Travelling is all about rewards. The rewards can be a stunning landscape view, a satisfying shopping experience, meeting interesting people and in this post, a delicious meal.
Rishiri Island is an oval Island situating about 20km west of the northern tip of Hokkaido, the northmost continent in Japan. To go there, first of all you need to go to the northmost city in Japan, Wakkanai, which is around a 6-hour train ride from Sapporo. Then from Wakkanai, it’s a 2-hour ferry ride to the Oshidomari port at Rishiri Island. Once you are on the island, it’s actually best to hire a car there as the island has a circular main road of 60+ km around it and it’s best to navigate the island by rental car.
So what’s the reward for all these trouble? Well, you see it in the picture! Rishiri Island is famous for sea urchin, or in Japanese, “Uni”. There are loads of different restaurants there selling Uni and the one we had ours is near the Otatomari Marsh, which is a beautiful area with a nice view of Mount Rishiri. After coming that far, you can imagine our excitement when we saw this juicy Uni Don (Don means rice in Japanese)!