• November 3rd, 2017
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[Numa-no-Ie in Nanae] Onuma Sweet Dumplings That Onuma Is Noted for

Numa-no-Ie

Numa-no-Ie (沼の家) is a long-established Japanese confectionary store between Lake Onuma and JR Onuma Koen Station in Nanae town located in the northern part of Hakodate city, and has been established since 1905. Onuma Sweet Dumplings (大沼だんご) made by Mr. Kamekichi Horiguchi (堀口亀吉), the founder, is famous. A box of the Onuma Sweet Dumplings represents the Lake Onuma and Lake Konuma, the sweet dumplings without skewers represent 127 small islands floating on the lakes. They serve 2 types of the Onuma Sweet Dumplings, sweet red bean paste (餡) and sweet sesame paste (胡麻), and 2 sizes, a large size (大) and a small size (小). The Onuma Sweet Dumplings with Sweet Red Bean Paste is sold at Limited Express Super Hokuto (スーパー北斗), too, but the Onuma Sweet Dumplings with Sweet Sesame Paste is sold only at this store. * Food services were stopped on the train in February, 2019.

Appearance of Building
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-

Lake Onuma with Fall Foliage

Lake Onuma (大沼) is the largest lake in Onuma Quasi National Park, and is well-known as a beauty spot to see fall foliage in Hokkaido, too. A combination of Mt. Komagadake (駒ヶ岳) and small islands with fall foliage floated on the surface of the Lake Onuma is very good. 4 trails, Oshima Trail (大島の路), Forest Trail (森の小径), Island Hopping Trail (島巡りの路) and Sunset Trail (夕日の道), are provided around Park Plaza (公園広場), and I have walked the Oshima Trail and the Island Hopping Trail on foot. By the way, bicycles are prohibited on the trails. The best time to see is from late October to early November. Admission free. A parking lot is chraged. Read More

Kogetsu Bridge
Lake Onuma with Fall Foliage in Nanae

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Quasi-National Park (大沼国定公園) is a quasi-national park at the foot of Mt. Komagatake (駒ヶ岳) in the southern part of Hokkaido, and is between Nanae town, Shikabe town and Mori town. Its area is 9,083 ha. The park has been designated as the quasi-national park since 1958, and 2 million tourists come. It consists of the Mt. Komagatake of 1,131 m elevation, an active volcano, Lake Ounma (大沼湖), Lake Konuma (小沼湖), Junsai Swamp (蓴菜沼), and beautiful scneries are highlights. The Onuma Quasi-National Park has been chosen as one of The 3 New Views of Japan (新日本三景) together with Miho-no-Matsubara (三保の松原) in Shizuoka prefecture and Yabakei (耶馬渓) in Oita prefecture since 1915. It is also famous for fall foliage, and has been chosen as one of The 100 Best Fall Foliage Spots in Japan (日本紅葉の名所100選). When the Mt. Komagatake erupted from 50,000 to 30,000 years ago, a river was dammed by flowing mud flood, and those lakes were created. Wetlands have been registered under the Ramsar Convention since 2012, and wild waterfowls such as Goose and Duck rest their wings on the surface of the lake. Read More

Onuma Quasi-National Park
Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Sweet Dumplings

I visited here around 11:00 on a weekday in mid October, just beautiful fall foliage season. The store was crowded with about 20 customers when I entered the store. It was very popular, after all. People that happened to be there said "Customers sometimes form a line at the entrance, and the Onuma Sweet Dumplings sometimes are sold out, too". The Numa-no-Ie sold various Japanese confectionaries, and the Onuma Sweet Dumplings were most popular, after all. Most of customers bought the Onuma Sweet Dumplings in succession. I bought the small size of both the Onuma Sweet Dumplings, too. The small size was JPY 390 per one. The large size was JPY 650 per one.

Outdoor Tables
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-

Places for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks are provided inside and outside. I sat at a table near the entrance. A lot of the customers visited the store while sitting at the table. The box that was separated into a large part as the Lake onuma and a small part as the Lake Konuma appeared after taking off a package. The larger part had rice dumplings with the sweet red bean paste or the sweet sesame paste, and the smaller part had rice dumplings with sweet soy paste. To eat scallion-shaped rice dumplings with a thick toothpick.

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Packages of Onuma Sweet Dumplings
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-

The rice dumplings were soft, and the sweet red bean paste, the sweet sesame paste and the sweet soy paste were not too sweet, and were good taste. Its flavor expiration date was only a day. I supposed that the rice dumplings got hard, and its situtation was not most tasty if a day passed. I felt that a little awkward serving the most tasty Onuma Sweet Dumplings. By the way, the small size was for one person, and my stomach got bigger by 2 small sizes of the Onuma Sweet Dumplings. Thanks for the tasty sweet dumplings!

