Visitors to Hokkaido may be surprised to learn that ninety years ago this northern region of Japan had only scarce amounts of sweet potatoes. Despite this dilemma, in 1930, the founder of this establishment wanted to make baked sweet potatoes for everyone to enjoy, so he created a treat called the “wakasaimo” using Hokkaido’s “snow-white” daifuku beans. As the years progressed, “wakasaimo” has grown from being a delicious specialty of Lake Toya to a taste of home for all Hokkaido residents! When visiting the main branch, be also sure to try the freshly fried sweet potato tempura, and the popular “Hokkaido Anmarron”, sweet bean paste wrapped in red bean and chestnut.
Wakasaimo Honten – Lake Toya Store
144, Toyako Onsen, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido