Hokkaido’s Tokachi region is famous for its agriculture and dairy farming utilizing the area’s vast plains. With the production of quality wheat, sugar, adzuki red beans, and dairy products, the Tokachi brand is established in various fields.
Using these quality ingredients, there are many Hokkaido sweets shops located in Obihiro City, the center of Tokachi. We will introduce 4 Tokachi shops popular with locals and tourists.
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1. Rokkatei Obihiro Honten: From Gifts to Limited Items, You'll Love These Tokachi Sweets!
One of the representative sweets of Hokkaido is Rokkatei’s Marusei Butter Sand. With the retro package and rich flavorful buttercream, this long seller has been loved for over 40 years. Rokkatei’s main store is located in Obihiro.
The famous confectionery can be individually purchased. We recommend the Marusei Butter Sand and also the new product Marusei Butter Cake released in February 2016. The new treat has chocolate ganache sandwiched between two sponge cakes, and it is a perfect match for coffee.
There are also various rare sweets only available at the main store. We recommend trying out the Marusei Ice Sand and Saku Saku Pie, both of which can be only purchased at the main store or select few other shops.
Saku Saku Pie's freshness lasts only 3 hours, after which time the crisp pie crust absorbs too much moisture from the cream. Shaped like a cornet, the thinly twisted pie is filled with custard cream.
On the second floor, there is a café to relax at - one of Obihiro's charming cafes. They offer some of the sweets on the first floor and other dishes like the famous pancake (520 yen tax included), Saku Saku Waffle (190 yen tax included), and light meals like pizza and quiche.
Enjoy the taste that is only available here in Rokkaitei Main Store in Obihiro!
Rokkatei Obihiro Main Store六花亭 帯広本店
- Address 〒080-0012 北海道帯広市西2条南9丁目6／9-6, Nishi2-jominami, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido, 080-0012, Japan
- Phone Number 0155-24-6666
Hours: 1st floor 9 AM - 7 PM, 2nd floor cafe 10:30 AM - 6 PM (last order 5:30 PM) *Hours shift depending on the season
2. Toskachina Ryugetsu: Delightful Dessert and Italian Food!
We highly recommend the Toskachina Tokacho, which is only available here. Italian chestnut and Tokachi red bean are mixed into the cacao dough for this delicious baked sweet.
The café restaurant offers Italian dishes like pizza and pasta, plus exclusive sweets such as Sanpouroku and Whipped Cream Parfait (550 yen tax included). As long as you order a drink at this fine Obihiro restaurant, you can eat the sweets you purchased at the store. This is a nice location to stop by for tea time or a small break during your travels.
- Address 〒080-0028 北海道帯広市西18条南5-45-2 ／5-45-2, Nishi18-jominami, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido, 080-0028, Japan
- Phone Number 0155-38-3966
Hours: Sweets shop 9:30 AM - 8 PM, café restaurant 11 AM - 9 PM (last order 8 PM)
Closed: Sweets shop January First, café restaurant December 31st and January 1st
Another Ryugetsu affiliated store, Ryugetsu Sweetpia Garden, is located in Otofuke Town, which is next to Obihiro City. At this factory-run facility, you can tour the factory or even experience some pastry cooking (requires a reservation and additional fee).
Ryugetsu Sweetpia Garden柳月スイートピア・ガーデン
- Address 〒080-0342 北海道河東郡音更町下音更北9線西18-2 ／Kita9sennisi18-2, Shimotofuke, Otofuke-cho Kato-gun, Hokkaido, 080-0342, Japan
- Phone Number 0155-32-3366
Hours: Summer Period (Third Monday of April - November 5th) Shop 9 AM - 6 PM, Café 9 AM - 5 PM, Factory Tour 9 AM - 4 PM
Winter Period (November 6th - Third Sunday of April) Shop 9 AM - 5:30 PM, Café 9 AM - 4:30 PM, Factory Tour 9 AM - 4 PM
3. Tokachi Toteppo Factory: Perfect Spot for Hokkaido Cheesecake!
Tokachi Toteppo Factory is popular for their sweets made with cheese. Toteppo was the nickname of the railway which ran north to south through Obihiro City that was used for transporting sugar beets.
Currently part of the railway is now an esplanade and Tokachi Toteppo Factory is located along the street.
The shop’s #1 sweet is the Natural Cheesecake Triple Fromage made by the pastry chef who is an expert on local produce. The carefully selected three types of Hokkaido natural cheeses are blended to create a flavor that expands in your mouth.
There is also the Natural Cheesecake Camembert Fromage that pursued a deeper flavor.
Other than cheesecakes and fresh cakes, they offer baked sweets like the Toteppo Sable which is shaped like a locomotive. They also offer a wide variety of cheeses gathered from various locations in Tokachi and Hokkaido, and make perfect gifts. Take home a part of Tokachi’s memory and flavor to share with friends and family!
At the café in the store you can enjoy the sweets you purchased and other seasonal sweets. (When eating in the café you must order the drink bar. 500 yen for adults and 250 yen for children. *Prices include tax)
Tokachi Toteppo Factory十勝トテッポ工房
- Address 〒080-0016 北海道帯広市西6条南17-3-1 ／17-3-1, Nishi6-jominami, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido, 080-0016, Japan
- Phone Number 0155-21-0101
Hours: 10 AM - 6 PM (last order 5:30 PM)
Closed: Irregular holidays
4. Takahashi Manju-ya’s Ooban-yaki: A Snack Loved by Locals for Over 60 Years
The final shop we are introducing is the Takahashi Manju-ya located in Denshin Dori Shotengai. Since opening its doors in 1954, it has received the nickname Takaman from the locals. Takaman’s famous snack is the ooban-yaki cooked on a special hot plate.
There are two flavors, An and Cheese. An is made with Tokachi adzuki red bean paste and has a nice natural sweetness to it. Cheese is made with natural cheese with a hint of saltiness to it. Cheese is recommended for those who prefer a non-sweet snack. Both flavors are a perfect match for the puffy dough. It is even good cold, but we recommend a freshly baked one.
Other popular items are the handmade mushi-pan (steam bread) (120 yen tax included) and niku-man (pork buns) (140 yen tax included). On hot days soft-served ice cream (200 yen tax included) and shaved ice (250 yen and up tax included) are popular.
- Address 〒080-0801 北海道帯広市東1条南5-19−4／5-19-4, Higashi1-jominami, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido, 080-0801, Japan
- Phone Number 0155-23-1421
Hours: 9 AM - 8 PM
As a local I can confidently recommend the sweets shops introduced above. There are even more unique and delicious sweets here in Obihiro. Come on over to the sweets kingdom Tokachi & Obihiro to discover the treats that will make you happy!
Written by : Etsuro Nagao
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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