Region
Hokkaido
Island
Hokkaido
Largest City
Sapporo
Population
5,682,950

Shiroi Koibito Park

Heaps of delicious treats and old-world charm can be found in the heart of Sapporo at Shiroi Koibito Park. Shiroi Koibito is the name of a famous European-style biscuit manufactured in Hokkaido. It’s thin “langue-de-chat” cookie is baked until the edges turn brown, with white chocolate sandwiched between the two crispy biscuits. Nestled between Tudor-inspired buildings and a beautiful rose garden whose flowers are tailored to the seasons, there’s way more to do than just buy cookies.

Of course, cookies may well be all you’re interested in (be honest here). The Shiroi Koibito Park gives visitors the chance to make your own cookies, which you can bake and decorate yourself if you take the factory tour (¥1,600 including the costs of making your own cookie). There are several different styles of cookie to make: from giant, heart-shaped cookies to ones that look like Hokkaido. Customize your cookies by writing your own messages on them — a perfect present for a special someone!

On site are five different food shops. The Chocolate Lounge on the fourth floor has an impressive range of parfaits, complete with real English antique furniture. How’s that for a fancy afternoon tea? You can also keep it classy by visiting the Old Style Children’s Toy Box, an exhibition that focuses on children’s playthings from the Meiji period. There’s also a ridiculously cute, mini-locomotive ride for just ¥300 that will you take you on a 10-minute picturesque journey around Shiroi Koibito Park! Definitely recommend for those traveling around Hokkaido during February as it makes a fantastic detour from the snow festival or an added touch of romance over Valentine’s Day.

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Things To Know

Admission

The factory tour costs ¥600. Groups of 20 or more pay ¥500 each. If you want to make a cookie, it will cost an extra ¥972 per biscuit.

Opening Times

Factory tours are available from 9am to 6pm (last admittance at 5pm). Be aware that if you’re making cookies it takes around an hour and 15 minutes! Restaurant Owls also closes at 6 p.m. Candy Labo and Shop Piccadilly both stay open until 7 p.m.

How To Get There

Address

Japan, 〒063-0052 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Nishi-ku, Miyanosawa 2 Jō, 2 Chome−11−36 白い恋人パーク

By train

From Odori station, take the Tozai subway to Miyanosawa station or walk (about 7 minutes) from Miyanosawa station.

By bus

From JR Sapporo Bus Terminal take any Chuo or JR bus heading in the Otaru direction and get off at the Nishimachi-kita 20-chome bus stop.

By car

Take the Hokkaido Expressway (Sapporo Junction) from New Chitose Airport. It’s approximately 10 minutes from Shinkawa IC or an hour’s drive from New Chitose Airport to Shiroi Koibito Park.

Where To Stay

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Hotel Vegas (Adult Only)
  • Teine-ku Nishimiyanosawa 6jo 1cho-me 4-1 Sapporo-Shi, Hokkaido 006-0006
  • 6.1/10
  • 1.4 km
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Hotel Wing(Adult Only)
  • Nishimiyanosawa 6Jo 2Chome 4-20, Teine-Ku Sapporo-Shi, Hokkaido 006-0006
  • 6.9/10
  • 1.5 km
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MY Home Hokkaido Villa
  • Sapporo-Shi, Hokkaido 063-0037
  • 2.3 km
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