KUTCHAN’S thriving dining and entertainment scene has a new addition in cool new Mexican-influenced café and bar, Mañana, run by local snowboarding hero Hiromasa Ihara. Hiromasa-san has been a pro for seven years and is sponsored by US snowboard company Rome SDS. He’s been in world cups, countless competitions, and starred on magazine covers. But he’s always dreamed of having his own shop. Last month his dream came true when he opened Manana on Kutchan’s main street, Eki Mae Dori (just up from the train station on the right). It will be open year-round and also serves Tex-Mex food. Mañana means ‘tomorrow’ or ‘later’ in Spanish, so customers can forget about today and recharge for a new day. Hiromasa-san snowboards during the day, so Manana is open 5pm-midnight. Closed Tuesdays.