• December 2nd, 2015
  • foods
  • Sweets
  • EasternArea

[Cranberry in Obihiro Head Office] Baked Sweet Potato with Balanced Sweetness


Cranberry (クランベリー) is a long-established western confectionery store founded in 1972 in Obihiro city. Cranberry corp. runs it, and Mr. Kohei Mitobe (水戸部 公平) is a company president. Their former name was Andersen (アンデルセン), and it may be more widely accepted. The head office is in the Obihiro, and some branches open a business in the Obihiro and Satsunai. Sweet potato cakes (スイートポテト) is famous, and have been well-known as a local specialty of the Obihiro. They also sell baked confectioneries, manju steamed buns and chocolates. Yomitan Soft Serve Ice Cream (読谷ソフトクリーム) is famous, too.

Appearance of Building
Sweet Potato Pie -Cranberry in Obihiro-

My visited place is the head office near Obihiro Chuo Park. A sunny building is feeling good. A place for customers to enjoy foods and drinks is provided at the store, so customers can savor their sweets at the store.

Look of Western Confectionery Shop
Baked Sweet Potato -Cranberry in Obihiro-
Baked Sweet Potato -Cranberry in Obihiro-

A highway bus "Potato Liner (ポテトライナー)" runs between the Obihiro and the Sapporo, and a express bus "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)" runs between the Obihiro and Asahikawa. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Obihiro Station and Obihiro Airport.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between Obihiro and Sapporo or Asahikawa. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Obihiro. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Obihiro
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Obihiro to Sapporo
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Obihiro Station.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Nishi 5-jo, Nishi 18-jo and Odori Steet.


Obihiro (帯広) that about 170,000 people live is the 6th largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and is one of regional hub cities of the Eastern Hokkaido area. It has flourished as the center of the Tokachi district. The Obihiro is also a stockyard for agricultural products in whole Tokachi district, and Potato, Beet, Wheat and Chinese Yam are famous as a local product. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 30 degrees in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to nearly -20 degrees in a winter. It has a large temperature gap, but it has less snow relatively in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating is popular in the winter. Mr. Hiroyasu Shimizu, an olympic gold medalist, come from the Obihiro, and there is much competition population of the skating. Read More

Open Spacea in front of Obihiro Station

Baked Sweet Potato

I visited here around 12:00 on a weekday. A lot of customers came one after the other, and bought sweet potato cakes. It was popular after all. I ordered a sweet potato cake set. This set includes a slice of the baked sweet potato cake and my chosen beverage. I chose coffee. The pice was JPY 450.


Baked Sweet Potato
Baked Sweet Potato -Cranberry in Obihiro-

About 8 minutes later, the baked sweet potato set was served. The browned surface sharpened my appetite. I understood that the sweet potato cake was divided into 3 layers, sweet potato, custard cream and peel of sweet potato from the side.

Baked Sweet Potato from Top
Baked Sweet Potato -Cranberry in Obihiro-

I had a bite immediately. It was tasty! The sweet potato part was slightly sweet, and the custard cream part was very sweet, and those were the balanced taste. By the way, customers can have a large sweet potato cake to go. It may be pleased with a souvenir because this sweet potato cake is famous for large. Thanks for the tasty sweet poptato cake!

Slice of Baked Sweet Potato. 2 Layers of Custard Cream and Baked Sweet Potato.
Baked Sweet Potato -Cranberry in Obihiro-
Baked Sweet Potato
Baked Sweet Potato -Cranberry in Obihiro-
Custard Cream
Baked Sweet Potato -Cranberry in Obihiro-
Back Is Peel of Sweet Potato
Baked Sweet Potato -Cranberry in Obihiro-
Parking lot Parking is provided (6 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-20:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-155-22-6656
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 124 624 742*25

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Obihiro. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Onsen Hotel Boston(ホテルボストン)
Midorigaoka Onsen Sauna Business Hotel(みどりヶ丘温泉 サウナビジネスホテル)
Obihirominami Onsen Hotel Konan(帯広南温泉 ホテル光南)
Tokachi Gardens Hotel(十勝ガーデンズ ホテル)
Business Hotel Plum Field(ビジネスホテル プラムフィールド)
Casa Inn Hotel Obihiro(カーサーイン ホテル帯広)
Hotel Yamako(ホテルやまこ)
Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Tokachi Obihiro Ekimae(東横インとかち・帯広駅前)
Hotel Tokachi Inn(ホテル十勝イン)
Hotel AreaOne Obihiro(ホテルエリアワン帯広)
Dormy Inn Obihiro(ドーミーイン帯広)
Hotel Route-Inn Obihiro Ekimae(ホテルルートイン帯広駅前)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 3(ホテルパコ帯広3)
Obihiro Grand Hotel(帯広グランドホテル)
JR Inn Obihiro(JRイン帯広)
Hotel Nupka(ホテルヌプカ)
Richmond Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル帯広駅前)
Fukui Hotel(ふく井ホテル)
Hotel Grand Terrace Obihiro(ホテルグランテラス帯広)
Natural Hot Spring Premier Hotel CABIN Obihiro(天然温泉プレミア ホテル-CABIN-帯広)
Hotel Nikko Northland Obihiro(ホテル日航 ノースランド帯広)
APA Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(アパホテル)
Hotel Musashi(ホテルムサシ)
Comfort Hotel Obihiro(コンフォートホテル帯広)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 2(ホテルパコ帯広2)
Hotel New Obihiro(ホテルニューオビヒロ)
Hotel Sun Park(ホテルサンパーク)
Hokkaido Hotel(北海道ホテル)
Business Hotel Grandy(ビジネスホテル グランディ)
Hotel Arm Obihirominami(ホテルアルム オビヒロミナミ)
Obihiro Yachiyo Youth Hostel(帯広八千代 ユースホステル)

A page of Obihiro is here


By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.



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