Hokkaido is the number 1 tourist destination in Japan. There are many reasons why Hokkaido travel is gaining popularity. First of all, it is a treasure trove of food. Hokkaido is blessed with numerous marine products because it is surrounded by the sea. If you have visited Hokkaido, there are many people who want to eat seafood first.
When you come to Hokkaido, there are many people who want to eat too much and the schedule is not enough. At that time, if you include Sapporo on your trip, you can eat what you want to eat at once.
As you know, the land of Hokkaido is vast. You can not go around the road in a day. Other than Sapporo, famous tourist destinations include Hakodate and Asahikawa, but the distance between Sapporo and Hakodate also requires three and a half hours of travel using Japan Railway. If you can afford the schedule, it is recommended to go around a lot of tourist destinations, but travel time will increase. If you want to enjoy efficiently, a route plan centered around Sapporo with a wide range of restaurants will be good.
There are many tourist spots in Sapporo, but a popular place is “Shiroi Koibito Park” (White Lover Park). “Shiroi Koibito” is popular as a Sapporo fine confectionery, and is a very famous sweet as a Hokkaido souvenir.
“Shiroi Koibito Park” run by ISHIYA, which manufactures and sells “Shiroi Koibito”, is located in Miyanosawa, a little far from Sapporo Station. “Shiroi Koibito Park” is about a 3-minute walk from Miyanosawa Station. It is also a sweets factory, but you can easily find a large, pretty Western-style building.
Shiroi Koibito Park not only buys souvenirs, but you can also visit the factory and experience creating the original “Shiroi Koibito”. The original “Shiroi Koibito” is larger than the commercial product and can be specially and cutely decorated. It is the best to commemorate the journey, but because of the limited number of people, it is safe to reserve in advance when it is crowded.
If you are Japanese, there are many who can imagine what kind of sweets they say “Shiroi Koibito”, but of course the products sold by ISHIYA are not limited to this one item. It has become a staple for locals and sweets enthusiasts, and many more popular products are sold than Shiroi Koibito. Above all, it seems that the sweets of “Amezaiku” (sculpted candy) where you can see the actual making process is well received for souvenirs.
Of course, because it corresponds to regional shipping, there is no worry that the luggage will be heavy even if you buy a lot.
“Shiroi Koibito Park” (literal meaning: ‘white lovers park’) is a theme park of sweets in Sapporo. You can enjoy painting experience with chocolate in heart shaped “Shiroi Koibito Cookie” of about 14 centimeters, sweets time in cafe, shopping, and factory tours. Especially in the winter, illuminations shining brightly on snow and night are very beautiful. Among them, the “Sweet Dream Illumination” which can be enjoyed from participation, experience, theater type projection mapping show which started from 2017 is a must-see.
There are other facilities include a factory tour of “Shiroi Koibito cookie” which is a classic souvenir of Hokkaido, exhibition floor introducing the history of chocolate, sales floor such as baked confectionery, specialty store of candy art etc. So you can enjoy plenty of it for half a day.
Among them, it is the “Make Your Own Shiroi Koibito Cookie: Painting Only course” (extra fee) that you can enjoy at the “Cake making experience studio” on the 4th floor.
The “Shiroi Koibito” (white lover) of Ishiya Co., Ltd. is a constant seller as the Hokkaido souvenir which is popular for the tourist from the foreign countries not to mention in Japan. Its package design as a motif of snow crystal is popular, not to mention a taste, and it is long seller for more than 35 years.
Shiroi Koibito Park that take after the name of this offers factory tours, which allow visitors to see how Hokkaido’s leading confectionery “Shiroi Koibito” is made. There is a trial lesson making confectionary, in which participants can make a 14cm heart-shaped “Shiroi Koibitio”. Exhibitions on antique cups and the history of chocolate also offers.
When “Sapporo Karakuri Tokei Tou” (Automaton clock tower of Sapporo) begins to work, soap bubbles begin to blow from many places, children chasing them with a shout of joy is seen. There are full of the senses of fun like the country of the candy world everywhere in the garden, and it entertain the visitor.
Shiroi Koibito Park is surrounded by the illuminations that the light of approximately 110,000 pitches emits in every winter.
The courtyard in the main site is a rose garden where a rose is in all glory from spring till autumn, but it is covered with a gorgeous light instead of snow lying in winter.
|Name:||Shiroi Koibito Park|
|Adresse:||Miyanosawa 2-jo 2-chome Nishi-ku,Sapporo 063-0052 Japan|
|Access:||Sapporo Municipal Subway Tozai-sen line "Miyanosawa-eki Station” (10 minutes walk)|
600 yen (High school students and older)
300 yen (Junior high school students and younger)
*Free Admission for Infants Aged Three or Younger.
Premium Factory Corse
1,500 yen (High school students and older)
1,200 yen (Junior high school students and younger)
*Free Admission for Infants Aged Three or Younger.
Please refer the official web page.