- December 15th, 2014
[Hasegawa Store in Hakodate] Yakitori-Bento with Tasty Grilled Pork Is Noted Product of Hakodate
- Hasegawa Store
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Hasegawa Store (ハセガワストア) is a convenience store chain run by Hasegawa Store corp. in Hakodate city, and Mr. Kenji Sato is a company president. The convenience store chain has been founded since 1958, and has been tied up with Seicomart (the biggest convenience store chain in Hokkaido) since 2004. Its nickname is "Hasesuto (ハセスト)", and has been loved by Hakodate people. The Hasegawa Store is well-known for selling Yakitori-Bento (やきとり弁当) called "The confort food of the Hakodate". Some convenience stores open a business in the Hakodate, Hokuto and Nanae, and they has been tied up with a convenience store chain called Taiei (タイエー) in Nemuro. The Taiei sells the Yakitori-Bento, too.
My visited place is Hasegawa Store Showa Branch (ハセガワストア昭和店). The convenience store is a little large, and I feel that is like not a convenience store but a super market. The Hasegawa Store Showa Branch is deffrent from other convenience stores, and a cash register counter with a cooking equipment is provided in the center of the store. A bakery is also provided in the store, so breads hot from a oven are served. Unfortunately, the store does not provide a place for customers to enjoy food and drinks in a casual style.
By the way, Express Hakodate-go (高速はこだて号) and Hakodate Limited Express New Star-go (函館特急ニュースター号), express buses, run between Sapporo and the Hakodate. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Hakodate. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Hakodate Station, Hakodate Airport, the Goryokaku Fort and Hakodate Ferry Terminal.
Hakodate (函館) that about 260,000 people live is the 3rd largest port city in Hokkaido, and is a regional hub city of the Southern Hokkaido area. The Hakodate became incorporated with Toi town (戸井), Esan town (恵山), Todohokke village (椴法華) and Minami-kayabe town (南茅部) in 2004, and most of Kameda Peninsula (亀田半島) has changed to the Hakodate. It is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 5 million people visit here. The downtown of the Hakodate from Mt. Hakodate toward former Goryokaku fort is developed on a large sandbar between the seas, and a unique seashore landscape is very popular. Although a lot of tourists think the center town of the Hakodate is around Hakodate Station and the Mt. Hakodate, it is around Hakodate Streetcar Goryokaku Koen-mae Stop (函館市電五稜郭公園前駅). The Hakodate is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 19 slopes with its name such as Hachiman-zaka slope (八幡坂), Daisan-zaka slope (大三坂) and Motoi-zaka slope (基坂), so around the Mt. Hakodate has a lot of slope lands, and the Hakodate has a lot of narrow roads. As for a climate, the Hakodate is wamer than other cities in the Hokkaido because it is located of the Southern Hokkaido, and it does not snow hard. Read More
The Yakitori-Bento is a box lunch that dried seaweed covered with rice is topped with grilled pork on skewers (Yakitori) newly. Generally, the Yakitori means a grilled chicken on a skewer in Japanese, but the Yakitori in the Hakodate means a grilled pork on a skewer. Customers choose seasoning the grilled pork on skewers among 4 types of seasonings, Sauce, Salt, Shio-dare (salt-based sauce) and Uma-kara (spicy sauce), and choose one among 8 types of the size. I was going to order the Yakitori-Bento immediately, but customers must write it on an order sheet, and order it. Because the Yakitori-Bento of regular size seasoned with the Shio-dare (塩ダレ) was recommended by my friend, I wrote and ordered it. The price was JPY 563.
Pork on skewers were grilled for about 10 minutes in front of my eyes. Meanwhile, I was able to spend it happily because I talked with a waitress. Because the visitors could not eat it at the Showa Branch, I would eat the Yakitori-Bento outside.
3 grilled pork on skewers and 1 grilled vegetables on skewer laid at a container. Good taste spreaded over in my mouth when I ate it immediately. The grilled pork went well with the rice. It was tasty! All this I knew afterwards, it seems to take grilled pork and grilled vegetables off the skewers with a closing cover. Everybody, please use the mechanism! Thanks for the tasty meal!
|Parking lot||Parking lot is provided(15 cars).|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||86 223 467*00|
List of accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the downtown of the Hakodate. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
SOUTHERN PART of HAKODATE DOWNTOWN
NORTHERN PART of HAKODATE DOWNTOWN
A page of Hakodate 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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