Restaurant Review: Snow Castle at Chalet Ivy [Niseko]

I had a personal mission to eat at least one good kaiseki (traditional multi-course Japanese meal) dinner while in Hokkaido, so I booked dinner at Snow Castle.  Snow Castle is an upscale traditional Japanese restaurant situated within the charming hotel Chalet Ivy. Entrance to Chalet Ivy They require prior booking for their set meals, and you … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Snow Castle at Chalet Ivy [Niseko]

Restaurant Review: 阿武茶弐 Abucha 2 [Niseko]

Random good luck brought me to dine at this Izakaya-style (casual gastropub) restaurant for dinner during our 5th night in Niseko.  We had inadvertently stopped by the entrance around 5:30pm to scope out their dinner menu after returning our lift tickets nearby, when we noticed a small line already forming.  In all my research on … Continue reading Restaurant Review: 阿武茶弐 Abucha 2 [Niseko]