Shiroi Koibito Park


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Shiroi Koibito Park

Chocolate is possibly a surprising souvenir here in Sapporo but locally made chocolate confectionery is well worth treating yourself (or others) to. The distinguished Ishiya Chocolate Factory is well known in Japan and South East Asia. Their confectionery is incredibly popular with locals as well as visitors. The ultimate gift to purchase is the “shiroi koibito”, which literally means “white beloved ones”.


Sapporo provides a great number of stores, offering everything from fashion boutiques with well-known Western brands to traditional cotton or silk kimonos. Not only the city offers a number of large underground malls such as the popular Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade, but also department stores like Parco with ten floors of shopping—and don't forget the small local shops selling souvenirs. Other popular products in Hokkaido besides kimonos are wood carvings, produced often by the Ainus, available in the boutiques of Sapporo as well as in the gift shops of hotels and museums.