Shiroi Koibito Park

Shiroi Koibito Park

Shiroi Koibito Park is a theme park and candy factory located in Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. This park is operated by Ishiya, the maker of the famous white chocolate cookie “Shiroi Koibito” (白い恋人), which translates to “White Lovers” in English. The park combines elements of a working factory, fairy tale attractions, and European-style gardens, offering a delightful experience for visitors of all ages.

Overview Location:

  • 2-11-36 Miyanosawa 2 Jo, Nishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Japan Opening: 1995
  • Area: Approximately 20,000 m² Attractions and Experiences

Shiroi Koibito Factory Description: Visitors can observe the manufacturing process of “Shiroi Koibito” cookies through observation windows.

  • Highlights: Production Lines: Live display of the cookie manufacturing process.
  • Chocolate Laboratory: Shows how chocolate is molded and decorated.
  • Ishiya’s History: Exhibits on the history of Ishiya and the development of “Shiroi Koibito” cookies.

Factory Tour Description: A self-guided tour taking visitors behind the scenes of candy and cookie production.

  • Highlights: Interactive Galleries: Information on chocolate and cookie making.
  • Workshops: Areas where visitors can try making their own sweets.
  • Cookie Hall: Displays a variety of old and modern cookies.

Chocolate Museum Description:

  • Exhibitions on the history and culture of chocolate.
  • Highlights: Packaging Collection: Display of vintage chocolate packaging from around the world.
  • Chocolate History: Information on the origins and development of chocolate over the years.

European Gardens Description:

  • European-style gardens with fountains, sculptures, and flowered areas.
  • Highlights: Compass Rose Garden: A garden with roses and other seasonal flowers.
  • Flower Clock and Fountain: A beautiful area with a clock adorned with flowers.
  • Christmas Decoration: During winter, the park is decorated with Christmas lights and snow.

Cookie Workshop Description:

  • Visitors can participate in a workshop where they make and decorate their own “Shiroi Koibito” cookies.
  • Highlights: Customization: Personalize cookies with chocolate and colorful decorations.
  • Souvenir: Take home your own cookies created in the workshop.

Old Sapporo Streets Description:

  • A themed area recreating streets of old Sapporo.
  • Highlights:
  • Antique Shop: Sells vintage souvenirs and collectible items.
  • Retro Café: Offers drinks and sweets in a nostalgic setting.

Ishiya Gift Shop Description:

  • Shop selling Ishiya products, including “Shiroi Koibito” cookies and other delights.
  • Highlights: Cookie Buildings: Structures made with cookies and chocolates.
  • Variety of Flavors: Exclusive and limited products not available outside the park.
  • Restaurants and Cafés Chocolate Café: Offers chocolate-based desserts and drinks such as fondues and hot chocolates.
  • Confectionery Restaurant: Serves light meals and sophisticated desserts in an elegant atmosphere.
  • Outdoor Café: A spot to enjoy drinks and snacks while appreciating the gardens.

Seasonal Events

  • Christmas at Shiroi Koibito Park: The park transforms into a winter wonderland with festive lighting and decorations.
  • Summer Festival: Includes outdoor activities, performances, and food fairs.
  • Halloween Week: Themed decorations and special events for children.

Useful Information Opening Hours:

  • Typically from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (varies by season and special events).
  • Tickets: Include park entry and factory tour, with special packages available for workshops.
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair and stroller friendly with ramps and elevators available.

Image Gallery

  • Shiroi Koibito Factory View of the cookie production lines.
  • European Gardens Gardens decorated with fountains and flowers.
  • Cookie Workshop Visitors decorating cookies.
  • Chocolate Café Chocolate-based desserts and drinks.

Visiting Tips Reservation:

  • It is recommended to book in advance for workshops and experiences, especially during holidays.
  • Best Time to Visit: Spring and autumn to enjoy the gardens, or winter to see the Christmas decorations.
  • Souvenirs: Don’t forget to take home the classic “Shiroi Koibito” cookie as a souvenir.

Shiroi Koibito Park offers a charming blend of candy making, chocolate history, and garden beauty, providing a unique experience for visitors.

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