• September 11th, 2015
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[Mirupisu Store in Rishiri] Mirupisu Lactic Acid Drink Sold Only in Rishiri Island

Mirupisu Store

Mirupisu Store (ミルピス商店) is a popular juice store near Cape Kustugata in Kustugata, Rishiri island, and is located in the western part of the island. Speaking of the Rishiri, Kombu or Mirupisu (ミルピス) are famous. The mirupisu is well-known as a homemade lactic acid drink sold only in the Rishiri Island. Mrs. Yachiyo Morihara (森原八千代) that is also known as Obachan (おばちゃん * A lady) is a shop owner. After they discontinued their ranch, they have sold the Mirupisu since 1965. Juices made from edible wild plants and nuts in the Rishiri as well as the Mirupis are also sold. They accept to deliver packages to anywhere in Japan by fax.

Appearance of Building
Sweets -Mirupisu Store in Rishiri-
This Signboard Is Mark
Sweets -Mirupisu Store in Rishiri-

Kustugata-misaki Park

Kustugata-misaki Park (沓形岬公園) is a park at Cape Kustugata located in the westernmost tip of Rishiri Island (利尻島), and is also a lookout point next to Kustugata port (沓形港). The park is famous for seeing beautiful rising sun and sunset. The park covered with lava rocks, Kustugata-misaki Lighthouse (沓形岬灯台), Kustugata-misaki Park Camping Ground (沓形岬公園キャンプ場), a parking lot and a public restroom are built at the site. A coin-operated laundry is also provided at the camp ground, and it is very useful for riders or campers. By the way, a round road around the park is one-way road. Admission free. The parking lot is free of charge. Read More

Cape Kustugata
Kustugata-misaki Park in Rishiri Island

A building like a barn at the innermost place of a private house facing Hokkaido Road 105 is their store. The appearance of the building and the interior decoration have an old atmosphere. The store is not so large, and some cards for autographs are hung on a wall, so it is popular after all. Counter seats and table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy drinks.

Look of Store
Sweets -Mirupisu Store in Rishiri-
Look of Store
Sweets -Mirupisu Store in Rishiri-

There are some means of transportation for the island tourism, for example, a sightseeing bus and a fixed-route bus managed by Soya bus (宗谷バス), a sightseeing taxi, a rental car, a rental motor scooter and a rental bicycle. I went around the Rishiri Island by the rental motor scooter, and it was very comfortable. By the way, if tourists raise their hand in the case of fixed-route bus happening to pass, they can get on the bus without a bus stop, and can get off the bus without a bus stop.

List of Means of Transportation for Island Tourism

Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Rishiri Island. 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).

Soya Bus(宗谷バス) They serve 2 island tourism cources, Rishiri A (利尻A) and Rishiri B (利尻B).
Jalan
Rakuten
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal.
Jalan
Rakuten
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal and at the Rishiri Airport.
Jalan
Rakuten
Magokoro Rent-a-car(まごころレンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal. They serve all inclusive price containing staying the night at Ryokan Fuji (旅館富士).
Jalan
Rakuten
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal, and the Magokoro Rent-a-car checks in at the reception desk.
Jalan
Rakuten
Maruzen Rent-a-car(マルゼンレンタカー) Their office is a little far away from the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal, and is at Pension Reramoshiri.
Jalan
Rakuten
Rishiri Rent-a-car(利尻レンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal.
Jalan
Rakuten
Kameya Rent-a-car(かめやレンタカー) Their office is near Kutsugata Ferry Terminal. Only tel: +81-163-84-2252
Yukiguni Rental(雪国) They rent the rental motor scooter and the rental bicycle near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal. Ryokan Yukiguni open a business.
Jalan
Rakuten
Fuji Hier(富士ハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
Jalan
Rakuten
Rishiri Hier(りしりハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi. Their office is at the Kameya Rent-a-car. Only tel: +81-163-84-2252

Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park

Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park (利尻礼文サロベツ国立公園) located in the northern Hokkaido between Rishiri Island, Rebun Island, Toyotomi Town and Horonobe Town is the northernmost national park in Japan, and has been designated as the national park since 1974. The area is 24,166 ha. It consists of 2 islands, wetlands and the coast, and beautiful nature such as the sea, mountains, wild flowers and wetlands is highlight. Because the Northern Hokkaido has few famous tourist attracsions, the national park is one of the most famous nature tourist attracsions. The Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park is divided into 4 areas, Rishiri Area (利尻), Rebun Area (礼文), Coastal Sand-dune Area (海浜砂丘) and Sarobetsu Area (サロベツ), and the Rishiri Area (利尻), the Rebun Area (礼文) and the Sarobetsu Area have a lot of highlights. Read More

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Motochi Coast
Rebun Island

Mirupisu

Since this store became famous, I visited here around 10:00 on a weekday. When I entered the store, there was nobody at the store. A few minutes later, Mrs. Morihara came to here. She told me "When a door of the store opens, her home chime sounds". I sat a table seat, and ordered a bottle of the Mirupisu. The price was JPY 350.

