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Sapporo Station To Shiroi Koibito Park Review Ishiya Chocolate Factory Day Trip

Shiroi Koibito Park
Shiroi Koibito Park 白い 恋人 パーク

Shiroi Koibito Park Day Trip
Shiroi Koibito Park Day Trip
Shiroi Koibito Park (meaning white lover, 白い 恋人 パーク) is an entertainment park where visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions, including observation of their Ishiya white chocolate cookies production line, cookies making at the Cookie craft Studio, Ishiya’s original sweets at café, Chocolate Time Tunnel, World Chorus Theater, Shiroi Koibito Railway, Old-style Children’s Toy Box, Rose Garden, Sapporo Mechanical Clock Tower and etc.

Shiroi Koibito Park (白い 恋人 パーク) is a fantastic place based on the ideals of deliciousness, fun and stories of sweets from a bygone era. In addition to housing the Ishiya patisserie Shiroi Koibito chocolate fFactory where this well-known Hokkaido confectionery is produced, the park also has a cafe to allow visitors to savor Ishiya’s original sweets, the Cookiecraft Studio (where budding confectioners can try their hand at making their own Shiroi Koibito cookies), a toy exhibition room and the Rose Garden. The things visitors see, taste and experience here will make for truly “sweet”memories!

Sapporo Station To Shiroi Koibito Park

Sapporo Station To Shiroi Koibito Park
Sapporo Station To Shiroi Koibito Park
Ishiya Shiroi Koibito park chocolate factory in Sapporo location address is Japan, 〒063-0052 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo, Nishi Ward, 宮の沢2−2−11−36.

How To Go To Shiroi Koibito Park From Sapporo Station

Take the Tozai line and head for Miyanosawa, which is the last stop. When you get off at Miyanosawa Station on the Tozai Subway Line, which is approx. 20 min. from Odori Station. Take the walkway towards the Supermarket ahead and exit to the surface , continue North till you come to a junction and look to your right, a Huge Grey building is visible (Approx. 7 min. on foot from Miyanosawa Station). That is Shiroi Kobita Chocolate factory with its beautiful garden.

Getting there may be a little tricky as there was not much signage to Shiroi Koibito Park. Just remember to walk towards "Cheria", which is an Education Centre. When you emerge from the front of Cheria, cross the road and you can't miss the Chocolate Factory building.

Alternative, you can also take a bus from JR Sapporo Bus Terminal (Otaru direction) and get off at the Nishimachi kita 20-chome bus stop. (Chuo bus or JR bus).
Ishiya Shiroi Koibito Park
Ishiya Chocolate Factory Shiroi Koibito Park

Shiroi Koibito Park Review 

Shiroi Koibito Park Opening Hours 

Opening hours: 9:00~18:00 (Last Admittance:17:00 , Shop Closing Time:19:00)
*Subject to occasional change, including during the year-end and New Year holidays

Ishiya Chocolate Factory Entrance Fee 

Ishiya Chocolate Factory Entrance Fee
Ishiya Chocolate Factory Entrance Fee

High school students and older General : ¥600 / Groups of 20 or more : ¥500

Junior high school students and younger  General : ¥200 / Groups of 20 or more : ¥150

*Free Admission for Infants Aged Three or Younger.

*No Pets Allowed.

Below are the collections of visitors' reviews:

Ishiya Patisserie Shiroi Koibito
Ishiya Patisserie Shiroi Koibito
"Fun to all through of the buildings. You can go to the base of the clock tower and get your tickets for the Shiroi Koibito park day trip. There are all sort of memorabilia from cups and containers related to drinking chocolate over the last few 100 years. You also get to see the factory productions and how they churn out the famous Shiroi Koibito white lover cookies. The garden grounds are amazing and great for children, especially the numerous collection of mini doll houses for the kids to play with. The day trip finishes with a choral performance of their mannequin bakers singing at the top of the building overlooking the grounds."

"This is the place where thousands of thousands of the famous 白色恋人 cookies are made, having originated here in Hokkaido. This place can be easily access via Tōzai Line (Miyanosawa Station) about 7 stations from Odori Station. Upon arrival at Miyanosawa Station, just follow the sign all the way for about 5-10mins."
Ishiya Chocolate Factory At Sapporo
Ishiya Chocolate Factory At Sapporo

"The exterior of the Shiroi Koibito park (白い 恋人 パーク) is like a fantasy place, with beautiful architectures and many scenic spots, great for photo-taking! Inside the park, there is a large shop selling the famous shiroi koibito white lover 白い恋人 chocolates, cookies, candies and souvenirs. Also they have scheduled candy-making sessions too. Interesting place to visit!"

