• February 17th, 2015
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[Tsuboya Head Office Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa] Soft Serve Ice Cream with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate Drink

Tsuboya

Tsuboya (壺屋) is a long-established confectionery store based in Asahikawa city, and has been established by Sadaji Muramoto (村本 定二) since 1929, and is famous for Kibana Cookie (き花) reflecting an image of diamond dust. That has been awarding Gold Prize by Monde Selection for 32 consecutive years. It is amazing! Except the Kibana Cookie, they serve Western confectioneries and Japanese confectioneries. The head office is in the Asahikawa, and branches and shops open a business in the Asahikawa, Sapporo, Ebetsu, Ashibetsu, Furano, Biei, Wakkanai and Rumoi.

Appearance of Building
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-

My visited place is Kibana-no-Mori (花の杜) opened in 2014 this time. It is the head office and a factory, and is near Asahikawa City Science Museum Saipal. A large building and a courtyard are built at the site, and the building has Hokkaido Confectionery Gallery (北海道菓子ギャラリー), CAFE Bunran (CAFE 文欒), Minnano Cook Labo (みんなのクックラボ), Midori-to-Hanako (ミドリとハナコ), Craft Brown Box (クラフトブラウンボックス), Kodomon (コドモン), Oribe Tea Room (織部の茶室) and a resting place. It seems that a snow hut is built at the courtyard in a winter.

Snow Hut (Kamakura) at Courtyard
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Building Made of Ice
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Heart Made of Ice
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Glass Made of Ice
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Look of Building
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Resting Place
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Visitors Can Read Books
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-

Movie of Kibana Cookie Processing

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.

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
Jalan
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From New Chitose Airport to Asahikawa
Jalan
Rakuten
Asahikawa Denki Kido(旭川電気軌道) From Asahikawa to New Chitose Airport
Jalan
Rakuten
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.
Jalan
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.
Jalan
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

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

Downtown of Asahikawa
ASAHIKAWA

Soft Serve Ice Cream with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate Drink

Since I was there, I looked for sweets related to the Kibana Cookie that customers copuld eat at the building, so I found a cup of Soft Serve Ice Cream with a kibana Cookie (き花のカップ絹ソフト) and a cup of Kibana Hot Chocolate Drink (き花チョコレートドリンク) served at the CAFE Bunran. So I ordered those. Both prices were JPY 350 per one. By the way, customers could not use the CAFE Bunraku if they ordered only foods to go. On the other hand, they could eat the foods and drinks to go at the resting place. A brick table was provided at the CAFE Bunran, and the interior decoration was a stylish atmosphere.

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CAFE Bunran
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Soft Serve Ice Cream with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate Drink from Top
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-

As for the soft serve ice cream, almond galettes and white chocolate sauce were poured into the soft serve ice cream made from Creamery Noumu Milk (クリーマリー農夢), and it was topped with a kibana cookie. It was just right sweetness, and was tasty! I put the soft serve ice cream on the kibana cookie, and it turned into different taste.

Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Almond Galette on Soft Serve Ice Cream and White Chocolate Sauce Poured into Soft Serve Ice Cream
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Soft Serve Ice Cream
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
I Put Soft Serve Ice Cream on Kibana Cookie
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Tasty!
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-

The Kibana Hot Chocolate Drink was a drink poured milk into white chocolate used in the Kibana Cookie. The drink was foaming with creamy feeling, and was very sweet. Meals were served at the CAFE Bunran, so I want to eat meals next time. Thanks for the tasty sweets!

