- June 19th, 2014
[Kikuyo Shokudo Head Office in Hakodate] Seafood Rice Bowl with Tasty Salmon Roe, Sea Urchin, Scallop Are Good Combination
- Kikuyo Shokudo
- Tomoe-don Rice Bowl
- List of Activities
- List of accommodations
Ajidokoro Kikuyo Shokudo (味処 きくよ食堂) is a long-established restraunt founded in 1956 in Hakodate Morning Market, Hakodate city, and is near Hakodate Station. Originally the restraunt used to be the restraunt used by morning market peddlers, but it became popular by tasty dishes. A lot of tourists visit the restraunt. They have the head office, a branch office, Bay Area Branch and New Chitose Airport Branch at present.
My visited place is the head office. The appearance of the restraunt has an atmosphere of the Showa period, and the restraunt is slim like a traditional house in Kyoto. All seats are table seats, so I guess that even family customers may enjoy meals. By the way, Express Hakodate-go (高速はこだて号) and Hakodate Limited Express New Star-go (函館特急ニュースター号), express buses, run between Sapporo and the Hakodate. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Hakodate. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Hakodate Station, Hakodate Airport, the Goryokaku Fort and Hakodate Ferry Terminal.
Hakodate (函館) that about 260,000 people live is the 3rd largest port city in Hokkaido, and is a regional hub city of the Southern Hokkaido area. The Hakodate became incorporated with Toi town (戸井), Esan town (恵山), Todohokke village (椴法華) and Minami-kayabe town (南茅部) in 2004, and most of Kameda Peninsula (亀田半島) has changed to the Hakodate. It is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 5 million people visit here. The downtown of the Hakodate from Mt. Hakodate toward former Goryokaku fort is developed on a large sandbar between the seas, and a unique seashore landscape is very popular. Although a lot of tourists think the center town of the Hakodate is around Hakodate Station and the Mt. Hakodate, it is around Hakodate Streetcar Goryokaku Koen-mae Stop (函館市電五稜郭公園前駅). The Hakodate is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 19 slopes with its name such as Hachiman-zaka slope (八幡坂), Daisan-zaka slope (大三坂) and Motoi-zaka slope (基坂), so around the Mt. Hakodate has a lot of slope lands, and the Hakodate has a lot of narrow roads. As for a climate, the Hakodate is wamer than other cities in the Hokkaido because it is located of the Southern Hokkaido, and it does not snow hard. Read More
Tomoe-don Rice Bowl
I sat at a table seat, and ordered Tomoe-don Rice Bowl (巴丼) that this restraunt was said to be the originator. The price was JPY 1680. This dish was a rice bowl topped with 3 kinds of seafood "Salmon Roe, Sea Urchin and Scallop".
About 10 minutes later, the Tomoe-don Rice Bowl was served with a bowl of funori glue miso soup and a dish of pickles. Yellow color, red color and white color were divided into 3 parts, and the state meaned "Mitsudomoe * triangular fight" in Japanese, so I supposed that the rice bowl was named after the Mitsudomoe. * Mistu means "3" in Japanese, and another reading of Domoe is Tomoe. The appearance looked tasty, too.
Because the sea urchins and the salmon roe used specially made sauce, I poured soy sauce with grated wasabi into only the scallop, and ate it. All of the seafood were tasty, and I felt that the sea urchin was very tasty whether this sauce was tasty in particular, and had eaten only sea urchin at the very beginning. In addition, the funori glue miso soup went well with seafood rice bowl after all. Thanks for the tasty meal!
Tomoe-don Rice Bowl and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided|
|Business hours||From May to November 05:00-14:00
From December to April 06:00-13:30
|Regular closing day||January 1|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||86 072 371*17|
List of accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the downtown of the Hakodate. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
SOUTHERN PART of HAKODATE DOWNTOWN
NORTHERN PART of HAKODATE DOWNTOWN
A page of Hakodate 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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