Wine taste soft served ice cream/ワイン味のソフトクリーム

Onuma Quasi-national park is very beautiful in all season and at this time, swans are found there. If you are going to go there by car from Hakodate, how about dropping by a local winery? Hakodate Wine's winery and a winery-direct retail store "Budo(=Grape) kan(=house)" are on the way to the Onuma park.

There, you can taste wide variety of wines for free and I'd like to recommend its wine-taste soft served ice cream.
Every month they offer a different combination of two fruit wines. When I had it, it was the combination of plum and strawberry wine. It is named "Gappari soft" and gappari is a local dialect and means "hefty".

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Squid ink soft served ice cream/いかすみソフト

If you are going to visit Hakodate's morning market, how about tasting this ash color ice cream?

Squid is a symbol fish of Hakodate and squid-related products are everywhere. This soft served ice cream is one of them. It doesn't taste ink or ash;) I liked it and can assure you that you'll like it, too.


How about trying hairy crabs?/毛ガニはいかが?

Many tourists want to try crabs in Hokkaido. Some customers from Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, etc. wanted to eat crabs and the crab they meant was king crabs.

King crabs are popular for many Japanese tourists, but many local people, including me, prefer hairy crabs.

King crabs are delicious and you can eat it raw, grilled, or boiled. But when you eat hairy crabs, boil ones are the most popular. Why don't you try hairy crabs in Hakodate?