- July 29th, 2015
[Fujiya Confectionery Store in Kitami] White Runner Bean Mousse with Light Tatse and Fluffy Texture
Fujiya Confectionery Store
Fujiya Confectionery Store (ふじや菓子舗) is a long-established confectionary store facing National Route 39 in Onneyu Onsen (温根湯温泉), Rubeshibe-cho located in the northwestern part of Kitami city, and has been established since 1913, and is near Roadside Station "Onneyu Onsen" (道の駅「おんねゆ温泉」). Mr. Toshihiro Fujita (藤田 俊博) is a store owner at present. They serve various sweets such as Japanese confectioneries, Western confectioneries, baked confectioneries, castella cakes, cookies, cream puffs and so on. The Rubeshibe has been the top produce of white runner bean in Japan, and sweets using the white runner bean have a good reputation, too.
The store is not so large, and has a typical atmosphere of a local confectionary store. A place for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks is not provided.
Onneyu Onsen (温根湯温泉) is a hot spring resort formed between Muka River (無加川) and Kitami National Route (National Route 39) in Rubeshibe-cho located in the northwestern part of Kitami city. Hotel Oehonke (ホテル大江本家) and Onneyu Hotel Shiki Heian-no-Yakata (温根湯ホテル四季平安の館) are built along the Muka River, and Natural Onsen Hotel Tsutsuji-so (天然温泉 ホテル つつじ荘) is built around the center of the Onneyu Onsen. In addition, there are restaurants, Izakaya, souvenir shops, Japanese sweets shop, a convenience store and gas stations. The hot spring resort used to be crowded with a lot of tourists once, but it looks a deserted street at present. Read More
An express bus "Dreamint Okhotsk-go (ドリーミントオホーツク号)" runs between the Sapporo and the Kitami, and Limited Express Sekihoku-go (特急石北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Asahikawa, and Senpoku-go (釧北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Kushiro. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Kitami Station.
Kitami (北見) that about 120,000 people live is the 9th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Northeastern Hokkaido area. The Kitami became incorporated with Rubeshibe town (留辺蘂), Tanno town (端野) and Tokoro town (常呂) in 2006, and has became the largest city by area in the Hokkaido. In Japan, it is the 4th latgest city by the area. The Kitami is also an agriculture city, and Onion and White Runner Bean are famous as a local product. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -25 degrees in a winter, and it snow hard, too. Read More
White Runner Bean Mousse
Since I heard that White Runner Bean Mousse (白花豆ムース), one of the sweets using the white runner bean, was famous, I visited here to purchase it around 10:00 on a weekday. The price was JPY 290. There was not a place for customers to enjoy foods and drinks at the store, so I went to Onsen Yume square (温泉ゆめ広場) near here, and sat on a bench, and decided to eat the white runner bean mousse. But the white runner bean mousse was freezed, so I left it at my car, and it was defrosted naturally for a hour.
It had the light taste and fluffy texture when I ate it after thawing the mousse. It was tasty! It was not too sweet, and I thought that the slightly bean taste was fascinating. The sweets had 2 layers, white runner bean mousse layer and sponge cake layer on the bottom. I hope it to become new local speciality of Onneyu Onsen (温根湯温泉). Thanks for the tasty mousse!
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (2 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Irregular closing day|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||402 601 379*07|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Kitami. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
Kitami Ponyu Onsen
A page of Kitami 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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