A fun and delicious dining experience in Akakura Onsen. Their speciality is okonomiyaki, which is a Japanese savory pancake with a variety of different fillings. The best part is, you get to cook it yourself on the hot plates at your table. The staff are very friendly and happy to assist if you need help.
For something a little different we suggest a visit to Ikenotaira for an all you can eat and drink dining experience. This huge restaurant offers a selection of dishes buffet style, some which you can cook yourself along with their own craft beers. The ‘all you can eat and drink’ lasts for 90 minutes so make sure you are hungry. Shuttle services available from Akakura return.
Shokudoen is famous for it’s yakiniku (Japanese style BBQ), where you cook the food yourself on the small hotplates at the table. The meats are tender and the vegetables fresh and it is quite the novelty if you have not experienced yakiniku before. They are also open for lunch, serving up delicious ramen to warm you up before hitting the slopes again.
Tucked away downstairs this is a hidden gem, offering a range of fried and steamed gyoza as well as stir fried meats and vegetarian/vegan options. They have a selection of delicious homemade sweets that are not to be missed.
A Japanese bar and restaurant offering a wide variety of foods from fried chicken to sashimi, ginger pork and more. Relax in a casual atmosphere while you enjoy delicious food and tasty drinks, Eight Bar and Restaurant is accommodating to large groups and occasionally hosts parties.
A tiny restaurant with an even smaller kitchen, located at the end of the main street. Yakitori Asagao is a no fuss restaurant with delicious food and fast friendly service. As the name suggests the Yakitori (skewered chicken) is the dish of choice coming in a selection of flavours. There are plenty of vegetarian options which are equally as delicious.
A great restaurant located just at the end of the main street of Akakura. Offering a huge selection of delicious Japanese and Western inspired dishes with friendly and helpful service, at affordable prices. The restaurant isn’t fancy by any means but the space is larger than most Japanese restaurants meaning they are welcoming to larger groups. Get in early for the 300yen happy hour drinks.
The ultimate culinary experience with an eight course vegan degustation menu. The Kaiseki style menu has been carefully created using plant based seasonal local ingredients and can be matched with local wines. A.I.R offers an intimate dining experience with beautifully crafted courses and personalised service. It is not only vegans who will enjoy this experience, but also the meat lovers amongst us!
Hidden down unassuming stairs, you will find a tiny restaurant with only 3 tables and an eclectic mix of decoration but don’t let it fool you. The husband and wife team provide friendly service and delicious Japanese home style cooking at affordable prices. The Squid Ink Udon is their specialty, just make sure you're not wearing white.
Love Bar (or Shot Bar as it is commonly referred) is a small bar on a side street in Akakura is a friendly bar with a welcoming Japanese host. Reasonably priced drinks means it starts out chilled but turns into a dance party late into the night. Local craft beers on tap, cocktails and shots!
Popcorn is a Japanese run bar on the main street offering a relaxed atmosphere with pool tables and free popcorn to snack on. Open late most nights, however keep an eye out for special DJ nights as they can throw a good party.
Located in the middle of town Jack’s Bar offers the perfect place for an après or post dinner drink, or stay the whole night with the tasty bar menu. Offering a relaxed vibe with friendly staff they offer trivia and karaoke, dartboard and DJ’s throughout the week. Located down the stairs next to Yuki Dake Lodge.
A popular bar for Japanese and Westerners, with an indoor skate ramp and a relaxed atmosphere this place is always buzzing. Friendly staff who are happy to have a drink and a laugh with you, it’s easy to see why this is the most popular bar in Myoko. Skate Bar 2 has recently opened down the street with a larger area and DJ’s for those that want to really party.
Full Circle has it all, proper coffee to start your day, a lazy brunch for those needing a rest and delicious bar snacks to finish it off, matched with an extensive drinks menu any time of the day. With a relaxed and friendly atmosphere Full Circle is open every day of the week with guest DJ appearances throughout the week.
The best coffee in town with a selection of healthy, fresh and tasty snacks and meals. Located on the main street of Akakura it is the perfect place to stop on the way to the lift, or stop in on the way home for a whisky or gin.