Gelato Sapporo Karinju
A popular shop on the outskirts of Sapporo, where you can taste additive-free, natural gelato that changes with the seasons
Gelato Sapporo Karinju is a shop in the south of Hokkaido City which sells additive-free gelato made with Hokkaido milk and natural ingredients. From classics such as vanilla and sesame, to limited items made using seasonal fruits, each day there are ten flavors chosen from among about 100 varieties on sale at the shop, which is joined to the local sake brewery Senmaru. The gelato unique to a liquor store, made using Awamori or wine, is also popular (please avoid if you are driving). The gelato uses no flavorings or preservatives, and everything is made by hand in the shop. Three types—cream, yogurt and sherbet—can be ordered in cones, waffles or cups. Many repeat customers drop by on their way to and from Sapporo Art Park, and it is also perfect for a drive or touring.