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A towering brick building smack in the middle of Hirafu proper, this character-laden spot is perfect for pub grub, a frosty pint or an...
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Lonely Planet review
Housed in a modernist rendition of an old Hokkaidō barn, this self-described French Alpine Bistro sets the bar on the Hirafu dining scene. Signature dishes apply French reductions to locally procured meats, fish and vegetables, which are accompanied by hearth-baked bread and freshly made ice cream. As if this wasn't enough to make die-hard foodies rejoice, you can also order up a bottle of Boyer-Gontard, which comes from the owner's personal vineyard in Burgundy, France. The visually striking steel-and-glass barn is located two blocks south of the Seicomart in Hirafu.