Maintenance Report

Business trip to southern Hokkaido from today to tomorrow


Lunch & Dinner

at first

I’m sorry

Because we can’t speak english

I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,

but I would like you to understand

Thank you

I was supposed to leave early in the morning from my

hometown Sapporo.

However, I had to leave at 11:00 AM because I had to jump

into work.

Well, what can I do? It’s a blessing to have so much work

coming in.

I don’t have a tight schedule today, so if I arrive in Hakodate

by evening, I should be able to make it.

I can make it in time.

First of all, we are hungry, so we have lunch at the

Nakayama Pass Restaurant on the way.

Lunch at the restaurant on the second floor of this large building

Pork bowl”, a favorite of Hokkaido-residents.

I took a picture of a bowl of rice from right above the bowl,

which was a little lacking in taste (laugh).

Tender local pork loin meat sliced thickly and

The meat is char-grilled with a dark soy sauce based seasoning.

An invisible amount of rice underneath is on top.

First of all, the aroma of baking is so good that you can eat

rice just from the aroma of baking!^^

The first thing you want to do is to eat meat, but hold back

just a little bit!

If you are Japanese, the first thing to eat is miso soup!

But I can’t stop now!

The more I eat, the more I crave (laughs).

I’m on the verge of fatness…

Nice view from the dining room windows.

Delicious to smell, delicious to eat.

The scenery also enhances the taste

Well, now that we’ve filled our bellies, let’s leave the diner.

When I walked out of the building, I saw a beautiful, pretty

flower in the doorway.

I was so hungry when I entered the building that I didn’t see

the flowers at all.

Flowers swaying in the wind at the top of the pass

The first snow will fall in a little over a month here in Nakayama Pass.

I wonder if these flowers will fall soon.

Now that I feel refreshed, I’m off to Hakodate!

Photograph Takashi Okumura
Writer Kazuya Maruishi