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The Best Sweets in Sapporo, Japan: 21 Foods You Shouldn’t Miss!

The Best Sweets in Sapporo, Japan: 21 Foods You Shouldn’t Miss!
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Though Sapporo is best known for the fantastic seafood, sushi and luxurious restaurants, you will have no problems finding mouth-watering sweets in this city too. From Wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) to popular confectionary, Sapporo is filled with shops and cafés that serve the most delicious sweets you will ever taste. Here are 21 shops in Sapporo you cannot miss!

1. Shiroi Koibito and more: Ishiya Café

Ishiya Café
Source: Tabinesu

Ishiya Café is a café located conveniently just a minute’s walk away from Odori station and is a great place to visit after exploring the Sapporo city area.

Ishiya is most famous for its renowned Sapporo souvenir, Shiroi Koibito, with chocolate sandwiched between two langue de chat. At Ishiya Café, not only can you purchase the Shiroi Koibito, you can also enjoy the pancake. With a thickness of 3.5cm (1.4 inches), the pancake feels almost like a spongecake!

Ishiya Café

Address: 060-0042 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Ōdōrinishi, 4 Chome-6-1

Access info: 1-minute walk from Odori station

Opening hours: 8 am - 10 pm

Fixed holiday: January 1

Contact: +81 11-231-1487

Official URL

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2. Yukijirushi’s amazing ice creams and pancakes

Snow Brand Yukijirushi Main Branch
Source: Tabinesu

Yukijirushi (Snow Brand) is another famous sweets brand that represents Hokkaido. It is best known for its ice cream and parfait. At the Yukijirushi main branch located only 7 minutes from Sapporo by foot, not only can you enjoy their famous ice creams and parfaits, you can also order the “Strawberry and Pudding Pancake”. Delicious strawberries, cream and home-made pudding is topped on the soft premium pancakes!

Snow Brand Yukijirushi Main Branch

Address: 060-0003 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Kita 3 Jōnishi, 3 Chome

Access info: 7-minute walk from Sapporo station

Opening hours: 10 am - 9 pm (last order 8:30 pm)

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-251-3181

Official URL

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3. Milk-based pancakes from Yotsuba White Cosy

Milk and Partait Yotsuba White Cosy Sapporo Paseo Branch
Source: Tabinesu

Yotsuba White Cosy can be found at several locations around Sapporo and one of them is located in the Paseo building with direct access from Sapporo station. Though Yotsuba White Cosy is most famous for its soft cream parfaits, this pancake menu that was introduced in late 2015 is fantastic too! Over 10 choices of milk-based pancakes can be enjoyed at Yotsuba White Cosy, and it is best eaten together with the fantastic custard cream.

Milk and Parfait Yotsuba White Cosy Sapporo Paseo Branch

Address: 060-0806, Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo, Kita Ward, Kita 6 Jonishi 2 Chome, Paseo building

Access info: Direct access from Sapporo station

Opening hours: 11 am - 10 pm

Fixed holiday: please refer to the official website

Contact: +81 11-213-5621

Official URL

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4. Rokkatei’s souvenirs and exclusive yoghurt

Rokkatei Main Branch
Source: Tabinesu

Sapporo is filled with acclaimed sweets stores and Rokkatei is also one of them. With branches all around Hokkaido, Rokkatei produces one of the finest sweets that you can get as souvenirs. At the Rokkatei Main Branch, you can enjoy their splendid sweets in the café as well as purchase various exclusive souvenirs for your family and friends. Shown in the photo is the “Rokka no Mori Yoghurt”, a yoghurt dish that you can only try at several Rokkatei stores. Together with the home-made yoghurt, various toppings such as cookies are served in a gorgeous manner and this is perfect for afternoon tea!

Rokkatei Main Branch

Address: 060-0004 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Kita 4 Jōnishi, 6 Chome

Access info: 3-minute walk from Sapporo station

Opening hours: please refer to the official website

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-261-6666

Official URL

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5. Moliere Café: set menus and desserts

Moliere Café
Source: Tabinesu

The Rokkatei Main Branch is actually located in a 10-storey building, where the first storey sells Rokkatei products and the second storey is the Rokkatei café (introduced before this).

In the building, you can also find the Moliere Café on the 9th storey. This café was opened by the Michelin 3-Star restaurant Moliere, and is a café where you can enjoy delicious international cuisine as well as sweets.

