WHEN Yasuhiro-san realised he wanted to learn how to make pizza, he went to Yuzawa Onsen (Niigata) to work at one of the best pizza places in Japan – Pizzeria La Locanda del Pittore.
There is also one of these restaurants at The Windsor Hotel at Lake Toya. This year, Yasuhiro’s friend who operated Nakaya Hot Pot Restaurant, offered him the same space for his own restaurant – Nichii Syokudou (Nichi is Japan 日 and I is Italy 伊). This is Yasuhiro-san’s first winter owning a business here and he hopes that people come to try his pizza and that the restaurant will be a great place to relax with friends. He also hopes he won’t be too busy so he can go snowboarding.