• September 12th, 2015
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[Isoyakitei in Rishiri] Tasty Raw Sea Urchin Rice Bowl Using Horse-Dung Sea Urchin

Isoyakitei

Isoyakitei (磯焼亭) is a popular restaurant in Oshidomari, Rishiri Island, and is near Oshidomari Ferry Port and Cape Peshi (ペシ岬). They got the Bib Gourmand in MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2012 Special Edition and 2017 Special Edition. From June to September limited to Raw Sea Urchin Rice Bowl (生ウニ丼) using sea urchin eating Rishiri Kombu and Rishiri Ramen are popular.

Appearance of Building
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Isoyakitei in Rishiri-

Cape Peshi

Cape Peshi (ペシ岬) is a cape near Yuhigaoka Observation Deck (夕日ヶ丘展望台) in the northern part of Rishiri Island (利尻島), and is also a lookout point adjacent to Oshidomari Port (鴛泊港). The cape is famous for seeing the beautiful sunset. Peshi means "A cliff" in Ainu language. As its name suggests, the cape is a rocky mountain with precipitous cliffs. The elevation is 93 m. Peshimisaki Observation Deck (ペシ岬展望台) is built on the mountaintop, and nice 360-degree view can be seen. Besides the observation deck, Oshidomari Lighthouse (鴛泊灯台), Oshidomari Peshimisaki Open Space (鴛泊ペシ岬広場) and Graveyard for 3 Feudal Retainers of Aizu Clan (会津藩士墓碑) are built at the site. Tourist facilities such as a parking lot, a restroom and a souvenir shop are not built. Admission free. Read More

Cape Peshi
Cape Peshi in Rishiri Island

The Isoyakitei on the 1st floor of a 2 story building is one of stores in a local product directly store facility run by Rishiri Fishery Cooperative (利尻漁協). The restaurant is not so large, and looks a local seafood izakaya. Fishing boat flags hang on walls, so it is lively. Counter seats, table seats and a small separate Japanese style room are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals.

Look of Restraunt
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Isoyakitei in Rishiri-
Look of Restraunt
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Isoyakitei in Rishiri-

There are some means of transportation for the island tourism, for example, a sightseeing bus and a fixed-route bus managed by Soya bus (宗谷バス), a sightseeing taxi, a rental car, a rental motor scooter and a rental bicycle. I went around the Rishiri Island by the rental motor scooter, and it was very comfortable. 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 Rishiri 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, Rishiri A (利尻A) and Rishiri B (利尻B).
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal.
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal and at the Rishiri Airport.
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Magokoro Rent-a-car(まごころレンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal. They serve all inclusive price containing staying the night at Ryokan Fuji (旅館富士).
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal, and the Magokoro Rent-a-car checks in at the reception desk.
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Maruzen Rent-a-car(マルゼンレンタカー) Their office is a little far away from the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal, and is at Pension Reramoshiri.
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Rishiri Rent-a-car(利尻レンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal.
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Kameya Rent-a-car(かめやレンタカー) Their office is near Kutsugata Ferry Terminal. Only tel: +81-163-84-2252
    Yukiguni Rental(雪国) They rent the rental motor scooter and the rental bicycle near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal. Ryokan Yukiguni open a business.
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Fuji Hier(富士ハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Rishiri Hier(りしりハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi. Their office is at the Kameya Rent-a-car. Only tel: +81-163-84-2252

    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

    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl

    I visited here to eat the Raw Sea Urchin Rice Bowl around 17:00 on a weekday. No one enjoyed a meal. I sat at a table seat, and ordered the Raw Sea Urchin Rice Bowl and a glass of beer. The price of the Raw Sea Urchin Rice Bowl was JPY 4000, and the price of beer was JPY 600. By the way, a waiter told me "Ramen is sold out at dinner time".

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    Chilled Glass of Beer
    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Isoyakitei in Rishiri-
    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl
    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Isoyakitei in Rishiri-

    2 minutes later, the beer was served, and the sea urchin rice bowl was served afterwards. A content of the set meal was a bowl of the Raw Sea Urchin Rice Bowl, a dish of Nishime Kombu, a bowl of miso soup and a dish of pickled radishes. Orange horse-dung sea urchin and green wasabi caught my eyes when I opened a cover of the rice bowl. The horse-dung sea urchin was orange color, and purple sea urchin was whitish color. The vivid color conbination sharpened my appetite.

