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In Sapporo, Discover Shiroi Koibito Park, a Theme Park Dedicated to Sweets!

Shiroi Koibito ("White Lover" in English) is a type of langue de chat cookie with an established name as a souvenir of Hokkaido. ISHIYA Seika, the company that manufactures it, also operates a theme park dedicated to sweets.
Along with delicious sweets, visitors can enjoy the rose garden where its namesake flowers proudly bloom.

*NOTE: Due to construction, the production line cannot be observed. It is scheduled to reopen in June of 2019. However, the shops and rose garden in the courtyard will remain open during the construction period.

*These photos were taken on June 12, 2016.

This stone building is the landmark
This stone building is the landmark

To get there, walk 7 minutes on foot from Miyanosawa Station on the Tozai Subway Line. Shiroi Koibito Park is located along Kita 5-Jo Teina Dori, one of the leading main streets in Sapporo. With its prominent European-style stone buildings, it's easy to find the park, even from far away.

The Sapporo Automaton Clock Tower
The Sapporo Automaton Clock Tower

Inside the park, there is a European garden, full of beautiful buildings and plants. Fountains and cute houses lined up side by side lend it a fairy-tale atmosphere.

The House of Sweets
The House of Sweets

I recommend taking some photos here.

There are so many adorable buildings!
There are so many adorable buildings!

Stroll Through the Rose Garden

From spring through summer, more than 120 varieties of roses proudly bloom in the beautiful rose garden. As some varieties are late bloomers, this garden can be enjoyed until the end of October.

Tour the Park on a Mini-Railroad!

These adorable train cars, designed in the motif of Hokkaido's once-active Benkeigo train, pass through structures such as "sweets" houses and a tunnel made to look like a giant cream puff.

OPEN

Details about the Mini-Railroad

Required time
about 10 minutes
Fares
Adults are ¥300, Children 12 and under are ¥200, Infants under 2 are free
These retro train cars are adorable!
These retro train cars are adorable!
The adult train ticket
The adult train ticket
The Shirakaba Station sign
The Shirakaba Station sign
Shirakaba (White Birch) Station
Shirakaba (White Birch) Station

Savor the Flavor of Shiroi Koibito Soft-Serve!

Enhance your enjoyment with some Shiroi Koibito soft-serve ice cream, made with the same white chocolate that goes in the Shiroi Koibito cookies! When the weather is good, be sure and eat it outside.

The Soft-Serve House
The Soft-Serve House
Shiroi Koibito Soft-Serve (¥300)
Shiroi Koibito Soft-Serve (¥300)

I ordered a mix (white and black chocolate) soft-serve ice cream. Plain white and black chocolate flavors are also available.

The Shiroi Koibito chocolate float drink (¥410)
The Shiroi Koibito chocolate float drink (¥410)

The Tudor House

In this building, there's also a full lineup of entertainment facilities. Free admission is offered to the Tudor House, where the "Candy Lab" is popular. Watch colorful candy being made here. Some candy is available to purchase as souvenirs.

With its red carpet,the stairway is impressive.
With its red carpet,the stairway is impressive.

I can also recommend taking photos here.

Making candy
Making candy
Souvenirs
Souvenirs

What's more, with attractions like the "Toy Box from Times Past" a space displaying nostalgic toys from the Meiji to Showa Periods (1868-1988), you'll never be bored, no matter how much time you spend looking at the full selection of exhibits here.

In addition to what has been introduced in this article, this park is full of many fun attractions, such as having the experience of making your own original treats!

Basic information on Shiroi Koibito Park

OPEN
Address
11-36 Miyanosawa 2-jo 2-chome, Nishi-ku, Sapporo City, Hokkaido[MAP]
Access
7 minutes on foot from Miyanosawa Station on the Tozai Subway Line
Tel
011-666-1481
Business Hours
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
*NOTE: General facilities are open until 6:00 pm
Closed
Open every day
WEB
URL(English)