Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO

BRIEF OUTLINE of Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO & EGG

Brief outline

Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO is the most popular and famous as the sightseeing spot in Kushiro-city.

"MOO" is the abbreviated word of "Marine-Our-Oasis".

This building was built in 1989, and since then, this is the core institution of the waterfront area in Kushiro-city.
And this is well known as the commercial complex with fish markets, souvenir stores, restaurants, and public facilities, such as a post office, a bus waiting room, the medical examination center of Kushiro medical association, Kushiro Municipal Board of Education, and more.
The appearance of MOO represents the sequence of the triangular roofs. Furthermore, the artificial mast and crane express "nature" (crane, fish, and mountain).
The wellholes and the slopes inside MOO are expressing "canyons" between three hills surrounded by the marshland and the sea.

The egg-shaped building on the right side of MOO is a greenhouse called "EGG" (Ever-Green-Garden).

The area of the glass which covers EGG is a size for 1400 tatamis, or 9 tennis courts.
During winter, EGG is heated so room temperature may not be less than 5-degree Centigrade.
In EGG, as the name of "Ever Green Garden" shows, about 40 kinds of the evergreen broad-leaved trees, growing wild in the Kanto bloc (the middle area of Japan), are planted.
Although the season of winter in Kushiro is very long, we can enjoy flowers and green (for example, camphor, bayberry, peony, camellia, and more) here in the winter.
As the relaxing place in the sound of the little stream and a quiet atmosphere,EGG is popular among the citizen of Kushiro and the tourists who visit Kushiro.

There are some lavatories in MOO and EGG, so they are suitable for resting when you take a walk.

MOO & EGG BUSINESS HOURS

Business hours

MOO overall holiday Jan.1 and Meintenance day(3days per year)
1F
Shopping Zone
Normalfrom 10:00AM to 7:00PM
on July, Augustfrom 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Dec. 31 / Jan. 2, 3 and 4from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
2F / 3F
Restaurant Zone
Normalfrom 11:00AM to 10:00PM
2F
Kushiro
Minatono-Yatai
Lunch Time from 11:30AM to 1:45PM
Dinner Time from 5:00PM to 11:45PM
2F
Hanabanya
Lunch Time from 11:30AM to 1:45PM
(Opens irregularly)
Dinner Time from 5:00PM to 9:45PM
(Reservation only)
3F
Kushiro
Kirino-beer-garden
Lunch Time from 11:30AM to 1:45PM
(Group reservation only)
Dinner Time from 5:00PM to 9:45PM
Dec. 31Holiday
EGG from April to October from 6:00AM to 10:00PM
from November to Marchfrom 7:00AM to 10:00PM

MOO FLOOR GUIDE

1st FLOOR

SHOPPING

SHOPPING (Eating Available)

RESRAURANT, MEAL & LIGHT MEAL

OTHERS

Hokkaido specialities
[KITANOHAKO]

We have many Hokkaido specialties such as groceries, sweets and processed foods.

Handicrafted goods shop
[PURE MADE MARKET]

This shop has some sweets and crafts, made in welfare facilities in Kushiro.

Fast food
[PETTY JOY]

PETTY JOY is the comfortable rest area having light meal, such as potatoes with butter, melon flavored ice cream and so on.

Post office
[FISHERMAN’S WHARF POST OFFICE]

How about sending a postcard to your friends since we have various postage stamps. Also, you can use ATM even on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays here.

Sugared beans and bean snacks
[OKAMEDO HONKE]

For 150 years since foundation, we make Japanese sweets (e.g. "Amanatto") from top quality beans.

Nuts & Coffee
[WORLD NUTS]

We have original cheese cracker ”Cheese-Senbei”, various local bean snacks, local mint goods and more, also serving good coffee.

Hokkaido souvenir
[TANBAYA]

We have a large selection of the famous Hokkaido souvenirs, the popular local sweets, dairy products, and more.