    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl from Top
    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Isoyakitei in Rishiri-

    I mixed wasabi with soy sauce in a smal dish, and poured it in the rice bowl. I ate the horse-dung sea urchin. It was very tasty! Rich taste sea urchin melted in my mouth, and it was a strong sweetness, and I had eaten exhaustively as soon as I ate the sea urchin with the rice. Fishing season of the horse-dung sea urchin was July and August, and a day when I came was September 1, so I was able to barely eat fresh horse-dung sea urchin. Thanks for the tasty meal!

    Sea Urchin on Rice
    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Isoyakitei in Rishiri-
    Nishime Kombu
    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Isoyakitei in Rishiri-
    Rich Taste Horse-Dung Sea Urchin
    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Isoyakitei in Rishiri-

    Sea Urchin Rice Bowl and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

    Movie of Sea Urchin Rice Bowl

    Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
    Business hours 10:00-19:00 * It changes depending on seasons
    Regular closing day Irregular closing day * They close a business from November to March
    Telephone number +81-163-82-2561
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 714 552 653*68

      List of Activities

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

      Guided Hiking

      Rishiri Nature Guide Service(利尻自然ガイドサービス)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Rishiri Island Guide Center(利尻・島ガイドセンター)
      ASOVIEW
      Rishiri Renbun Guide Net(利尻礼文ガイドネット)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Rishiri Hana Guide Club(利尻はなガイドクラブ)

      Guided Sea Kayak

      Movie of Sea Kayak


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

      Sea Urchin Catching Experience

      Movie of Sea Urchin Catching Experience


      Kamui Coast Park(神居海岸パーク)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan

      Seaweed Craft Experience

      Movie of Seaweed Craft Experience


      Rishiri Island Station(利尻島の駅)
      ASOVIEW

      Guided Backcountry

      Movie of Backcountry


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

      Guided Snow Trekking

      Movie of Snow Trekking


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

      List of Accommodations

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

      Rishiri Fuji

        Kitaguni Grand Hotel(北国グランドホテル)
        Booking
        Rishiri Marine Hotel(利尻マリンホテル)
        Rishirifuji Kanko Hotel(利尻富士観光ホテル)
        Hotel Ayase(ホテル あや瀬)
        Tanakaya Hinageshikan(田中家ひなげし館)
        Ryokan Narita(旅館 なり田) Only Tel: +81-163-82-1536
        Ryokan Ozeki(旅館 大関)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Ryokan Mukai(旅館 夢海)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Pension Green Wind(ペンション 群林風)
        Pension Herasan-no-Ie(ペンション ヘラさんの家)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rishiri Umineko Guest House(利尻うみねこ ゲストハウス)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Rishirisanso Hana-Rishiri(利尻山荘 花りしり)
        Booking
        Oyado Maruzen(お宿マルゼン)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Kitaguni Grand Hotel Hana Cottage Kitaguni(北国グランドホテル 花コテージ北国)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Pension Reramoshiri(ペンション レラモシリ)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Tanikawaan(たにかわ庵)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Ryokan Saihokutei(旅館 最北亭)
        Jalan
        Rishiri Green Hill Inn(利尻ぐりーんひるinn)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Sekiyokan * Ryokan Sekiyo(夕陽館 * 旅館夕陽)
        Booking
        Ryokan Yukuguni(旅館 雪国)
        Booking
        Hotel Unigoden(ホテル雲丹御殿)
        HP
        Petit Hotel Kawaichi(プチホテル 川一)
        HP
        Booking
        Ryokan Fuji(旅館 富士)
        Booking
        Hokuroku Camping Ground(北麓野営場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Family Campsite Yuni(ファミリー キャンプ場ゆ〜に)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Numaura Campsite(沼浦キャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten

        Rishiri

          Hotel Rishiri(ホテル利尻)
          Booking
          Island Inn Rishiri(アイランド イン リシリ)
          Shobugawa Ryokan(正部川旅館)
          Booking
          Nakahara Ryokan(中原旅館)
          Booking
          Minshuku Kutsugataso(民宿 くつがた荘) Only Tel: +81-163-84-2038
          Minshuku Ebisuso(民宿 えびす荘)
          HP
          Booking
          Jalan
          Shimayado Hamada(島宿 はまだ)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Forest Park Campsite(利尻町森林公園キャンプ場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Kutsugata-misaki Park Campsite(沓形岬公園キャンプ場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Booking.com
          Booking.com

          A page of Rishiri Island is here

          Rishiri Island

          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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