• March 9th, 2015
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[LeTAO Head Office in Otaru] Head Office-Limited Melt in Your Mouth Set and Temptation of Chocolate Set

LeTao

Otaru Western Pastry Store LeTAO (小樽洋菓子舗ルタオ) is a popular pastry store based in Otaru city, and is run by KCC corp. (株式会社ケイシイシイ) opened in 1996. Kotobuki Spirits corp. (寿スピリッツ株式会社), a famous confectionery company in Tottori prefecture, is a parent company. Most of people think that the origin of the Letao inverts words of Otaru (オタル) in Japanese, but it is wrong. It is an initial "Dear tower of Otaru in French (Le Tour Amitie Otaru)". That is unexpected. Their branches open a business in the Otaru, Sapporo, Chitose and New Chitose Airport, and they serve cakes, baked confectioneries and breads.

Appearance of Building. Tower of Otaru
Sweets Combo with Temptation of Chocolate, LeTAO Head Office in Otaru

LeTao Head Office (ルタオ本店) is built along Sakaimachidori Shopping Street (堺町通り), and LeTAO PATHOS, Nouvelle Vague LeTAO Chocolatier, Fromage Danish DANI LeTAO and LeTAO PLUS are along the street. My visited place is the head office. A souvenir shop is on the 1st floor, and a cafe is on the 2nd floor. The building has a tower that is the origin of the store's name.

Look of Cafe
Sweets Combo with Temptation of Chocolate, Head Store of LeTAO in Otaru
Look of Cafe
Melt in Your Mouth Set, LeTAO Head Office in Otaru

Movie of LeTao

Sakaimachidori Shopping Street and Marchen Crossroads

Sakaimachidori Shopping Street (堺町通り) and Marchen Crossroads (メルヘン交差点) are tourist attractions between Otaru Station (小樽駅) and Minami-Otaru Station (南小樽駅), and is located in the east part of the Otaru Station, and the distance between the Sakaimachidori Shopping Street and the station is about 900 m. It takes about 15 minutes through Chuo Street (中央通り) on foot. The street with atomosphere of Taisho Period and Medieval Europe is one of most popular tourist attractions in the Otaru along with Otaru Canal, and is an established spot that almost all 8 million tourists that visit the otaru go to see. Otaru Sakaimachi Yukata Wind Chime (小樽堺町ゆかた風鈴まつり) is held between 2days in early August. Admission free. There are toll parking lots around here. Read More

Sakaimachi-Dori Street
Sakaimachidori Shopping Street Marchen Crossroads in Otaru

A highway bus "Otaru-go (おたる号)" runs between the Otaru and the Sapporo. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Otaru. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Otaru Station.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Highway buses run between the Otaru and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hakodate. 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 Otaru
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    (Chuo Bus)中央バス From Otaru to Sapporo
    Jalan
    Rakuten
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near the Otaru Canal.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Otaru Station.
    Jalan
    Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Otaru Station.
    Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is near the Otaru Station.

    OTARU

    Otaru (小樽) that 120,000 people live is the 9th largest port city in Hokkaido, and is located in the located in the northwestern part of Sapporo city. It takes about 30 minutes from the Sapporo to the Otaru by a train. The Otaru is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 8 million people visit here. It is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 30 slopes with its name, so the Otaru has a lot of slope lands, and has a lot of narrow roads. It is famous as a city with a lot of sushi restaurants, too, and more than 100 sushi restaurants open their businesses. Fresh seafood caught in the Sea of Japan facing the Otaru or caought in various places of the Hokkaido can be enjoyed. As for a climate, the Otaru has calm climate, it is cold in a summer, and it snow hard. The Otaru was called an inaccessible land in the old days because all transportation facilities paralyzed by a heavy snow. Read More

    Night View from Mt. Tenguyama
    Otaru

    Melt in Your Mouth Set and Temptation of Chocolate Set

    I and an ex-senior came from Tokyo visited here around 14:00 on a weekday. A lot of customers savored their sweets. The cafe was popular after all. We sat at table seats, and read a menu. They offered head office-limited sweets set, so we ordered those. Those were Melt in Your Mouth set (奇跡の口どけセット) and Temptation of Chocolate Set (ショコラの誘惑セット). The price was JPY 1,296 per a set. A drink was served, too.

    Melt in Your Mouth Set from Top
    Melt in Your Mouth Set, LeTAO Head Office in Otaru
    Temptation of Chocolate Set
    Sweets Combo with Temptation of Chocolate, LeTAO Head Office in Otaru

    About 10 minutes later, those were served. The Melt in Your Mouth Set with Double Fromage (double layered cheesecake with baked cream cheese and no-bake mascherpone) and Venezia Rendezvous (cake with mild texture like pudding and aroma) was on a plate, and fruits, fresh cream and candy were dished up beautifully. It was colored generally by white. The taste of the cheese was rich when I had a bite. It was tasty! The sweetness was just right, so I thought that peole might eat it deliciously even if they did not has a sweet tooth.

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    Melt in Your Mouth Set, LeTAO Head Office in Otaru
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    Melt in Your Mouth Set, LeTAO Head Office in Otaru
    Venezia Rendezvous. Rich Cheese Taste
    Melt in Your Mouth Set, LeTAO Head Office in Otaru
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    Melt in Your Mouth Set, LeTAO Head Office in Otaru
    Double Fromage. Light and Fluffy Texture
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    My ex-senior gave me a bite of his Temptation of Chocolate Set. Chocolat Catalana (frozen pudding) and Chocolat Double (double layered chocolate cheesecake) using high-quality Manjari chocolate of Valrhona company were served on a plate. This was colored generally by black. The sweetness was just right, and it had a little bitter taste. But it was smooth, and was tasty. The frozen pudding was tasty, too, and I thought that peole might eat it deliciously even if they did not have a sweet tooth, too. By the way, they do not have a free parking lot, please use a partner parking lot around the store. Thanks for the tsaty sweets!

