Spots in Ishikari / Sorachi / Chitose Area

  • Salmon hometown Chitose Aquarium
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    4.0
    249 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Hanazono 2-312
    Salmon hometown Chitose Aquarium has Japan’s largest freshwater aquarium fish tanks. Besides salmon, visitors can also observe many other freshwater fish species, many from Hokkaido but with species from all over the world. The underwater observation zone, which gives visitors a close-up view of the waters of the Chitose River, is a must-see. Besides regular events, the Aquarium also hosts special limited-period events. Chitose Aquarium is located around 10 minutes’ drive from New Chitose Airport, and around 10 minutes’ walk from JR Chitose Station.

    Right next to the Chitose river, this aquarium tells the story of the salmon found there. There are numerous fish displays, as well as an observation area which is under the river.

  • Kitakaro (New Chitose Airport Shop)
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    4.5
    187 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 2F
    A Japanese and Western confectionary shop located on the second floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic departures terminal building. Kitakaro sells select original sweets made with Hokkaido ingredients. The shop offers a wide variety of products sure to be loved by men and women, young and old, such as its signature Yosei no Mori baumkuchens and the Kaitaku Okaki snacks, popular with men. The Yumekaze-sen, a gooey choux creme served in a cup, is only sold at the New Chitose Airport location; this popular treat is so delicious, it's a frequent purchase of cabin attendants and airport staff as well. The shop has an eat-in space where you can enjoy a sweet right after you buy it or soft serve ice cream, sold only here.

    Their cream puff is really the best. Very very generous with the cream filing. At 180yen... it is fantastic value and not to be missed when you are at Sapporo Dimaru or New Chitose Airport. Too bad...

  • Matsuo Jingisukan (Mongolian-style Mutton Barbecue) New Chitose Airport Branch
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    4.0
    273 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Bldg. 3F Gourmet World
    This Mongolian-style mutton barbecue restaurant is located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building in Chitose City, Hokkaido. Regarded as the home of Mongolian-style mutton barbecue with added seasoning to the meat, the restaurant has a secret sauce with over 50 years of history which brings out the natural flavor of the meat. The popular lamb rib roast is particularly special since only a small portion of the meat can be taken from one whole lamb. Many tourists make sure to visit this restaurant before taking home some great memories on their leaving Hokkaido.

    During our one week visit in Hokkaido, I avoided genghis khan type meal as there are so many delicious foods to eat and I love seafood specially the way Japanese make it. However at the airport, I...

  • Keyaki (New Chitose Airport Store)
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    4.0
    189 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi 987 - 22 New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 3F
    Boasting a headquarters in Susukino area of Sapporo, this store is a miso ramen shop. Their motto is 'miso ramen that wakes all your five senses.' The trademark ramen has concentrated clear broth with a punch of pork, mature chicken and choice vegetables entwined around medium fat noodles. Their signature Miso Ramen broth is made from a blend of three different types of miso. The salty 'tomi torai men' noodle ramen is made using the fish paste of the 'wonder-fish' the northern blenny, only caught in the winter. The Kani Ramen, in which crab meat and egg whites make a rich gravy, is exclusively offered only at the New Chitose store.

    Small place but best place for okonomiyaki. Had choice of beef, pork, shrimp, or squid. And in some cases a mix of two. Threw some cheese on top and it was one of the best Ive had.

  • Butadon Meijin (New Chitose Airport Restaurant)
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    3.5
    181 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport domestic flight 3F gourmet world
    A butadon (pork rice bowl) restaurant located inside the Gourmet World area on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building. Butadon Meijin's simple butadon are made with Camborough pork loin carefully raised and managed in Tokachi covered with a secret recipe sauce made with garlic and ginger. You can also order butadon topped with a hot spring soft-boiled egg; butadon covered with toasted, melty cheese-a New Chitose Airport exclusive; and butadon covered with crisp cabbage and a specially made mayonnaise.

    Glorious tender pork belly that’s slightly charred, glazed with their special sauce and topped with a jiggly onsen egg! Mum loved it so much she bought a bottle of the sauce back to try to replicate...

  • Biei Senka (New Chitose Airport Shop)
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    4.0
    160 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 2F
    This agricultural produce shop run by JA Biei is located on the second floor of New Chitose Airport's Domestic Terminal Building. It is famous for its Biei Corn Bread made without water or sugar and its Biei Bean Bread packed with beans from Biei made in collaboration with Boulangerie Patisserie Viron. These items are only available at the New Chitose Airport Shop and have customers lining up daily as they finish baking. Since quantities are limited, customer can only buy a maximum of two boxes of corn and bean bread per day.

    The famous Biei Senka Corn Bread on Level 2 of New Chitose Airport domestic Terminal. When I got there, the next batch was due at 1250pm but when I got there at 1230pm, it was already sold out. Yup...

