• June 7th, 2015
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[Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai] Haskap Flavored Yoitomake Swiss Roll Is Famous as One of The Hardest Sweets to Eat in Japan

Mitsuboshi

Mitsuboshi (三星) is a long-established confectionery maker based in Tomakomai city, and has been established in Otaru in 1898. Mr. Michiyoshi Kobayashi (小林慶義), an uncle of Mr. Takiji Kobayashi (小林多喜二) that was a famous novelist, was the founder, and moved to the Tomakomai in 1912. Mitsuboshi corp. (株式会社 三星) runs it at present. They produced Yoitomake Swiss Roll (よいとまけ) using Haskap, a local fruit in this region, and has become one of the most famous confectionerries in the Tomakomai. Except it, they serve baked confectioneries, cakes, breads, yokan sweet beans jelly and so on.

Appearance of Building
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-

The Yotitomake refers to a shout that Oji Paper (王子製紙) workers piled up a log with human power. A log is used as a motif in its appearance. The Tomakomai has been famous as a paper mill town, and the Yoitomake Swiss Roll is a confectionery rooted in the Tomakomai. It is famous as one of the hardest sweets to eat in Japan, and is hard to cut a swiss roll.

Yoitomake Swiss Roll
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-

By the way, Express Tomakomai-go (高速とまこまい号) or Hascup-go (ハスカップ号), express buses, run between Sapporo and the Tomakomai. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Tomakomai Station.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between the Tomakomai and the Sapporo. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Tomakomai. 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 / Donan Bus(中央バス・道南バス) From Sapporo to Tomakomai
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus / Donan Bus(中央バス・道南バス) From Tomakomai to Sapporo
Jalan
Rakuten
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is in Yanagi-cho.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Tomakomai Station and Tomakomai Ferry Terminal.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are in Shinkai-cho and Sanko-cho.
Jalan
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Tomakomai Station.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their office is near Numanohata Station.
Ones Rent-a-car(ワンズレンタカー) Their office is in Ipponmatsu-cho.

TOMAKOMAI

Tomakomai (苫小牧) that 170,000 people live along Pacific Ocean is the fourth largest industrial city in Hokkaido, and is located in the central part of the Hokkaido. There are Oji Paper factory (王子製紙), petrochemical complexes and Tomato-Atsuma Thermal Power Plant, the largest thermal power plant in the Hokkaido. As for a climate, it is warmer than other places in Hokkaido in a summer or in a winter, and it features that the Tomakomai has less snow than other placess in the Hokkaido. Therefore skating as one of famous winter sports is prosperous, so ASIA LEAGUE ICE HOCKEY Team "Oji Eagles" is based in the Tomakomai. Because the Tomakomai is close to New Chitose Airport, and Tomakomai Ferry terminal is built, so the Tomakomai has traffic convenience. Read More

Tarumae Garo Gorge
Tomakomai, Tarumae Garo Gorge

Yoitomake Swiss Roll

I visited the head office to eat the Yoitomake Swiss Roll. Mitsuboshi Head Office was considerably wide, and breads hot from an oven other than the cakes including Yoitomake Swiss Roll were sold. Coffee shop "Cafe Nonno (カフェのんの)" was at the building, and customers could eat a Yoitomake Swiss Roll set. The price was JPY 324.

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Look of Store
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-

About 10 minutes later, 2 slices of the Yoitomake Swiss Roll on a dish and a cup of coffee were served. I ate it immediately, and the Yoitomake Swiss Roll was very sweet, and tasted a little sour in the sweetness. It was too sweet for me, but I supposed that people with a sweet tooth liked it. Thank you!

Yoitomake Swiss Roll and Coffee from Top
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-
Sweet and Sour Taste
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-
Swiss Roll Covered with Haskap Jam
Yoitomake Swiss Roll -Mitsuboshi Head Office in Tomakomai-
Parking lot Parking is provided (100 Cars)
Business hours 08:00-19:00
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-144-74-5225
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 113 093 501*63

List of Activities

In the Tomakomai, some activity companies serve guided hiking for the Mt. Tarumae, canoe tours along Bibi River and Glass Making Experience around the Lake Utonai. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos. By the way, visitors can contact with horses at Northern Horse Park (ノーザンホースパーク). In addition, the Utonaiko Sanctuary and the Utonaiko Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center hold some free events.

Guided Hiking

Movie of Guided Hiking


Noasobi Guide Michikusa(野あそびガイドみちくさ)
North Adventure Bandit(ノースアドベンチャー・バンディット)
ASOVIEW
Jalan
Hokkaido Private Adventure(北海道プライベートアドベェンチャー)
ASOVIEW

Canoe Tour

Movie of Canoe Tour


Amuse Sports(アミューズスポーツ)
Gateway Tours(ゲートウェイツアーズ)
Uenae Mura(自然体験工房うえなえ村)
ASOVIEW

Glass Making Experience

Uenae Mura(自然体験工房うえなえ村)

Horse Trekking

Movie of Northern Horse Park


NORTHERN HORSE PARK(ノーザンホースパーク)
ASOVIEW

List of Accommodations

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

Smile Hotel Tomakomai(スマイルホテル苫小牧)
Comfort Hotel Tomakomai(コンフォートホテル 苫小牧)
Hotel Wing International Tomakomai(ホテルウィングインターナショナル苫小牧)
Tomakomai Green Hotel(苫小牧グリーンホテル)
Booking
Hotel Route Inn Tomakomai(ホテルルートイン苫小牧駅前)
Dormy Inn Tomakomai(ドーミーイン苫小牧)
Toyoko Inn Tomakomai(東横イン苫小牧駅前)
Hotel Sugita(ホテル杉田)
Booking
Business Hotel Motonakano(ビジネスホテル モトナカノ)
Grand Hotel New Oji(グランドホテル ニュー王子)
Hotel Okuni(ホテル於久仁)
Booking
Jalan
Business Hotel Hachinohe(ビジネスホテルはちのへ)
Booking
Oyado Hishokan(おやど 翔馬館)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Hotel Nidom(ホテル ニドム)
Jalan
Rakuten
Automobile Resort Tomakomai Arten(オートリゾート 苫小牧アルテン)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Tomakomai is here

Tomakomai

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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