- July 20th, 2015
[Wakkanai Milk in Wakkanai] Milk Is Sweet As If It Was Soft Serve Ice Cream
Wakkanai Milk (稚内牛乳) is a milk brand in Wakkanai city. Wakkanai Agricultural Cooperative (稚内農業協同組合) runs a factory and shop at Wakkanai Vice-port Market (稚内副港市場), and their products are sold at some shops in the Wakkanai. Soft serve ice cream and ice cream made from the Wakkanai milk also are served. My visited place is the shop at the Wakkanai Vice-port Market. Some souvenir shops open a business there. Their shop is not large, and a place for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks is provided at the market, so I guess that even family customers enjoy their foods nad drinks.
By the way, a direct bus does not run between Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and the Wakkanai. But an express bus Hamnasu-go (はまなす号) runs between the Sapporo and the Wakkanai. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Wakkanai Station, Minami-wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
Wakkanai (稚内) that about 35,000 people live is the 21th largest fishery city in Hokkaido, and was named after Yamuwakkanai that means "A river with cold water" in Ainu language. It is one of regional hub cities of the North Hokkaido area, and is the northernmost port town in Japan. A catch of Octopus Dofleini (ミズダコ) is the largest in the Japan. In addition, a lot of people run a dairy farm, and the Wakkanai is one of tasty milk‐producing distlict in the Hokkaido. My grandmother was from Keihoku (恵北) in the Wakkanai, and I remember that the milk was very tasty when I visited parents' house of my grandmother in the old days. As for climate, the Wakkanai faces the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk, so a wind blows hard. Average annual temperature is 7 degrees, and it is chilly in a summer, and it does not relatively snow hard in a winter. Wakkanai Peninsula (稚内半島) is in the west side of the city, and Soya Peninsula (宗谷半島) is in the east side of the city, and the downtown is in the west side of the city. Various things is the northernmost in the Japan, for example, Japane's Northernmost Railway Monument (日本最北端の線路の碑) is built beside the Wakkanai Station, too. Read More
Speaking of the Wakkanai, it is famous for tasty milk. So I came to drink a bottle of milk and to eat a soft serve ice cream. By the way, I thought completely that the milk was produced in Soya Hill (宗谷丘陵), but it was produced in Bakkai (抜海).
Their milk was non-homo low temp pasteurized milk (ノンホモ低温殺菌牛乳), and a way of manufacturing was different from common milk. The original flavored milk could be savored without homogenizing fat. I drank it immediately, and the taste was surprisingly light, and the milk was sweet as if it was a soft serve ice cream. The price was JPY 149. Advertisement I thought that the soft serve ice cream made from sweet milk must have been tasty, and I decided to eat it. I ordered a swirl soft serve ice cream with vanilla flavor and chocolate flavor among 3 types of flavors, vanilla flavor, chocolate flavor and mixed flavor. The price was JPY 300. Because additive was not used in the soft serve ice cream, it melted quickly. I enjoyed clear aftertaste. Thanks for the tasty sweets!
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Their milk was non-homo low temp pasteurized milk (ノンホモ低温殺菌牛乳), and a way of manufacturing was different from common milk. The original flavored milk could be savored without homogenizing fat. I drank it immediately, and the taste was surprisingly light, and the milk was sweet as if it was a soft serve ice cream. The price was JPY 149.
I thought that the soft serve ice cream made from sweet milk must have been tasty, and I decided to eat it. I ordered a swirl soft serve ice cream with vanilla flavor and chocolate flavor among 3 types of flavors, vanilla flavor, chocolate flavor and mixed flavor. The price was JPY 300. Because additive was not used in the soft serve ice cream, it melted quickly. I enjoyed clear aftertaste. Thanks for the tasty sweets!
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Wakkanai. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Wakkanai is here
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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