We generally felt that on-mountain dining in Myoko Kogen was a little disappointing compared to the otherwise high standard of food elsewhere in Japan. There were plenty of lodges and restaurants dotted across the mountain, but the variety of dishes on offer was often rather limited and, in truth, nothing special. Expect to pay between ¥1.000 and ¥1.500 (€8.40 - €12.6) for a main course here. One nice touch was that most restaurants offered free iced water jugs for every table. Popular dishes served on the mountain here are Japanese curry and rice, breaded pork, and steak sets.
Recommended eateries in Akakura
We enjoyed the Birds-Eye View Restaurant Hetre down from the Myoko Kogen Sky Cable and its excellent Hetre Ramen. This is incredibly filling and a snip at ¥850 (just over €7). Another unique eatery in Akakura Kanko is Burnet – home to Japan’s favourite take-away dessert – crepes! Enjoying these tempting treats may, however, require a little queuing at the weekend, given Burnet’s popularity.