It is large, and the interior decoration uses a lot of woods, so warmth of the woods is felt. Counter seats, table seats and small separate Japanese style rooms are provided, so I guess that even family customers and a large number of customers enjoy meals.
Rebun Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu
Rebuntou Onsen (礼文島温泉) is a hot spring place in Rebun Island (礼文島) located in the northern part of Hokkaido. Rebuntou Onsen Usuyuki-no-Yu (礼文島温泉 うすゆきの湯) is around 200 m away from Kafuka Ferry Terminal. Around here is the center of the rebun, and restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, bars with a surcharge and Izakaya are built. Kita-no-Kanaria Park (北のカナリアパーク) and Momoiwa Observatry (桃岩展望台) are relatively near here, too. By the way, Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Rebun, Robata Chidori (炉ばた ちどり), Atoi Shokudo (あとい食堂) and Kaisendokoro Kafuka (海鮮処 かふか) are popular in particular. I ate foods at the Kaisendokoro Kafuka and Futaba Shokudo (双葉食堂), and those were tasty. Read More
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.
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
Salmon Roe Rice Bowl
I visited here around 11:00 on a weekday. A waitress asked me whether I grilled seafood at first when I entered the restraunt. If customers want to eat grilling sea urchin and atka mackerel, a waitress shows the customers the Japanese-style barbecue room. I would eat only a rice bowl dish, so they shown my seat at the restraunt. I sat a table seat, and read a menu. A Sea Urchin Rice Bowl was famous, but I wanted to eat a Sea Urchin Rice Bowl in Rishiri Island, so I ordered Salmon Roe Rice Bowl (いくら丼). The price was JPY 1600.
A splendid scenery of Mt. Rishirifuji (利尻富士) and the Sea of Japan could be seen from my table. While looking at the splendid scenery, about 10 minutes passed, the Salmon Roe Rice Bowl was served with a dish using burdock, a dish of shellfish seaweed with vinegared miso dressing, a dish of pickles and a bowl of funori glue (布海苔) miso soup. Rice was covered with salmon roe pickled in soy sauce, and was topped with sliced ginger prepared in vinega. The appearance looked tasty.
I ate only several salmon roe immediately. The salmon roe was broken in my muoth, and good flavor came out. It was tasty! I ate the salmon roe with the rice, and a little salty taste went well with sweetness of the rice. I could not stop eating it with chopsticks. The side dishes and the miso soup were very good, too, so I was very satisfied. Thanks for the tasty meal!
Salmon Roe Rice Bowl and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Business hours||11:00-21:00 * Winter season 17:00-21:00|
|Regular closing day||Sunday and National holidays|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||854 171 874*50|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Rebun. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Rebun Island is here
A page of Seafood Rice Bowl of Hokkaido is here
Seafood Rice Bowl 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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