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[Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai] Haskap Flavored Yoitomake Swiss Roll Is Famous as One of The Hardest Sweets to Eat in Japan

June 7th, 2015


Mitsuboshi (三星) is a long-established confectionery maker based in Tomakomai city, and has been established in Otaru in 1898. Mr. Michiyoshi Kobayashi (小林慶義), an uncle of Mr. Takiji Kobayashi (小林多喜二) that was a famous novelist, was the founder, and moved to the Tomakomai in 1912. Mitsuboshi corp. (株式会社 三星) runs it at present. They produced Yoitomake Swiss Roll (よいとまけ) using Haskap, a local fruit in this region, and has become one of the most famous confectionerries in the Tomakomai. Except it, they serve baked confectioneries, cakes, breads, yokan sweet beans jelly and so on.

Appearance of Building
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-

The Yotitomake refers to a shout that Oji Paper (王子製紙) workers piled up a log with human power. A log is used as a motif in its appearance. The Tomakomai has been famous as a paper mill town, and the Yoitomake Swiss Roll is a confectionery rooted in the Tomakomai. It is famous as one of the hardest sweets to eat in Japan, and is hard to cut a swiss roll.

Yoitomake Swiss Roll
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-


Tomakomai (苫小牧) that 170,000 people live along Pacific Ocean is the fourth largest industrial city in Hokkaido, and is located in the central part of the Hokkaido. There are Oji Paper factory (王子製紙), petrochemical complexes and Tomato-Atsuma Thermal Power Plant, the largest thermal power plant in the Hokkaido. As for a climate, it is warmer than other places in Hokkaido in a summer or in a winter, and it features that the Tomakomai has less snow than other placess in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating as one of famous winter sports is prosperous, so ASIA LEAGUE ICE HOCKEY Team "Oji Eagles" is based in the Tomakomai. Because the Tomakomai is close to New Chitose Airport, and Tomakomai Ferry terminal is built, so the Tomakomai has traffic convenience. Article is here


Tarumae Garo Gorge
Tomakomai, Tarumae Garo Gorge

Yoitomake Swiss Roll

I visited the head office to eat the Yoitomake Swiss Roll. Mitsuboshi Head Office was considerably wide, and breads hot from an oven other than the cakes including Yoitomake Swiss Roll were sold. Coffee shop "Cafe Nonno (カフェのんの)" was at the building, and customers could eat a Yoitomake Swiss Roll set. The price was JPY 324.

Look of Store
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-

About 10 minutes later, 2 slices of the Yoitomake Swiss Roll on a dish and a cup of coffee were served. I ate it immediately, and the Yoitomake Swiss Roll was very sweet, and tasted a little sour in the sweetness. It was too sweet for me, but I supposed that people with a sweet tooth liked it. Thank you!

Yoitomake Swiss Roll and Coffee from Top
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-
Sweet and Sour Taste
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-
Swiss Roll Covered with Haskap Jam
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-
Parking lot Parking is provided (100 Cars)
Business hours 08:00-19:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-144-74-5225
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Mapcode 113 093 501*63

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