Bleston Court Yukawatan

The Style

Bleston Court Yukawatan lies in the forests of Karuizawa where Yukuwa River flows; gentle waterfalls cool the air while the hot water springs warm the body and soul.

Shinshu is renowned for soba and miso, two essential ingredients of Japanese food culture. Wild game such as venison, boar, and wild mountains birds are found in the area. Meats such as lamb, pork, duck and pigeons, are farmed locally with care and fed with organic nuts and cheese for taste and tenderness. A rich selection of mushrooms, mountain plants and young bamboo are served when in season. The dishes are then paired with excellent sake and daring wines from Shinshu.

Yukawatan is about entertaining guests with cuisine of French influence and Japanese tradition that transcends borders.

Experience the freshness in taste and quality in every dish; Japanese trout tartar dressed with fresh yam. Or Ayu, a variety of smelt, considered a delicacy in Japanese gastronomy as in Kyoto, served in a pure consommé and fried as a senbei rice cracker. Wild duck in Salmis sauce with a hint of white Shinshu miso. traditional salt-preserved yuzu matched with blue cheese.

Discover the cuisine of tomorrow, a unique experience that is only offered here, in Karuizawa.

The Executive Chef

Although deeply influenced by French philosophy and techniques, executive chef Noriyuki Hamada’s cuisine is focused on regional produce. Shinshu is a mountainous region, one of few areas in Japan with no seashore. That is why Yukawatan offers freshwater fish or shrimp from nearby rivers and lakes, or beef produced in Shinshu with all the fruits and vegetables that our mountains are famous for.

The Bocuse d’Or

On January 30, 2013, executive chef Noriyuki Hamada led Japan to win with a Bronze Bocuse as well as the first fish prize at the «Bocuse d’Or», the most prestigious international cooking contest. Not only is he the first Japanese to win such an award, he is also the first Asian to be awarded the honor.

Access & Reservations

Opening Hours Dinner from 5:30pm
Seating 9 tables, 24 seats
Menu Menu Yukawatan: 18,000 yen
Wine & Saké Pairing Menu: starting at 10,000 yenThe number of plates and cuisine varies according to the ingredients and availability of produce.
Tax and 10% service charge are not included in the price.
Address Hoshino, Karuizawa-machi, Nagano Japan 389-0195
Tel +81-50-5282-2267
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