[The Sun Kurodo Head Office in Asahikawa] Platanasu Namiki Swiss Roll with Chestnut
September 16th, 2014
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.
List of Means of Transportation
Highway buses run between the Asahikawa and the Sapporo, the New Chitose Airport, the Kitami, the Obihiro and the Kushiro. Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Asahikawa. 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 Asahikawa|
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Asahikawa to Sapporo|
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Asahikawa to Sapporo||
|Chuo Bus(中央バス)||From Sapporo to Asahikawa||
|Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道)||From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa||
|Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道)||From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport||
|Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス)||From Asahikawa to Kitami|
|Hokkaido Kitami Bus(北海道北見バス)||From Kitami to Asahikawa|
|Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス)||From Asahikawa to Obihiro|
|Takushoku Bus(拓殖バス)||From Obihiro to Asahikawa|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Asahikawa to Kushiro|
|Akan Bus(阿寒バス)||From Kushiro to Asahikawa|
|Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー)||Their offices are near Asahikawa Station, Shin-asahikawa Station and Asahikawa Airport.|
|Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.|
|Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station, Asahikawa-yojo Station, Chuwa, Higashi-takasu and the Asahikawa Airport.||
|Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.|
|Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.|
|Station Rent-a-car(駅レンタカー)||Their office is near the Asahikawa Station.|
|Budget Rent-a-car(バジェットレンタカー)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa Station and the Asahikawa Airport.|
|AG Rent-a-car(AGレンタカー)||Their office is near Suehiro.||
|World Net Rent-a-car(ワールドネットレンタカー)||Their office is near the Asahikawa Airport.|
|Nico Nico Rent-a-car(ニコニコレンタカー)||Their offices are near the Asahikawa-yojo Station and the 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. Article is here
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|
A page of Asahikawa is here