Moliere Café

Address: 060-0004 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Kita 4 Jōnishi, 6 Chome

Access info: 3-minute walk from Sapporo station

Opening hours: Lunch 11 am - 4 pm Dinner 5:30 pm - 8 pm

Fixed holiday: Wednesday

Contact: +81 11-221-2000

Official URL

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6. Irresistible cuteness! Shiawase no Recipe Sweet

Shiawase no Recipe Sweet
Source: Tabinesu

At Shiawase no Recipe Sweet, you wouldn’t be able to resist saying “Kawaii” when you take a look at the menu. Kawaii means cute in Japanese and the parfaits in this café are all decorated very fashionably. Various Hokkaido grown ingredients are used in the parfaits, such as the fruit parfaits that you can enjoy from summer to autumn. There are unique menus such as the French Toast Parfait too.

Shiawase no Recipe Sweet

Address:060-0063 Hokkaido Prefecture, Chuo Ward, Minami 3 Jonishi, 4 Chome

Access info: 1-minute walk from Susukino station

Opening hours: 11:30 am - 3 pm

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-596-9852

Official URL

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7. Barlour Penguin Dou - the bar café

Barlour Penguin Dou
Source: Tabinesu

Barlour Penguin Dou got its name from mixing the word “bar” and “parlour” and has various sweets that you can enjoy together with alcoholic drinks such as cocktails and champagnes. There are seasonal sweets that you can enjoy too, such as fruit gelatos. For those who do not consume alcohol, don’t hesitate to visit Barlour Penguin Dou as they serve over 70 choices of other drinks such as coffee, espresso, and sweets like parfaits as well.

Barlour Penguin Dou

Address: 064-0804 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Minami 4 Jōnishi, 1 Chome > Access info: 5-minute walk from Susukino station

Opening hours: Ice Cream 12:30 pm - 5 pm (last order 4:45 pm) Barlour 7 pm - 1 am (last order 12:30 am)

Fixed holiday: Sunday and lunch time on Wednesday

Contact: +81 11-261-2320

Official URL

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8. Coffee in a library!? Café et craft Yue

Café et craft Yue
Source: Tabinesu

Café et craft Yue is designed based on the concept of a personal study room and has an atmosphere like a classic library. The quiet café has various parfaits, sweets and ice cream available. Apart from that, there are family friendly services such as baby chairs and storybooks so that children can enjoy the café as well. There are also alcoholic drinks on the menu and this is the ideal café for those who want to spend a quiet and relaxing time, be it alone or with friends.

Café et craft Yue

Address: 060-0063 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Minami 3 Jōnishi, 4 Chome

Access info: 1-minute walk from Susukino station

Opening hours: Weekdays and Saturday 11:30 am - 11 pm (last order 10:30 pm) Sunday 11:30 am - 7 pm (last order 6:30 pm)

Fixed holiday: Wednesday

Contact: +81 11-206-7761

Official URL

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9. Which pancake will you choose? Maruyama Pancake

Maruyama Pancake
Source: Tabinesu

Maruyama Pancake is one of the pancake shops that represents Sapporo and there are two branches located in Sapporo. The pancakes have a crispy exterior but is very soft on the inside and will melt once you bite into it. There are two different types of pancake you can order, “Devil’s Pancake” (bottom of the photo), “Angel’s Pancake” (top of the photo) as well as other choices like the “Fairy’s Pancake” too!

Maruyama Pancake

Address: 064-0804 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo, Chuo Ward, Minami 4 Jonishi, 18 Chome-2-19

Access info: 8-minute walk from Nishi 18 Chome station

Opening hours: 11 am - 6 pm

Fixed holiday: Wednesday

Contact: +81 11-533-2233

Official URL

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10. Cheese pancake from Ajisai Coffee

Ajisai Coffee
Source: Tabinesu

Ajisai Coffee is a café located at the popular food street Moiwayamasanroku Dori and has a very calming and relaxing interior design. The café is also well known for their delicious pancakes, filled with home-made cheese and various types of syrup. Ajisai Coffee has a smoking area and non-smoking area, making it a great place for many to visit.

Ajisai Coffee

Address: 064-0944 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Maruyama Nishimachi, 7 Chome-1-18

Access info: 9-minute bus ride from Maruyamakoen station

Opening hours: 11 am - 7 pm (last order 6 pm)

Fixed holiday: Wednesday

Contact: +81 11-215-5101

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11. Fruitscake Factory: sweets made from fresh fruits!

