2017-18 Official Niseko App Launched!

Make your trip in Niseko easier and much more FUN!

The 2017-18 official app "Niseko" has been released and is now available in the App store for i-Pad, i-Phone & Google Play for Android.

This one and only resort-recognized app provides you with integrated resort information such as the latest Niseko United lift service information, avalanche information, and restaurant/activity information which are listed by areas and categories - allowing you to find what you need so much faster.

Equipped with GPS functions, the app allows you to track the Niseko United Shuttle location, Taxi Caller app, detailed transportation information, including day tour to other resorts or scenic spots close by, i.e. Kiroro, Rusutsu, Otaru & Hakodate - you can get to everywhere easier when you stay in Niseko!

During your spare time, make sure to open the E-Guides section and read this season's 50th Edition Powderlife, available in English, Chinese and Japanese! Summerlife in English is available as well.

Make sure to turn on your notification to receive daily updates for events, deals and resort updates.

Please contact Niseko Promotion Board for further information.

Description

Niseko: Niseko Promotion Board offer you a full range of services with this official application for experiencing Niseko and snowlife to 200% !

You will find:

- Interactive trail map with live ski lift and ski run openings

- Find your geolocation on the ski area

- Track Niseko United shuttle location

- Lift and Trail Status list

- Weather forecasts, the level of snow cover, and on-site webcams

- Wine & Dine

- Area Guide

- Events

- Resort Map

- Transport Guide

- Day Tour Information

- Niseko Rules and Niseko Avalanche Information

- Access to SNS and videos

- Locals Card benefit details

and more...


Izagaya Upashi Seta Open from 23th December!

Come for a drink at our new Izagaya: Upashi Seta at Snow Dog Village in Niseko.

OPEN:  6pm-10pm

Sake: ¥600〜
Japanese whisky ¥800〜
Food: ¥400〜

 

19 Higashiyama Niseko-cho Abuta-gun Hokkkaido 048-1522  Map


Brand New Ryokan in Jozankei Opening in 2019, Hong Kong Capital

[Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido]  SUPER  OKUSAN KK (President Lady Ivy Wu) newly established JOZANKEI ENTERPRISES KK to open a modern ryokan in the Jozankei Onsen area in Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido. Construction begins on April 2018 for a grand opening in spring of 2019.

The company previously established a luxury hotel “Chalet Ivy” (www.chaletivy.com) in Yamada, Kutchan (Niseko Hirafu area) in 2012. The hotel received Three Red Pavilions in the MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition. The  company also acquired a hotel in Kutchan in September 2017. This Jozankei project will be the third hotel project in Japan for the company president.

The company president was officially appointed by the Hokkaido governor as a Hokkaido Smile Ambassador in October 2015 and works to attract foreign visitors to Hokkaido and is deeply involved with the local government.

This Jozankei project was launched after an opportune investment emerged. As summertime travel to Hokkaido increases, the business goal is to stimulate the Jozankei economy by promoting Jozankei as a new travel destination. Furthermore, by linking Jozankei with the hotels in Niseko where summer promotions are needed, a wide Sapporo-Jozankei-Niseko area network is expected to generate a synergistic effect. The goal is to attract more foreigners from Asia and other countries to this already international area. The proximity to central Sapporo makes Jozankei an ideal location for visitors from within Hokkaido as well.

The aim is to become a 5-star ryokan targeting a high-end market. The concept is to provide a longer stay in a relaxing atmosphere in the natural setting of Jozankei. A spa, gym, mini theater, and numerous other facilities will offer variety during the stay to increase room nights and guest satisfaction.

【Overview of the Companies】

Company name: JOZANKEI ENTERPRISES KK                              Company name: SUPER OKUSAN KK

President: Lady Ivy Wu                                                                       President: Lady Ivy Wu

Established: March 2017                                                                    Established: May 2011

【Jozankei Project Hotel Overview】 Floors:  5

Rooms: 26 (all at least 70 sqm, onsen included) Total floor space: 4,400 sqm

Facilities: Gym, spa, mini theater, indoor/outdoor onsen, sauna, restaurant, bar, library, café, cigar bar, Tsukimidai

Structure: Reinforced concrete

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For more information, contact:

Makoto Iwasa (Chalet Ivy Hotel Manager) | TEL: 0136-22-1125 | Email: [email protected]


Niseko Onsen Guide

Let the Onsen Sommeliers guide you to the best spots!

