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Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade Outlet Sapporo Hokkaido What To Buy

Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade Sapporo Hokkaido
Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade Sapporo Hokkaido

Tanukikoji is a shopping arcade in Sapporo Hokkaido Perfecture Japan, that has been in operation since the frontier time. There are a lot of shopping outlets to buy Hokkaido souvenirs!

Tanukikoji shopping street is the main shopping district in Sapporo and is about 1km-long with around 200 shops that stretches from east to west in downtown Sapporo. The roofed arcade begins at Nishi-1-chome and stops at Nishi-7-chome, which allow shopping regardless of the weather. The arcade was built up during the frontier period. In year 1869, when the Meiji government set up the Hokkaido Development Commission in Sapporo, merchant houses and restaurants started to settle there in what is known today as the Tanukikoji 2 and 3-chome areas. In 1873, the neighborhood became recognised as “Tanukikoji”. The arcade, which many tourists visit, features both old and new shops, souvenir shops, and karaoke bars.

How To Get To Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade 

The Tanuki Koji shopping arcade is located at Minami 2 & 3-jo Nishi 1-chom ~ 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, which is about 5-minute walk from Odori Station on the Subway Namboku, Tozai and Toho Lines and 3-minute walk from Susukino Station on the Subway Namboku Line.

Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade What To Buy

At the center, Lane 4 leads to the subway station, which connects to a collection of underground shopping malls. Fashion boutiques are especially popular, and they sell everything from name-brand Western designs to traditional cotton or silk kimonos.

You will be able to find old and traditional merchants selling kimonos, tea or incense side by side with modern stores specializing in computers and software or state-of -the-art electronics and digital cameras - all of which lends it a bazaar-like quality. Many items for sale here are even cheaper than in the 100 yen shops. Check out the Donki’s Store for strange merchandise. Plenty of games centre and coffee shops.

Wood carvings are another popular product in Hokkaido, which might want to consider buying. Many of them are produced by the Ainu and take animal shapes like bears, deer and owls. These and other handmade items are available in the boutiques of Sapporo as well as in museum and hotel gift shops.

Tanuki Koji Outlet

    Fresh food
    Tea · Tofu · Other Processed Food
    Alcohol / rice
    Confectionery · Bakery
    Bento / Delight
    Food supermarket
    Women's Fashion
    Men's Fashion
    School uniform
    Shoes / shoes
    Bags / Accessories / Accessories
    Clock / glasses
    Jewelry · precious metal
    Books · stationery · seal
    Music / video
    Hobbies / Toys
    Flower shop
    Furniture · Interior · Bedding
    Electric Appliance · Personal Computer
    Tableware / kitchenware
    Miscellaneous goods
    Tobacco · Smoking article
    Medicine · Cosmetics
    Barber · Beauty Equipment
    Automobiles / Bicycles
    Convenience store
    Recycle shop
    100 Yen shop
    Department store
    Overall supermarket
    Pet Shop

Accommodation and sightseeing

    Hotels and Inns
    Travel agency
    Sightseeing souvenir

    Medical / welfare
    Finance · Insurance
    Education · Learning
    Nursery · Kindergarten

Food and beverage
    Japanese food
    Western food
    Italian · French
    International cuisine
    Cafe · sweets
    Udon, Soba, Ramen
    Yakiniku · Yakinba
    Bar · Snack
    Fast food
    Takeaway / home delivery

    Flower · Gardening
    A pet
    Cleaning / cleaning
    Beauty · Beauty
    Various rental
    mobile phone
    Newspaper · printing publication
    Repair / maintenance
    Health · Bath
    Sacred Buddhist Temple
    Ceremonial hall / hall
    Renting hall
    Parking Lot
    Movie theater

    Real estate
    Construction and construction

    Manufacturing · Processing
    Agricultural forestry


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."

Shiroi Koibito Park
Ishiya Chocolate Factory How To Go