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5516-1, Happoguchi, Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 261-72-2833
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Japan before this is the Japan I get nostalgic about. Out of the way dives with great food. We went with locals who live in Hakuba and this is the first place they recommended when we wanted to go to an izakaya. Tatami mat seating for groups and unfortunately smoking is permitted. Had the yakitori, tsukune, grilled... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here a lot; the only downside was the cigarette smoke. Unfortunately this is still a part of Japanese Izakaya culture. The place was recommended by local Hakuba people. The food was typical delicious Izakaya fare with plenty of vegetarian options. The Nama lemon sour was made with fresh lemon juice as was the Nama grapefruit sour,... More 

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Thank Leopoldina49
San Francisco
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

If you can't handle cigarette smoke, then move on. It gets rave reviews but it's just "ok" for local food. Totally random menu with some good dishes, but dev more tapas style. Echo land area has some better local food spots. Staff were gracious, food was served fast.

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Australind, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Hotel Hakuba, Kichonchon was just 3 minutes away, hiding in a quite street, without any advertisement. A joyful restaurant with waitresses/waiters wearing different hats. We visited this restaurant 3 days in a row. There were lots of varieties of food. From the popular one edamame, agedashi tofu, chicken teriyaki, grilled skewers to more fusion cuisine. Special recommendation... More 

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Thank Ladytraveljournal
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Just simply epic food!! Very local establishment, was told about it by the ski school. Great recommendation and will def be going back next yr

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Thank nathanturner
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Great food, both Japanese and some western. Lovely atmosphere. Good prices. Friendly staff who speak English. Good price. Clean and cozy. Recommend you book so not to miss out.

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Thank michael d
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

This place doesn't look as good as the food it serves is. It has Japanese tables, but as the house was full, we were seated by the bar desk on chairs. Staff was busy so everything didn't happen that fast, but the food was perfect. We ate e.g. sashimi and yakitori. All were served straight over the counter by the... More 

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Moruya, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

The owner (Myoko) warmly welcome.us all then Rene promptly took our order and return with our drinks. We all had a great meal and totally enjoy ourself. I was very impress with heated wells under the table. John-San

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Thank 50johno
Cairns, Australia
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200 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

I have been there in Jan 2013 as the owner of where we stayed recommended it. Some of the Hakuba restaurants are over price due to the skiing tourism. However Kichonchon is a typical Izakaya and they don't even advertise on any tourists magazine yet full of people. My family had a typical Japanese Izakaya dishes some you can only... More 

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Thank makichan
Ogasawara-shoto, Japan
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356 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Huge menu... cheap as chips... good, down home izakaya atmosphere. For a laugh, try the Russian Roulette Takoyaki... somebody's gettin burned!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Japanese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5516-1, Happoguchi, Hokujo, Kitaazumi-gun, Hakuba-mura 399-9301, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Kitaazumi-gun  >  Hakuba-mura
  • Phone Number: +81 261-72-2833

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?