- December 2nd, 2015
[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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (6 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|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.
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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