Tongari Cuisine Blog

【Tongari Cuisine Blog】
vol.13 Proud of our Urakawa ingredients~It is the best!!!!


What is Tongari Cuisine Blog

In 2019, we started the project “Team Tongari” in collaboration with Tongari Road Wide-area Cooperation Council and Hokkaido Camera Girls’ Association.
Team Tongari has been working on a project to promote the charms of Urakawa, Samani, Erimo, and Hiroo through photography and words to supplement.

“Team Tongari” was initiated from a group of camera loving local girls. 
21 women living in Tongari Road area have been taking photographs while rediscovering the beauty of their home towns.
“Tongari Cuisine Blog” is a report about the team’s recent discoveries of local gems of hidden deliciousness of Tongari Road. 

vol.13 Urakawa

 Proud of our Urakawa ingredients~It is the best!!!!

In the spring, snowmelt from the Hidaka Mountains creates mineral-rich soil and the lettuce is harvested ahead of other crops in Hokkaido. In the summer, the town’s proud summer strawberries, Suzuakane, are harvested, and in the fall, the town’s harbor becomes lively as salmon run up the river. You can enjoy the blessings of the sea and mountains throughout the year.

With the help of these amazing ingredients from the sea and the mountains, we are able to continue making bread and pastries here at the Panpakapan bakery. 
When local vegetables are harvested, we also make a soup full of fresh vegetables.

The restaurant faces the Pacific Ocean, and the sea breeze blows in the air as you enjoy a leisurely meal that will fill your stomach and your heart.
 Every day, I bake bread while watching the sparkling sea, fishing fires (used to attract fish), and sunsets. It makes me feel fulfilled in both body and heart.

For inquiries and purchases

1-1-1 Sakai-machi Higashi, Urakawa-cho
TEL 0146-22-4595

Photo and text by


Akesan (Urakawa/Teaam Tongari)

It’s been 26 years since I started Panpakapan, and it has been 16 years since we moved to our current location.

Since the bakery is open early in the morning, I get to see moonlight, fishing fires, morning burns, sunsets, midwinter hail, and other scenes that no one else ever gets to see while working every day.

I decided to purchase a camera so that I could share these sensational views with many people.
 Since then, I also started taking pictures of my bread and pastries every day.

From spring to autumn, we receive a lot of locally grown produce. 
The shop floor is filled with the most lively, fun, and exciting colors. 
I appreciate the farmers every day as I stand in front of the oven.

This is the last of the “Tongari Cuisine Blog” from Team Tongari members as of now.
There are more delicious things to eat on the Tongari Road.
We sincerely hope you will come and visit us.


▼Hokkaido Camera Girls’ Association Website

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