The Fruitscake Factory Maruyama
Source: Tabinesu

Fruitscake Factory is located in various places in Sapporo and is best known for its sweets characterised by the use of different types of fruits. The fruits used at this shop varies according to seasons and they always serve the most delicious fruits available during the month. One of the favourites there is the Strawberry Tart, with vibrant strawberries and sweet custard cream creating a fantastic taste.

The Fruitscake Factory Maruyama

Address: 064-0803 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Minami 3 Jōnishi, 24 Chome-3-19

Access info: 3-minute walk from Maruyamakoen station

Opening hours: 10 am - 8 pm

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-643-3966

Official URL

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12. Home-grown ingredients at Sizen Mankitsu Kurabu

Sizen Mankitsu Kurabu
Source: Tabinesu

Sizen Mankitsu Kurabu is located at a slightly inconvenient location as it is actually a farm. At the café located in Sizen Mankitsu Kurabu, you can enjoy their parfait made from freshly plucked strawberries. Although strawberry parfaits can be enjoyed all year round, they are most delicious from spring to autumn. There are also other menu available such as fruits and vegetable ice cream and it is definitely worth the travelling!

Sizen Mankitsu Kurabu

Address: 004-0821 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Kiyota-ku, Ariake, 187

Access info: 35-minute drive from Sapporo station

Opening hours: April 1 to October 31: 10 am - 5 pm November 1 to March 31: 11 am - 4 pm

Fixed holiday: Monday

Contact: +81 11-883-6886

Official URL

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13. Maruyama Saryo - hybrid Japanese sweets

Maruyama Saryo
Source: Tabinesu

Maruyama Saryo is near the Maruyama area and is a quiet Japanese-style café. The sweets there are unlike those introduced earlier, and it blends the Japanese traditional sweets together with today’s popular sweets. Among the choices there is the Ichigo Zenzai where Dango (traditional Japanese dumpling) is served together with delectable strawberry jam and ice cream.

Maruyama Saryo

Address: 060-0004 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Kita 4 Jōnishi, 27 Chome-1-32

Access info: 4-minute walk from Nishinijuhacchome station

Opening hours: 11 am - 12 am

Fixed holiday: Thursday

Contact: +81 11-631-3461

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14. Try out the sake ice cream at Chitose Tsuru

Nippon Seishu Chitose Tsuru
Source: Tabinesu

Chitose Tsuru is a sake brand, and located just 15 minutes from the Sapporo Television Tower by foot is the Chitose Tsuru Museum. There, you can view the history and process behind how Chitose Tsuru makes their drinks. At the museum, you can purchase the exclusive soft cream that has the sweet fragrance of sake. No alcohol is included in this soft cream so children can enjoy what the marvellous drink tastes like too!

Nippon Seishu Chitose Tsuru

Address: 060-0053 Hokkaidō, Chūō-ku, Minami 3 Jōhigashi, 5 Chome

Access info: 5-minute walk from Bus Center Mae station

Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm

Fixed holiday: December 31 and January 1

Contact: +81 11-221-7570

Official URL

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15. Exclusive ice cream at Sapporo TV Tower! Snow Brand Yukijirushi

Snow Brand Yukijirushi Sapporo TV Tower Branch
Source: Tabinesu

Sapporo Television Tower is one of the most popular tourist spots in Sapporo and you definitely have to go there and enjoy the fantastic night view of Sapporo city. At the bottom of the Sapporo Television Tower is a Yukijirushi (Snow Brand) branch where you can enjoy the exclusive Snow Royal Special ice cream. This ice cream was originally made specially for the Showa Emperor and has a very high percentage of milk fat, giving it an extremely rich flavour.

Snow Brand Yukijirushi Sapporo TV Tower Branch

Address: Odori Nishi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi

Access info: 15-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station, south exit

Opening hours: 10 am - 8 pm

Fixed holiday: please refer to the official website

Contact: +81 11-222-6717

Official URL

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16. Gyokusuien - Green Tea sweets

Gyokusuien
Source: Tabinesu

Gyokusuien is a Japanese green tea shop that opened in 1933. So, why is a green tea shop being introduced here?

Being a green tea shop, Gyokusuien is one of the best places to enjoy the Matcha ice cream. The “Yukimoe” is a soft cream that includes red beans, Matcha ice cream and soft cream made from Tokachi (Hokkaido) milk. The fantastic blend between these 2 ice creams can only be enjoyed here!

