LeTAO is another famous confectionery with several shops located in Otaru. Particularly wanted to visit the main shop located at Marchen intersection. This building comprises of three levels: shop on its ground floor, cafe on the second floor and an observatory on the top floor.
No admission fee/minimum expenditure required in the shop to enter the observatory. Take the lift up to the third floor and climb the stairs to reach the highest point of the building. You can get a very good view of Marchen intersection, Sakaimachi Street and Ishikari Bay from the observatory.
Couldn't resist the temptation after seeing the delicious looking cheesecakes in the shop and decided to go for a second round of coffee/tea break in their cafe. Ordered a slice of Tropique Double Cheescake and a milk pudding to share. Was definitely impressed by their signature cheesecake - soft and creamy texture, unveiling rich flavours in every mouthful! Apart from their popular cheesecakes that have brought them fame, LeTAO has other products such as Royale Montagne (chocolate in a pyramid shape) and cheese flavoured langue de chat (named "Ironai“) that can be brought back home as souvenirs/gifts.
< 5 mins from Minami-otaru JR Station