    Temptation of Chocolate Set from Top
    Sweets Combo with Temptation of Chocolate, LeTAO Head Office in Otaru
    Fork into Chocolat Double
    Sweets Combo with Temptation of Chocolate, Head Store of LeTAO in Otaru
    Chocolat Double. A Little Bitter
    Sweets Combo with Temptation of Chocolate, Head Store of LeTAO in Otaru
    Chocolat Catalana. Frozen Pudding
    Sweets Combo with Temptation of Chocolate, Head Store of LeTAO in Otaru
    Parking lot Parking lot is not provided. There are contract parkings
    Business hours 09:00-18:00
    Regular closing day Open all year round
    Telephone number +81-134-31-4500
    Home page Home page is here
    Mapcode 493 661 579*44

      List of Activities

      Various activities are held in the Otaru. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Otaru Canal Cruise

      Movie of Otaru Canal Cruise


      Otaru Canal Cruise(小樽運河クルーズ)
      Jalan

      Blue Cave Cruising

      Movie of Blue Cave Cruising


      Hokuo Sangyo(北欧産業)
      ASOVIEW
      Salt Valley 408(ソルトバレー408)
      Jalan
      KANEHIDE MARINE(カネヒデマリーン)
      Prorow Marine(プロロマリン)

      Rickshaw

      Movie of Rickshaw


      Jinrikisha-no-Ebisuya(人力車のえびす屋)

      Experiences of Making

      Taishou Glass Palace(大正硝子館)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Otaru Glass Ayaya(小樽硝子の灯・彩や)
      Otaru Orgel Doh Yukobo(小樽オルゴール堂 遊工房)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Otaru Candle Studio(小樽キャンドル工房)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Shoya(硝屋)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Joie Joie Glass Collection(ジョワ・ジョワ グラスコレクション)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Otaru Handmade Glass Studio(小樽手作り硝子工房)
      ASOVIEW
      Jalan
      Otaru il PONTE(小樽 il PONTE)

      Sightseeing Taxi

      Otaru Hana Sightseeing Taxi(小樽観光個人はなタクシー)
      Otaru Ikuta Sightseeing Taxi(小樽観光個人生田タクシー)
      Takahashi Taxi(高橋タクシー)
      ASOVIEW
      Mayama Taxi(真山タクシー)

      List of Accommodations

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

          Ginrinso(銀鱗荘)
          Jalan
          Former Okagawa Pharmacy((旧)岡川薬局)
          Booking
          Uomatsu Ryokan(魚松旅館)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Hotel Sonia Otaru(ホテルソニア小樽)
          Unga-no-Yado Otaru Furukawa(運河の宿 小樽 ふる川)
          Hotel Nord Otaru(ホテルノルド小樽)
          Dormy Inn Premium Otaru(ドーミーインPREMIUM小樽)
          Authent Hotel Otaru(オーセントホテル小樽)
          Hotel Inaho(ホテル稲穂)
          Booking
          Tabino Sanpoyado Otaru Ekimae Guest House Ito(小樽駅前ゲストハウスIto)
          THE GREEN OTARU(ザ グリーン オタル)
          Oyado Sakurai(御宿 櫻井)
          Booking
          Etchuya Ryokan(越中屋旅館)
          Booking
          The Otarunai Backpacker's Hostel Morinoki(おたるないバックパッカーズホステル杜の樹)
          DORMITORY L(ドミトリー L)
          HP
          Jalan
          Otarukitaunga Kamomeya(おたる北運河かもめや)
          Booking
          Life House IPPO(Life House IPPO)
          Booking
          Rakuten
          Otaru Nupuri Hostel (Female Only)(小樽ヌプリホステル)
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Otaru Guest House(小樽ゲストハウス)
          Booking
          Otaru Villa Mount Tengu(小樽ヴィラマウンテング)
          Otaru Tenguyama Honkan(小樽天狗山 本館)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Otaru Tenguyama Sanrokukan(小樽天狗山 山麓館)
          emina backpackers(えみな バックパッカーズ)
          Hotel Neu Schloss Otaru(ホテルノイシュロス小樽)
          Tabi-no-Ie Sha Tomaya(旅人の家 舎 とまや)
          Booking
          Rakuten
          Otaru Nature Village(おたる自然の村)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Hotel Musashitei(ホテル武蔵亭)
          Korakuen(宏楽園)
          Booking
          Otaru Asari Classe Hotel(小樽朝里 クラッセホテル)
          Otaru Ryotei Kuramure(小樽旅亭 蔵群)
          Winkel Village(ウィンケルビレッジ)
          Pine House(パインハウス)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Pension Shadow Classe(ペンション・シャドウクラッセ)
          Booking
          Pension Puti Hotel Roman(ペンション プチホテルろーまん) Only Tel:+81-134-52-2118
          Ryobo Hanaemi(旅房はなえみ)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Otaru Boyo Schanze Automobile Campsite(小樽望洋シャンツェオートキャンプ場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Asarigawa Onsen Automobile Campsite(朝里川温泉オートキャンプ場)
          Booking
          Jalan
          Rakuten
          Booking.com

          A page of Otaru is here

          Otaru

          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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