• June 28th, 2014
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[Rokkatei Nishi 3Jo Branch in Obihiro] Tasty Fluffy Pancake


Rokkatei (六花亭) is a popular confectionery store based in Obihiro city, and has been established by Mr. Toyoshiro Oda (小田 豊四郎), the founder, since 1977, and is well-known as the 2 most famous confectioneries in the Obihiro together with Ryugetsu (柳月). Originally, the Rokkatei used to be Obihiro Branch of Senshuan (千秋庵), a famous long-established confectionery company in Hakodate, but they returned the name of the Senshuan, and the Rokkatei has become independent. The Rokka means "A snowy crystal" in English. The head office is in the Obihiro, and branches and shops open a business in the Obihiro, Otofuke, Makubetsu, Sapporo, Iwamizawa, Chitose, Ebetsu, Tomakomai, Otaru, Eniwa, Kushiro, Hakodate, Hokuto, Asahikawa and Furano. They serve baked confectioneries, Western confectioneries, Japanese confectioneries and chocolate, and Marusei Butter Sandwich (マルセイバターサンド) and Strawberry Chocolate (ストロベリーチョコレート), a long seller standard confectionery, are famous in particular.

Appearance of Building
Pancake Rokkatei in Obihiro

My visited place is the Nishi 3jo Branch (西三条店) along National Route 38 this time, and it is near Obihiro Police Station. Stylish 2 story building made of red bricks has been rebuilt since 2000. The store is large, and a confectionery sales place and a place for customers to enjoy foods and drinks are on the 1st floor, and a tea room is on the 2nd floor. A parking lot is large, so Nishi 3jo Branch is convenient for people that visit by cars. By the way, 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.

List of Means of Transportation

Highway buses run between Obihiro and Sapporo or Asahikawa. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Obihiro. 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 Obihiro
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Obihiro to Sapporo
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Asahikawa to Obihiro
Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス) From Obihiro to Asahikawa
Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their offices are near the Obihiro Station and the Obihiro Airport.
Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー) Their office is near the Obihiro Station.
Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー) Their offices are in Nishi 5-jo, Nishi 18-jo and Odori Steet.


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

Open Spacea in front of Obihiro Station


I visited the tea room around 13:00 on a weekday. I expected a long line, but I sat a table seat without waiting immediately. That was lucky. A waitress shown my seat, and I asked the waitress about sweets' recommendation, so she replied to me "Those are Pancake (ホットケーキ) or Sakusaku (Crispy) Croissant (サクサククロワッサン)". Since the pancake with a high reputation was in prior investigation, I ordered the it. * In retrospect, I should have ordered the Sakusaku Croissant limited to the Nishi 3jo Branch.

Pancake from Top
Pancake Rokkatei in Obihiro

About 8 minutes later, the pancake was served separately with a dish of butter and a cup of syrup. I put the butter on the pancake, and poured the syrup over the pancake. The melted butter and the syrup soaked into the fluffy pancakes. I enjoyed eating the slightly sweet pancakes. When I went back, 5 groups of customers lined up at the entrance. I was lucky. Thanks for the tasty pancake!


I Put Butter and Pour Syrup over Pancake
Pancake Rokkatei in Obihiro
Butter and Syrup Permeate Pancake
Pancake Rokkatei in Obihiro
Fluffly Pancakes
Pancake Rokkatei in Obihiro
Slightly Sweet
Pancake Rokkatei in Obihiro
Tasty Pancake
Pancake Rokkatei in Obihiro
Parking lot Parking is provided (about 30 Cars)
Business hours 09:00-18:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Telephone number +81-155-21-6666
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 124 654 429*60

List of Accommodations

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

Onsen Hotel Boston(ホテルボストン)
Midorigaoka Onsen Sauna Business Hotel(みどりヶ丘温泉 サウナビジネスホテル)
Obihirominami Onsen Hotel Konan(帯広南温泉 ホテル光南)
Tokachi Gardens Hotel(十勝ガーデンズ ホテル)
Business Hotel Plum Field(ビジネスホテル プラムフィールド)
Casa Inn Hotel Obihiro(カーサーイン ホテル帯広)
Hotel Yamako(ホテルやまこ)
Toyoko Inn Hokkaido Tokachi Obihiro Ekimae(東横インとかち・帯広駅前)
Hotel Tokachi Inn(ホテル十勝イン)
Hotel AreaOne Obihiro(ホテルエリアワン帯広)
Dormy Inn Obihiro(ドーミーイン帯広)
Hotel Route-Inn Obihiro Ekimae(ホテルルートイン帯広駅前)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 3(ホテルパコ帯広3)
Obihiro Grand Hotel(帯広グランドホテル)
JR Inn Obihiro(JRイン帯広)
Hotel Nupka(ホテルヌプカ)
Richmond Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(リッチモンドホテル帯広駅前)
Fukui Hotel(ふく井ホテル)
Hotel Grand Terrace Obihiro(ホテルグランテラス帯広)
Natural Hot Spring Premier Hotel CABIN Obihiro(天然温泉プレミア ホテル-CABIN-帯広)
Hotel Nikko Northland Obihiro(ホテル日航 ノースランド帯広)
APA Hotel Obihiro Ekimae(アパホテル)
Hotel Musashi(ホテルムサシ)
Comfort Hotel Obihiro(コンフォートホテル帯広)
Hotel Paco Obihiro 2(ホテルパコ帯広2)
Hotel New Obihiro(ホテルニューオビヒロ)
Hotel Sun Park(ホテルサンパーク)
Hokkaido Hotel(北海道ホテル)
Business Hotel Grandy(ビジネスホテル グランディ)
Hotel Arm Obihirominami(ホテルアルム オビヒロミナミ)
Obihiro Yachiyo Youth Hostel(帯広八千代 ユースホステル)

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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