• June 15th, 2015
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[Misaki in Shakotan] Too Tasty Fresh Sea Urchin Rice Bowl

Misaki

Oshokuji-dokoro Misaki (お食事処みさき) is a long-established restaurant founded in 1973 in Shakotan town located in the northern part of Shakotan Peninsula, and is near Shimamui Coast (島武意海岸) and Shakotan Onsen (積丹温泉). A restaurant owner is a fisherman, so visitors can enjoy fresh seafood dishes. They open a business only during summer season (from late April to October). Because fresh sea urchin can be eaten from mid June when the sea urchin fishing is released, visitors increase. The Misaki is a popular restaurant that a line is expected.

Appearance of Building
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Misaki in Shakotan-

Shimamui Coast

Shimamui Coast (島武意海岸) is a superb coast chosen as "100 Best Beaches in Japan (日本の渚・百選)" in Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-national Park, and is one of 3 major tourist attractions together with Cape Kamui (神威岬) and Cape Ogorn (黄金岬) in the Shakotan Peninsula. Shimamui means "Rocky inlet" in Ainu language. A public restroom, a public drinking fountain and a restraunt named Rinko (鱗晃) are built around a public parking lot. A restraunt and a souvenir shop are at the building, and seafood rice bowls or a soft serve ice cream can be eaten. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

I Look over Shimamui Coast
Shakotan Peninsula Shimamui Coast

Shakotan Onsen

Shakotan Onsen (積丹温泉) in Shakotan town is a hot-spring place at the tip of Shakotan Peninsula, and Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan (岬の湯しゃこたん) beside Nozuka Primary School (野塚小学校) is built on a hill at 43 m above sea level. There are Cape Kamui (神威岬) and Shimamui Coast (島武意海岸) that are representative famous sightseeing spots of Hokkaido around the Shakotan Onsen. Nozuka Campsite (野塚野営場) is close to the Shakotan Onsen, too. The Cape Shakotan is famous for Sea Urchin Rice Bowl (ウニ丼), and is well-known for tasty sea food, too. Misaki (みさき), Nakamuraya (中村屋), Rinko (鱗晃) and Rinko-so (鱗晃荘) are popular in particular. Unfortunately, convenience stores are not built. Nonstop buses do not run from the Shakotan Onsen to Sapporo or Otaru. Read More

Open-air Bath for Women (Source: Shiribeshi i-net)
Shakotan Onsen Misaki-no-Yu Shakotan

The restaurant on the 1st floor of a 2 story building like a guest house minshuku is large. The interior decoration looks like sushi restaurant or local seafood restaurant, and a home aquarium is provided. All seats are table seats, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. The restaurant is sometimes crowded with customers before opening time.

Look of Restraunt
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Misaki in Shakotan-

As for public transport, Chuo Bus (中央バス) controls the Shiretoko Peninsula, Highway Bus Shakotan-go (高速しゃこたん号) runs between Sapporo and Cape Kamui from April 21 to October 21. Highway Bus Yoichi-go (高速よいち号) runs between the Sapporo and the Yoichi, and Highway Bus Iwanai-go (高速いわない号) runs between the Sapporo and the Iwanai. In addition, Summer One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus and Autumn One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus run from the Sapporo to the Shakotan Peninsula.

List of Means of Transportation

Refer to following companies for the sightseeing bus and the highway bus service between the Cape Kamui, the Yoichi, the Iwanai and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. 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 Shakotan
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Shakotan to Sapporo
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Yoichi
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Yoichi to Sapporo
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Iwanai
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Iwanai to Sapporo
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) Summer One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
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Chuo Bus(中央バス) Autumn One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
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Iwanai Toyota Rental Lease Sapporo(岩内トヨタレンタリース札幌) Their office is in the downtown of the Iwanai.
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Yoichi Rental Car Lease(よいちレンタ・カーリース) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
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Yoichi Automobile Technical Company(余市自動車工業) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
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Rakuten

Shakotan Peninsula

Shakotan Peninsula (積丹半島) is a peninsula located in the northwestern part of Otaru city, and has been designated as Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park (ニセコ積丹小樽海岸国定公園) because of a precious complicated coastline with steep cliffs. The sea of the Shakotan is very beautiful, and looks clear blue, so everybody call Shakotan Blue (シャコタンブルー). A traffic used to be inconvenient in the old days, and tourists rarely visited here. People are easy to access the Shakotan Peninsula as well as Shiretoko Peninsula (知床半島) at present, but it is called an unexplored region because it would not develop very much. Read More

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I Look at Shimamui Coast from Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula

Sea Urchin Rice Bowl

Since thir opening hour was 09:00, I visited here around 08:40, and 6 groups of visitors had already lined up. * That opening hour was old. It was really popular after all. I entered it, and sat at a table seat, and read a menu. Short-spined Sea Urchin Rice Bowl (赤ばふんウニ丼) was best recommended, and it was limited to 20 dishes a day, and the price was JPY 3950. But I hesitated to spend so much money on the Short-spined Sea Urchin Rice Bowl. So I ordered Purple Sea Urchin Rice Bowl (ムラサキウニのウニ丼). The price was JPY 2450.

