- September 16th, 2014
[The Sun Kurodo Head Office in Asahikawa] Platanasu Namiki Swiss Roll with Chestnut
The Sun Kurodo
The Sun Kurodo (The Sun 蔵人) is a popular confectionery store along a plane lined tree street in Kaguraoka, Asahikawa city, and has opened since 2000, and is near Kaguraoka Park and Kaguraoka Station. 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 LHOTEL de KITAKURABU (ロテル・ド・北倶楽部) and Vivat Roba (ヴィバ・ロバ), and The Sun Kurodo assumes the head office in the The Sun Kurodo. Their products such as Kuranama Cookie (蔵生), Kamadashigura Sweet Bun (釜蒸し蔵), Hojogura Sweet Bun (豊穣蔵), White Baumkuchen, cakes and soft serve ice creams are popular.
A stone building gaven the prize by the Governor of Hokkaido is stylish, and the store is large. The ceiling is high, so a sense of openness is felt. The store is on the 1st floor, and Self Cafe Platanasu (セルフカフェ ぷらたなす) is on the 2nd floor. That is a place for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks freely, and all seats are table seats, so I guess that even family customers and a large number of customers enjoy meals.
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
Platanasu Namiki Swiss Roll
I heard from my friend that a swiss roll was tasty, so I visited here at 08:00. They opened a business in the morning, so I purchased Platanasu Namiki Swiss Roll (プラタナス並木) in substitution for breakfast. Slices of the swiss roll was not sold, and the price was JPY 780 for a roll.
There was the place for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks on the 2nd floor, and a waitress gave a permission of "Photography" and "Eating and drinking" to me. * No photography at the building. The waitress was very kind, and cut the swiss roll for me, and she told me "You can drink coffee freely".
By the way, this coffee had iced coffee and hot coffee, and the iced coffee was tasty. They had dripped the coffee with water for 6 hours. The taste was mellow. Please drink it. As for the swiss roll, chestnuts were in the swiss roll, and custard fresh cream was not too sweet, too. In addition, the waitress recommended "Ishigura Cheesecake", too. Thanks for the tasty swiss roll!
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (50 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||79 283 534*44|
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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