We were heading to Esashi Town to take the train that connected Esashi Town and Hakodate City. Precisely sp aking, my wife would take the train and I would pick her up at the railway station in Hakodate City.
On our way to Esashi Town, Mt. Yotei and Mt. Rusutsu could be seen ahead. The white crown gave the mountains pomp and circumstance but the electric wires reduced the beauty of the scenery, I think.
I takes over three hours to reach Eshashi Town from Sapporo City by car.
The well-founded Japanese patisserie Yamada-ya in Esashi Town was re-built in the old town area as below. The location is a little bit different from the original building but the tasteful "Daifuku Mochi" is still so nice with its very soft rice cake and so sophisticated sweet red-beans paste.
The lineup of various kinds of sweets seemed to be reinforced a little bit.
Some Japanese traditional patissiers with high degrees of skill settled in Esashi Town in Edo Era. Yamada-ya is one of the patisserie established in the era.
It was a pity that strawberry Daifuku and salty-pea Daifuku were not sold because the Yamada-ya grade strawberry and peas could not be gained in this season. We may have to visit Esashi Town again in coming January.