• June 30th, 2014
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[Minatoya in Shintoku] Popular Couple Bowls with Shintoku Soba Can Be Savored

Minatoya

Sobadokoro Minatoya (そば処 みなとや) is a long-established buckwheat noodle restaurant founded in 1922 in Shintoku town located in the southwestern part of Obihiro city, and is near Shintoku Station. Mr. Takanori Imai (今井 崇敬) is a current restaurant owner. The Shintoku is one of the most famous buckwheat production centers in Hokkaido, and it is well-known for supplying high quality buckwheat noodles called Shintoku Soba (新得そば). The Minatoya serve the Shintoku Soba. The restraunt has an atomosphere such as a typical buckwheat noodles restaurant. Counter seats, table seats and small separate Japanese style rooms are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy meals. But the restaurant seems to be crowded in busy hours, so number tickets are distributed.

Appearance of Building
Couple Bowls (Tendon Tempura Rice Bowl and Buckwheat Noodles Served in Cold Broth Made with Stewing Chicke) -Minatoya in Shintoku-

In the Shintoku, Shintoku New Soba Festival (しんとく新そば祭り) is held between 2days in late September.

Movie of Shintoku Buckwheat Noodles

Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido

Hokkaido occupies about 40% of buckwheat production of Japan, and is the largest buckwheat production in the Japan, and Nagano prefecture, Ibaraki prefecture, Fukushima prefecture and so on follow the Hokkaido. The climate is cool in a summer, and a large temperature gap is great for good buckwheat, and the buckwheat production of the Hokkaido is increasing. Horokanai (幌加内), Fukagawa (深川) and Otoineppu (音威子府) are the 3 largest production places. Especially, the Horokanai is the best buckwheat production and the largest planted area in the Japan, and is well-known as a buckwheat town, and uses buckwheat fields as tourist attractions well. In Fukushima town, Sengen Soba Buckwheat Flowers Viewing Party (千軒そばの花鑑賞会) is held in buckwheat fields, and a fantastic conbination of the buckwheat fields and Matsumae Kagura (松前神楽) can be enjoyed. Read More

Buckwheat Noodles
Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido

Buckwheat Noodles

I sat at a table seat, and asked a waitress their recommendations, and she replied "Couple Bowls (アベック丼)". A pair of the Couple Bowls comprises a buckwheat noodles bowl and a rice bowl, and customers can choose 2 types dishes from 6 types dishes. Furthermore, she said replied "Hiyakashi (冷やかし) is sold well" when I asked her a recommendation of the buckwheat noodle dish. The "Hiyakashi" means buckwheat noodles served in cold broth topped with chicken. I ordered the Hiyakashi and Tempura Rice Bowl (天丼). The price was JPY 980.

Couple Bowls (Tempura Rice Bowl and Buckwheat Noodles Served in Cold Broth Topped with Chicken) from Top
Couple Bowls (Tendon Tempura Rice Bowl and Buckwheat Noodles Served in Cold Broth Made with Stewing Chicken)  -Minatoya in Shintoku-

About 15 minutes later, the Couple Bowls was served. The Tempura Rice Bowl and the Buckwheat Noodles Served in Cold Broth Topped with Chicken were dished up in heavy bowls. It looked tasty. I poured cold soba soup into the soba bowl immediately, and ate the Shintoku Soba. The buckwheat noodles were chewy, and were good smell. The soba soup was not salty, but a little sweet. The soba soup and the noodles were tasty. The tempura was crispy, and was delicious. The hot buckwheat noodles were served in substitution for miso soup, too, and I enjoyed the couple bowls in various ways.

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Couple Bowls (Tendon Tempura Rice Bowl and Buckwheat Noodles Served in Cold Broth Made with Stewing Chicken)  -Minatoya in Shintoku-
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Couple Bowls (Tempura Rice Bowl and Buckwheat Noodles Served in Cold Broth Topped with Stewing Chicken) and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Couple Bowls (Tempura Rice Bowl and Buckwheat Noodles Served in Cold Broth Topped with Stewing Chicken)

Parking lot Parking lot is provided(10 cars).
Business hours 11:00-15:00
Regular closing day Sunday
Telephone number +81-156-64-5745
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 608 595 619*70

List of Accommodations

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

Shintoku

    Yadoya cafe ARUKU(宿屋cafe ARUKU)
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    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Japanese Hotel MIYAGIYA(宮城屋旅館 ジャパニーズホテルMIYAGIYA)
    Booking
    Jalan
    YORKSHIRE FARM(ヨークシャーファーム)
    Jalan
    Club Med Hokkaido Sahoro(クラブメッド北海道サホロ)
    Booking
    Tokachi Sahoro Resort(十勝サホロリゾート)
    Kuttari Onsen Lake Inn(湯宿くったり温泉 レイク・イン)
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    Oyado Take(お宿たけ)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Village 432(ヴィレッジ432)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Guest House Santari(ゲストハウス さんたり)
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Minshuku Sahoro House(民宿 サホロハウス)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Tomura Cottage(山の交流館とむら)
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    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Karikachi Highland Campsite(狩勝高原キャンプ場)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Lake Sahoro Campsite(サホロ湖キャンプ場)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Tokachi Dam Campsite(十勝ダムキャンプ場)
    Booking
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Rider House Kuttari(ライダーの館くったり)
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    Jalan
    Rakuten

    Tomuraushi Onsen

      Kokumin-Shukusha Higashi-Taisetsu-so(国民宿舎東大雪荘)
      Tomuraushi Nature Forest Campsite(トムラウシ自然休養林野営場)
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      Jalan
      Rakuten

      Osoushi Onsen

        Shikanoyu-so(鹿乃湯荘)
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        A page of Buckwheat Noodles of Hokkaido is here

        Buckwheat Noodles 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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