• June 10th, 2016
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[Kaizoku in Yoichi] Black Squid Ink Soup Curry

Kaizoku

Kaizoku (海ぞく) is a popular soup curry restraunt founded in about 2013 in Kurokawa-cho, Yoichi town located in the root of Shiretoko Penninsula, and is near Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (ニッカウヰスキー余市蒸溜所), Yoichi Space Museum "Space Dome" (余市宇宙記念館スペース童夢) and Roadside Station Space Apple Yoichi (道の駅スペース・アップルよいち). The Kaizoku means "A pirate" in English. The Kurokawa-cho is an entertainment district of the Yoichi town, and a building is built around bars and Japanese‐style baran izakaya (居酒屋). Mr. Satoru Tanaka (田中 悟) is a restraunt owner. He is a younger brother of the restraunt owner of Coffee House (こうひいはうす), a famous soup curry restraunt in Sapporo. Come to think of it, I guess that Kaizoku's non sticky soup resembles Coffee House's soup.

Appearance of Building
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Kaizoku at Entertainment District
Soup Curry -Kaizoku in Yoichi-

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery (ニッカウヰスキー余市蒸溜所) is a whisky distillery in Yoichi town located in the western part of Otaru city. Nikka Whisky is a subsidiary of ASAHI BREWERIES, and has been operated by Mr. 竹鶴政孝 (Masataka Taketsuru) since 1934. Famous Japanese television drama series "Massan (マッサン)" in 2014 was modeled after Masataka Taketsuru, and this distiller was a shooting place for that drama. Mr. Testuji Tamayama (玉山鉄二) that acts Masaharu Kameyama (亀山政春) and Ms. Charlotte Kate Fox that acts Ellie Kameyama (亀山エリー) put up a good show, and this place become one of most popular tourist attraction in Hokkaido. About 1 million tourists visit here. The distillery is operating distillery now, but even ordinary visitors can come to tour the distillery. Guided distillery tours are conducted for free in Japanese. Open hours are from 09:00 to 17:00. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge. Read More

Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery
Nikka Whisky Yoichi Distillery

The restraunt has an atmosphere such as a Japanese‐style baran izakayam, and has some counter seats and a samll raised seating area, and it is not so large. But it is interested that there are a lot of curios here and there. I visited here around 13:30 on a weekday. There was not a customer at the restraunt, but a local person came to eat a local style soup curry right away after that, and this restraunt is seemed to be loved by local people.

Counter Seats
Soup Curry -Kaizoku in Yoichi-
Samll Raised Seating Area
Soup Curry -Kaizoku in Yoichi-

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
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Shakotan to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Yoichi
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Yoichi to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Iwanai
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Iwanai to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) Summer One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) Autumn One-day Sightseeing Tour Bus
Jalan
Rakuten
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.
Jalan
Yoichi Rental Car Lease(よいちレンタ・カーリース) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Yoichi Automobile Technical Company(余市自動車工業) Their office is in Okawa-cho.
Jalan
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

I Look at Shimamui Coast from Cape Kamui
Shakotan Peninsula

Soup Curry

Soup curry (スープカレー) is a dish to eat rice into soup using various spices with vegetables and meats. Only curry and rice was once a curry dish in Japan, but the soup curry has become popular for these 20 years. Ajanta (アジャンタ) and Magic Spice (マジックスパイス) in Sapporo sparked the soup curry boom, and it is said that the origin of the soup curry is medicinal cooking curry (薬膳カリィ) cooked by Mr. Muneo Tatsujiri (辰尻 宗男), ex-restraunt owner of the Ajanta, and a new genre of a curry dish has been established. After that, Mr. Taizan Shimomura (下村 泰山), a restraunt owner of the Magic Spice, named the curry dish as the soup curry, and it has widely spread. Read More

Soup Curry
Soup Curry

Soup Curry

I sat at a counter seat, and ordered a Squid Ink Soup Curry Combo (イカスミスープカレー) with medium hotness. The price was JPY 1000. By the way, customers can choose a type of the hottness from 3 types of the hottness, regular hot, medium hot and very hot. The Squid Ink Soup Curry Combo had a dish of the Squid Ink Soup Curry, a dish of turmeric rice, a dish of salad and a cup of lassie. It is a quite reasonable price. Except the soup curry, they also serve demi-glace stewed hamburger steak and spaghetti, so I suppose that local people are easy to come.

Squid Ink Soup Curry Combo from Top
Soup Curry -Kaizoku in Yoichi-
English Menu
Soup Curry -Kaizoku in Yoichi-

About 15 minutes later, the Squid Ink Soup Curry Combo was served. Soup was black. I ate a sip of the soup immediately. It tasted salty peculiar to the squid ink, and was tasty! Ingredients were vegetables and seafood, and were tasty, too! The black soup curry will make a topic to talk about, so please try it.

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Squid Ink Soup Curry
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Wax Gourd
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Asparagus
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Carrot
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Potato
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Squid
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Green Pepper
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Blue Mussel
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Yellow Rice and Black Soup
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Eggplant
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Shrimp
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Rice into Soup
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Black Soup
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The salad and lassie were tasty, too. The salad in particular used fresh vegetables, and had crunchy texture of vegetables, too. Soy sauce-based salad dressing was exquisite taste, too.

Salad and Lassie
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Squid Ink Soup Curry and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Squid Ink Soup Curry

Parking lot Parking is provided (4 Cars)
Business hours 11:30-14:30, 17:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day *Almost Monday
Telephone number +81-135-22-3223
Home page home page is not provided
Mapcode 164 665 487*73

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)
ASOVIEW
Zem House(ゼムハウス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
H2O Adventures(H2Oアドベンチャー)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
PRO SHOP LODGE(プロショップロッジ)
ASOVIEW

Fruit Picking

Movie of Fruit Picking


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

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 Yoichi. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Yoichi

Hotel Suimeikaku(ホテル 水明閣)
Booking
Jalan
Ayumi-so(あゆ見荘)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel Sun Art(ホテルサンアート) Only Tel:+81-135-22-6070
A-Brand Hotel(エーヴランドホテル)
Booking
Pettie Hotel North Shore(プチホテルノースショア)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kakuto Tokushimaya Ryokan(かくと徳島屋旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Toyohama(民宿豊浜)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel EMER140(ホテルEMER140)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Guest House Yoichi(ゲストハウス余市)
Irifune House(入舟の家)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Marumatta Farm 21(農家民宿 まるまったファーム 21)
Jalan
Rakuten
Hamanaka Morei Seabathing Campsite(浜中モイレ海水浴場キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Glamping Bongo Yoichi(グランピングボンゴ余市)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Shakotan Peninsula is here

Shakotan Peninsula

A page of Soup Curry is here

Soup Curry

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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