Regarded as one of the best biscuits produced in Japan, Shiroi Koibito is a European-style biscuit with a piece of (either white or milk) chocolate sandwiched between langue de chat. It is manufactured and sold exclusively in Sapporo by the Japanese confectionary maker, Ishiya. They sell the biscuits ALL OVER Sapporo!

There are imitation biscuits out there, but this is the original!

The most famous souvenir from Hokkaido, we may know Shiroi Koibito for their cookies, but are you aware of their theme park!? As a mega fan of their baked products, I knew that I HAD to pay the park a visit or I'm never leaving Sapporo without kicking a fuss!

I dedicated a day during my trip to Japan for the park visit. Took the subway and stopped at Miyanosawa Station, where the park was located.

There will be clear signages to direct you to the park. It is about a ~10 minutes walk. My trip to Japan was back in December 2013. Hokkaido is truly a winter wonderland with its beautiful snow-covered scenery! *.*

Just like their biscuits, the park adopted a whimsical European-style architecture. I heard that they decorate the place accordingly to festive seasons. It was particularly romantic during the period of my stay! I entered the park wishing I had someone's hand to hold on to... Romantic, drama-like scenes also start playing by itself in my mind. This was the perfect set to film at!

You will be given an Ishiya passport and a biscuit after you've paid for the entrance fees. Going into the beautiful mansion, the first part of the factory tour was very museum-ish. You will walk through many corridors and stairs which can be rather confusing.

So this is how the cookies are made! You get to take a look inside the factory from the top, where the cookie production happens. Unfortunately, you won't be able to enter.

Going up to the top floor, you NEED to dine at their Chocolate Lounge チョコレートラウンジ.

There is also a Cookie Craft Studio beside the lounge, where you can get hands-on and make your own Shiroi Koibito cookie. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to. :(

WHAT IS THIS MAGNIFICENT VIEW STARING BACK!?!?!?

Request for seats by the window to be greeted by a scenery that overlooks the area. I remember sitting down with my jaw almost reaching the floor, too awed for words. Look out for the clock tower as a mini "show" happens every hour!

BEST. DESSERTS. EVER.

I ordered some of their best-sellers and went into food heaven. Japan is known for their top quality food, exactly why my dining experience was out of this world! These desserts are probably the reasons why the word "foodporn" and "foodgasm" existed. My sweet tooth approves. I can share anything, but not this! No, never, ever! Also, I think the soft serve cannot be found anywhere else?

They also have a goods shop, and a toy museum where they showcase vintage stuff from the owner's family collection. One for the nostalgics!

And here it is, the gift store! I was like a kid lost in a toy store. I can't remember how many bags worth of souvenirs I dragged back to the hotel, but I do remember burning a hole in my pocket..... #SOWORTHIT

You can find gifts sold exclusively at this store. For example, there's a tin version of the Shiroi Koibito biscuits where you can print your picture on it! I did not purchase it though since I had no use for it and the price was rather steep.

Went out to the courtyard area to further appreciate the beauty of this place.

The place is too picturesque, I can't. Definitely a must-visit when you're in Sapporo! I will go back if I ever have the chance to.

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4 comments

  1. I'm pretty sure it's not in odori

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    1. Thank you so much for pointing that out!!! Oops my bad, it's at Miyanosawa Station. Changes are updated and reflected. :)

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  2. I'm pretty sure it's not in odori

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  3. Thank you for posting! All the pictures are beautiful! A great help for when I'm looking for places to go to in Hokkaido :)

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