While driving around the base of Mount Fuji on Highway 139, my husband and I couldn’t help but notice this rustic styled burger joint just off the road. My husband insisted we stop in and check it out, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant specializes in hamburgers, soups and sandwiches. The burgers can be ordered as advertised in the menu, or you can build a burger with a variety of toppings. Menu items include a grilled onion gorgonzola burger, turkey burger, or the guacamole cream cheese burger. But if you’re really hungry, try the deluxe burger, filled with two beef patties, two slices of bacon, egg, avocado, and cheese. Not into meat? No problem, there is a veggie burger offered on the menu. Burgers range from ¥950 to the ¥2000 deluxe burger. And did I mention there are milkshakes? The banana and chocolate shake is definitely a must-try.
So now you know about this burger joint, but you are in a hurry to get where you are headed, and you are travelling with a dog to boot. Well don’t fret, take out and dogs are welcome. The restaurant is open daily from 11:00-20:00 (please check their Facebook page, as hours may vary, www.facebook.com/moosehillsburger). Phone number: 0555-72-6691. Address: 3290-1 Katsuyama, Fuji Kawaguchi-ko cho, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi-ken, 401-0310. GPS 35.486637,138.733718. Give it a try and let us know what your favorite burger is! Michelle Nexon, July 2013