Japanese sweet pancakes
[NATSUKASHIKAN KURA]

Come and try “TAIYAKI” (fish-shaped) and “OYAKI” (circle-shaped). They are Japanese sweet pancakes, contains beans paste or custard cream inside.

Tourist information center
[MOO guide]

We have an information for Kushiro city and MOO, also sell handcrafts, post cards and more. Feel free to ask us.

Sanma (Mackerel pike) rice
[SANMANMA-UOMASA]

We always sell ‘San-man-ma’ cooked at only here in MOO.
‘San-man-ma’ is made of sauries ‘Sanma’ landed on Kushiro Port.

Souvenir snacks, seaweed & delicacies
[NAKANO BUSSAN]

We have local sweets, MOO original gifts and more, to make all the customers happy.

Original marine delicacies
[OGAWA]

Since 1961, we make original handmade marine delicacies, proud of traditional Kushiro taste.

Seafoods shop
[SKIPP]

We sell good taste processed marine foods, which 38 companies of fishery processing in Kushiro made.

Spaghetti & Sausage
[SMOKE HOUSE]

We sell homemade smoked products such as sausage, bacon and ham. At lunchtime we serve spaghetti and curry with these smoked items.

Taste of Kushiro
[HOKUSHO]

We have delicious dried marine products what made by the best seafood all seasons as Kushiro tastes.

Fruits & fresh vegetables
[TOKIWA SEIKA]

We have a famous Hokkaido fruits ‘Yuubari-meron’, ‘Densuke-watermelon’, more fresh vegetables and fruits for you.

Salted and dried fish & fish roe
[KaneRyu TAKATSUNA]

We recommend very fresh oyster and scallop from the fish tank on demand.
Feel free to ask about other recommend goods.

Marine delicacies & fish roe
[Seafoods KUSHIRO]

We have salmon roe with soy souse, rare marine delicacies, dried fishes and so on.

Dry delicacies & seaweed
[KAWASHIMA SHOTEN]

We have a large selection of kelp, famous Hokkaido snacks, marine delicacies, strap for mobile phone, key chain and more.

Salted and dried fish & fish roe
[TAKAHASHI SHOTEN]

We recommends salmon and some great rare marine delicacies.
It’s also good for gifts. Feel free to ask me.

Crab speciality store
[KANI ARIAKE]

This is the specialty store of Hokkaido crab. And we can boil the fresh crab, so you can eat in here.

Eating place
[SAKURA]

We serve delicious Ramen noodle, sashimi rice bowl and more for delightful lunch time.

Japanese restaurant
[Handmade taste TAKATSUNA]

Please enjoy delicious grilled fishes, fresh sea urchin and salmon roe and more, for lunch. Rice bowl, set meal available as you like.

Japanese style BBQ
[GANPEKI ROBATA]

Here is a very popular dining spot in Kushiro. Watching the romantic fog on Kushiro river, fun to grill local fishes and shellfishes and more on charcoal fire.

Eating place
[SHITSUGEN]

You can eat homemade “soba”, “udon” and more, with Japanese soup stock “dashi” made from Kushiro kelp. Feel free to have a meal looking at the around view of Kushiro river.

[TAX REFUND COUNTER]

There are 6 shops(*) participating tax refund procedure in MOO. We can refund consumption tax to you at this counter under certain conditions.
(*) [KITANOHAKO], [TANBAYA], [NAKANO BUSSAN], [OGAWA], [KAWASHIMA SHOTEN], [MOO GUIDE]

Various snacks & candies
[TANIPON]

There are many popular snacks and candies for kids, of course, also for adults.
The price of most products is cheap, so you can easily enjoy shopping.
Please find rare snacks at TANIPON.

Bakery & Cafe
[Pa-Pan]

[Pa・Pan] is In-Store Bakery.
The craftsmen who know breads very well are making many kinds of breads.
And there is the place for eating and drinking in front of this shop. You can relax comfortably.

