Sakae Mochi

Opening Hours7:00 - 17:00
NotesConfectionary store, Japanese sweets, small parking area next door
Location /
Getting There
Located in Hakodate and is a 5 minute walk from the closest tram station, Uoichibadori Station. Once alighting the street car, head east.
5-13 Sakaecho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0041

Sakae Mochi is an old style Japanese confectionary store. This old style sweets store excels in dumplings and daifuku made with elegant sweet bean paste. Daifuku is a sweet consisting of small round mochi (rice cake) stuffed with sweet filling. The filling is most commonly anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans. These soft cakes are usually enjoyed with Japanese green tea. This store is popular with the locals where you can pick up some home made goodies. 

Especially now in the big cities, most people do their shopping at the large supermarkets where they may pick up some mochi or sweets. Convenience stores, likewise are also places to pick up some confectionary. To support the local stores, this place is a much better option to buy traditional Japanese sweets. Not only are they home made, you are supporting the local economy , and most importantly, they taste better and are fresh onto the shelves. Sakae Mochi is a great place to go and have a look, and why not buy a sweet or two! 

Kikkokawa Ichi Brewery

Opening Hours8:30 - 17:00
ClosedWeekends and public holidays
NotesBrewery, parking for 5
Location /
Getting There
Located in Hakodate and is a 7 minute walk from Uoichibadori tram station. Exit the streetcar and head east. It's across from Kengyusanzenko Temple.
2-7 Sakaecho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0041

Kikkokawa Ichi Brewery was founded back in 1942 in Hakodate. They primarily make soy sauce. In Hakodate, there used to be more than ten soy sauce brewers but now Kikkokawa Ichi Brewery is the only one. Surviving the test of time, this small store is quite unique. Their product uses kelp from the Minamikayabe district in the northwestern part of Hakodate. This kelp is considered a high class food and was even given as a gift to the shogunate since the Edo period. 



What makes this soy sauce special is that ordinary kelp soy sauces use a kelp extract, whereas Kikkokawa’s product uses real strips of Shiraguchihama kelp which brings out the strong flavor. In addition to the soy sauces on the shelves this company also produces miso sauce, a grilled meat sauce, and ‘mentsuyu’ (a noodle soup based sauce). This company takes orders or you can simply drop in tot heir store and have a look around. 


ジュピター 札幌
Opening Hours9:00 - 21:30 Sapporo Station Esta
10:00 - 21:00 Maruyama Class
9:00 - 21:00 Sapporo Aurora Town
10:00 - 20:00 Higashi Sapporo
10:00 - 21:00 Shin Sapporo
10:00 - 20:00 Pole Town
Contact011-890-2560 Sapporo Esta, 011-688-6261 Maruyama Class
011-212-1511 Sapporo Aurora Town, 011-832-04011 Higashi Sapporo
011-252-9231 Pole Town
NotesCoffee & foreign food supermarket
Location /
Getting There
6 locations in Sapporo, see map below.
1 location in Asahikawa
ジュピター 札幌

Take your choice of coffee

Whether you are a Japanese national, an expat missing those ingredients from home, or a tourist looking for a tasty treat, Jupiter has a great selection of food items that you won’t be able to find in any other Japanese supermarket. Jupiter sells foreign ingredients that come from all over the world. Anywhere from Thai curries to Mexican dips, these imports come mainly from China, Thailand, Europe, Australia, and the US to name a few. Jupiter can add that extra special zest to your cooking! All the stores not only sell food items, they have a good selection of wines and alcohol.

ジュピター 札幌You can find a huge selection of top wines from Australia, France, Chile, and Italy. Plus, you can also check out their foreign beer section! And, of course, to accompany your wine, simply peruse their bountiful cheese section. Snacks, sweets & chocolates, sauces, pastas, noodles, tea & coffee are just some of the goods on sale. In Sapporo, the easiest stores to access are the locations next to Sapporo station at Esta, under Bic Camera (which has the most stock), and the location at Maruyama Class shopping centre, which is a five minute walk from Maruyama subway station. For the Asahikawa location see below. Enjoy your shopping!

Hakodate Nishi Hatoba Factory

Opening Hours9:00 - 18:00
NotesSupermarket, shopping hall, souvenir shop, tax free, parking available (at Mitsui nearby),
Location /
Getting There
It's only a 2 minute walk from Suehirocho station. It's also an 18 minute walk from Hakodate station. It's right by the old red brick warehouses shopping district.
24-6 Suehirocho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0053

Hakodate Nishi Hatoba (known as the ‘west wharf’ in english), is a seafood market, souvenir and large shopping warehouse. Here, you can walk through this shopping area which has an atmospheric beauty. Old wooden floorboards, warm lighting from rustic light shades, and Japanese written hangings, makes this market a pleasant place to walk around and peruse the local wares. Hakodate being a harbor city, this market sells mainly seafood, and they have a lot of produce, 2,000 types of products! For those traveling from abroad, you can pick up some souvenirs, and being tax free is a real bonus.

