January 6, 2005
Upon registering, visitors are led into the main exhibit hall by a guide. The 20-minute tour includes a brief history of the company, the production process, and finally, a free sampling of the products; the latter was definitely the highlight of the tour for us.
At the end of the tour, we were led to a cafeteria where each of us were given a cup of oh-so-creamy vanilla ice-cream, a 300-milliliter carton of milk, and assorted cheese balls. While savouring our goodies, we were inquired on our next destination. Upon ascertaining that, one of the employees proceeded to map out our route, including the bus schedules. We were deeply impressed by their service and left with warm hearts even though it had began to snow again.
Visitors are required to make reservations prior. To do so, call: +81-(011)704-2329.
To get there:
Take City Bus, Higashi 63 (Higashi Eigyousho-mae-yuki) from Sapporo Sta. South Entrance to Kita 6-jo Higashi 19-chome, and then walk 5 minutes. Look for the "Snowflake" signage and follow your nose.
9 to 11am and 1-3:30pm. Open all year.
From journal Hokkaido, the JR Express Experience