2 Types of Onuma Sweet Dumplings, Sweet Red Bean Paste and Sweet Sesame Paste
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-
To Be Separated into Rice Dumplings in Sweet Sesame Paste and Dumpling in Sweet Soy Paste
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-
Rice Dumplings in Sweet Sesame Paste
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-
Rice Dumplings in Sweet Soy Glaze
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-
To Be Separated into Rice Dumplings in Sweet Soy Paste and Dumpling in Sweet Red Bean Paste
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-
Rice Dumpling in Red Bean Paste
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-
I Pick Rice Dumpling in Red Bean Paste up
Onuma Sweet Dumplings -Numa-no-Ie in Nanae-
Parking lot Free parking is provided (4 cars)
Business hour 08:30-18:00
Regular closing day New Year's holiday season
Telephone number +81-138-67-2104
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 86 815 447*44

List of Activities

Refer to following websites for the activity companies around the Lake Onuma. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Rental Bicycle

Rental Bicycle

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Friendly Bear(フレンドリーベア)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Porotokan(ポロト館)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Canoe Tour

Movie of Canoe Tour


Exander Onuma Canoe House(イクサンダー大沼カヌーハウス)
Jalan
Neverland Tour Office(ネバーランド・ツアーオフィス)
HP
Jalan

Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Movie of Sightseeing Boat Cruise


Hokkaido Sightseeing Concierge Center(北海道観光コンシェルジュセンター)
Jalan
Onuma Godo Yusen(大沼合同遊船)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Segway Tour

Movie of Segway Tour


Segway Japan(セグウェイジャパン)

Horse Trekking

Sonnys Stable(サニーズステーブル)
Jalan
Onuma Nagareyama Ranch(大沼流山牧場)
ASOVIEW

Leisure Land

Greenpia Onuma(グリーンピア大沼)
ASOVIEW

Guided Nature Tour

Onuma International Exchange Plaza(大沼国際交流プラザ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Gondola

Movie of Gondola


Hakodate Nanae Gondola(函館七飯ゴンドラ)
Jalan

Zip Line

Movie of Zip Line


Hakodate Onuma Prince Hotel(函館大沼プリンスホテル)
ASOVIEW

Pond Smelt Fishing

Movie of Pond Smelt Fishing


Onuma Godo Yusen(大沼合同遊船)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Tai Park(太公園)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Junsai Swamp(蓴菜沼)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Higashi-onuma Camping Site(東大沼キャンプ場)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Snow Activities

Ice Park Snowman(アイスパークスノーマン)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Hokkaido Tourism Concierge Center(北海道観光コンシェルジュセンター)
Jalan

Snowshoe Tour

Exander Onuma Canoe House(イクサンダー大沼カヌーハウス)
Jalan
Neverland Tour Office(ネバーランド・ツアーオフィス)
HP
Jalan

List of Accommodations

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

Onuma Onsen

Tome-no-Yu(留の湯)
Booking
Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel(函館大沼 プリンスホテル)

Nanae

Onuma Tsuruga Auberge Epuy(大沼鶴雅オーベルジュ エプイ)
Pension Heine(ペンションハイネ)
Booking
Rakuten
Station Hotel Asahiya(ステーションホテル 旭屋)
Booking
Minshuku Yukkuri Onuma(民宿ゆっくり大沼)
Booking
Granvillage Onuma(グランヴィレッヂ 大沼)
Onuma Nagareyama Ranch Paard Musee(大沼流山牧場 Paard Musee)
Booking
Jalan
Pension Kaza(ペンション 風 KAZA)
Booking
Niyama Onsen Hotel(ニヤマ温泉ホテル)
Booking
Ryoso Chairoi-Tori(旅荘 茶色い鳥)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Kamoiso(民宿 鴨井荘)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Fujiya(民宿 藤屋) Only tel: +81-138-65-8164
Pension Nori Hana(ペンション のり☆はな)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Business Minshuku Hana-no-Yado(ビジネス民宿 華の宿)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Beyond Village(ビヨンドビレッジ)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Higashi-onuma Campsite(東大沼キャンプ場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten

Mori

Greenpia Onuma(グリーンピア大沼)
Pension Mori-no-Naka-no-Chisana-Ie(ペンション 森の中の小さな家)
Booking
Jalan
Chappurin-kan(ちゃっぷ林館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Hokkaido Youth Nature Hall Napal Forest(北海道青少年自然の家(ネイパル森))
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Business Hotel Fresco Mori(ビジネスホテル フレスコ森)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Take-no-Ie Ryokan(竹の家旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Midori Ryokan(みどり旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Shiosai(民宿潮騒)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Ryokan Tsubaki(旅館椿)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Kikushui Ryokan(菊水旅館)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Midori and Rock Campsite(みどりとロックの広場)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com
Booking.com

A page of Onuma Quasi-National Park is here

Onuma Quasi-National Park

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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