Fashion stylist from Kushiro. After living in Britain for a while, he is mainly working for magazines from various countries, musicians, and advertising agencies based in Tokyo. He also does branding for corporations and apparel brands.

What is your favorite spot in the Doto area that you like to bring friends to?

The main attraction of Kushiro is the warmth of its people. The restaurant street in Suehiro-cho is a nice place where you can talk casually with the staff. Its scale is decreasing, but please visit freely and enjoy the nightlife of Kushiro. The view from Nusamaibashi, which is known as one of the best three sunset spots of the world. You can forget the stress of busy urban life.

What is a “soul food” of the Doto area?

Yakiniku Chokyuen in Mihara, Kushiro, provides all-you-can-eat Korean-style grilled lamb and other meat for less than 2000 yen. The specialty sauce is good and really stimulates your appetite. The price is less than 1000 yen for children. It is a restaurant of memories where I often went with my friends holding 1000 yen in a hand.

Which is your favorite hot spring in the Doto area?

It is difficult to choose because there are many good onsens in the Doto area. But if I have to, I would choose Yoroshi Onsen Inn Daiichi. Onsen, food, comfortable rooms: all of them are very satisfying! You can feel Mother Nature with your all senses. Don’t hesitate. Just go.