2nd FLOOR

RESRAURANT, MEAL & LIGHT MEAL

VARIOUS SERVICES

Coffee shop
[BAY CAFÉ FUUSHA]

Have a chill time with the best coffee while watching Kushiro river and sunset of Kushiro Port.
The owner of this shop can make a delicious coffee all the time by long experience.

Tourist information & Various brochures
[SIGHTSEEING INFORMATION EXCHANGE CORNER]

This area has information of Kushiro area various sightseeing brochures and some display items about Kushiro.

Food court
[MINATONO-YATAI]

This food court has 8shops what can deliver any foods and drinks to you even though you seated at anywhere the table or counter in Minatono-yatai.

Japanese restaurant
[HANABANYA]

While watching Kushiro river and have fun Japanese meal at Hanabanya

Foot massage
[FEEL]

You can get a massage on cozy corner 2nd floor.
(Reservation required : The customer who made a reservation has a priority.)

3rd FLOOR

RESRAURANT, MEAL & LIGHT MEAL

Beer hall (Beer & BBQ dining)
[KUSHIRO KIRI-NO-BEER-GARDEN]

This is the big restaurant where you can eat "Genghiskhan" (BBQ of lamb meat and vegetables), a local cuisine of Hokkaido. You can also have cold and tasty beer "Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold".

HIGHLIGHT GUIDANCE in MOO & EGG

Guidance

1st floor / MOO Shopping zone
1st floor / “MOO Shopping zone”

"MOO Shopping zone” is good place to buy good souvenirs of Hokkaido and Kushiro area. There are 18 of individual unique shops, selling many marine delicacies, sweets and confectioneries, handicrafts, liquors and more. Most of items are produced in Kushiro and Hokkaido area.
When you would like to have a lunch, the restaurants in MOO are very useful. There are 4 restaurants serving delicious foods and meals, and some cafes serving good coffee, light meals and snacks in 1st floor in MOO.
Let's have fun shopping and nice meal in MOO!

1st floor / Eco-port aquarium (The big water tank)
1st floor / “Eco-port aquarium” (The big water tank)

In the Port of Kushiro, some kelps and seaweeds are planted and many sea creatures are living in the shoal, named "Kushiro eco-port", behind the breakwater.
There is the big water tank in 1st floor of MOO. And you can see the some fishes, shellfishes, and more sea creatures living in the sea near Kushiro-City there.
And there are some tables and chairs around the big water tank in MOO, as rest area.

1st floor - outside / MOO Ganpeki-Robata (Charcoal grill on Kushiro-river side)
1st floor - outside / “MOO Ganpeki-Robata” (Charcoal grill on Kushiro-river side)

“MOO Ganpeki-Robata” is very popular as night dining spot among not only the citizens in Kushiro but also the domestic tourists and visitors from abroad.
At “MOO Ganpeki-Robata”, you can enjoy grilling on charcoal and eating good fishes, shellfishes, local seafoods and more, beside the famous "Kushiro River" and “Nusamai Bridge”, while feeling the sea breeze and romantic fog.
There are many foods and drinks (including alcoholic beverages, such as beer, japanese sake and shochu) which we serve in “MOO Ganpeki-Robata”. Please come and try to enjoy dining in “MOO Ganpeki-Robata”.

[Business period: from middle of May to last of October]
Business hour:
from 17:00 to 22:00 (May, June and October)
from 17:00 to 22:00 (July, August and September)

2nd floor / Sightseeing Information Corner
2nd floor / Sightseeing Information Corner

Sightseeing Information Corner at 2nd floor in MOO has various sightseeing information of Kushiro area.
You can get many sightseeing brochures of Kushiro area and eastern Hokkaido in this square. All brochures in here are free.
Moreover, there show some characteristic displays and videos about Kushiro area.
And free Wi-Fi available here.