Niseko is famous for its powder snow and great wine & dine experience. But did you know there are more than 25 onsens (natural hot springs) around Niseko area?! In other spring resorts, there is a reservoir underground that all the different hotels in a resort draw from the same water source. But in Niseko, each hotel or spa has dug its own bore to the water so they can provide different types of water with different minerals , colours and health benefits.

We asked 4 onsen professionals to share their tips and spots and you can find the simple guide here!


The Ski Project Launched in Hirafu!

Looking for some Niseko exclusive items? Look no further!

The Ski Project is about  lifestyle of the ski-set. It is also an online and retail destination for winter and mountain lovers who are passionate about lifestyle and adventure. Every detail, from the elegant silhouettes to the comfort and performance is considered as part of this journey. The Ski Project offers highly edited and limited pieces that combines the perfect harmony of style and function that transit seamlessly on and off the slope.

Each season, The Ski Project carefully select a mountain location and creative spaces to launch our concept stores with design ideas that preserve the building's original features whilst creating a modern, welcoming space.

This year, they have selected Niseko, the most famous ski destination in Hokkaido, Japan for our first launch. Famous for its perfect powder snow and spectacular beauty. Stay tune on their instagram account @theskiproject for more winter style updates.

You can find the shop at lower Hirafu area, right next to Niseko Spa.


Powderlife 2017-18 Has Arrived!

Be sure to pick up Niseko's In-depth Destination Magazine - for FREE!

Powderlife Magazine is your Niseko destination magazine – online and on the ground in Niseko from the moment you arrive! Powderlife was Niseko's first home-grown English magazine, first published over 10 years ago, this year delivering its 50th issue! You can get the latest issue from the bright blue magazine stands across Niseko. It is also available in most accommodation, restaurants, bars, cafés and businesses around town. You can’t miss it.

The latest issue takes a look at Southwest Hokkaido's famous snow and upcoming ski resort developmentsome stories behind local legends, and articles on art, culture and of course, dining. You  can also find out about all the resort updates and real estate
developments around the Niseko from the dedicated and independent Real Estate guide included in the magazine.

You can now read it on your phone and tablet for FREE – download the official Niseko app and access it right at the palm of your hand.


Local Cookbook "Harvest Niseko" Wins Three Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Uncovering an incredible world of local farmers' stories and behind the scenes of Niseko's famous food industry.

The local cookbook "Harvest Niseko" has won The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards under three categories: "First Book" and "Cooking School Book" and "Photography"!

Created by long-time Niseko local chef Tess Stomski, Harvest Niseko is more than just a cookbook. It showcases an incredible world of stories surrounding the lives of local farmers and what goes on behind the scenes of Niseko's now-famous food industry. It's the direct relationship between chef and farmer in Niseko that adds the uniqueness and quality to the dining experiences here, and you can discover all this in Tess's book.

Harvest Niseko includes 100 exquisite new recipe created in collaboration with Chisato Amagai, another local chef and colleague at Tess's catering company Niseko Gourmet. The dishes are easy-to-cook modern Japanese, with some taking inspiration from French, Italian or Asian cuisine but incorporating local ingredients.

