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What the Oreo is to the US, the Shiroi Koibito is to Japan. Learn how to make your own heart-shaped version of this famous cookie with white-chocolate filling at the manufacturer’s facility in Sapporo. An instructor leads you through an easy lesson, teaching you how to layer and decorate this popular souvenir and symbol of Hokkaido. Then browse the gift shop for more Shiroi Koibito items to take home. Includes round-trip transport from Sapporo hotels.After pickup at your Sapporo hotel by pre-arranged taxi, your driver takes you to Shiroi Koibito Park, a popular sightseeing destination that’s home to the Shiroi Koibito cookie factory.
Visit Shiroi Koibito cookie factory and learn how the cookie is put together from two layers of langue de chat — a French-style baked cookie with a light texture that melts in your mouth. Later meet your instructor and learn how to make your own heart-shaped cookie using the same dough and white chocolate that goes into the Shiroi Koibito cookies purchased in Hokkaido shops.
Fill your layers with white chocolate, and then follow your instructor’s directions for decorating your cookie with your own designs. You can personalize it with the name of a loved one, perhaps, or create whimsical drawings.
During your time at the park, you can also browse the gift shop, which sells boxes of Shiroi Koibito cookies that have been handsomely packaged with the classic picture of Mt Rishiri, considered one of the most beautiful mountains in Hokkaido. The image of the mountain is one reason a box Shiroi Koibito has become the most popular souvenir from Hokkaido since the cookies came out in the 1970s.
When your experience is over, your taxi will transfer you back to your hotel.