Rice Covered with Purple Sea Urchin
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Misaki in Shakotan--

About 10 minutes later, the rice bowl was served with a bowl of miso soup and a dish of pickles. White rice was covered with dried laver, and that was closely covered with purple sea urchin. A color conbination of orange sea urchin and a green shiso leaf was beautiful, and sharpened my appetite. Wasabi was on a small dish, so I poured soy sauce in it, and mixed the wasabi with the soy sauce with chopsticks. Then I poured it in the sea urchin rice bowl, and ate it immediately. It was melty in my mouth, and tasted a good sea urchin flavor. It was tasty! The fresh sea urchin was an exquisite food.

Sea Urchin Rice Bowl, Miso Soup and Pickled Radish Combo Meal
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Misaki in Shakotan-
Purple Sea Urchin, Dried Laver and Rice
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Misaki in Shakotan-

While I was eating the sea urchin, customers entered the restraunt one after another, and ordered the Short-spined Sea Urchin Rice Bowl. It was popular after all. I became close to a visitor that came from Omiya city, Saitama prefecture, and he seemed to line up at 06:30. He seemed to eat the purple sea urchin to compare a taste of the short-spined sea urchin with the purple sea urchin, too. Then the taste of the short-spined sea urchin seemed to stand out. He did not seem to have eaten so tasty sea urchin. I have a little bit of regret that I should have eaten the short-spined sea urchin rice bowl. Anyway, Thanks for the tasty meal!

Purple Sea Urchin
Sea Urchin Rice Bowl -Misaki in Shakotan-

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

Movie of Sea Urchin Rice Bowl

Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 Cars)
Business hours 09:30-15:30
Regular closing day 1st Wednesday and 3rd Wednesday *They close a business from November to late April
Telephone number +81-135-45-6547
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 932 686 335*10

List of Activities

Some activity companies hold some types of activitie in the Shakotan Peninsula. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Marine Activities

Activities related to the sea can be enjoyed in the Shakotan Peninsula. In Bikuni port (美国港), Ocean Days (オーシャンデイズ) holds Blue Cave Snorkelling (青の洞窟シュノーケリング), Club Kids (クラブキッズ) and CROSSWAY (クロスウェイ) hold snorkelling and scuba diving. In Horomui port (幌武意港), Aqua Cat (アクアキャット) and Zem House (ゼムハウス) hold some activities such as the scuba diving. In the Yoichi, KamuiChippu Sea Kayak (かむいちぇぷシーカヤックサービス) holds sea kayak. In Sakazuki Teracce (さかずきテラス), the Sakazuki Onsen, Poseidon (ポセイドン) holds the scuba diving, the snorkelling and the sea kayak. In the Iwanai, H2O Adventures holds the sea kayak. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Movie of Blue Cave Snorkelling


Movie of Activities in Sakazuki Terrace


Ocean Days(オーシャンデイズ)
Club Kids(クラブキッズ)
CROSSWAY(クロスウェイ)
KamuiChippu Sea Kayak(かむいちぇぷシーカヤックサービス)
Jalan
Poseidon(ポセイドン)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Aqua Cat(アクアキャット)
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Zem House(ゼムハウス)
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Jalan
H2O Adventures(H2Oアドベンチャー)
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Jalan
PRO SHOP LODGE(プロショップロッジ)
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Fruit Picking

Movie of Fruit Picking


Fruits Road Bandoen(フルーツロード坂東園)
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Yamamoto Sightseeing Orchard(山本観光果樹園)
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Sakuranboyama Sightseeing Farm(さくらんぼ山観光農園)
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Berry Berry Farm Ueda(ベリーベリーファーム上田)
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Nakai Sightseeing Farm(中井観光農園)
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Cherry Hunt in Okubo(チェリーハント イン オオクボ)
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Niwata Fruits Farm(庭田フルーツファーム)
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Skydiving

Movie of Skydiving


Skydiving Hokkaido(スカイダイブ北海道)

List of Accommodations

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

Oyado Rinko-so(お宿 鱗晃荘)
Kaisen-no-Yado Miharashiso(海鮮の宿 みはらし荘)
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Ryokan Bikuni Kanko House(旅館 美国観光ハウス)
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Oyado Kasai(お宿かさい)
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Refore Shakotan Youth Hostel(リフォレ積丹 ユースホステル)
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Shiosai-no-Yado Kaihinkan(汐さいの宿 海浜館)
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Rakuten
Nagomi-no-Yado Iida(なごみの宿いい田)
Kanko Ryokan Hokkai(観光旅館 北海)
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Shinsei(海鮮味処 御宿新生)
Minshuku Uminoya(民宿 海のや)
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Minshuku Kobayashi(民宿 小林)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Ichiyo(民宿 一与)
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Rakuten
Oyado Ginrinkaku(お宿 銀鱗閣)
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Rakuten
Hiduka-so(日司荘)
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Rakuten
Minshuku Isonoka(民宿 磯乃香)
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Rakuten
Minshuku Oshima(民宿 大島)
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Rakuten
Noduka Campsite(野塚野営場)
HP
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Jalan
Rakuten

A page of Shakotan Peninsula is here

Shakotan Peninsula

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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  1. good! hokkaido! says:

    Hi, Gray san,
    You are welcome!
    I am glad that you had a good time with it.

  2. Gary says:

    We visited the restaurant thanks to your recommendations!
    It was one of the best uni I have ever eaten. Thanks so much.
    Sorry we thanked to so much later.
    ありがとう!

    http://garysyayornay.blogspot.sg/2017/07/hello-hokkaido-misaki-shakotan.html

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