[Sapporo, Hokkaido] Talk about one of Hokkaido’s most famous food souvenirs and it has to be the Shiroi Koibito cookie, known in Japanese as 白い恋人.

The “White Lover” cookie consists of two thin, buttery langue de chat biscuits sandwiching a layer of smooth white chocolate; and is famed for its delicate and refined taste.

Now, do you know there is a Shiroi Koibito Park, also known as 白い恋人パーク located in Sapporo?

The park itself can be a mix of a factory tour, a museum, and of course the souvenir shop. It is a must-visit destination for anyone with a love for sweets and enchanting experiences.

Price per ticket is 800 Yen for adults (above 16), and 400 Yen for children.

The easiest way to reach the park is by taking the Sapporo Municipal Subway. You can take the Tozai Line to Miyanosawa Station. From there, Shiroi Koibito Park is just a short walk away.

To me, it almost felt like a mini-Disneyland, with its whimsical architecture and gardens.

The European-inspired buildings, with their intricate designs and pastel colours, create a fairy-tale atmosphere.

The best part to me was the factory tour. Here, through large glass windows, you can watch the process of cookie-making.

It was fascinating to see the precision and care that goes into each biscuit. The workers’ dedication to their craft was evident, though it felt a bit distant at times.

Children can also sign up for a cookie-making workshop, just for the fun.

For souvenir lovers, there’s a shop selling a wide range of gifts, from the classic biscuits, seasonal items to merchandise such as T-shirts.

Do note that prices are on the higher side compared to the regular shops.

My tip is: you may be better off getting the regular cookies elsewhere, but do make a purchase if any of the limited or seasonal items catch your eye.

The cafes and outdoor kiosk offer a range of beverages and sweets, including the must-try Shiroi Koibito Soft-Serve Ice Cream.

This cost 400 Yen for the regular, 600 Yen for the large sized, available in white (milk), black (chocolate) or mix.

This soft serve ice cream was a creamy, dreamy treat – for those who can’t get enough of its rich, velvety texture and sweet, milky taste.

Sure, the park might feel a bit commercial at times. But the attention to detail, from the presentation of the treats to the design of the park, is what makes it truly makes it stand out.

A place for you to enjoy the sweeter things in life.

Shiroi Koibito Park
2 Chome-11-36 Miyanosawa 2 Jo, Nishi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 063-0052, Japan
Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon – Sun)

Google Maps – Shiroi Koibito Park

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