You can find this beautiful book all over Niseko and also Amazon Japan! Find the detailed list of retailers here:
Niseko Area

Cocoroya Gift Shop, Hirafu

Green Farm Cafe, Hirafu

Explore Niseko, Odin Place

Hilton Art Create Gift Shop, Hilton Niseko Village

Izone Village, Niseko Vilage

Kanro no mori, Kombu

Kutchan Tourist Association, Kutchan

Landmark View, Hirafu

Lucky Supermarket, Kutchan

Mick's Niseko, Hirafu

Mokunosho, Kombu

Niseko Photography, The Brick House, Hirafu

Nissindo Bookstore, Kutchan

Pension Cotton Farm, Annupuri

Rakuichi Soba, Annupuri

Sekka Lab, Kutchan

Seven Eleven Niseko Town and Kutchan

Ski Japan, Hirafu

Sprout Coffee Shop, Kutchan

Suiboku, Hirafu

The Orchards Clubhouse, Kabayama

Tsutaya, Kutchan

TY Mode, Kutchan

White Rock Cafe, Kutchan

Yukara Gift Shop, Hirafu

About The Gourmand World Awards

The Gourmand World Awards are often compared by journalists to the"Oscars". Founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, every year, they honour the best food and wine books, printed or digital, as well as food television. Books from 205 countries participate in these prestigious awards, the only international competition of the sector.


Niseko Area Circuit Bus Resumes This Winter!

Staring from 20th Dec 2017 through 28th Feb, 2018!

This handy bus will run from the JR Niseko Station, to the hotels and ski areas as well as restaurant and shopping areas at night. This service will be great for not only guests to Niseko but residents as well.

Period of Operation: Dec. 20 2017 (Wed) ~ Feb. 28 2018 (Wed)

Busses in Service: 4

From JR Niseko Station: 1)13:10 Dep. 2) 17:30 Dep. 3) 18:45 Dep. 4)21:30 Dep.

Fee: Adults ¥500; Children (Elementary and younger) ¥250

Route: JR Niseko Station -> Hilton Hotel -> Annupuri -> Goshiki Onsen -> Moiwa -> JR Niseko Station

For more information you can see the English Pamphlets.

Contact/Queries:

Niseko Resort Tourism Association (JR Niseko Station Office)

TEL: 0136-44-2468

Email: [email protected]


”SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO” Opens on December 21st in Hirafu - For Limited Time Only

For immediate Media
Press Release

 

2017.12.18

 

Tellus Niseko, a luxurious Onsen Resort Hotel developed by Infinity Capital is scheduled to be opened in 2019.

As a preview, “Super-organic POPUP” store and the Organic Wine/Champagne Bar “SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO“ will open for a limited time only at 17:00 Thursday, December 21st, 2017 on the project’s Upper Hirafu site at 185-4, Aza-yamada, Kuchan-cho, Abuda-gun, Hokkaido. The Tellus Niseko is a conceptual resort that will include an Organic Product store and Organic Restaurant/bar, and will offer a variety of Hokkaido locally -made bio and organic amenities.

As the 2nd SNOW EGG event (the first having been held in 2012-2013), “SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO“ will provide information about the forthcoming luxurious Tellus Niseko Onsen Resort Hotel. Highly popular Hokkaido Wine and Champagne will be available for enjoyment, and local and global selections of ethical organic products will also be on hand for purchase.

The SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO includes a unique lounge under a snow covered dome, designed for informal socializing and enjoyment of any occasion: with music and casual seating, a communal table and gathering spaces perfect for the savoring of wine and conversation.  Whether or not you ski, drink wine, or just want to meet interesting people, this concept space will be open to anyone looking for a great social experience in an extraordinary setting.

The luxurious Tellus Niseko Onsen Resort Hotel will be a nexus for visitors intrigued by refined culinary and artistic culture, as well as for trend leaders in contemporary design and new lifestyle directions eager to share their insights. SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO is the first step towards this exciting future.

Overview

 

Name:                  SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO

Opening Event:    From 17:00  Thursday Dec. 21st, 2017
Location:              Upper Hirafu Village, 185-4, Aza-yamada Kuchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
Opening Hours:   12:00 - 20:00 ( From Dec. 22nd )
Opening Days:     Dec. 21st, 2017 - Feb. 28th, 2018

Contact:
Riccardo Tossani Architecture:  Atsuko Itoda Tossani
Tel:03-5457-1032
Fax:03-5457-1030


VISA Special Giveaway Campaign

Starting 1st Jan through 28th Feb, 2018-- Don't miss your chance!

​For any questions, please contact the NPB team: TEL 0136-21-2551 or email: [email protected]