2nd floor / Food court KUSHIRO Minato-no-Yatai
2nd floor / Food court “KUSHIRO Minato-no-Yatai”

The food court at 2nd floor in MOO named "KUSHIRO Minato-no-Yatai" is famous as gourmet spot in Kushiro.
There are 8 booths serving meals and drinks in "KUSHIRO Minato-no-Yatai". They can deliver any foods and drinks to all the tables and all the counters in "KUSHIRO Minato-no-Yatai".
Have fun dinner in "KUSHIRO Minato-no-Yatai"!

1st floor - beside MOO / EGG (Ever Green Garden)
1st floor - beside MOO / EGG (Ever Green Garden)

The glass covered building between MOO and Nusamai Bridge is named EGG (Ever Green Garden).
The season of winter in Kushiro is very long, but you can enjoy flowers and green in here all year round. As the relaxing place in the sound of the little stream and a quiet atmosphere, EGG is popular among the citizen of Kushiro and the tourists who visit Kushiro.
And the mini concerts are held here on holiday from spring to autumn.
Note: The mini concerts in EGG are free of charge, and scheduled irregular.


MOO TAX REFUND COUNTER


Tax Refund Participating Shops in MOO are listed below (6 shops)

Regarding Consumption Tax Refund

At this store, Tax is 8%, however we charge an exemption handling fee equivalent to 1.1% of the price of the product(s), resulting in a 6.9% final refund.

Persons eligible for tax refunds Non-residents
(foreign nationals entered Japan within the past six months)
Japanese citizens residing in foreign countries
* Limited to the person who made the purchase (No representatives)
Application period Same day of purchase
(during store opening hours)
Items eligible for Tax-free General items and consumables
*Only purchased at the participating stores in tax-refund in MOO
General items Consumables
Ex.) bags, Watches, Clothing, Accessories, Living items, and other items except consumables listed on the right
* General items must be taken out of Japan less than 6 months after entering into the country.
Ex.) Foods, Beverages, Cosmetics, Drinks, liquor
* Consumables must be taken out of Japan within 30 days of purchase.
Amount eligible for tax-free Total purchase amount in a single day of \5,400 or more (incl. tax) at the participating stores in tax-refund in MOO Total purchase amount in a single day ranging from \5,400 to \540,000 (incl. tax) at the participating stores in tax-refund in MOO
General items and consumables cannot be calculated together.
Intended use Only for individual use (Not for commercial use)
Tax refund method Cash refund (Japanese yen)

Tax Refund Procedure

  1. After paying for the items, please visit the Tax-refund counter.
    * During the counter's opening hours on the actual day of purchase
  2. At the Tax-refund counter, please show the following:
    • Purchase item(s)
    • Applicant's passport (Immigration entry stamp required / Photocopies not permitted)
    • Receipt of purchase on the same day (Handwritten receipt is not acceptable)
    • Credit card or other such card (If used for purchase)
      * The names shown on your passport, receipt, and the card must match.
  3. Sign a document stating your purchase.
  4. The difference in the price paid for the goods (incl.tax) and that of the tax-free price, minus the handling fee(1.1%),shall be refunded in cash.
  5. Please produce your passport containing the record of purchase of consumption tax-exempt for export at the customs desk on your departure from Japan.

Notice

ACCESS

Map

Public Transport

JR (Japan Railway)

from KUSHIRO Station About 5 minutes by car (e.g. taxi, rentacar)
About 15 ~ 20 minutes by walk
From other cities in Hokkaido Departure station by Super Express by Rapid train by Local train
From SAPPORO 3 hours 50 minutes
From OBIHIRO 1 hours 30 minutes 3 hours
From NEMURO 2 hours 2 hours 30 minutes
From ABASHIRI 3 hours 10 minutes 3 hours 40 minutes
From TESHIKAGA 1 hour 15 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes

