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There are 4 limited-time soft ice creams that are produced in Teshikaga town.

There are 4 limited-time soft ice creams that are produced in Teshikaga town.

There are 4 limited-time soft ice creams that are produced in Teshikaga town. 

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Located near Lake Mashu and Lake Kussharo in Eastern Hokkaido, the city is famous for the surrounding beautiful nature and towering mountains. The city is usually only spotlighted because of the nature, but there is actually large-scale dairy farming here too! The summers in this area are relatively cooler, which is healthy for the cattle and also provides good conditions for growing pastures.

The soft ice cream made in Teshikaga town is very delicious because of the milk produced by cows raised in the magnificent nature of Hokkaido. Usually, Teshikaga soft ice cream can only be found until the autumn season, so summer is the best time to enjoy it.

※ This content was originally from “Hokkaido Labo”.

1 – Mashuko’s Ice Cream

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This cute shop, located on a national route near the entrance of the Observation Tower of Lake Masshu, serves delicious gelato and is very popular with locals and tourists alike.

The shop uses fresh milk delivered each morning to make all their gelato and soft ice cream. The milk is produced from a local dairy farmer and depending on the time of year, seasonal ingredients are added in making ice cream. There are many varieties of gelato and all of them are popular.

The soft ice cream is just as popular too! One of the top favorites of the locals is the “Special Milk” flavor that has a really rich milk taste.

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They also have vanilla, Belgium chocolate, mix, and many other flavors that is bound to put a smile on your face.

Mashuko’s Ice Cream

2 Chome 8-6 Mashu, Teshikaga,
Kawakami District, Hokkaido

Business Hours: 9:00-18:00 (until 17:00 from October to April)
Closed: Thursdays

Mashuko’s “Special Milk” Ice Cream – ¥350 (including tax)

2 – Cream Dowa

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For a limited time each year, visitors to this shop can enjoy their soft ice cream with a marvelous view of Kawayu Onsen. You can also see Mt. Iou and the sprawling prairies from the front of the shop. It is really a quiet area, but can be busy with many visitors and cars.

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They use seasonal ingredients in their gelato, such as pumpkin, sesame, asparagus, sakura mocha, and many others. All of them are unique and delicious. And during the summer season, soft ice cream is also served from this shop.

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They only use freshly produced local milk, so you can enjoy a refreshing and smooth flavor each time.

In addition to their main Kawayu Onsen shop, they have another shop at the Mashu Onsen Road Station.

Cream Dowa

65 Sen 71-3 Teshikaga-cho Atosanoborigenya,
Kawakami District, Hokkaido

Telephone: 015-483-2008
Business Hours: 9:00-18:00 (until 17:00 between October to the middle of April)
Closed: on Wednesdays between October to April.

Cream Dowa Hokkaido Milk Soft Ice Cream – ¥350 (including tax)

3 – Watanabe Experience Farm

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This shop offers special soft ice cream directly from the dairy farm. Here, visitors can view the beautiful endless sky and the horizon line where it meets the Hokkaido fields, while enjoying the dairy farm experience.

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Ushi No Oppai Milk” is produced by this farm. Translating from Japanese, it means “Cattle Breast Milk”. The name and package draws a lot of attention and second looks, but the light flavor is good.

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The Ushi No Oppai Milk is used in their original soft ice cream. After many trials and errors, they perfected their recipe to satisfy customers with an authentic fresh milk taste.

It is a true full-milk taste! The texture is smooth and flavor is rich, but not too sweet. They only offer their ice cream in a cup and not a waffle cone, so you can enjoy the refreshing milk flavor to its fullest until the last bite. (A fresh cream chocolate topping can be seen in the picture).

You can enjoy the delicious soft ice cream, as well as also have the chance to milk and feed the cows, and prepare home-made ice cream and butter. This is a truly unique Hokkaido experience.

Watanabe Experience Farm

646-4 Teshikagagenya, Teshikag-cho,
Kawakami District, Hokkaido

Telephone: 015-482-5184
Business Hours: 9:30-15:30
Closed: None

Watanabe Experience Farm Soft Ice Cream – ¥300 (including tax)
(Fresh Cream Chocolate Topping + ¥100)
※ Soft ice cream sells between the end of April until the end of October

4 – Orchard Grass

Located in the JR Kawayu Onsen Station, this long-established restaurant serves exquisite soft ice cream. The station room, once used for honored guests, is now home to the Orchard Grass Restaurant and endeared by tourists for over 30 years.

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Their signature dish is beef stew and it is highly recommended. However, limited to only during the summer season, they serve a smooth and creamy soft ice cream. It is very popular with tourists and wonderful in the hot weather.

The restaurant has a special window just for serving soft ice cream, so it is convenient for visitors to buy it outside.

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The Kawayu Station has a very nostalgic atmosphere. The station is also a bus stop for Eco Passport buses, so travelers can enjoy the ice cream while waiting for the bus.

Orchard Grass

1 Chome 1-18 Kawayu Ekimae,
Kawakami District, Hokkaido

Telephone: 015-483-3787
Business Hours: 10:00-18:00
Closed: Tuesdays

Orchard Grass Soft Ice Cream – ¥350 (including tax)


As you can see, there is a delicious side of Teshikaga Town that can sometimes be overlooked because of the beautiful surrounding nature. The gelato and ice cream producers are committed to quality ingredients and authentic milk taste. Visitors to Teshikaga Town can enjoy both the sights and taste of Mother Nature.

※ This content was originally from “Hokkaido Labo”.