"If you love cookies with chocolate, then this is definitely a  place you must visit! Shiroi Koibito park is also the location of the Ishiya Chocolate Factory in Sapporo, one of the oldest and most famous Chocolate Factory in Hokkaido and also Japan, well known for their famous white lover cookies and sweets. The tour is quite interesting and enjoyable with beautiful chocolate cup collection. The tour trip also shows the history of the factory and how their famous Shiroi Koibito white lover cookies are made. The park itself offers beautiful mini houses with lots of flowers and photo opportunity sites. There is also a show from the tower and balconies that happens at specific schedule throughout the day. The gift shop offers their famous treats and fresh drinks for visitors to enjoy and bring home. A must visit site in Sapporo!"

Ishiya Chocolate Review
Ishiya Chocolate Review
"It was like one of the attractions in Sapporo but you can buy Shiroi Koibito cookies anywhere in Japan (especially at the airport shops)."

"This is Ishiya patisserie Shiroi Koibito, where they make the famous white lover 白色恋人 cookie. Love this place with the beautiful lush roses and magnificent exterior with intricate details. We paid to walk through the production line but my kids did not want to make a cookie, so no comment on that. Many pictures opportunities and in the cold weather, enjoyed the chocolate soft cream ice-cream outdoor too. Parking is free."

"We visited this place thinking that it would just be a chocolate factory showing their history and how the chocolates were made. But we were so wrong! This place had so much more things. The rose garden and toy museum were one of them. My favourite place was the one where we could see through a glass panel and look at how our favourite white chocolate cookies were made! Overall, this is a great place for families with kids to visit."

"Before exiting the station, get a map from the control station (see photo). Yes, they even printed them in colours. There are some signages fixed onto the lamp posts once you exit the station. So keep a lookout. The cookie-making class is conducted in mass so be early (arrive in the morning if you are keen to participate) because they have a schedule for that. I enjoy watching the cookie production. There's even a mailing service for your cookie at the retail store! But the service is not available during the weekend when I was there."


Reference:
Shiroi Koibito Park
Ishiya Chocolate Factory How To Go

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Seoul, Nami Island & Myeongdong

Mount Sorak Entrance Fee
Mount Sorak Entrance
Mount Sorak! Looking for how to go to Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park from Seoul, Nami Island & Myeongdong?

The Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park is also referred to as Seolsan and Seolbongsan, the mountain was named Seorak ('Seol' meaning 'snow' and 'Ak' meaning 'big mountain') due to the snow wouldn't melt for a very long period time retaining the rocks in a lasting state of whiteness.

Seoraksan is the 3rd highest mountain in South Korea and the highest mountain in the eastern of South Korea, Gangwon Province.

Mount Sorak Admission Fee
Mount Sorak Admission

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Seoul

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Seoul
Mount Sorak Map
You can either take the metro train to Gangbyeon Station in Seoul, which is on Line 2, green line. Exit is at exit no. 4 at Gangbyeon Station. Walk across the road to the bus terminal and buy a bus ticket to Sokcho. The travel time including stops was 3 hours. There are more than 40 departures per day to Sokcho between about 6am and 11pm.

Alight the bus at its final destination, the Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal. Walk out of the Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal and turn right. About 50-100m away is a local bus stop, wait there for bus 7 or 7-1. The buses are supposed to arrive roughly half hourly.

Or you can take the Seoul Express Bus from the Seoul Express Bus Terminal to Sokcho City, which will land you the same way of taking the Bus 7 or 7-1.

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Nami Island

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Nami Island
Bear of Mount Sorak
After taking the ferry back from Nami Island, take a bus or taxi to Gapyeong Station, which travel about 10 minutes ride. Followed by bus or take the train to Namchuncheon train station go to the exit that indicate "to Chuncheon Bus Terminal" to Chuncheon. After which take the express bus to Sokcho (bus times 07:30, 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 14:50, 16:00, 17:20, 18:30, last train at 20:00).

When you reached Sokcho, take the bus no. 7 or 7-1 or taxi to Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park.

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Myeongdong

How To Go To Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park From Seoul, Nami Island & Myeongdong
Mount Sorak Temple
Go to the Dong-Seoul Bus terminal located near to Gangbyeon subway station, line 2, Green. Then take a bus bound for Sokcho. The travelling time is about 3 hours plus to reach Sokcho.

Then around the Sokcho Intercity Bus Terminal, take bus 7 or 7-1, located about 2-3 metres away from the terminal. It will bring you to Seoraksan, which takes approximately 30 minutes.

There is a tourist info center outside the Sokcho bus terminal. Check with them if you need more help.

Lastly, the best way recommended to view Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) attractions if you only have a enough time, is by taking the Seorak Cable Car. The cable car goes up at a relatively high speed. Nevertheless, safety is checked and the scenery can be best enjoyed with the guided tour in the cable car.

Hope you enjoy this post on how to go to Mount Sorak (Seoraksan) National Park from Seoul, Nami Island & Myeongdong.

