I have to admit this place didn’t even make it onto my list of things to do in Sapporo, it was J that suggested we went there, and after our ski lesson with no afternoon plan we went Shiroi Koibito Park.
I’m so happy we did, it was not what I expected at all!
Our cute passport tickets, first we had our picture taken in front of a fountain, but it was the most unflattering picture of the trip so Im not sharing!
We also got a sample of their number one product. Yummy it was too.
We followed the signs through some gorgeous rooms with displays of old chocolate boxes and hot chocolate cups.
Just my kind of thing! I wish Id worn lolita and not been in jeans and boots!
After that the tour turned into the history of chocolate and some fun chocolate facts!
Historical chocolate making diorama.
After that we could see into the factory and watch the biscuit production live!
Id hate working there knowing people we watchingme all the time. But look at the big tray of broken biscuits, it might be worth working there if you could take them home!
The factory was the end of the paid tour area, we were then led through an old gramophone section, toy collection and out into the gift shop.
We bought cookies in the gift shop and watched candy making and then went back on ourselves to the cafe in the paid area.
It had quite a long queue but we decided it was worth it, so we waited about 30 minutes for a window seat.
We had a lovely view of the local area and the snow falling outside, my cup was special hot chocolate with baileys to warm me up.
It came in a proper hot chocolate cup.
My desert was pretty epic too, shame it came in a plastic cup and not a proper dish though.
We were sat right opposite the clock tower and on the hour the bottom section opened up and music started playing, out came cooks and a whole parade of circus animals. It was randomly enteratinting apart from all the other diners who stood up and came to crowd over our table to watch and take pictures. Not so comfortable for us.
We left via the front garden area and took in all the winter illuminations there and the many minature houses.