Welcoming over twenty million passengers annually on domestic and international routes, New Chitose Airport is a key entryway to Hokkaido. The airport is home to a wealth of restaurants and shops offering Hokkaido ramen and seafood, a cinema, hot springs, and hotels.
Based in Sapporo’s entertainment district of Susukino, customers queue out of the doors to try out this popular miso ramen specialty store. Fortunately for travelers, there is also a branch at New Chitose Airport-truly a hidden gem for travelers looking for a quick stop-off on their Hokkaido trip.
Customers never fail to be delighted by the tender texture of the medium-thick curly ramen noodles, served in a broth carefully created by boiling pig’s feet, chicken and carefully selected vegetables for over 10 hours, and topped off with a dash of miso-a traditional Japanese seasoning.
Made on-site using fresh milk and cream produced locally in Hokkaido, the selection of ice and soft creams available at the Snow Brand Parlor branch of New Chitose Airport are a specialty product which cannot be tried elsewhere! Particularly popular with travelers are the Sundaes which, featuring a variety of toppings to choose from, offer the opportunity to try both soft and ice cream in one sitting.
Milk Stand Hokkaido Konosha is a milk specialist store where you can try milk , drinkable yogurt, and farm-fresh ice cream shipped directly from farms and producers throughout Hokkaido. The Sapporo western confectionaries shop, Kinotoya New Chitose Airport Branch, has their staple freshly baked cheese tarts that have a heavenly melt-in-your-mouth cheese mousse taste. Cookie lovers should not miss out on LaLaLa COOKIEs either. Available only at JA Biei in the airport is the Biei corn bread baked using the moisture and sweetness of sweetcorn. Their Biei bean bread is another airport exclusive to add to your basket. Fans of Hokkaido ramen should stop by Hokkaido Honpo and buy Hokkaido Meiten no Aji which is packed full of the flavors from popular Hokkaido ramen shops. Morimoto, a brand that originates from Chitose, connects the blessings of the land with producers and customers. One of their most popular souvenirs is a small cake filled with Haskapp berries, the Haskapp Jewelry white version MIX , a product which can only be purchased from this airport branch.
At Doraemon Waku Waku Sky Park, you can enjoy attractions themed after the famous Japanese animated character. The hotel, Portom International Hokkaido, is directly connected to the international terminal.
The charm of Hokkaido lies in its magnificent landscape and nature. After arriving at the airport, make full use of the various trains and busses or a rental car to get the most out of your trip.
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