Top 5 foods you should eat after visiting Mt. HAKODATE in HOKKAIDO

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HOKKAIDO(北海道) is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Japan. The prefecture is the biggest one and there are many places you should visit. But, my most recommended place is Mt. HAKODATE (函館山). Look above!! AMAZING BEAUTIFUL!!! Many couples get up to the mountain with a gondola to overlook this night view. And then you will get down the mountain and look for restaurants and foods. Do you want to have good food after getting happy? OK! I am introducing 5 recommended foods around Mt HAKODATE.

1. ASARI (阿佐利): It’s often featured on TV shows

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Many tourists to HAKODATE may want to eat fresh fishes, but you should not miss the SUKIYAKI of ASARI(阿佐利).  SUKIYAKI is one of special cuisines in Japan and consists of thinly sliced beef, vegetables and tofu which are slowly simmered in a soup with soy sauce, sugar, and mirin.  ASARI(阿佐利) has been run for more than 100 years and it’s often featured on TV shows because its SUKIYAKI is amazing tasty. Of course, it’s always crowded and you’ll have to wait for long. So you should book tables in advance.

Budget: ¥4,000~¥5,000(Dinner), ¥1,000-¥2,000(Lunch)
Open time: 11:00~21:30 (Last call 20:30)
*Lunch time(Only weekday): 11:00-13:30
*Regular Holiday: Wednesday
Credit Card: OK

2. MARUKATSU-SUISAN (まるかつ水産):Cheap and awesome Sushi restaurant

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There are many good sushi restaurants around Mt. HAKODATE, but most of them are too expensive and you may have to spend around ¥10,000 for a sushi restaurant. But you don’t have to go to high class restaurants for sushi because there are cheap restaurants where you can have terrific taste and fresh sushi. One of them is MARUKATSU-SUISAN. It’s a sushi-go-round restaurant where several types of sushi are carried around the counter on a belt conveyor. It sounds fun, right? Of course, the taste of sushi is excellent and very fresh. You should go to MARUKATSU-SUISAN if you want to have great sushi and save money.

Budget: ¥3,000~¥4,000
Lunch time: 11:30~15:00
Dinner time: 16:30-21:00
Credit Card: OK

3. JINGISUKAN-MEIMEITEI (ジンギスカン 羊羊亭): Enjoy all-you-can-eat  lamb meat and alcohol

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“JINGISUKAN” is lamb meat in Japanese. It’s one of representative food in HOKKAIDO. There are many”JINGISUKAN” restaurants in HOKKAIDO and Japanese visit the prefecture to eat tasty lamb meat. I think that JINGISUKAN-MEIMEITEI is a greater restaurant than others in HAKODATE. You can enjoy all-you-can-eat  lamb meat and alcohol for 1 hour at just ¥3,700.  It’s not expensive, right? Of course, the quality of lamb meat is good. Lamb meat of JINGISUKAN-MEIMEITEI is soft and thick!! I love that. So to go to JINGISUKAN-MEIMEITEI means that you can feel a HOKKAIDO culture.

Budget: ¥2,000~¥4,000
Open time: 11:30~22:00 (Last call 21:30)
Credit Card: OK

4. TON-ETSU (とん悦): “Pork Cutlet and Rice combo” is amazing

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TON-ETSU is a nice cutlet restaurant. Many Japanese review sites give good scores to this restaurant. You can enjoy crispy and tasty pork cutlet. My most recommended menu is Pork Cutlet and Rice combo (TONKATSU TEISYOKU: とんかつ定食). You can go there for both lunch and dinner. So you can go even before getting up to Mt. HAKODATE.

Budget: ¥1,000~¥2,000
Open time: 11:30~21:00 (Last Call 20:30)
Credit Card: OK

5. KIKUYO-SYOKUDOU (きくよ食堂): Have fresh sashimi with beer

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You should go to KIKUYO-SYOKUDOU if you want to eat fresh fish. Its SASHIMI is really good. Moreover, its all foods are not expensive. I always feel happy when I eat SASHIMI and drink beer at KIKUYO-SYOKUDOU.

Budget: ¥3,000~¥4,000
Lunch time: 11:30~15:00 (Mon, Wed-Fri), 11:00-15:00(Sat, Sun)
Dinner time: 17:30-23:00 (Mon, Wed-Fri), 17:00-23:00(Sat, Sun)
Credit Card: OK

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