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  1. Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Come join us for
an ultimate culinary journey

led by 3-Star Michelin Chef Nakamichi

We are pleased to announce Restaurant Asperges HANAZONO will re-open for the 2014 – 15 Winter Season.
New menus will be available here very soon.

Owner-chef Hiroshi Nakamichi

Head-chef Hiroshi Nakamichi

Born in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido in 1951. He moved to France when he was 23 years old, and at the age of 31, won the grand prize and a special award at a world cooking competition in Australia. Chef Nakamichi presented his cuisine at the G8 Summit in Toyako, Hokkaido, in 2008. In 2011 he was designated as one of the Ryori Masters by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in recognition of his immense contribution to Hokkaido cuisine.

Chef Nakamichi's flagship restaurant Moliere in Sapporo was awarded three Michelin stars, while Asperges in Biei garnered one star in 2012 in the special edition of the Hokkaido Michelin Red Guide. Chef Nakamichi will specially design the lunch and dinner menu of Asperges HANAZONO using the freshest Hokkaido produce to delight the most discerning of taste buds.

Chef KATO Kazunori

Chef Kazunori Kato

Born in Matsuyama City in Ehime Prefecture in 1969. He is currently at Asperges, where he has supervised since the opening in 2007, after having worked at Ukaitei in Hachioji,Tokyo, Auberge Suzuki in Seijo, Tokyo, and Maccarina, a sister restaurant in the village of Makkari in Hokkaido. Asperges received one Michelin star in 2012. He will be supervising the restaurant Asperges HANAZONO as well.

Lunch Menu

  • Hearty vegetable minestrone topped with salad
  • Raw oysters Plate of raw oysters from Hokkaido
  • Beef cheek from Hokkaido stewed in red wine sauce seasoned with horse-radish
    * Upgrade to beef fillet poeler available; surcharge applies.
  • Coconut meringue and pineapple vanilla ice cream
  • Coffee
    Black bean chocolate, guimauve, sablé cookies

¥ 4,500

(A 10% service charge will be added separately)

Dinner Menu

  • Amuse-bouche platter
    Frittered smelts, raw oysters, flounder and rice herb salad
    pommes purée, corn soup
  • Salad of 20 vegetables produced in Biei-cho
  • Grilled botan prawns from Hokkaido
  • Sauté of Hokkaido abalone with squid ink risotto
  • Tea sorbet
  • Wood fired oven-baked beef fillet poeler from Hokkaido in red wine sauce
    Shiitake tempura, horseradish, marinade of shallots
    * May be changed to venison or duck for a minimum of two people by advance arrangement.
  • Hot marinade of strawberriesVanilla ice cream
  • Chestnut brulee
  • Coffee and Petits fours
  • Batard with butter

¥ 15,000

(A 10% service charge will be added separately)

  • ∗The menu is subject to change according to the supply of seasonal ingredients.
    We thank you for your understanding.


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Shuttle Bus Services

More details will be coming soon.


Asperges HANAZONO is located adjacent to the HANAZONO 308 Ski Centre at Niseko HANAZONO Resort. It is a short 15 minute drive from Hirafu and the town centre of Kutchan. For detailed route maps from surrounding locations, please see the following links:


12 noon - 4:00pm
(Last order 3:30pm)
6:00pm - 10:00pm
(Last order 8:30pm)
Closed on Thursdays
Open on
Xmas - 25th Dec. (Thu)
New Year - 1st Jan. (Thu)
Chinese New Year - 19th Feb (Thu)

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Bel Air Magazine(Hong Kong)
Bel Air Magazine(Hong Kong)


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