  • Lavi (New Chitose Airport Restaurant)
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    4.0
    126 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi Domestic terminal building 3F
    The New Chitose Airport location of Lavi, a soup curry chain restaurant with numerous establishments in Sapporo. You can choose the type of soup broth to be mixed with the curry, such as an aromatic roasted shrimp soup or a flavorful sesame seed soup. Soup curry varieties include chicken and Hokkaido sika deer meat with plenty of vegetables as well as a monthly soup curry special and kakuni stewed pork cube soup curry made with herb pork from Makkari Village. You can also add toppings such as various cheeses and vegetables to your order.

    One thing I learned in Japan is that you should never order chicken, including yakitori, unless you are sure that they are fully cooked. Somehow, some Japanese restaurants are irresponsible to offer...

  • Salmon Park Chitose
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    4.0
    133 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Hanazono 2-4-2
    A roadside station standing along National Route 337 connecting the cities of Chitose and Otaru. The Chitose River flows through the grounds and when in season you can see salmon swimming upstream here. The rest area has a large children's space and many families with children stop by here. The Chitose Aquarium, one of the largest freshwater fish aquariums in Japan, adjoins the station, and here you can see salmon as well as freshwater fish from around the world. A fish wheel on the river is used to catch salmon and you can observe the salmon fishing process.

    the nearby salmon aquarium is good. doesnt look like much from the outside but a hidden gem. we ate at the pizza shop this time and another hidden gem. pizzas were excellent.. with good variety...

  • Sato Suisan (New Chitose Airport Branch)
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    4.0
    126 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Terminal Building 2F
    Sato Suisan is a gift shop which carries Hokkaido marine products. Specializing particularly in wild salmon, the shop offers such high quality products as rui-be pickled salmon sashimi and salmon roe pickled in soy sauce. In addition to fried fish, this location inside New Chitose Airport also offers a large selection of takeout-style products perfect for a bento box lunch. The salmon cheese rolls in particularly are a beloved long-seller. Delicious whether eaten as-is or sandwiched between some bread, they've become a souvenir standard to take home and give to friends and family.

    It may be as it can purchase at the size that I cut small.It is noted that there may be other airports shop store, but the airport shops are sold smallest the size of the fillets.

  • Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa Mizu no Uta
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    4.5
    441 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Shikotsukonsen
    A spa and resort hotel built around the theme of water, the source of all life. Lake Shikotsu sprawls away in front of the hotel and the trees surrounding the facility give it a lush, natural feel. The walkway leading from the lounge to the guest room area is called the Water Gallery and is modeled after the Chitose River. As this touch illustrates, the resort is characterized by an atmosphere designed to soothe and relax. The resort's hot spring bath facility has a treatment spa and aqua bar offering 20 varieties of mineral water. For food, Mizu no Uta offers a healthy buffet consisting of dishes made to harness the innate deliciousness of local ingredients.

    We love the design of the hotels, great style and not too big- about 50-60 rooms. Our rooms were large and very comfortable, lots of attention to the details which makes for a nice, comfortable stay...

  • SKY MUSEUM
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    3.5
    100 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 3F
    The SKY MUSEUM is situated on the Third Floor of the Domestic Terminal Building at New Chitose Airport. There is a Work Experience Corner where visitors can try on a pilot’s or flight attendant’s uniform, flight simulators, etc., and also a Kids’ Corner for children. The SKY MUSEUM also has an observation deck where visitors can get a close-up view of planes landing and taking off, which is well worth a look. A wide range of unique airport-themed goods and local specialties are available for sale. The SKY MUSEUM is a place that both adults and children will enjoy!

    small n mainly for plane enthusiasts.. good number of plane models displayed. next to the food court area.good for kids to entertain themselves there while waiting for food.

  • Airport History Museum
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    3.5
    97 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Domestic Passenger Terminal Building 3F
    A museum located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building between the food court and Super Lounge. The history zone which looks at the history of New Chitose Airport using photographs and informational panels, while the gallery zone displays historical uniforms and items from events held at the airport. A third area, the symbol zone, contains numerous models of historic JAL and ANA airplanes. Visitors can easily view the entire museum in about 15 minutes.

    I would not go out of the way for this very small museum, it is only two rooms. But if you have time to wander the airport then this is worth a look.

  • Matsuo Genghis Khan (Main Restaurant)
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    4.0
    84 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Takikawashi Myoujinchou 3-5-12
    Located in Myojin-cho 3 Chome in the city of Takikawa, Matsuo Genghis Khan is a restaurant that specializes in Genghis Khan, a grilled lamb dish. The restaurant’s traditional and secret sauce has made it popular not only with residents of Hokkaido but also throughout Japan. In addition to single servings of Genghis Khan, customers can also purchase “all-you-can-eat” meals in 120-minute or 90-minute increments.

    I went to Matsuo Genghis Khan last week. First, I asked for mutton meat. The vegetables are included along with the meat, so we first put bean sprouts, carrots, onions and pumpkins at the end of the...

