Bar in Otaru


In a building with literary history sits ISO, one of the few bars Otaru offers. Dark leather seats, wood and brick walls, mellow bar staff, soft samba music in the background – it's a perfect spot to unwind with...

Cafe in Niseko


This popular hang-out run by a former outdoor guide serves Niseko's best coffee. It's 100m up the road from JR Kutchan Station, decked out like a very cool campsite. There's a huge library of outdoor books and...

Pub in Otaru

Otaru Sōko No 1

Come to this converted warehouse on the canal to taste the local microbrew, Otaru Beer, on tap. Its pilsner and dunkel beers are the best, though even Germans give the thumbs up to the Hefeweizen.