My fiancé and I were in Japan this March when the 9.0 earthquake struck. We honestly couldn’t have been in a better place at the time considering the magnitude of it. We were sitting on an airplane on the runway in Tokyo getting ready to take off for Sapporo when the plane starting violently shaking. Long story short we were fine but as you can imagine it changed the rest of our travel plans a bit.
Leading up to it though we had a wonderful few days in Hakuba, skiing our brains out in the backcountry and eating the most delicious food during the day and night. A favorite of ours in the area is Denenshi. We had one of the best meals of our lives the year prior and made the effort to go back this year.
The restaurant is run by a husband and wife duo out of their charming French inspired home. There are two set menus to choose from; Japanese and French. We always choose the Japanese as we should when in Japan. If you’re ever in Hakuba this place is a must. You’ll be so thankful you discovered it.