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Summer at Shiroi Koibito Park: Video Introduction

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Shiroi Koibito Park is operated by Ishiya Seika, the maker of Hokkaido's famous "Shiroi Koibito" biscuits. Shiroi Koibito biscuits are one of the most well-known and popular souvenirs of Hokkaido. They're popular both in Japan and also among overseas tourists. Shiroi Koibito biscuits are cat tongue cookies (a long and flat cookie said to resemble a cat's tongue) with white chocolate sandwiched inside them.
The exterior of this sweets theme park is inspired by the appearance of a Western castle. Take your time to watch the video through which you can practically smell the sweet aroma of roses and chocolate.

What is Shiroi Koibito Park? Admission Fees + Average Time Spent at the Park

Image of Shiroi Koibito Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Photo:Shiroi Koibito Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Shiroi Koibito Park is a factory and sweets theme park of Ishiya Seika located in Sapporo, Hokkaido. It's a wonderland-like facility with experiences that stimulate all five senses, and where both adults and children can enjoy an exciting time.

Shiroi Koibito have become a popular souvenir among travelers to Hokkaido. The park is a popular tourist spot in Sapporo where visitors can learn about the history of chocolate by seeing how it's made and trying a hands-on sweets making workshop. It's approximately 7-minutes from Miyanosawa Station (Sapporo City Subway-Tozai Line) on foot, and approximately 25-minutes from the center of Sapporo via car. A parking lot is available that can accommodate 130 vehicles.

The following information includes admission fees, hours of operation, and travel time. Please refer to it when planning your Sapporo travel itinerary.

Admission Fees
Adults (high school students and older): General admission / 800 yen, Sapporo residents / 500 yen, Groups / 500 yen Children (4 years old to junior high school students): Adults/400 yen, Sapporo residents / 300 yen, Groups / 300 yen Ages 3 and under: General admission / Free of charge, Sapporo citizens / Free of charge, Groups / Free of charge
All prices include tax.

Business hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Average Time Spent at Shiroi Koibito Park
Museum facilities only: approx. 1 hour
If you wish to explore the outdoors: approx. 2 to 3 hours
If using the Premium Factory Course in the paid area: approximately 1 to 2 hours in addition to the above.

Free Areas at Shiroi Koibito Park!

Image of the rose garden at Shiroi Koibito Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Photo:The rose garden at Shiroi Koibito Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Besides the paid area, Shiroi Koibito Park also has a free area. It's popular among both tourists and families with children. Here are some spots we recommend checking out in the free area.

Mechanical Clock Tower
The Chocolate Carnival Parade with automatons is held every hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
[Video] 0:33 - Mechanical Dolls Moving to the Music

Chocolate Pump
A dreamlike pump that gushes out chocolate. Try pumping the lever and let your inner child out!

Rose Garden
The English-style garden, which includes a rose arch, is a popular photo spot. Around 200 roses can be seen blooming in the garden, making it a spectacular sight! Enjoy the fragrance of English roses, classic roses, and all of the other 120 varieties of roses in the garden.

Attractions in the Paid Area of Shiroi Koibito Park

Image of Shiroi Koibito being made, Shiroi Koibito Park
Photo:Shiroi Koibito being made, Shiroi Koibito Park

Shiroi Koibito Park offers a wide variety of ways to enjoy the park. In the paid area, you can see, learn, taste, and experience a wide variety of attractions.

Visitors can see how Shiroi Koibito and Baumkuchen are made.

Sweets Workshop DREAM KITCHEN
Visitors can experience making sweets while having fun. Enjoy making it with your children or friends and take it with you as a souvenir to commemorate your trip?

The following section introduces the different experiences available at Shiroi Koibito Park.

Gulliver Town POKKE
In this children's town lined with small stores and houses, you can feel as if you're Gulliver, from Gulliver's Travels.
※Please take note of the business hours ※Closed for the winter, reopening on April 15th, 2023.
[Video] 0:53 - Gulliver Town Pokke

Study Base CACAO POD
Visitors can enjoy learning about tasting methods using chocolate developed by Dr. Chocolate.

CHOCOTOPIA HOUSE (projection mapping)
Visitors can enjoy learning about chocolate while watching a projection mapping video.

Hands-on Experiences at Shiroi Koibito Park!

