Abashiri Tourist Association trademark registration number 499663
This name comes from "Ni Popo", a word meaning a "small wooden child" in the language of the Sakhalin Ainu people. People living in the northern area used to make a wooden doll and cherish it as a lucky charm to protect them from injuries during hunting and their family from diseases, displaying the doll in their house or carrying it with them. In the City of Abashiri, Nipopo dolls were experimentally produced and sold by prisoners of Abashiri Prison in 1954. They are made of pagoda trees (Sophora japonica; pea family) grown in cold regions, which are hard and contain a lot of fats. Their surface takes on a good polish after long-term storage. Today prisoners are still manufacturing dolls, in the hope that they can be released from the prison as soon as possible.
Height: 9 to 42 cm, 756 to 11,880 yen
Abashiri Tourist Association trademark registration number 499672
The City of Abashiri asked Nagata Candy Co., Ltd. to produce the candies. After many years of trial production, the company managed to realize the color and shape similar to that of actual drift ice (and is still manufacturing the drift ice candies).
Rough sweetness spreads in your mouth.
Ryuhyo Ame (small bag; 130g) 216 yen,Ryuhyo Ame (medium bag; 210g) 324 yen,Ryuhyo Ame (box; 390g) 648 yen
Abashiri Tourist Association
Original wooden handicrafts "Sakhalin Ilga", using traditional patterns "Ilga" of the northern ethnic minority group "Uilta people" as a motif, are being sold. "Ilga" means "a pattern" in the Uilta language. Ethnic groups in Sakhalin and Siberia have their own Ilga, and use it as their "face", like a family insignia in Japan. Scrolls seen in the design of Ilga represent a spectacular flow generated in the Amur River during the thaw.
Being sold at the counters of Abashiri Tourist Association, and at hotels in Abashiri City.
Types: pendants, chokers, bracelets, straps, etc.
Japan's catch of Alaska pollock, which is a raw ingredient of kamaboko, used to be larger than that of any other fish. But its freshness is quickly lost, and it is discolored if it is frozen without being processed. Thus, in 1960, "frozen minced flesh" developed by Hokkaido Prefectural Fisheries Experiment Station (Abashiri) was commercialized for the first time in Abashiri.
"Frozen minced flesh" is counted as one of the three major food-related inventions after World War II in Japan, along with "electric rice cookers" and "instant ramen".
Donuts made from frozen minced flesh of Alaska pollock produced in Abashiri.
These donuts are so moist, fluffy and sweet that it is difficult to believe that they are made from fish.
Rice crackers using the local pink salmon.
The umami which is just like that of salty shrimp crackers spreads in your mouth.
Beet kokuto (black sugar) made from beets produced in the Abashiri area, which is good both for beauty and for health.
Hokkaido Beet Kokuto
[Address] Shinmachi 3-chome 6-24, Abashiri City
Local sake produced by using the spring water from Katsuragaoka, Abashiri for preparation.
Brewed sake produced by using the Drift ice in the Sea of Okhotsk for preparation.
"Ryuhyo DRAFT" characterized by the bright blue color, produced by using drift ice for preparation.
Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Museum
Many Clione goods are being sold; Clione towels, Clione ballpoint pens, Clione straps for mobile phones, etc.
[Address] Tentozan 244-3, Abashiri City
[Inquiry] ／+81-152-43-5951, and other souvenir shops in the city
Datsugokuhan "Gosunkugi-no-Torakichi" Sembei 1,050 yen (large), 630 yen (small)
Prison Potato Chips 157 yen
Hokuto Co., Ltd
Packs of 5 pieces, packs of 10 pieces, and packs of 20 pieces. This is a popular original product of Hokuto, very fresh minced flesh and scallops from the Okhotsk Sea being packed into the shape of Nipopo.
Ryuhyo Koban is thick kamaboko in the shape of koban (former Japanese oval gold coins). It contains scallops.
Abashiri is a fishery base with the Okhotsk Sea and four lakes/swamps.
In Abashiri, a wide variety of marine products can be obtained, and seasonal seafood can be eaten.