Reference:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seoraksan
http://wikitravel.org/en/Seoraksan_National_Park

How To Get To Everland or Lotte World Theme Park In Seoul Korea

How To Get To Everland or Lotte World Theme Park In Seoul Korea? This post is breakdown in two portions. The first talk about how to get to Everland, the second talk about how to get to Lotte World. Both Everland and Lotte World are the well known theme park in Seoul, Korea.

How To Get To Everland

Everland is South Korea's largest theme park. Located at the Everland Resort in Yongin, a city in Gyeonggi-do province. Everland address is 199 Everland-ro, Pogog-eup, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do. Everland is operated by Samsung C&T Corporation previously known as Samsung Everland, Cheil Industries, a subsidiary of the Samsung Group. The theme park recorded a 7.3 million visitors per year and was ranked sixteenth in the world for amusement park attendance in year 2014.

Go to Everland By Metropoilitan Subway

- Change to Yongin Ever Line at Giheung Station on Bundang Line
- It takes 30 minutes from Giheung Station to Jeondae Everland Station (last stop) on Yongin Ever Line.
- You are able to take the free shuttle bus from Yongin Ever Line and go to Everland or Caribbean Bay.
- Ever Line operation hours 05:30~23:30 (last train)

How To Go To Everland From Seoul By Bus

- Take bus no. 5002 and no. 5007.
- For bus no 5002, bus stops can be found at Sinnohyeon , Gangnam and Yangjae station. Takes approximately 40 - 50 minutes and bus fare is about 2500 won (one way)
- For bus no 5007, bus stops are at gangbyeon, jamsil, songpa and suseo station. Takes approximately 60 - 80 minutes and bus fare is about 2500 won (one way)

Gangnam Station bus no. 5002 had been popular, since it is a good deal. So most of the times it will be crowded and have to wait longer to get on the bus.

Everland also has two shuttle bus both with multiple stops throughout Seoul. It is the most expensive option a round trip and reservations in advance is required. This is a private shuttle bus service operated by a bus company. There are 5 departure locations to choose from.
How To Get To Everland
T Express

South Korea's highest, fastest, longest, steepest roller coaster. South Korea's first wooden coaster.
It has world's steepest wooden roller coaster record (77 degrees, 2009)

The T Express, first started in 2006, is the first wooden roller coaster and the largest of any kind in South Korea. The T Express is the 6th longest wooden coaster in the world at 5,838 feet (1,779 m) long. With the first drop inclined at 77 degrees. Its classify as the steepest roller coaster.

How To Get To Lotte World

Lotte World is a major recreation building complex in Seoul, South Korea. It comprises of the world's largest indoor theme park, a Guinness World Record, an outdoor amusement park called "Magic Island", an artificial island inside a lake linked by monorail, shopping malls, a luxury hotel, a Korean folk museum, sports facilities, and movie theaters. Lotte World is located at Sincheon-dong, and receives 7.3 million visitors each year.

It is best to take the public transportation. Get off at Jamsil station on either Subway Line No. 2 or 8, and you can use the underground walkway. Subway exit no. 4 & 5.
How To Get To Lotte World
Indoor Ice Skating Ring
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Things To Do In Nami Island How To Get There

Things To Do In Nami Island How To Get There


Things to do in Nami Island how to get there? There are 10 things you can get to do in Nami Island once you get there. In Nami island, there you can do the things in this post. 

Nami Island is a tiny half-moon shaped island located in Chuncheon, South Korea. Nami Island get its name after General Nami, a notable figure in Korea history. Who courageously fought in battles and led a great victory against the rebels in the 13th year of the 7th king of the Joseon Dynasty, King Sejo (reign 1455-1468) but died at the age of 26. Nami island in Chinese is 南怡岛.

Nami Island Map
Nami Island Map

Where Is Nami Island Located

Nami Island is located 3.8 km from Gapyeong County, but belongs to Chuncheon in Gangwon-do. The island has an area of 460,000 square meters and a circumference of 5km. Nami island looks like a leaf floating gracefully on the top of Cheonpyeong Lake, in the middle of the Han River.

How Long From Seoul To Nami Island 

Going to Nami Island is 63km from Seoul. Traveling in the direction of Chuncheon, it is 30 minutes away from Chuncheon and an hour away from the suburbs of Seoul.

