Akakan Ski Resort area is about a 5-10 minute walk from Akakura Onsen (see map). There are a few dining and drinking possibilities in the area, although more limited than the restaurants in Akakura Onsen.
Akakura Kanko, Akakan: Bars & Restaurants Myoko
A Myoko bar and restaurant at the Windsor Hotel opposite the Akakura Golf Club with izakaya style foods.
Akakaura Kanko Hotel
If you’re looking for something special Akakura Kanko Hotel has some very upmarket and expensive restaurants.
Sorbier offers French a la carte modern creations
Shirakaba/Tomi Sushi provides modern Japanese cuisine.
Café Terrace (see reviews) is more casual and suitable for lunch with great pastries, sandwiches and views.
Pontaro (see reviews)
Pontaro is a Japanese style Myoko pub (izakaya) serving a wide variety of small dishes with an excellent selection of beer, shochu and Niigata jizaké. Located just two minutes down a slope below the Akakura Kanko Ski Area.
Don Don Tei
Don Don Tei is a teppanyaki restaurant. No English spoken or English menu.
At lunchtimes the Hotel Moc restaurant is open to the public with a number of noodle, curry, miso and rice based dishes offered, suitable for that lunch ski break. Homemade cake and coffee/tea is also available throughout the day. Guests of the hotel get a 100 yen discount on lunches.
Cafe Alpen (see reviews)
Located right opposite the entrance to the Akakura Kanko Ski Area. Waremoko provides good, filling Japanese flavors such as miso ramen, katsu kare (curry with pork cutlet), katsu don (fried pork cutlet on rice), gyoza dumplings and everyone’s favourite Myoko dessert – crepes!