Ito Katsuya, originally from Tokyo, came to Niseko 10 years ago. He used to run a restaurant in Hirafu Lower Village until early 2010 when he found a location for his restaurant that he couldn’t pass up.
By the beginning of the summer he opened Houzuki Udon Café, which is situated at the base of Mt Yotei on the road leading to Lake Hangetsu.
Katsuya-san hand makes his udon every morning with Hokkaido wheat and water from Mt Yotei, and uses vegetables from nearby farms in his tempura.
Houzuki is open for lunch between 11.30am-5pm, or until the udon sells out. He is closed on Mondays, and sometimes on Tuesdays. TEL: 0136 21 7711.