Here is the menu of sweets that you can experience in the park.
[Sweets Workshop Dream Kitchen]
●Experience menu●
・Chocolate Pie Sandwich - Using mille-feuille
  Pie sandwiches made with mille-feuille
・Making colorful cupcakes with bunnies
  Cupcakes full of spring colors

Unfortunately, as of March 2023, the "My Shiroi Koibito Baking Course," "My Shiroi Koibito Painting Course," and "Hokkaido Cookie Painting Course" have been suspended due to a shortage of raw materials. Please check the latest information on the official website when applying for the experiences.

Roses in Early Summer, Illuminations in Winter, and Popular Sweets Year-Round. Enjoy Shiroi Koibito Park in Every Season!

Image of an illumination at Shiroi Koibito Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Photo:An illumination at Shiroi Koibito Park, Sapporo, Hokkaido

The brick-lined courtyard's rose garden is a must-see! The best time to see the roses in the English-style garden is from mid-June to early July. The heart-shaped arch in the Rose Garden is especially popular as a good place to take photos.
※Pets are allowed in the rose garden, which is a free area.

During the winter season (November to the end of March), illuminations add color to the cool, clear air. A 10-meter tree, lovely objects twinkling in the windows of the English-style building, and the magical scenery warmly welcomes visitors to the park. We definitely recommend visiting during the winter season as well!

Chocolate Lounge Oxford is the perfect place to go if you've got a sweet tooth. There are parfaits, and other sweets, as well as a wide selection of chocolate fondue. The "ISHIYA Mankitsu Set" allows you to taste white sweet potatoes, Swiss rolls, and soft-serve ice cream all at once. The three-tiered plate and the clock tower in the background makes for a great photo.
During the Christmas season, a limited Christmas menu will also be available. Be sure to stop by!

Things to Do Near Shiroi Koibito Park

While there aren't many things to do in the immediate area near Shiroi Koibito Park, there are plenty of attractions waiting for you a train's ride away. Here are 3 places we recommend visiting near Shiroi Koibito Park:

Hokkaido Jingu (Hokkaido Shrine)
Hokkaido Shrine was built in 1869, after the Meiji Restoration. The shrine has 4 torii gates which are said to bring various types of luck to those who pass through them, and the shrine is also known for its cherry blossoms in the spring and beautiful autumn leaves in the fall.

Hours: February: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, March: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, April - October: 6:00 am - 5:00 pm, November - December: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm ※Special hours during the New Years Holiday
Admission Fee: Free

Sapporo Beer Museum
A brick museum in Hokkaido where visitors can learn about the history of beer in Hokkaido. Visitors can tour the museum for free, but there are also premium tours that are 50 minutes long. The tour is held in Japanese, but after the tour visitors can enjoy sampling Sapporo Beer Kuro Label, a recreation of one of the original beers from when the firm was founded.

Hours: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (Last entry 5:30 pm)
Admission Fee: Free ※Paid premium tours available at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 4:30 pm. Please check the official website for more information.

Tanukikoji Shopping Street
Tanukikoji Shopping Street is one of the oldest shopping arcades in Hokkaido. Established in 1873, it's made up of 7 districts home to more than 200 stores. The shopping street stretches multiple blocks and has a variety of restaurants, places to go shopping, and even maid cafes.

There are a number of attractions between Tanukikoji Shopping Street and the Sapporo Beer Museum, such as the Sapporo Clock Tower and Sapporo TV Tower, so we recommend checking out Tanukikoji Shopping Street and then sightseeing while making your way over to the Sapporo Beer Museum. This is a great way to fit in more tourist attractions on your Sapporo travel itinerary.

Summary of Shiroi Koibito Park in Hokkaido

Shiroi Koibito Park, with its many attractions, also offers a variety of restaurants, cafes, and snack houses, all with different styles of food. From original confections and sweets to lunch at a secluded restaurant, you're going to be spoiled for choice.

The elaborate seasonal events, attractions that will bring smiles to children's faces, and affordable prices are all great features for those traveling with family. Sapporo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan and offers a wide variety of hotels. If you visit Sapporo during your summer trip to Hokkaido, consider visiting Shiroi Koibito Park!

【Official Website】Shiroi Koibito Park

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