AFTER moving to Tokyo post high school and playing in indie bands at clubs and pubs for 7 years, Tetsuya Akimoto realised everything he needed was in his home state of Hokkaido.
Tetsuya has had many jobs whilst living in Niseko, from housekeeping and washing dishes to jobs as a raft guide and a fishing guide. From this year, Tatsuya will be the owner of Gentem Café Niseko. He will offer a Japanese fusion style menu and use ingredients from local farms and sometimes deer from a local hunter.
He loves Niseko and hopes to leave the nature and Japanese culture to the next generations (he has three children) and for the people that come from overseas.