• May 26th, 2017
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[Ginneko in Asahikawa] Shinkoyaki of Asahikawa Local Dish and Very Good Grilled Chicken on Skewer

Ginneko

Yakitori-senmon Ginneko (焼鳥専門 ぎんねこ) is an izakaya specialize in grilled chicken founded in 1950 in Asahikawa city, and is one of the izakaya along 5-7 Koji Furarito Street (5・7小路ふらりーと). The Ginneko is well-known for serving Shinkoyaki (新子焼き), a local speciality in the Asahikawa, and is popular with local people and tourists. The Shinkoyaki of the Ginneko was covered on Popular Japanese TV Program "Himitsu-no-Kenmin Show (秘密のケンミンSHOW)". The Shinko means "young" in Japanese, and the Shinkoyaki refers to a grilled half of young chicken. Some restaurants and izakaya serve the Shinkoyaki. Mr. Ryuya Kubo (久保 竜弥) is an izakaya owner at present, and also assumes a chairman of Shinkoyaki-no-Kai (新子焼きの会). They open a business at 13:00, so customers can drink early in the afternoon.

Appearance of Building
Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-

The izakaya is not large, and has an atmosphere such as a typical grilled chicken restaurant with history. The interior decoration is very shibui. Counter seats and table seats are provided, but a large number of customers is difficult to enjoy themselves.

Shibui Counter
Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-

Movie of Ginneko

High Speed Asahikawa-go (高速あさひかわ号) and Express Nayoro-go (高速なよろ号), express buses, runs between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, and Taisetsu Liner (たいせつライナー), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the New Chitose Airport, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Kushiro, and Limited Express Sekihoku-go (特急石北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Asahikawa, and "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)", an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Obihiro. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, the New Chitose Airport, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Kushiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Asahikawa. 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 Asahikawa
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Asahikawa to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Asahikawa to Kitami
    Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス) From Kitami to Asahikawa
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
    Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
    Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Asahikawa to Kushiro
    Akan Bus(阿寒バス) From Kushiro to Asahikawa
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near Asahikawa Station, Shin-asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station, Asahikawa-yojo Station, Chuwa, Higashi-takasu and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Asahikawa Station.
    Budget Rent-a-car(バジェットレンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.
    AG Rent-a-car(AGレンタカー) Their office is near Suehiro.
    Jalan
    World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー) Their office is near the Asahikawa Airport.
    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are near the Asahikawa-yojo Station and the Asahikawa Airport.

    ASAHIKAWA

    Asahikawa (旭川) that about 340,000 people live is the 2nd largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and has flourished as the center of the North Hokkaido area. Woodworks have been prosperous since the old days, and furniture is famous. Because water is clear, a liquor such as sake of Otokoyama (男山) and Godo Shusei (合同酒精) are famous, too. Popular tourist attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) and Biei (美瑛) are around the Asahikawa, so a lot of tourists use tourist bases in the North Hokkaido. As for a climate, the Asahikawa is located in Kamikawa Basin, the largest basin in the Hokkaido, so it is hot that temperature rises to 30 degrees C in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to -25 degrees C in a winter, and it snow very hard, too. So a winter festival using the snow is famous. Read More

    Downtown of Asahikawa
    ASAHIKAWA

    Shinkoyaki

    I visited here around 15:00 on a weekday. 2 groups of customers had already drunk. I sat a counter seat, and looked at menus on a wall. Then a waitress asked me "What would you like to drink?", so I ordered a non-alcoholic beer, and ordered the Shinkoyaki and 4 types of grilled chicken on a skewer successively. The prices were the Shinkoyaki (JPY 1200), a grilled chicken on a skewer (かしわ * JPY 100), a grilled chicken spleen on a skewer (あずき * JPY 100), a grilled chicken gizzard on a skewer (えんがわ * JPY 100), a grilled pig tongue on a skewer (豚タン * JPY 120), a small appetizer (お通し JPY 100) and the non-alcoholic beer (JPY 400). The Shinkoyaki has 2 types of seasonings, salt and sauce, and half and half can be ordered, too, so salt taste and sauce taste can be enjoyed. By the way, it takes about 30 minutes to grill the Shinkoyaki.
    English Menu

    Small Appetizer
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-

    While waiting for the Shinkoyaki, the waitress served a dish of small appetizer and dishes of the grilled chickens on the skewers at intervals. After all, the grilled chickens on the skewers were very tasty. Those had an exquisite seasoning with salt, and must go well with alcohol if I did not drive to here. Other customers ordered Chapdon Rice Bowl (チャップ丼), so I supposed that it was popular.

