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[Risu-no-Mori in Abashiri] Tasty Gelato with Good Reputation Internationally

August 4th, 2017


Risu-no-Mori (リスの森) is a popular gelato shop founded in 1998 along National Route 39 in Yobito, Abashiri city, and is far away from Abashiri Station, and is relatively near Abashiri Kohan Onsen (網走湖畔温泉) and Okhotsk Chipmunk Park (オホーツクシマリス公園). The Risu-no-Mori means "A forest of squirrel" in English. Mr. Satoshi Takada (高田 聡) that used to train his gelato cooking skill in Italy is a gelato maestro. He won the champion ship in the 9th Sherbeth Festival 2017 (The world's largest gelato international convention) held in Palermo city, Italy. Their name has been renamed as Rimo since 2019.

Appearance of Building
Gelato -Risu-no-Mori in Abashiri-

He makes fine gelatos using ingredients produced in Hokkaido and 10 types of sugar at a same facility as the Italy. Milk, the primary ingredient, is produced in Abe Ranch (阿部牧場) in the Abashiri. It is popular for a reason that they particular about ingredients produced in the Hokkaido and the Abashiri. They have about 60 types of gelato flavors, and about 12 types of the gelato flavors that change from day to day hit a showcase every day. The appearance of the building is stylish, and rest tables with parasols are provided at the out of the building. The shop is not large, and a place for customers to enjoy gelato is not provided at the shop.

Resting Place
Gelato -Risu-no-Mori in Abashiri-

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Abashiri and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Abashiri. 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 Abashiri
(Chuo Bus)中央バス From Abashiri to Sapporo
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is near the Abashiri Station.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Abashiri Station.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is in Omagari.
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Abashiri Station.
Ones Rent-a-car(ワンズレンタカー) Their office is near the Abashiri Station.

Abashiri-Kohan Onsen

Abashiri-Kohan Onsen (網走湖畔温泉) facing Lake Abashiri (網走湖) is a hot spring resort located in the south side of Abashiri city. Hotel Abashirikoso (ホテル網走湖荘) succeeded in drilling hot springs in 1981, so the Abashiri-Kohan Onsen became well-known to the public and has known as the hot spring resort. 4 onsen accommodations dot for about 3 km along Kitami National Route (北見国道 * National Route 39) in the northeast of the Lake Abahiri. There are Yobitoura Campsite, cafes, restaurants, a variety goods shop and a forest of Yobito Skunk Cabbage Colony along the Kitami National Route. Risu-no-Mori (リスの森), Sobakiri On (そば切り 温) and cafe & cake Fuka (風花) are popular in particular. By the way, there is not a convenience store. Article is here


Motoyoshi Onsen Ryokan
Abashiri-Kohan Onsen, Motoyoshi Onsen Ryokan


Abashiri (網走) that about 40,000 people live is the 20th largest tourist city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Northeastern Hokkaido area. It is also a fisheries city facing the Sea of Okhotsk, and Crab, Idiot Fish, Whale and Salmon are famous as a local specialty. As for a climate, it is chilly that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -5 degrees in a winter, and it does not snow hard, too. It may be said that the Abashiri is relativelly warm climate in the Hokkaido. The Abashiri is well-known for drift ice reaching to the coast, and is famous as a winter tourist spot, too, and is roughly divided into 2 areas, a old city area (a neighborhood of Abashiri River mouth) and a new suburbs area. The new suburbs area is more developed than the old city area, and has more restaurants than the old city area. Article is here

Drift Ice of Abashiri
Drift Ice from Mausuura View Point Parking in Abashiri


Customers should order gelatos at a cash desk. The price of a scoop gelato was about JPY 370, and the price of a double scoop gelato was JPY 460, and the price of a triple scoop gelato was JPY 510. I ordered a triple scoop gelato, and chose Pistachio Flavor (ピスタチオ), most popular, Milk Flavor (牛乳) and Hazelnut Flavor (ヘーゲルナッツ). Customers could choose a cup or a soft serve cream cone without any cost. I chose the soft serve cream cone.

Pistachio Flavor, Milk Flavor and Hazelnut Flavor
Gelato -Risu-no-Mori in Abashiri-

I decided to eat my gelato at the resting place. The Pistachio Flavor was not too sweet, and was tasty! The Milk Flavor was the light and refreshing taste. The Hazelnut Flavor had a texture like nuts. The 3 flavors mixed taste was very tasty, too. Thanks for the tasty gelato!

Gelatos with Pistachio Flavor, Milk Flavor and Hazelnut Flavor from Top
Gelato -Risu-no-Mori in Abashiri-
Light Taste
Gelato -Risu-no-Mori in Abashiri-
Mixed Tastes Are Tasty, too
Gelato -Risu-no-Mori in Abashiri-
Thanks for Good Gelatos!
Gelato -Risu-no-Mori in Abashiri-
Parking lot Free parking is provided (8 Cars)
Business hours Summer season 10:00-17:15, Winter season 10:00-16:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day * Winter season: Wednesday
Telephone number +81-152-48-3053
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 305 431 409*27

A page of Abashiri is here




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