  • Roadside Station Rice Land Fukagawa
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Fukagawashi Otoechou Hirosato 59 - 7
    Roadside station in Fukagawa City, Hokkaido. Experience and see how specialty rice is made with exhibitions such as a rice polishing area and quiz. Try rice dishes in the restaurant and all kinds of snacks from their shop. A popular spot for drivers to relax.

    ほぼ北海道の中心地の深川市にある道の駅で、お米がテーマになっている。 野菜や果物の直売も有りますが、人気はレストランで食べられる釜めしが美味しい! その他にもお土産やテイクアウトコーナーも充実しています。 Rice is the theme on the roadside station in FUKAGAWA City near the center of Hokkaido. There...

  • Roadside Station Yubari Meroad
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    3.0
    93 Reviews
    Transportation
    Hokkaido Yubarishi Momijiyama 526-19
    This rest area is connected to JR Shin-Yubari Station, along National Route 274 in Yubari. They offer the famous Yubari Melons, as well as farm-fresh foods from direct sales areas, and their take-out area has Yubari sweets to try. The Yubari Melon Baum Kuchen, made in limited batches each day, are a big hit.

    We decided to stop over at this roadside station on our way to Sapporo from Obihiro. Upon arrival, we were surprised to find that it was closed (given the GPS location) and soon realised the actual...

  • Kitakaro Sunagawa Main Shop
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    4.0
    70 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Sunagawashi Nishichijoukita 19-2-1
    The cake shop that sits on Route 12 in Sunagawa City, Hokkaido, is home to the Jumbo Cream Puff, made famous through word of mouth by cabin attendants and domestic pilots. In addition to selling a wide variety of sweets such as cakes, Japanese sweets, and okaki (rice crackers), there’s also a coffee lounge and a gallery inside the shop. You can enjoy the taste of homemade French cakes and omurice (omelette with rice) with Hokkaido beef in the cozy cafe style setting. It’s possible to go into the garden complete with fountain with your dog (meals not permitted).

    Great value cake sets and pasta menu. The pastas were surprisingly good. There’s not much choice as far a restaurants and this place filled the gap. It’s a pleasant very new and tidy venue. The...

  • Kirin Beer Hokkaido Chitose Brewery
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    4.5
    61 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Kamiosatsu 949-1
    Kirin Beer Hokkaido Chitose Brewery is a brewery the design concept for which aimed to create a “brewery that reflects the spirit of Hokkaido by being in harmony with nature.” The “Secrets of Kirin First-press Beer Experience Tour” brewery tour, which gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the special secrets and attention to detail that underpin the deliciousness of Kirin Beer, and also provides a sensory experience of the production process, is very popular. Following the tour, visitors have the opportunity to taste freshly-made beer. Besides the regular brewery tours, this brewery also holds a variety of special events throughout the year; Kirin Beer Hokkaido Chitose Brewery is an “open” brewery that maintains close links with the local community, and has won the hearts of many people.

    The tour was free but spoken in Japanese. It was still fun though where we have free beer tasting at the end of the tour.

  • Donburi Chaya New Chitose Airport Store
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    4.0
    66 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 3F
    This seafood bowl specialty store is where you can enjoy the fresh taste of Hokkaido seafood, and is located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport International Terminal Building, the entrance to Hokkaido by air. The freshness is outstanding since it is directly operated by the Sapporo Nijo Market. There is an extensively developed menu, with magnificent seafood bowls unique to the old store, and Western-style seafood bowls with new sensations. Of their famous rice bowls, their Marusendon is a set of four small rice luxurious seafood rice bowls and miso soup, and their Tuna Teriyaki Bowl have a good volume and are very satisfying. The Ladies Seafood Bowl is something new and limited to the airport. The New Chitose Okonomidon is a new specialty of the airport.

    Had lunch here prior to flying out at New Chitose - there are a lot more restaurants and shops in the domestic terminal (on top of JR train station) compared to the international terminal. Really...

  • New Chitose Airport Onsen
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi 987-22 New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 4F
    A natural hot spring bath facility located on the fourth floor of the domestic terminal in New Chitose Airport. The waters come from a salt spring. Bathing in them helps prevent perspiration, aiding in warming and moisturizing the skin and body. In addition to baths, the facility also has a stone sauna and massage room. The facility also offers hotel rooms; breakfast is served starting at six a.m., ensuring even those with an early flight can enjoy the most important meal of the day before checkout. There's also a women's only room in the relaxation room, ensuring women are comfortable during their visit as well.
  • Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Terminal Building Facilities 3F Smile Road
    The Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park in the New Chitose Airport terminal building is the world’s first Doraemon-themed facility to be built in an airport. In addition to a shop, the Sky Park has seven areas including a free kids’ zone, a library and a workshop area. You can eat in or take out at the cafe which has a menu featuring lots of cute pictures of Doraemon.

    For kids, this is a great place. Portions are not too huge as well. There are a few latte art drinks for doraemon latte or doraemon flavoured milk, both hot or ice, though you are not allowed to...

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