Hakodate Factory is part of the Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse area and is a popular sightseeing spot. They have a tonne of seafood products that make for a great gift to take home, or to give as a present. These items include a variety of fish, salmon, eggs, kelp, squid, octopus, and crab. They have livestock products such as ham and sausages, and agricultural items grown fresh in Hokkaido. They also have dairy, plus ramen, curries, and famous sweets. In addition, you can try the raw delicacies such as the local “Matsumaezuke” (pickled seaweed with shredded squid), or the dried delicacies such as the popular “dried scallop”. Around the area they have restaurants including the famous Lucky Pierrot, a Starbucks, cafes,  and other shopping outlets. This is a great day out in Hakodate.

Mandai Sapporo Furino Thrift Store

万代 札幌藤野店
Opening Hours10:00 - 23:00
011-594-7010 used clothing section
NotesSecond hand store, large parking space available, online shopping available, wheelchair access, car needed
Location /
Getting There
It is a 30 minute drive from Sapporo, or a 17 minute drive from Jozankei (hot springs). Located on Route 230, Ishiyama dori (road). Across from McDonalds on the way to Jozankei, on the right hand side.
2 Chome-2-8 Inaho 2 Jo, Teine Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 006-0032

Mandai Sapporo is a huge second hand store. Their claim to this store is that you can ‘buy anything’ here, and they’re certainly not far off. It can be found on the main road (Ishiyama Dori) between Sapporo and the onsen town of Jozankei. It is recognizable by the two giant, classic movie poster murals out the front. One being ‘The Wolf Man’ and the other being ‘Amazing Stories’. With ample parking it in easy place to drop into. Once inside, there is an eclectic array of goods and products in bizarre little nooks and crannies. This store is especially interesting for those interested in Japanese goods, manga, and figurines. 

So, what can you buy here? Almost anything. They have all kinds of second hand clothing from shoes all the way up to hats and accessories and everything in between. They have instruments, appliances, sporting gear, especially for winter sports and fishing. They have DVD’s, games for Playstations and Nintendo. You can find some real old school games here too, so good for collectors! Manga figures, manga, playing cards and replica air guns are also here. There is also an adult section with manga, movies and toys (not second hand luckily). The layout is maze like and this place is definitely an interesting spot to peruse. 

Eagle Motorcycle

Opening Hours10:00 - 19:00
Rental Prices¥4700 - ¥30,500 per day (depending on bike class) *Credit card and valid drivers license needed
Hourly rate also available.
Bike storage for winter¥20,000 from November to April
NotesMotorbikes, snowmobiles, trikes, buggies, rental, new & second hand for sale, riding gear, parking available
Location /
Getting There
Eagle Motorcycle is a 20 minute drive from central Sapporo. Located in Shiroishi. Drive east onto Ebetsu road, Eagle Motorcycle is on the left. For public transport, take the Tozai subway (orange) line to Nangojusan-chome station. Exit 3, turn right and 10 minute walk to Ebetsu road, and turn left.
12 Kita-1-15 Hondori, Shiroishi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 003-0027

Touring around Hokkaido on two wheels is heaven. If you are looking for motorbikes, quad bikes, trikes, snow mobiles, or even snow blowers, Eagle Motorcycle is THE place! All these bikes, whether they be cruisers, sports bikes, tour bikes, trail bikes, or snow mobiles, are for sale or for rental. They have a huge selection plus a tonne of second hand bikes. They also have a garage for repairs, storage during winter, plus they can get your bike of choice ready for registration and on the road! The staff here are friendly and are keen to help with any enquiry. Depending on the season, their floor showroom changes to suit the need. Winter time will see mainly snowmobiles and snowblowers. Summer, everything else on two, three or four wheels. 

Eagle Motorcycle is made up of primarily two floors, with a garage and rental gear next door. The first floor (or ground floor) has a showroom with the latest bikes on sale. They also have quad bikes and trikes here as well plus snowmobiles in the winter. Further back, you can find riding gear and accessories for your bike (their stock is limited, for more riding gear it is better to head further along Ebetsu Road). You can find the staff desk here too. On the second floor you can find all the second hand bikes. They have a huge selection of bikes from scooters to sports bikes to huge cruisers and touring bikes. You can definitely find something here in your price range! They also have rentals here too, just ask the staff! For the range of rental bikes click here. For general bike prices click here.

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