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    Grilled Chicken
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
    Grilled Chicken Spleen
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
    Grilled Chicken Gizzard
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
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    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-

    After a while, the Shinkoyaki was served. each half of young chickens were grilled with different seasonings. I took a picture before a waiter cut and divide the grilled half of young chicken. Thanks for the waiter! I ate it immediately. The grilled half of young chicken with salt was light taste, and the grilled half of young chicken with sauce was good taste. I think that it is hard to eat the whole of the chicken only with salt. But the half and half is good deal. Thanks for the tasty chickens!

    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half of Young Chicken)
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
    Grilled Half of Young Chicken with Salt
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
    Grilled Half of Young Chicken with Sauce
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
    Waiter Cut and Divide Grilled Half of Young Chicken
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
    Grilled Half of Young Chicken with Sauce
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
    Grilled Half of Young Chicken with Salt
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
    Speaking of Asahikawa, Sake Is Otokoyama!
    Shinkoyaki (Grilled Half Young Chicken) -Ginneko in Asahikawa-
    Parking lot Parking lot is not provided
    Business hours 13:00-22:00
    Regular closing day Monday
    Telephone number +81-166-22-4604
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 79 373 112*14

    List of Accommodations

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

        Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa(ホテルWBFグランデ旭川)
        JR Inn Asahikawa(JRイン旭川)
        Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa(星野リゾート OMO7 旭川)
        Jalan
        Premier Hotel -CABIN- Asahikawa(プレミアホテル―CABIN―旭川)
        Hotel Trend Asahikawa(ホテルトレンド旭川)
        Super Hotel Asahikawa(スーパーホテル旭川 天然温泉 大雪山の湯)
        Asahikawa Toyo Hotel(旭川トーヨーホテル)
        R Hotels Inn Hokkaido Asahikawa(Rホテルズイン北海道旭川)
        Jalan
        Hotel Route Inn Grand Asahikawa Ekimae(ホテルルートインGrand旭川駅前)
        Smile Hotel Asahikawa(スマイルホテル旭川)
        Hotel Crescent Asahikawa(ホテルクレッセント旭川)
        Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae(Y’s HOTEL旭川駅前)
        Kuretake Inn Asahikawa(くれたけイン旭川)
        Art Hotel Asahikawa(アートホテル旭川)
        Dormy Inn Asahikawa(天然温泉 神威の湯 ドーミーイン旭川)
        9C Hotel Asahikawa(9Cホテル旭川)
        Booking
        Hotel Liberte Asahikawa(ホテルリベルテ旭川)
        Hotel Mates Asahikawa(ホテルメイツ旭川)
        Booking
        Court Hotel Asahikawa(コートホテル旭川)
        Asahikawa Park Hotel(旭川パークホテル)
        Asahikawa Plaza Hotel(旭川プラザホテル)
        Asahikawa Sun Hotel(旭川サンホテル)
        Toyoko Inn Asahikawa-Eki Higashiguchi(東横イン旭川駅東口)
        Booking
        Asahikawa Mongoru-mura(旭川モンゴル村)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Guest House Asahikawa Ride(ゲストハウス アサヒカワライド)
        Hotel Tetora Asahikawa Station(ホテルテトラ旭川駅前)
        Sora E Hotel Asahikawa(ソラヘホテル)
        Jalan
        Hotel Route-Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(ルートイン旭川駅前一条通)
        Yado Retro House Ginza Asahikawa(宿レトロハウス銀座旭川)
        Jalan
        Toyoko Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(東横イン旭川駅前一条通)
        Booking
        Hotel Penthouse Asahikawa(ホテルペントハウス旭川)
        HP
        Jalan
        Asahikawa Capital Hotel(旭川キャピタルホテル)
        HP
        Booking
        Business Hotel Asuka(ビジネスホテル飛鳥)
        HP
        Booking
        Ryokan Fujien(旅館 不二苑)
        Booking
        Ryokan Senshoen(和風旅館扇松園)
        Takasago Onsen(高砂温泉)
        A-Gate Hotel(えーげーと ほてる)
        Booking
        Ryotei Yukinoya(旅亭 雪の屋)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Ospa Court Miyamae(オスパーコート宮前)
        HP
        Booking
        Ryokan Tsuji(旅館 つじ)
        HP
        Booking
        Jalan
        Toukaen(東花苑)
        Booking
        Jalan
        HOTEL KANDA(ホテル カンダ)
        Booking
        Platon Hotel(プラトンホテル)
        HP
        Booking
        Guest House Ito(ゲストハウス 伊東)
        HP
        Booking
        Jalan
        Tabi-no-Yado Patchwork(旅の宿パッチワーク)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Tatsu-no-Yu Onsen(龍乃湯温泉)
        HP
        Booking
        Yumin Backpackers(遊民バックパッカーズ)
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        M's HOME(えむずや)
        HP
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        21th Century Woods(21世紀の森)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Booking.com

        A page of Asahikawa is here

        Asahikawa

        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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