This is an inquisitive little fox we encountered on the Hanazono Golf Course in October
Whilst we still love our favourite restaurants in the Niseko area, we are always keen to try out new ones.
One that has just opened in Kutchan is Japanese Cuisine Sato. Tel: 0136 220263.
I ate here 2 weeks ago and it was delicious. Primarily a sushi restaurant but does also do other Japanese specialities such as Tempura.
This restaurant can be found in the street parallel to the main restaurant street in Kutchan, one back toward route 5 and on the corner on the left if you are walking down that street toward Kutchan’s main street leading down to the train station.
For all of you Sydney Golf “Tragics” who believe that only your own club has the best course in the world, get over to Japan, especially Niseko for some golf.
I played with my great friend Mary there a few weeks ago, just as the leaves on the trees were changing and it was absolutely stunning!
We did only play at Hanazono but there are a mass of courses in the area.
I am only a beginner, and found the course not only challenging, but the scenery absolutely breath taking, especially on the outer 9 holes.
If you are after a short day trip which includes lunch at the best and most well known Oyster/seafood restaurant in the area, you must drive over to Kaki-goya which is about a 10 minute drive south of Iwanai toward Suttsu.
The oysters were to die for. We had between 2 of us for about 3,000 JPY 3 very large oysters, 3 large scallops, 3 large prawns and a section of snow crab with 4 legs attached. This was all cooked in front of us on an iron BBQ plate. It was absolutely delicious and a must for visitors to Niseko both summer and winter.
Above is just a “taste” of Japanese Cuisine Sato!