Kibana Hot Chocolate Drink
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Kibana Powder? on Kibana Hot Chocolate Drink
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Foaming with Creamy Feeling
Soft Serve Ice Cream Cup with Kibana Cookie and Kibana Hot Chocolate -Tsuboya Kibana-no-Mori in Asahikawa-
Parking lot Parking is provided (30 Cars)
Business hours 10:00-17:00
Regular closing day Irregular closing day
Telephone number +81-166-39-1600
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 79 315 006*87

List of Accommodations

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

Hotel WBF Grande Asahikawa(ホテルWBFグランデ旭川)
JR Inn Asahikawa(JRイン旭川)
Hoshino Resorts OMO7 Asahikawa(星野リゾート OMO7 旭川)
Jalan
Premier Hotel -CABIN- Asahikawa(プレミアホテル―CABIN―旭川)
Hotel Trend Asahikawa(ホテルトレンド旭川)
Super Hotel Asahikawa(スーパーホテル旭川 天然温泉 大雪山の湯)
Asahikawa Toyo Hotel(旭川トーヨーホテル)
R Hotels Inn Hokkaido Asahikawa(Rホテルズイン北海道旭川)
Jalan
Hotel Route Inn Grand Asahikawa Ekimae(ホテルルートインGrand旭川駅前)
Smile Hotel Asahikawa(スマイルホテル旭川)
Hotel Crescent Asahikawa(ホテルクレッセント旭川)
Y's Hotel Asahikawa Ekimae(Y’s HOTEL旭川駅前)
Kuretake Inn Asahikawa(くれたけイン旭川)
Art Hotel Asahikawa(アートホテル旭川)
Dormy Inn Asahikawa(天然温泉 神威の湯 ドーミーイン旭川)
9C Hotel Asahikawa(9Cホテル旭川)
Booking
Hotel Liberte Asahikawa(ホテルリベルテ旭川)
Hotel Mates Asahikawa(ホテルメイツ旭川)
Booking
Court Hotel Asahikawa(コートホテル旭川)
Asahikawa Park Hotel(旭川パークホテル)
Asahikawa Plaza Hotel(旭川プラザホテル)
Asahikawa Sun Hotel(旭川サンホテル)
Toyoko Inn Asahikawa-Eki Higashiguchi(東横イン旭川駅東口)
Booking
Asahikawa Mongoru-mura(旭川モンゴル村)
Booking
Jalan
Guest House Asahikawa Ride(ゲストハウス アサヒカワライド)
Hotel Tetora Asahikawa Station(ホテルテトラ旭川駅前)
Sora E Hotel Asahikawa(ソラヘホテル)
Jalan
Hotel Route-Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(ルートイン旭川駅前一条通)
Yado Retro House Ginza Asahikawa(宿レトロハウス銀座旭川)
Jalan
Toyoko Inn Asahikawa Ekimae Ichijodori(東横イン旭川駅前一条通)
Booking
Hotel Penthouse Asahikawa(ホテルペントハウス旭川)
HP
Jalan
Asahikawa Capital Hotel(旭川キャピタルホテル)
HP
Booking
Business Hotel Asuka(ビジネスホテル飛鳥)
HP
Booking
Ryokan Fujien(旅館 不二苑)
Booking
Ryokan Senshoen(和風旅館扇松園)
Takasago Onsen(高砂温泉)
A-Gate Hotel(えーげーと ほてる)
Booking
Ryotei Yukinoya(旅亭 雪の屋)
Booking
Jalan
Ospa Court Miyamae(オスパーコート宮前)
HP
Booking
Ryokan Tsuji(旅館 つじ)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Toukaen(東花苑)
Booking
Jalan
HOTEL KANDA(ホテル カンダ)
Booking
Platon Hotel(プラトンホテル)
HP
Booking
Guest House Ito(ゲストハウス 伊東)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Tabi-no-Yado Patchwork(旅の宿パッチワーク)
Booking
Jalan
Tatsu-no-Yu Onsen(龍乃湯温泉)
HP
Booking
Yumin Backpackers(遊民バックパッカーズ)
Jalan
Rakuten
M's HOME(えむずや)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
21th Century Woods(21世紀の森)
Booking
Jalan
Rakuten
Booking.com

A page of Asahikawa is here

Asahikawa

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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