• June 8th, 2014
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[Mochigome-no-Sato Nayoro in Furen] Sweet and Chewy Soft Daifuku

Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro

Roadside Station "Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro (もち米の里☆なよろ)" is a roadside station in Fuuren, Nayoro city located in the northern part of Asahikawa city, and is famous for selling Soft Daifuku (ソフト大福), a rice cake stuffed with sweetened bean jam. The Furen is the largest production center of glutinous rice in Hokkaido, and it is well-known as a production center supplying raw materials of "Akafuku Rice Cake in Ise (伊勢の赤福餅)" and "Millet Dumpling in Okayama (岡山のきび団子)". Those are famous Japanese-style rice cakes, and Hakucho-mochi Glutinous Rice (はくちょうもち) is used in those. The Hakucho-mochi glutinous rice is not hardened even if time passes. It is a good material for the Soft Daifuku.

Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
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Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro

A local speciality sales place, an agricultural product sales place, Restaurant Kaze-no-Yorimichi (レストラン「風の寄り道」), a food stand, a coin-operated laundry, a resting place and a restroom are at the building, and places for customers to enjoy foods and drinks are provided inside and outside. A parking lot is large, so a lots of visitors come.

Coin-operated Laundry
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
Resting Place
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Nayoro 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 Nayoro
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Nayoro to Sapporo
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near the komyo Kindergarten.
Jalan

NAYORO

Nayoro (名寄) that about 30,000 people live is the 24th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is located between Wakkanai city and Asahikawa city, and is one of regional hub cities of the North Hokkaido area. The Nayoro means "A country near rivers" in Ainu language, and the downtown is between Nayoro River (名寄川) and Teshio River (天塩川). Furen that became incorporated with the Nayoro in 2006 is well-known for glutinous rice, and the planted area is the largest in Japan. 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 -30 degrees in a winter because Nayoro is located in a basin. Natural environment of abou 60-degrees temperature difference is one of features of the Nayoro. So natural phenomena such as SunPillar and Diamond Dust can be enjoyed. The Nayoro is just beside Bifuka town recorded the coldest temperature, -41.5 degrees, in Japan, and is one of the coldest region in the Hokkaido. Read More

Nayoro Park
Nayoro

Soft Daifuku

Soft Daifuku had 18 types of flavors, and the price was JPY 126 per one. I bought 2 Soft Daifuku with blue honeysuckle flavor and cheese flavor this time, and decided to eat those outside. Outside rice cake had elasticity and soft chewy texture. The sweetness of bean jam was very rich. It was a little too sweet for me, but there were a lots of fans around me. I supposed that it was excellent rice cake for people with a sweet tooth. Thanks for the tasty rice cake!

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18 Types of Soft Daifuku
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
Soft Daifuku from Top
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
Cheese Flavor
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
Yellow Bean Jam
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
Blue Honeysuckle Flavor
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
Purple Bean Jam
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro

I savored a melon flavored soft daifuku and a strawberry daifuku on another day.

Melon Flavor
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
Strawberry Daifuku
Soft Daifuku with Cheese Flavor and Blue Honeysuckle Flavor, Mochigome-no-sato Nayoro
Parking lot Parking is provided (About 80 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-18:00
Regular closing day January 1
Telephone number +81-1655-7-8686
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 272 440 183*63

List of Accommodations

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

Teshio Yayoi Station "Tabibitoyado and Inaka Shokudo"(天塩弥生駅「旅人宿&田舎食堂」)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Nayoro Sun Pillar Youth Hostel(なよろサンピラーユースホステル)
Booking
Guest House Nisshin(ゲストハウス日進)
Jalan
Hotel Mystays Nayoro(ホテルマイステイズ名寄)
Grand Hotel Fujika(グランドホテル藤花)
Booking
B&B Hotel Bird Inn(B&B ホテル バードイン)
Nijo Ryokan(二条旅館)
Booking
Business Hotel Sunflower(ビジネスホテル サンフラワー)
HP
Booking
Yojo Ryokan(四条旅館)
Booking
Sengokuya Ryokan(千石屋旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kameya Ryokan(かめや旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Furen Bokodai Nature Park Auto Campsite(ふうれん望湖台自然公園オートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Tomute Culture Park Campsite(トムテ文化村キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Forest of Vacation Village Automobile Campsite(森の休暇村オートキャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Nayoro Onsen Sun Pillar(なよろ温泉サンピラー)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Nayoro is here

Nayoro

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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