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[Mirupisu Store in Rishiri] Mirupisu Lactic Acid Drink Sold Only in Rishiri Island

September 11th, 2015

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-

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-

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).
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Jalan
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal.
ASOVIEW
Jalan
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.
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Jalan
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).
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Jalan
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.
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Jalan
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.
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Jalan
Rishiri Rent-a-car(利尻レンタカー) Their office is near the Oshidomari Ferry Terminal.
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Jalan
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.
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Jalan
Fuji Hier(富士ハイヤー) They also serve the sightseeing taxi.
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Jalan
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

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. Article is here

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Cape Kustugata
Kustugata-misaki Park in Rishiri Island

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. Article is here

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

A page of Rishiri Island is here

Rishiri Island

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