wow!37 If you can’t decide on souvenirs, choose a Wakkanai Brand.

Facing both the Okhotsk Sea and the Sea of Japan, Wakkanai is a treasure trove of marine products,
where delicacies from the two seas can be enjoyed.
What's more, countless agricultural and livestock products are nurtured amid the abundant nature,
and goods produced using these resources – as well as regional recourses such as the culture and nature of which Wakkanai is proud – are certified as "Wakkanai brands" and widely conveyed throughout Japan and beyond.

Quality items that Wakkanai residents can recommend with confidence

“Wakkanai brand” certification began in 2012. The brands can be broadly divided into three types:
“raw ingredients” such as seafood or agricultural and livestock products and the like;
“processed goods” made from those ingredients; and “regional resources” such as culture and nature.
A total of 7 raw ingredients, 24 processed goods,
and 4 regional resources have been certified to date (as of March 2021).
To be certified, items are required to clear strict criteria, such as being suitable to represent Wakkanai,
safety and narrative standards, excellent taste and quality, as well as a stable supply capacity.
The appeal of Wakkanai can be sensed in each of the 35 Wakkanai brands that
have cleared these criteria – specialty items of which we are proud.

“Wakkanai brand” certification began in 2012. The brands can be broadly divided into three types: “raw ingredients” such as seafood or agricultural and livestock products and the like; “processed goods” made from those ingredients; and “regional resources” such as culture and nature. A total of 7 raw ingredients, 24 processed goods, and 4 regional resources have been certified to date (as of March 2021). To be certified, items are required to clear strict criteria, such as being suitable to represent Wakkanai, safety and narrative standards, excellent taste and quality, as well as a stable supply capacity. The appeal of Wakkanai can be sensed in each of the 35 Wakkanai brands that have cleared these criteria – specialty items of which we are proud.

Look out for the certification mark on brand items

What products are certified Wakkanai brand products?
Look out for the ones with the certification mark on the package or the like.
Designed by Wakkanai-born Tsuyoshi Ozaki, the mark aims to convey the location of Japan’s northernmost city at a glance,
and a heart shape motif adds warmth to Hokkaido, which has a strong image of being cold and freezing.

What products are certified Wakkanai brand products?Look out for the ones with the certification mark on the package or the like. Designed by Wakkanai-born Tsuyoshi Ozaki, the mark aims to convey the location of Japan’s northernmost city at a glance, and a heart shape motif adds warmth to Hokkaido, which has a strong image of being cold and freezing.

Products can be purchased from shops in the city, as well as online.

As well as scallops and North Pacific giant octopus, of which Wakkanai boasts the most prolific catch in Japan,
certified brands also include Soya Black-haired cattle and Yuchi potatoes,
hich are produced utilizing safe and clean cultivation methods
in the Yuchi district;
as well as a wide range of products that make ideal souvenirs,
such as dried foods and seasoning made from processed scallops,
and hamburg steaks made from Soya Black-haired Wagyu Beef.
The brands are not only food related: facilities such as the Wakkanai Port North Breakwater Dome,
which conveys links between Wakkanai and Sakhalin; and the “Nanchu Soran” dance,
an intangible cultural property that received the Grand Prize at the National Convention of Japanese Folk Songs,
are also cherished Wakkanai brands.
The certified items can be purchased at shops in JR Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport,
as well as from shops in the city.
In addition, they are also available via the Hometown Tax Donation Program and from online shopping sites.

As well as scallops and North Pacific giant octopus, of which Wakkanai boasts the most prolific catch in Japan, certified brands also include Soya Black-haired cattle and Yuchi potatoes,
hich are produced utilizing safe and clean cultivation methods in the Yuchi district; as well as a wide range of products that make ideal souvenirs, such as dried foods and seasoning made from processed scallops, and hamburg steaks made from Soya Black-haired Wagyu Beef. The brands are not only food related: facilities such as the Wakkanai Port North Breakwater Dome, which conveys links between Wakkanai and Sakhalin; and the “Nanchu Soran” dance, an intangible cultural property that received the Grand Prize at the National Convention of Japanese Folk Songs, are also cherished Wakkanai brands. The certified items can be purchased at shops in JR Wakkanai Station and Wakkanai Airport, as well as from shops in the city. In addition, they are also available via the Hometown Tax Donation Program and from online shopping sites.

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