• July 20th, 2015
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[Wakkanai Milk in Wakkanai] Milk Is Sweet As If It Was Soft Serve Ice Cream

Wakkanai Milk

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.

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Movie of Wakkanai Milk

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.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Wakkanai. 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).

    Hokuto Kotsu(北都交通) From Wakkanai to Sapporo
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    Hokuto Kotsu(北都交通) From Sapporo to Wakkanai
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    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
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    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport.
    Chiseki Sekiyu Choinori Rent-a-car(チセキ石油・ちょいのりレンタカー) Their offices are near the Minami-wakkanai Station and Toyotomi Onsen.
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    WAKKANAI

    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

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    Sweets

    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).

    Wakkanai Milk

    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.

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    Soft Serve Ice Cream

    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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    Parking lot Free parking is provided (248 Cars)
    Business hours 10:00-17:00
    Regular closing day Every day * From October 23 to March 31 Thursday
    Telephone number +81-162-23-5770
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 353 846 679*10

    List of Accommodations

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

        SURFEEL HOTEL WAKKANAI(サフィールホテル稚内)
        Wakkanai Onsen Hotel Kito(稚内温泉 ホテル喜登)
        Dormy Inn Wakkanai(天北の湯 ドーミーイン稚内)
        Wakkanai Grand Hotel(稚内グランドホテル)
        Hotel Misono(ホテル御園)
        Hotel Miyuki(ホテル美雪)
        Hotel Okabe Shisaitei(ホテルおかべ汐彩亭)
        Hotel Sakhalin(ホテルサハリン)
        Hotel Okudaya(ホテル 奥田屋)
        Sakae Hotel(さかえホテル)
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        Ryokan Yamaichi(旅館山一)
        Ryokan Ikoi(旅館 以木以)
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        Hotel Taisho(ホテル大将)
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        Kokumin-shukusha Hyosetsuso(国民宿舎 氷雪荘)
        Rakuten
        Hotel Takikawa(ホテル 滝川)
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        Tabi-no-Yado Ubukata(旅の宿 うぶかた)
        HP
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        Hotel New Chikou(ホテルニューチコウ)
        Hotel Meguma(ホテルめぐま)
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        Ryokan Kiku(旅館希宮)
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        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Ryokan Matsumura(旅館まつむら)
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        Rakuten
        Ryokan Tohokan(旅館東方館)
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        Rakuten
        Ryokan Bokyo(旅館望郷)
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        Rakuten
        Farm Inn Yuyu Farm(ファームイン悠遊ファーム)
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        Tabibito-Yado Bacchus(旅人宿ばっかす)
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        Rakuten
        Minshuku Shizuya(民宿しずや)
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        Rakuten
        Minshuku Nakayama(民宿中山)
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        Rakuten
        Minshuku Satsuki(民宿さつき)
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        Rakuten
        Minshuku Ryokan Yamachan(民宿旅館やまちゃん)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Sudomarikan(すどまり館) Tel:+81-80-3295-6191
        Guest House Moshiripa(ゲストハウスモシリパ)
        Saihokutan Michubachi-no-Ie(最北端みつばちの家)
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        Rakuten
        Rider House Midori-no-Yu(ライダーハウスみどり湯)
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        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Shimizu(民宿 清水) Only Tel:+81-162-76-2152
        Saihoku-no-Yado(最北の宿)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Tomu-soya(斗夢ソーヤ)
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        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Pension Kaikyo(ペンション海峡)
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        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Minshuku Soyamisaki(民宿宗谷岬)
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        Jalan
        Pension Arumeria(ペンション亜留芽利亜)
        Soya Fureai Park Automobile Campsite(宗谷ふれあい公園オートキャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Wakkanai Forest Park Campsite(稚内森林公園キャンプ場)
        Booking
        Jalan
        Rakuten
        Onsen Minshuku Kita-no-Yado(温泉民宿 北乃宿)
        HP
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        Wafu Pension Fujikado(和風ペンション 富士門)
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        Soya Palace(宗谷 パレス)
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        Small Hotel Akari(小さなホテル燈)
        HP
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        A page of Wakkanai is here

        Wakkanai

        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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