- October 31st, 2015
[Keio Plaza Hotel Poppins in Sapporo] I Was About to Be Tricked by Fake Strawberries of Sapporo Cheese Winery
- Sapporo Cheese Winery
- List of Activities
- Sapporo One-Day Bus Tours
- Sightseeing Taxi
- Canoe Tour
- Outdoor Activities
- Horse Trekking and Horseback Riding
- Japanese Kimono Rental and Lolita Fashion
- Ninja Experience, Calligraphy Experience and Tea Ceremony Experience
- Pottery Experience and Craft Experience
- Flower Arrangement
- Skiing and Cross-country Skiing
- List of Accommodations
Pastry Boutique Poppins (ペストリーブティック ポピンズ) is an in-store bakery and western confectionery store in Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo, Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and is near Sapporo Station, Hokkaido University and Hokkaido University Botanical Garden. The entrance of the Poppins is at a part of innermost building on the 1st floor, and has an imposing atmosphere. They serve breads, baked confectioneries and cakes, and sweets and breads using 100% of wheat produced in Hokkaido have a good reputation.
The Hokkaido University is a national university in Kita ward, Sapporo city, and is close to the Sapporo Station. Its common name is Hokudai (ほくだい). Its antecedent is Sapporo Agricultural College (札幌農学校). Dr. Clark, one of founders, and his words Boys be ambitious become well-known. The area is 1.77 million m2 in the center of the Sapporo, and the site looks like a national park with a lot of huge trees. A part of university grounds are open to the public, and visitors can look around. Central Lawn (中央ローン), Bust of Dr. Clark (クラーク博士の胸像), Elm Grove (エルムの森), Hokkaido University Museum (北海道大学総合博物館), Monument in Honor of Dr. Inazo Nitobe (新渡戸稲造博士顕彰碑), Ono Pond (大野池), Poplar Trees Lined Path (ポプラ並木) and Ginko Trees Lined Road (イチョウ並木) are famous. The university grounds are a long site that extends north to south, and stretches 4 subway stations, Subway Nanboku Line "Sapporo Station", Subway Nanboku Line "Kita-12jo Station", Subway Nanboku Line "Kita-18jo Station" and Subway Nanboku Line "Kita-24jo Station". In case of walking, I suppose that it takes 30-120 minutes on foot. Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed in a spring, and fresh green plants can be enjoyed in a summer, and fall foliage can be enjoyed in an autumn, and snow views can be enjoyed in a winter. Especially, in the summer, tourists can feel an idyllic impression in a scenery of green plants, the blue sky and school buildings. Read More
Hokkaido University Botanical Garden
Botanic Garden Hokkaido University (北海道大学植物園) is a botanical garden in Chuo ward, Sapporo city. The official name is Hokkaido University Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere Agro-ecosystem Research Station Botanic Garden (北海道大学北方生物圏フィールド科学センター耕地圏ステーション植物園). It was established by Dr. William Smith Clark's suggestion in 1886. * The W. S. Clark is the first president of the Hokkaido University. About 4,000 types of plants are planted, and historical buildings have been maintained and preserves the condition from those days. The area is 133,000 m2, and I suppoese that it takes about 2 hours to look around carefully on foot. The botanical garden is well-known as a green oasis of the downtown of the Sapporo. The distnace is about 1 km away from main buildings of the Hokkaido University, so be careful not to make a mistake. Besides, here is also famous as a good place to see fall foliage, and the best time to see it is from mid October to late October. Admission fee is JPY 420. A parking lot is not provided. By the way, here is open to the public for free on May 4 (Greenery Day (National Holiday). Read More
My visited place is Cafe Duet. They serve a cake set that cakes made by the Poppins can be eaten. It is relaxable, and it has a very cozy atmosphere. A lot of table seats are provided, so I guess that even family customers enjoy foods and drinks.
Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Read More
Sapporo Cheese Winery
I visited here around 13:30 on a weekday. 4 groups of customers enjoyed themselves. My purpose was to eat Sapporo Cheese Winery (さっぽろチーズワイナリー) won the award for "Sapporo Sweets Competition 2014 -Fresh Western Confectionery- (さっぽろスイーツ2014生洋菓子部門)". Mr. Keisuke Nanbo (南保圭佐), a patissier, made the cake using Hokkaido wine, Hokkaido cheese and Hokkaido chokeberry, and its base cake was a crispy tart made of 100% of Hokkaido wheat, and the Sapporo Cheese Winery was full of raw materials produced in Hokkaido. The chokeberry was unfamiliar to me, but I heard that it was a healthy ingredient including twice as many polyphenol as blueberry. The cake was perfect marriage of the wine, the cheese and the chokeberry.
A waitress shown my table seat, and I ordered a cake set, and chose a piece of the Sapporo Cheese Winery and a cup of coffee. The price was JPY 1300. By the way, the price only for the Sapporo Cheese Winery was JPY 450.
About 5 minutes later, the Sapporo Cheese Winery and the coffee were served. I intend to eat strawberries at once, and those were not strawberries, but cream cheese. The cream cheese had the majority at the cake, and only the shape looked like the strawberries, so I was about to be tricked by elaborate fake strawberries. In addition, it had a sophisticated bitter taste for adults because Tokachi Wine was contained at the surface of the cream cheese coated with red jelly. It was tasty! It was a light sweetness generally, and I liked it. Thanks for the tasty cake!
|Parking lot||Toll parking lot is provided|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 521 625*51|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Chuo Ward. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Sapporo 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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