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Guidebook for Hokuto

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Guidebook for Hokuto

Food Scene
This is a local lunch place, serving ramen, tonkatsu, gyoza, and other high calorie but satisfying grub. I go here a lot for lunch when I'm too tired to cook by myself. Its closed on Sunday.
かつみ食堂
This is a local lunch place, serving ramen, tonkatsu, gyoza, and other high calorie but satisfying grub. I go here a lot for lunch when I'm too tired to cook by myself. Its closed on Sunday.
This is a very good Yakiniku place.
Tajimaya Konosuke Yakinuku Restaurant
This is a very good Yakiniku place.
Soba is famous around here (mostly in Nagano but this is very close to Nagano). Probably the best soba around.
Hajime
Soba is famous around here (mostly in Nagano but this is very close to Nagano). Probably the best soba around.
An relaxing local Kushi place that's pretty decent.
源七
An relaxing local Kushi place that's pretty decent.
Best Hoto place around. Hoto is kind of a udon in miso soup, that's famous in this area. Try it---its warming and delicious.
Matsukizaka
Best Hoto place around. Hoto is kind of a udon in miso soup, that's famous in this area. Try it---its warming and delicious.
Sightseeing
Suntory, famous for its excellent whisky, distills its Hakushu whisky here in the slopes of Minami Alps. Great if you enjoy some good whiskey.
Suntory Hakushu Distillery
Suntory, famous for its excellent whisky, distills its Hakushu whisky here in the slopes of Minami Alps. Great if you enjoy some good whiskey.
Essentials
Probably the best supermarket in the area if you're looking for some good ingredients.
Ogino Nagasakaten
Probably the best supermarket in the area if you're looking for some good ingredients.
Everything Else
This Onsen (hot springs) is great if you want to relax in a public bath, something that folks in Japan love to do.
Spatio Kobuchisawa Hotel
This Onsen (hot springs) is great if you want to relax in a public bath, something that folks in Japan love to do.
Parks & Nature
This is the starting point of the trail that goes through Yatsugatake. You'll have a great view of the entire Kofu valley from here. Make sure you do your research before you go.
観音平
This is the starting point of the trail that goes through Yatsugatake. You'll have a great view of the entire Kofu valley from here. Make sure you do your research before you go.
Bit of a drive (30min) but beautiful area with waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, and trails. trail is quite serious so make sure you're prepared, but you can go see one of the waterfalls casually without much prep.
Ojiragawa Canyon
Bit of a drive (30min) but beautiful area with waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, and trails. trail is quite serious so make sure you're prepared, but you can go see one of the waterfalls casually without much prep.