* Hokkaido Travel Tips的部落格

*Hokkaido Travel Tips’ Blog
We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.



醃鮭魚子・鮭魚子丼 / Ikura ・Ikura don, a bowl of rice (sometimes vinegared rice for sushi) topped with ikura


Ikura is an icon among seafood in Hokkaido. In English, it can be translated as flavored salmon roe. Ikura has been adopted as a Japanese word, but is originally Russian for fish egg. Ikura’s peak season is in autumn when salmon come back to the rivers where they were born to lay their eggs. From September to October, when fresh salmon roe is plentiful, people make ikura at home, then freeze it to eat throughout the year. Ikura-don, or a bowl of rice (sometimes vinegared rice for sushi) topped with ikura, is popular at restaurants.

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