Intercity Bus

From other cities in Hokkaido From ASAHIKAWA 7 hours 10minutes
(2 Roundtrips a day)
From KITAMI 3 hours 20 minutes
(2 Roundtrips a day)
For inquiries about the above-mentioned intercity buses
AKAN BUS : +81-154-37-8651 (Japanese only)
From SAPPORO5 hours 30 minutes
(4 Roundtrips a day)
For inquiries about the above-mentioned intercity bus
HOKKAIDO BUS : +81-50-3533-0800 (Japanese only)

Please check the following web site to reserve the Intercity Bus of HOKKAIDO BUS
Japan Bus Online https://japanbusonline.com/

Airplane

Direct access to Kushiro Airport From TOKYO (Haneda)1 hour 40 minutes (JAL, ANA, ADO)
From NAGOYA (Chubu)2 hours (JAL)
From OSAKA (Kansai)2 hours 20 minutes (JAL)
From SAPPORO (Chitose)
(Okadama)
50 minutes (ANA)
50 minutes (HAC)
Transfer at SAPPORO, Okadama From HAKODATE2 hours 5minutes - 2hours 30 minutes (HAC)
* Including transfer time
For inquiries about the above-mentioned airplanes
JAL [Japan Airlines] &
HAC [Hokkaido Air System]
+81-570-025-071 (7:00-20:00, 7 days a week / Need to pay)
+81-11-232-1144 (SAPPORO)
JAL http://www.jal.com
HAC http://www.hac-air.co.jp (Japanese only)
ANA [All Nippon Airways] +81-570-029-222 (6:30-22:00, 7 days a week / Need to pay)
+81-11-281-1212 (SAPPORO)
ANA http://www.ana.co.jp/
ADO [Air Do] +81-120-057-333 (6:30-22:00, Japanese, English available, 7 days a week / Toll free)
+81-11-707-1212 (SAPPORO)
ADO http://www.airdo.jp/

Parking Lot

MOO Parking

Parking type Flat / Outdoor
Business hours 24 hours (Closed on Jan. 1)
Max. parking capacity 76 (Including 2 booths for wheelchair users)
Parking charges Up to the first 30 minutes Free
Up to 1 hour 210 Yen
Every additional 30 minutes 100 Yen
(Add consumption tax
/ round down to the nearest 10 yen)
Up to 24 hours 1,620 Yen
(Including consumption tax)

< 90 minutes free park service >
When shopping over 2,000 Yen in MOO, parking charges are free until 90 minutes. Please show the receipt to prove purchase of over 2,000 yen to the MOO guide (information counter at the center of the 1st floor), then our staff will press the 90 minutes free stamp on your parking ticket.

Kushiro Nishikicho Parking

Parking type 7 stories / Self-propelled
Business hours 24 hours
Max. parking capacity 509 (Including 3 booths for wheelchair users)
Parking charges [From 8:00 to 22:00]
Up to 30 minutes
108 Yen
(Including consumption tax /
round to the nearest 10 yen)
[From 22:00 to 8:00]
Up to 1 hour
108 Yen
(Including consumption tax /
round to the nearest 10 yen)
Up to 24 hours 1,620 Yen
(Including consumption tax)

< 90 minutes free park service >
When shopping over 2,000 Yen in MOO, parking charges are free until 90 minutes. Please show the receipt to prove purchase of over 2,000 yen to the MOO guide (information counter at the center of the 1st floor), then our staff will press the 90 minutes free stamp on your parking ticket.

Kushiro Kahan Parking

Parking type Flat / Outdoor
Business hours 24 hours
Max. parking capacity 202 (Including 5 booths for wheelchair users)
Parking charges [From 8:00 to 22:00]
Up to 30 minutes
108 Yen
(Including consumption tax /
round to the nearest 10 yen)
[From 22:00 to 8:00]
Up to 1 hour
108 Yen
(Including consumption tax /
round to the nearest 10 yen)
Up to 24 hours 1,620 Yen
(Including consumption tax)

< Notice >
"90 minutes free park service" is not applicable for Kushiro Kahan Parking, even if you buy in MOO over 2,000 Yen.