- June 24th, 2017
[Coffee Room Kikuchi in Hakodate] Mocha Flavor Soft Serve Ice Cream Is Eaten in Shop Ranked in The 10th
- Coffee Room Kikuchi
- Soft Serve Ice Cream
- List of Activities
- List of accommodations
Coffee Room Kikuchi
Coffee Room Kikuchi (コーヒールームきくち) is a popular cafe near Yunokawa Onsen (湯の川温泉) in Yunokawa, Hakodate, and is in front of Aeon Yunokawa Branch (イオン湯川店). A yellow building take a person’s eyes. A soft serve ice cream that has been sold since 1973 is very popular, and a lot of tv programs and magazines take up topics, and not only local people but also tourists from all over Japan visit here.
AIR-G’FM Hokkaido broadcast asked “What comes to your mind when you hear Hakodate?” to listeners lived in the Hokkaido and ranked their replies. The soft serve ice cream of Coffee Room Kikuchi was ranked in the 10th, so they are known as the 10th. By the way, other rankings are as follows. 1st Night View (夜景), 2nd Squid (イカ), 3rd Yakitori Bento (やきとり弁当), 4th Music Band GLAY, 5th Lucky Pierrot (ラッキーピエロ), 6th Goryokaku Fort (五稜郭), 7th Night View from Another Angle (裏夜景), 8th Hakodate Morning Market and Salt Ramen (函館朝市・塩ラーメン) and 9th Enka Singer Saburo Kitajima (北島三郎).
Yunokawa Onsen (湯の川温泉) is a famous hot-spring resort in the eastern part of Hakodate city. Hot springs spring 7000 liters everyday, so a quantity of the hot springs is abundant, too. 1.8 million tourists come here, and is one of the 3 major hot spring resorts in Hokkaido together with Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉) and Jozankei Onsen (定山渓温泉). The Yunokawa Onsen is called a back room of Hakodate, and I think that it is popular for easy access to the Yunokawa Onsen because it takes about 15 minutes from Hakodate Station by a car, and it takes about 5 minutes from Hakodate Airport by a car. It is probably only the Yunokawa Onsen in Hokkaido that there is a large hot-spring resort in the city area. Read More
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
Soft Serve Ice Cream
A signboard showed “Soft Serve Ice Cream is here”, so I visited a window outside. They served 3 types of flavors (Mocha Flavor (モカソフト), Vanilla Flavor (バニラソフト) and Swirl (ミックスソフト)). The price was JPY 260 per one. The price was JPY 310 if visitors ate it at the building. Especially, Mocha Flavor Soft Serve Ice Cream was famous. They made coffee by the drip method themselves, and raw materials of the soft serve ice cram was used. It was just the taste of the cafe.
The texture was different from the soft serve ice cream used to eating when I ate it immediately. It was the crunchy texture. The texture like Gelato was popular reason. The Soft Serve Ice Cream of Coffee Room Kikuchi was cooler than an ordinary soft serve ice cream. I was sure that it suited for a hot day. I enjoyed the taste with the brain freeze. Thanks for the tasty soft serve!
|Parking lot||A free parking is provided (6 cars)|
|Regular closing day||The Year-End and New Year days|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||86 110 018*87|
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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