Mirupisu
Sweets -Mirupisu Store in Rishiri-

She also served 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 immediately. It tasted sweet-sour milk flavor. The aftertaste was light and refreshing. It was tasty!

I Open Cover with Exclusive Tool
Sweets -Mirupisu Store in Rishiri-
Mirupisu from Top
Sweets -Mirupisu Store in Rishiri-

They also sell Alpine Leek Juice (行者にんにくジュース), Aloe Juice (アロエジュース), Gooseberry Juice (グスベリジュース), Mountain Grape Juice (山ぶどうジュース), Perilla Juice (しそジュース), Strawberry Juice (いちごジュース), Carrot Juice (にんじんジュース), Rishiri Kombu Juice (利尻昆布ジュース), Wild Silverberry Juice (野グミジュース), Kiwi Berry Juice (こくわジュース) as well as the Mirupisu. All juices are additive-free and undiluted solutions are sold. She told me that you could order by FAX, and an order form was handed to me. Thanks for the tasty drinks!

I Drank Half of Mirupisu
Sweets -Mirupisu Store in Rishiri-
Parking lot Free parking is provided (5 Cars)
Business hours 07:00-20:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Telephone number +81-163-84-2227
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 714 422 220*73

List of Activities

Refer to following websites for the activity companies in the Rishiri. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Guided Hiking

Rishiri Nature Guide Service(利尻自然ガイドサービス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Rishiri Island Guide Center(利尻・島ガイドセンター)
ASOVIEW
Rishiri Renbun Guide Net(利尻礼文ガイドネット)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Rishiri Hana Guide Club(利尻はなガイドクラブ)

Guided Sea Kayak

Movie of Sea Kayak


Rishiri Nature Guide Service(利尻自然ガイドサービス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Sea Urchin Catching Experience

Movie of Sea Urchin Catching Experience


Kamui Coast Park(神居海岸パーク)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Seaweed Craft Experience

Movie of Seaweed Craft Experience


Rishiri Island Station(利尻島の駅)
ASOVIEW

Guided Backcountry

Movie of Backcountry


Rishiri Nature Guide Service(利尻自然ガイドサービス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Guided Snow Trekking

Movie of Snow Trekking


Rishiri Nature Guide Service(利尻自然ガイドサービス)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

Rishiri

Hotel Rishiri(ホテル利尻)
Booking
Island Inn Rishiri(アイランド イン リシリ)
Shobugawa Ryokan(正部川旅館)
Booking
Nakahara Ryokan(中原旅館)
Booking
Minshuku Kutsugataso(民宿 くつがた荘) Only Tel: +81-163-84-2038
Minshuku Ebisuso(民宿 えびす荘)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Shimayado Hamada(島宿 はまだ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Forest Park Campsite(利尻町森林公園キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kutsugata-misaki Park Campsite(沓形岬公園キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Rishiri Fuji

Kitaguni Grand Hotel(北国グランドホテル)
Booking
Rishiri Marine Hotel(利尻マリンホテル)
Rishirifuji Kanko Hotel(利尻富士観光ホテル)
Hotel Ayase(ホテル あや瀬)
Tanakaya Hinageshikan(田中家ひなげし館)
Ryokan Narita(旅館 なり田) Only Tel: +81-163-82-1536
Ryokan Ozeki(旅館 大関)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Mukai(旅館 夢海)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Green Wind(ペンション 群林風)
Pension Herasan-no-Ie(ペンション ヘラさんの家)
Booking
Jalan
Rishiri Umineko Guest House(利尻うみねこ ゲストハウス)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Rishirisanso Hana-Rishiri(利尻山荘 花りしり)
Booking
Oyado Maruzen(お宿マルゼン)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kitaguni Grand Hotel Hana Cottage Kitaguni(北国グランドホテル 花コテージ北国)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Reramoshiri(ペンション レラモシリ)
Booking
Jalan
Tanikawaan(たにかわ庵)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Saihokutei(旅館 最北亭)
Jalan
Rishiri Green Hill Inn(利尻ぐりーんひるinn)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Sekiyokan * Ryokan Sekiyo(夕陽館 * 旅館夕陽)
Booking
Ryokan Yukuguni(旅館 雪国)
Booking
Hotel Unigoden(ホテル雲丹御殿)
HP
Petit Hotel Kawaichi(プチホテル 川一)
HP
Booking
Ryokan Fuji(旅館 富士)
Booking
Hokuroku Camping Ground(北麓野営場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Family Campsite Yuni(ファミリー キャンプ場ゆ〜に)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Numaura Campsite(沼浦キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Rishiri Island is here

Rishiri Island

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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