The Ainu Culture Promotion Center is a fascinating place where visitors can learn about the livelihood, culture, art and history of the indigenous Ainu people who have fostered a unique culture. It is Japan’s first facility featuring indigenous peoples, where visitors can watch, touch and experience numerous traditional Ainu handicrafts Read More ....
(Avg. cost per person)
|¥1200 - ¥2200|
|Opening Hours||10:30am - 6pm|
|Notes||Need a car to get here!
Japanese speaker needed
|Location||〒069-1181 Hokkaido Prefecture, Chitose, Higashioka, ９２０|
This BBQ spot is a little hidden paradise for BBQ lovers, and if you have access to a car, its a must! Think of This is an old school place that has its own unique layout that has been around for long time! The set up is simple, 2 long pits down the middle of the room heated with embers. Surrounding these is seating enough for up to 80 people. Its a great spot for small groups. The restaurant is family owned and their English ability is low, and as the menu is ALL in Japanese. The restaurant can get busy during peak times so the staff don’t have time to translate the menu so its strongly advised to have some Japanese ability!
The main item on the menu is chicken, in large cuts. Side dishes of cabbage, rice and pickled vegetables are also available. After ordering your chicken the waitress will place it on a grate over the fire and season it to perfection. The rest is up to you! Cook your piece as it roasts in its own juices, delicious. Though be warned, it does get smokey and your clothes will smell of BBQ after and it can get hot from the embers but its all worth it! And while your eating to your hearts content, you can wash it all down with a bottle of beer that are available in the fridge. They have tea, and water for non drinkers, or for the designated driver.
Outside, there is a small lake so its a nice spot to walk around and stretch your legs after filling up on BBQ’d chicken, beer and vegetables. This place has a really great atmosphere, from the sooted rafter down to the heated pits running the length of the building.There’s something very satisfying about getting back to basics and sharing a meal around a fire like in the old days. Highly recommended!