Jin and Yasuko Sato, the "JY" of Second Step
econd Step JY is both one of the best known restaurants in Myoko (at least for the locals!), and still something of a hidden treasure.
For many years, Jin and Yasuko Sato operated Step One in the Akakura area of Myoko, right at the base of the mountain. Especially during the years of Japan’s ski boom, it was a bustling, friendly little bistro with a menu that drew on Jin’s experience in French cuisine, enhanced by jazz music. As the boom began to dissipate, and because of the heavy snows of Myoko, they decided to take their second step and relocate full time to the restaurant entirely within their own house in the Myoko Onsen area.
It's in an unlikely spot in many ways, down some narrow side streets that can seem like a maze if you’re driving. But it will be worth it! And with GPS navigation assist, who gets lost these days....
Jin and Yasuko look forward to welcoming you to a great diing experience, at Second Step JY!