Nami Island How To Get There

Nami Island is not accessible via car, ferry is required to get there. Ferry schedule:
07:30-09:00 (Departure from Gapyeong Naru: Intervals 30 minutes)
09:00-18:00 (Intervals 10-20 minutes)
18:00-21:40 (Departure from Nami Naru to last ferry: intervals 30 minutes)

Nami Island How To Get There
Nami Island How To Get There

[One year-term Admission Ticket]
Fare: 35,000 won

[Integrated Admission Ticket including Naminara Republic and Tamnara Republic]
Fare: 50,000 won

* Discounted rate is applicable with proper identification to:
- Middle / High school students, Persons with a disability (Level 1-3), Seniors ages 70 years and older, Foreigners (passport or alien registration card)

* Special deal or rate is applicable to:
- Babies (ages 3) to elementary school student, Groups of infants (under ages 3 years old)
- People purchasing late admission (Dec-Mar: Ticketing after 18:10hrs (visitors using the ferry at 18:30hrs) / Apr-Nov: Ticketing after 19:10hrs (visitors using the ferry at 19:30hrs)

Nami Island entrance fees:

General Rate: Adults 10,000 won
Discounted Rate: 8,000 won
Special Rate: 4,000 won
Admission fee includes a round-ferry ticket, usage fee, and additional tax.

There is hotel in Nami Island, however you may want to take note of the ferry schedule, which may limits your hours for exploring Nami Island is you are staying overnight at the hotel out door cooking and camping are prohibited. There are also several Nami island restaurant and cafes, where Korea, Asian, Italian food can be found.

Things To Do In Nami Island


1. Write Down Your Wish
Things To Do In Nami Island - Write Down You Wishes
Things To Do In Nami Island - Write Down You Wishes
Once you reach Nami Island, there is this channel or passage way where you can write down your wishes on a piece of paper and hang it on the the semi circle fencing.

2. Enjoy Different Variety of Cuisines, Coffee and Desert
Things To Do In Nami Island - Enjoy the Cuisines, Coffee and Desert
Things To Do In Nami Island - Cuisines, Coffee and Desert
Nami Island offer a wide variety of different cuisines and dining experiences to suit the tastes of visitors. Cafes are designed to offer a bit of rest for both parents and children while enjoying the coffee, dessert and appreciating the dazzling landscape of Nami Island.

Don't forget to try the steam sweet bean paste bun.
 
3. Stroll The Garden
Things To Do In Nami Island - Stroll The Garden
Things To Do In Nami Island - Stroll The Garden

4. Take Winter Sonata Nami Island Pictures
Take Winter Sonata Nami Island Pictures
Take Winter Sonata Nami Island Pictures
Nami island is the location where many Winter Sonata scenes were shot. Winter Sonata, a Korea drama, was released in 2001 to the Hong Kong audience and later released in China and Japan.  The demand is growing internationally for this love story that steals the hearts of all who watched.

5. Walking Slowly Down The Tree-Lined Road 
Nami Island November
Nami Island November
6. Inspired By The Maple Trees
Nami Island Pictures
Nami Island Pictures




7. Amazed By The Giant Breast Feeding Statute
Things To Do In Nami Island - Breast Feeding Statue
Things To Do In Nami Island - Breast Feeding Statue
8. Bicycle Riding
Nami Island provides bicycle renting service, as it takes a couple of hours to tour the whole of Nami Island, renting a bicycle may be a good choice to get around the island.

9. Feel The Riverside
You ca also try walking or riding along the riverside to enjoy some good scenery.
    
10. Take Pictures or Videos
One of the things you must do when you are in Nami Island, is to take memorable pictures or videos.

Lastly, weather for Nami Island in November is rather cold, a jacket and thick clothing is recommended.

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Travel From Bangkok To Pattaya Luxury Holiday

Travel from Bangkok to Pattaya 

The distance travel will take about 2 hours (150 km) by coach or bus. For holiday packages to Pattaya Thailand, you will visit the Gems Gallery - The world's biggest jewelry store during the trip to Pattaya Thailand. There will be a small internal rail which you can rides to learn see how Gems comes about.

There is also the leather factory where it mainly produces leather from the crocodile skin. You will learn the knowledge of how to differential genuine and fake leather.

After which, the Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Thailand is another much visited places. There will be pig race, pig capable of doing math calculations, exiting crocodile show, tiger shows, etc.

  

Pattaya Hotel

For accommodation in Pattaya Thailand holiday can be a 3 star hotels, if it only for one or two days stay and you just want to enjoy Pattaya instead of the hotel luxury services.  

Camelot hotel Pattaya is a 3 star hotels, a cheap hotel in Pattaya with swimming pool and is also a hotel near walking street where Pattaya night life is. 

Room of Camelot Hotel

Pattaya Ladyboy Cabaret Show

Another must visit place in Pattaya is the Alcazar show, which are performed by Pattaya Ladyboys. The show will last about 45 minutes. After the shows the ladyboys will stand outside the theater for photo taking (there will be charges if you are taking with them individually).
  
 
 


From the pattaya beach, you can also take the speed boat to Coral island where there are water sports like the banana boat ride, para-sailing, jet skiing, underwater walk, etc.

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