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Kosaku Hoto Kosaku, Kawaguchiko

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1638-1 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
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+81 555-72-1181
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the area in August and was recommend this restaurant by our Hostel. We had the pumpkin Hoto and it was amazing. Good atmosphere and traditionally decorated. The employees knew a little English which was helpful and there were a few tourists in there but not many so we could have a good chat!

Thank amordecai
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

我在十一月造訪了湖山亭飯店,抱著很大的期望,很可惜覺得飯店在服務方面跟他的價格不成正比。有非常多不合理的規定,例如,連住兩天時打掃一定要客人在12點前出門、吃早餐我們預定早上8:30(是最晚時間),吃到9:15飯店人說餐廳已經打烊⋯⋯還有check out 時超過11點沒有車子接送去車站。ㄧ般日式飯店女將會送到房間,幫忙泡茶與介紹,可是這邊的接待相對非常冷淡,因為我們住的房間有兩張西式小床與和式空間,可是飯店也從未詢問是否需日式的床,(ㄧ般還是會鋪好讓客人選擇)。早晚餐服務人員不錯與風景美之外,覺得應該有更好選擇!

Thank sandylQ4191FL
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit sceptic when we first read about big tourist busses being unloaded here and expected something of a drive through atmosphere. When we got there in the evening, there were no tourist busses and we also really liked the atmosphere inside the huge cabin like dining hall with Japanese style tables. The food was really tasty, had... More 

Thank Philipp F
South San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stumbled upon this place, but had a very nice meal. Portion was good, we ordered Tonkatsu with our Houtou and everything was really good!

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to find: it has a waterwheel out front and is the size of a supermarket. Traditional seating, only a few have a footwell to make things more comfortable. We had Pumpkin, Mushroom and Seafood hoto; all I could say is it's a good thing I like pumpkin since there were large pieces in all three dishes. Plenty of different... More 

Thank Michael B
Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Good food! Soup with loads of ingredients. Great taste. Just 1 bowl per 2 persons is sufficient I'd say. Tempura shrimp are very nice as well.

Thank Pascal S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I walked for 17 minutes to reach the place, I don't get why it was that crowded, wanted to try the dishes based on lots of reviews here. Unfortunately, food wasn't tasty, The horse meat was terrible, the duck hotou was meh, I couldn't finish my plates, doesn't worth the effort and the money.

Thank Sherine T
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Tried their prawn tempura and anago tempura rice. It's taste delicious and the prawn is very fresh and crispy. The tempura here is relatively cheaper than Tokyo. There are many kinds of houtou here also.

Thank mimosa d
Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

It seemed to be the only place open, but still a nice surprise. Staff was friendly and quick. It was very nice to see all the Japanese families enjoying their meals.

1 Thank Clemence S
Budapest, Hungary
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

The place is a bit far from the center, but in Kawaguchiko there are no distances, you can get there in 15 mins from the station. They serve various hoto soups, with various meat, all tastes wonderful. The place looks very very nice and traditional in the inside, the staff is very friendly, and they do speak some English. you... More 

Thank Agnes8408

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1638-1 Funatsu, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Yamanashi Prefecture  >  Minamitsuru-gun  >  Fujikawaguchiko-machi
  • Phone Number: +81 555-72-1181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?