- November 20th, 2015
[Nonosan in Kyogoku] Udon Noodles Topped with Deep Fried Chikuwa and Soft Boiled Egg Suprised Me in Niseko
Meisui Udon Nonosan (名水うどん野々傘) is an Udon restaurant founded in 2006 along National Route 276 in Kyogoku town, Niseko, and is near Kawakami Onsen (川上温泉), Kyogoku Onsen (京極温泉) and Fukidashi Park (ふきだし公園). The restaurant's name is associated with the restaurant onwer's name. Mr. Koichiro Nonoda (野々田耕一郎) trained his cooking skills at Former Kamatake Udon (釜たけうどん * Kidatake Udon (き田たけうどん)) and Former Sarashina (更科 * Mistushima Shinuchi (三ツ島 真打)), famous Udon restaurants in Osaka, after quitting his company. In Hokkaido, he serves tasty Udon noodles with his learning cooking skills in the Osaka called Udon battleground. Their business time on weekdays is only lunchtime (11:30-14:00).
Fukidashi Park (ふきだし公園) is a park in Kyogoku town, Niseko located in the southwestern direction of Sapporo city, and is well-known for tasty spring water chosen as one of Selected 100 Exquisite and Well-Conserved Waters in Japan (日本名水百選), and around 800,000 visitors come from Japan and oversea. * The Fukidashi means "Gushing out" in Japanese. It is adjacent to road station "Meisui-no-Sato Kyogoku (名水の郷きょうごく)". Meisui Plaza (名水プラザ), Fukidashi Garden (ふきだしガーデン), shops, Cafe Cafe-mocha (自家焙煎珈琲かふぇもか店), gazebos, BBQ House, 33 statues of Goddess of Mercy (三十三番観音像), public restrooms and parking lots on the site. Meisui Coffee (名水コーヒー) and Meisui Coffee Jelly (名水コーヒーゼリー) are popular. In addition, Kyogoku Onsen (京極温泉), Isshinan (一心庵), a convenience store, Three-you-park Park Golf Course (スリー・ユー・パークパークゴルフ場) and a camping ground are built near the Fukidashi park, too. The visitors may forget daily life and relax. Admission free. The parking lots are free of charge. Read More
Kawakami Onsen (川上温泉) is a hot spring place in Kyogoku town located in the southwestern direction of Sapporo city. Only Kawakami Onsen is built along Shiribetsu National Route (National Route 276). The distance is around 4 km away from the center of the Kyogoku, but Kyogoku Fukidashi Park (京極噴出し公園) is relatively near here. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Kyogoku, Meisui Udon Nonosan (名水うどん野々傘), Isshinan (一心庵) and Cafe Cafe-mocha (自家焙煎珈琲かふぇもか店) are popular in particular. I ate Udon noodle at the Meisui Udon Nonosan. It was so tasty. Read More
Kyogoku Onsen (京極温泉) is a hot spring place in Kyogoku town located in the southwestern direction of Sapporo city. Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center (京極ふれあい交流センター) is built along Hokkaido Road 478, and it takes about 5 minutes from the center of the Kyogoku by car. There are Kyogoku Fukidashi Park (京極噴出し公園), a camping ground, a park golf course, a tennis court and a gateball course around the Kyogoku Fureai Koryu Center. In addition, restaurants, a cafe and a convenience store are relatively near. Speaking of tasty restaurants in the Kyogoku, Meisui Udon Nonosan (名水うどん野々傘), Isshinan (一心庵) and Cafe Cafe-mocha (自家焙煎珈琲かふぇもか店) are popular in particular. I ate Udon noodle at the Meisui Udon Nonosan. It was so tasty. Read More
The restaurant is a wooden building like an old Japanese-style house, and is surrounded by fields and grass lands, so there is no outstanding building except this restaurant. But the magnificent Mt. Youteizan can be seen, and here is a good location. A large beam is spanned at the building, and the warmth of the wood is felt. A good old atmosphere is the theme of this restaurant. The interior decoration is unified in old style, and a Japanese traditional folk song plays. All seats are table seats, and a raised seating place is also provided, so so I guess that family customers also enjoy meals.
Niseko (ニセコ) is the general term for towns and villages around Mt. Yotei (羊蹄山) in the southwestern direction of Sapporo city, and contains Niseko town (ニセコ町), Kutchan town (倶知安町), Kyogoku town (京極町), Makkari village (真狩村), Kimobetsu town (喜茂別町), Kyowa town (共和町), Rankoshi town (蘭越町) and Iwanai town (岩内町). The Niseko means "A river in a gorge" in Ainu language, and the origin of the word is Niseko Anbetsu River (ニセコアンベツ川). In a winter, skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed, and rafting along Shiribetsu River (尻別川) can be enjoyed in a summer. It is one of the features that the Niseko has various nature such as the Mt. Yotei, Shinsen-numa Swamp (神仙沼) and Oyunuma Pond (大湯沼). In addition, tasty water from the Mt. Yotei and tasty ingredients are abundant. In a spring, cherry blossoms can be enjoyed, summer activities and nature can be enjoyed in a summer, fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and winter activities can be enjoyed in a winter, so tourists can enjoy the nature of Hokkaido including various onsen and tasty foods in Niseko throughout the year. Read More
Hot Udon Noodles Topped with Deep Fried Chikuwa and Soft Boiled Egg
I visited here around 17:30 on Friday. It opens a business for dinner only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and National holidays. I entered the restaurant with other couple costumers when it was opened. I sat at a table seat, and read a menu, and ordered Hot Udon Noodles Topped with Deep Fried Chikuwa and Soft Boiled Egg (ちく玉天うどん) that is the most popular Udon noodles in the Nonosan. The price was JPY 850.
While drinking a cup of Healthy Tea (健康茶), I waited for 15 minutes, and the Hot Udon Noodles Topped with Deep Fried Chikuwa and Soft Boiled Egg was served. Deep fried chikuwa sticking out of an Udon bowl caught my eyes, and looked tasty! I ate it immediately, and the texture was crispy. After breaking the deep fried soft boiled egg, egg-yolk were gelled, and it also looked tasty!
The soup was light brown, and tasted dried bonito and kombu. The soup can be tasted soup stock with salt of Naruto without being too salty. Those Udon noodles were handmade using 100% wheat flour produced in Hokkaido and Kyogoku Superb Water and were very chewy. I enjoyed it. Thanks for the meal!
Udon with Deep Fried Chikuwa and Soft Boiled Egg and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (20 Cars)|
|Business hours||Weekdays 11:30-14:00. Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays 11:00-14:30. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays 17:30-20:00.|
|Regular closing day||Monday. * If the Monday is a national holiday, the next day is a closing day.|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||385 587 039*51|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Kyogoku.
A page of Niseko 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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