Mirupisu, Milk Beverage, Is Sold Only in Rishiri Island -Mirupisu Store in Rishiri-
September 11th, 2015
Mirupisu Store (ミルピス商店) is in Kustugata, Rishiri island and is located in the western part of the island. Speaking of Rishiri, kombu or mirupisu (ミルピス) are famous. The mirupisu is a milk drink sold only in Rishiri Island, and that makes us feel special. Originally the mirupisu store was a ranch, but they discontinued the ranch and start that sale in 1990. Because this store became a tourist attraction, I visited here around 10:00 on weekdays.
When I entered the store, there was nobody. Mrs. Yachiyo Morihara (森原八千代), also known as an obachan came for a few minutes. When a door of the store opens, a home chime seems to sound. I sat a table and ordered the mirupisu. The price was JPY 350. A small bowl of Kappa Ebisen (かっぱえびせん * Japanese famous snack) on the house. I opened a cover of the milpisu with an exclusive tool and drank it at once. It was milk flavor and had a sweet-sour taste. The after taste was light and refreshing. It was tasty!
They sell an alpine leek juice (行者にんにくジュース), an aloe juice (アロエジュース), a gooseberry juice (グスベリジュース), a mountain grape juice (山ぶどうジュース), a perilla juice (しそジュース), a strawberry juice (いちごジュース), a carrot juice (にんじんジュース), a Rishiri kombu juice (利尻昆布ジュース), a wild silverberry juice (野グミジュース), a kiwi berry juice (こくわジュース) as well as mirupisu. All juices are additive-free and undiluted solutions are sold. Obachan told me to be able to order by even FAX, and an order form was handed to me.
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (5 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||714 422 220*73|
A page of Rishiri Island is here