There are three reasons why Shogun Sushi in Kutchan is one of the Niseko’s best sushi restaurants. One is the quality of the chef’s expertly selected fish. The second is the secret way in which he prepares his rice. And the third is owners Katsuhiko and Kazuko Sodekawa. They take great interest in every customer and delight in meeting foreign visitors and introducing them to Japan’s most famous cuisine. The restaurant is nearly 50 years old and the couple has been running it since 1983 when they took it over from Kazuko’s parents. If you want to enjoy an authentic Japanese sushi meal and experience the warmest of Japanese hospitality, Shogun Sushi is a must. See www.powderlife.com/restaurants for directions.