Gyokusuien

Address: 060-0051 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Minami 1 Jōhigashi, 1 Chome

Access info: 7-minute walk from Odori station

Opening hours: Weekdays 8 am - 6 pm Saturday 8 am - 4 pm

Fixed holiday: Sundays and festival days

Contact: +81 11-231-1500

Official URL

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17. Do you love milk? If you do, you would love the ice cream from Barnes!

Barnes
Source: Tabinesu

Barnes is located near the Hokkaido Shrine and has a wide selection of soft creams available. Apart from the most famous milk soft creams, there are also flavours that varies daily, as well as seasonal menus like Mango in summer and Rum raisin in winter. It is also in the vicinity of Maruyama Zoo so do check this shop out when visiting one of these tourist spots!

Barnes

Address: 064-0951 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Miyanomori 1 Jō, 11 Chome-1-14

Access info: 6-minute walk from Maruyamakoen station

Opening hours: 10 am - 7 pm

Fixed holiday: please refer to the official website

Contact: +81 11-621-2580

Official URL

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18. Fresh milk ice cream: Hakkougakuen

Hakkougakuen Nousannbutsu Chokubaijo
Source: Tabinesu

Hakkougakuen is the other name for the Hokkaido Agricultural Technical College. At the Hakkougakuen Nousannbutsu Chokubaijo, you can enjoy products that were grown by the teachers and students from the college. The only soft cream available there is the Milk Soft Cream that is made from freshly produced milk. Though located at a slightly inconvenient location, Hakkougakuen Nousannbutsu Chokubaijo is a great place to drop by when driving around the Sapporo area!

Hakkougakuen Nousannbutsu Chokubaijo

Address: 13 Chome-1-12 Tsukisamu Higashi 2 Jō, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō 062-0052

Access info: 8-minute walk from Fukuzumi station

Opening hours: please refer to the official website

Fixed holiday: please refer to the official website

Contact: +81 11-852-8081

Official URL

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19. Salon de Muya: amazing variety of Matcha sweets

Salon de Muya
Source: Tabinesu

Salon de Muya might not sound exactly like a café, but it is a great place where you can appreciate traditional Japanese sweets blended with today’s favourites. It is recommended that you try the various choices of Matcha sweets available there, including the Matcha parfait that has Matcha Castella, red beans, black sesame cookie and Matcha ice cream on it! Apart from that, you can also experience different Japanese culture such as Sado (Way of Tea), Kodo (Way of Fragrance) and Bonsai (Japanese planting).

Salon de Muya

Address: 1-17, Nishi 24 chome, Minami 2 jo, Chuou-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 064-0802 Japan

Access info: 4-minute walk from Maruyamakoen station

Opening hours: 11 am - 7 pm

Fixed holiday: Monday

Contact: +81 11-621-3939

Official URL

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20. Mochi with pancake? Sabo Kanon

Sabo Kanon
Source: Tabinesu

Sabo Kanon is another café that interestingly blends Japanese sweets together with modern ones. The pancake available at Sabo Kanon comes together with red bean, Matcha and mochi (Japanese rice balls) and you can enjoy the best of Western sweets together with Japanese sweets! Children under 6 are not allowed entry in Sabo Kanon so it is a great place for grown-ups to spend a wonderful time.

Sabo Kanon

Address: 003-0803 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo, Shiroishi Ward, Kikusui 3 Jo, 5 Chome-5-18

Access info: 5-minute walk from Higashi-Sapporo station

Opening hours: 11 am - 6 pm

Fixed holiday: Wednesday

Contact: +81 11-556-0141

Official URL

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21. Samurai Senbei: fantastic as souvenirs!

Samurai Senbei
Source: Tabinesu

At Samurai Senbei, you can purchase a wide variety of Senbei (Japanese rice crackers) that are available in different flavours. 3 types of rice are used to make the Senbei in Samurai Senbei and they come in various flavours such as herb, shrimps, scallops and even curry. There are also fried dough cookies and crackers available at Samurai Senbei.

Samurai Senbei

Address: 060-0062 Hokkaido Prefecture, Sapporo, Chuo-ku, 1-18, Nishi 25 chome, Minami 2 jo

Access info: 3-minute walk from Maruyama station

Opening hours: 10 am - 6:30 pm

Fixed holiday: nil

Contact: +81 11-616-0550

Official URL

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Fantastic blend of Japanese and modern sweets

From ice cream, parfait, to traditional Japanese sweets, Sapporo is filled with various sweets shops that are guaranteed to satisfy you. You can enjoy them at the shop or purchase them as souvenirs for your family and friends!

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