- March 29th, 2015
[LHOTEL de KITAKURABU Head Office in Asahikawa] Cornet with Crispy Outside and Mushy Custard Cream Inside
LHOTEL de KITAKURABU
LHOTEL de KITAKURABU (ロテル・ド・北倶楽部本店) is a popular confectionery store based in Kamitokiwa-cho, Asahikawa city, and has been opened since 1989. Robakashitukasa (ロバ菓子司), a long-established confectionery company in the Asahikawa, runs it, and The Sun Kurodo (ザ・さんくろうど) is well-known as one of the 3 major brands together with The Sun Kurodo (The Sun 蔵人) and Vivat Roba (ヴィバ・ロバ). The head office is near a rotary intersection, and Chuo Branch near Asahikawa Station and Chuwa Branch near Asahikawa Tunnel open a buiness. They serve baked confectioneries, cakes and pie.
My visited place is the head office. A white building designed by Tosei Kensetsu corp. (東成建設株式会社) is cool, and their concept of making up stores is North European Hotel. A place for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks is not provided at the store. By the way, High Speed Asahikawa-go (高速あさひかわ号) and Express Nayoro-go (高速なよろ号), express buses, runs between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, and Taisetsu Liner (たいせつライナー), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and the New Chitose Airport, and Sunrise Asahikawa-Kushiro-go (サンライズ旭川・釧路号), an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Kushiro, and Limited Express Sekihoku-go (特急石北号), an express bus, runs between the Kitami and Asahikawa, and "North Liner-go (ノースライナー号)", an express bus, runs between the Asahikawa and Obihiro. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.
Asahikawa (旭川) that about 340,000 people live is the 2nd largest commercial city in Hokkaido, and has flourished as the center of the North Hokkaido area. Woodworks have been prosperous since the old days, and furniture is famous. Because water is clear, a liquor such as sake of Otokoyama (男山) and Godo Shusei (合同酒精) are famous, too. Popular tourist attractions such as Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) and Biei (美瑛) are around the Asahikawa, so a lot of tourists use tourist bases in the North Hokkaido. As for a climate, the Asahikawa is located in Kamikawa Basin, the largest basin in the Hokkaido, so it is hot that temperature rises to 30 degrees C in a summer, and it is cold that temperature falls to -25 degrees C in a winter, and it snow very hard, too. So a winter festival using the snow is famous. Read More
They had recommended sweets including Golden Fresh Sable (金の生サブレ), New York Cheesecake (ニューヨークチーズケーキ) and so on, but I was full at that time, so I purchased only a type of sweets. That was Cornet (コルネット). The baked confectionery had been sold since its foundation, and the price was reasonable, too. The cornet was JPY 115 per one.
Because there was not a place for customers to enjoy foods at the store, I decided to return to my car, and to eat it. The cornet was a barrel pie covered with sugar, and its length was about 10 cm. The outside was crispy pie, and the inside had a mushy custard cream. It was tasty! I bought only one, but I might eat 5 pieces of the Cornet. The light taste was good, too. Thanks for the tasty sweets!
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (10 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||79 374 729*11|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Asahikawa. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
A page of Asahikawa 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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