- April 7th, 2015
[Closed Business: Umenoya in Chitose] Udon Noodles as Well as Buckwheat Noodles Are Tasty
[Closed business] Umenoya
Umenoya (梅乃家) is a hand-made noodle restraunt near Chitose Station. This is a buckwheat noodle restraunt, and this restraunt is also famous for serving tasty udon noodles, and hand-made buckwheat noodles and Udon noodles made by Mr. Toru Yoshida, a restraunt owner, have a good reputation, so Mr. Goro Michinoku, a famous reviewer of the tabelog like yelp, praises highly it. Their business time is only lunchtime (11:00-15:00). The restraunt is often crowded with a lot of visitors. Unfortunately, they have closed a business since March, 2019. This article before closing is as follows.
The appearance of the building looks a Japanese restraunt. The interior decoration has an atomosphere such as a typical buckwheat noodle restraunt. Newspaper articles about fishes caught by the owner on a wall are outstanding at the restraunt. I think that he is a good angler. Here is also a making noodles place, and he seems to show his hand-made noodle skills to custmers. Counter seats and table seats are provided at the building, and there are a lot of table seats, so I guess that family customers also enjoy meals.
Speaking of tourist attractions in the Chitose, New Chitose Airport, Lake Shikotsu, Chitose Salmon Aquarium, Chitose Outlet Mall Rera, Roadside Station Salmon Park Chitose, Indian Watermill and Hill of Palette are famous. Hot springs gush out abundantly, and the Chitose has Shikotsuko Onsen, Marukoma Onsen, Shukubai Onsen, Matsubara Onsen, Shin-chitose Onsen and Neshikoshi Onsen.
Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖) in Chitose city is the 2nd largest caldera lake after Lake Kussharo in Japan, and was born by large-scale eruptions 40,000 years ago. In Shikotsu-Toya National Park, the perimeter of the lake is about 40 km, and the maximum depth is 360 m, and is the 2nd deepest lake after Lake Tazawa in Akita prefecture in Japan. It is said that the Lake Shikotsu is an unfrozen lake in the northernmost of Japan, but it sometimes is frozen actually. It is famous for clear water of the lake, too, and has transparency as well as Lake Mashu and Lake Baikal. Because the lake is close to New Chitose Airport, Sapporo city and Tomakomai city, it is a popular tourist attraction that a lot of tourists visit. Around the Lake Shikotsu, there are Shikotsuko Onsen Resort (支笏湖温泉街), Marukoma Onsen (丸駒温泉), Former Poropinai Camping Ground (ポロピナイ元キャンプ場), Bifue Camping Ground (美笛キャンプ場), Okotan Camping Ground (オコタン野営場), Lake Okotanpe (オコタンペ湖), Morappu Camping Ground (モラップキャンプ場), Mt Eniwadake (恵庭岳), Mt. Fushidake (風不死岳), Mt. Tarumae (樽前山) and Mt. Monbetsudake (紋別岳). Read More
Shikotsuko Onsen (支笏湖温泉) is a hot-spring resort surrounded by forests and the lake in the east side of Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖) located in the western part of Chitose city. It succeeded in drilling hot springs in 1974, and is close to New Chitose Airport, Sapporo and Tomakomai, and 0.95 million people visit here annually. It features a few large buildings due to building restrictions. The hot-spring resort is not large, and there are 7 accommodations, a ferry port, Shikotsuko Visitor Center (支笏湖ビジターセンター), restaurants and souvenir shops. Sweets Shop Patissier Labo (スイーツショップ パティシエ・ラボ), Healthy Buffet Amamu (ヘルシービュッフェ アマム), Shokujidokoro Kotobuki (食事処 寿), Shikotsuko Daiichihotel Suizantei Taian (支笏湖第一寶亭留 翠山亭 苔庵) and azzurro (アズーロ) are popular in particular. Unfortunately, there is not a convenience store. Read More
Marukoma Onsen (丸駒温泉) is a hot spring place surrounded by forests and the lake at the foot of Mt. Eniwadake (恵庭岳) in the east side of Lake Shikotsu (支笏湖) located in the western part of Chitose city, and is famous for easy access to a secret onsen close to New Chitose Airport, Sapporo and Tomakomai. Except Marukoma Onsen Ryokan, Unfortunately, restraunts, cafes, cafes, souvenir shops and convenience stores are not built. Read More
Shukubai Onsen (祝梅温泉) is a hot spring facility for day trip bath near Camp Higashi-Chitose (東千歳駐屯地) in Chitose city, and is well-known as onsen like ruins, but I think that the Shukubai Onsen is not as collapse as people. It is popular for local people and onsen enthusiasts, and is close to New Chitose Airport. The hot spring facility is like a private house surrounded by forests and fields, and bathers have to enter a living room, and have to go to a small public bathroom. Read More
Matubara Onsen (松原温泉) is a hot spring place in Chitose city located in the southeastern direction of Sapporo city. Only Matubara Onsen Ryokan (松原温泉旅館) is built near National Route 337. Ice Cream Shop Hanacha (手作りアイス 花茶), Ensemble (アンサンブル) and Soba Izumi (いずみ) that have a good reputation are near here. In addition, Palette Hills (パレットの丘) is near, too. Read More
Salty Taste Udon Noodles Served Hot in A Pan
I visited here to eat the udon noodles around 11:30 on a weekday, but it was not crowded. I was lucky! I sat at a table seat, and read a menu to satisfy myself, and found Salty Taste Udon Noodles Served Hot in A Pan (塩味鍋焼きうどん). I asked a waitress about the Salty Taste Udon Noodles Served Hot in A Pan, so she replied "A lot of visitors order it because Goro Michinoku praises it". I also ordered Salty Taste Udon Noodles Served Hot in A Pan. The price was JPY 918. Afer waiting for about 10 minutes, the Salty Taste Udon Noodles Served Hot in A Pan was served.
Because fresh pan was very hot, the waitress took off a cover of the pan. She was very kind. I ate one bite immediately. Soup was clear, and had a light salty taste with umami. This was extremely good! That was exactly the right taste for me.
The Udon noodles were hand-made udon noodles, the thickness of about 1 mm and the width of about 1 cm, and those were wide udon noodles, and had a chewy texture. Those were tasty! Ingredients were chicken meats, a rice cake, sliced Japanese green onions, a sliced Japanese dry baked wheat glute, sliced boiled fish pasts, sliced spinaches and an egg. This udon noodles served hot in a pan seem to get nourishment if I caught cold.
Udon Noodles Served Hot in Pan and Atmosphere of Restaurant Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (6 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday and Third Monday|
|Home page||Home page is not provided|
|Mapcode||113 889 241*24|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Chitose.
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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