The POW BAR, Niseko's 100% Natural Energy Bar

This Is Your New Energy Booster

Inspired by Niseko's clean and natural landscape, The Pow Bar handmakes 100% natural energy bars to keep you energized with only the healthiest of ingredients.  The bars are vegan, gluten free, and have no added sugars or preservatives.  They are the perfect healthy energy boost for a day on the mountains, or an on-the-go breakfast for catching the first lifts.  Grab one at one of our many retail partners in the Niseko area, or visit The Pow Bar Cafe.  For more information, please visit HERE.

The Pow Bar Cafe in Niseko Town is a cozy and relaxing space to enjoy fresh food that highlights the local ingredients.  The cafe shares the same values of healthy and natural food as the energy bars and has a range of vegan friendly breakfast and lunch dishes, baked goods, jams and granola.  Come early to get a specialty vegan donut before they sell out!  It's also a great place to grab a coffee or house made chai tea latte using locally sourced milk.


La villa LUPICIA - Reopening

La villa LUPICIA restaurant is currently closed and will be reopening on Friday, 6th November 2020.

With a new range of tasty in-house beers born from the passion of the master brewer and created from crisp, clear Niseko spring water.

A new delicious international food menu, fresh & unfiltered beer and sublime views of Mt. Yotei will have you coming back for more.

We look forward to welcoming you again this winter season.

More info on the La Villa Lupicia website.


Sushi Set from Niseko Gourmet

Discover Niseko Gourmet Decadent Winter Menu

Enjoy Niseko Gourmet's take on traditional Japanese meals to delectable Thai cuisine.

​The awaited Niseko Gourmet's winter menu is out! From traditional Japanese meals to exotic Thai cuisine, Niseko Gourmet has it all. Let's check out some of their menus and pictures of enticing looking dishes by their chefs.

Sushi lovers will love the flavourful Sushi prepared fresh in front of them by Sushi Master Kamada San. Each diner can enjoy eight artfully crafted pieces of sushi served from a traditional sushi bar set up in the comfort of your home. Enjoy market-fresh scallops, salmon, chutoro, maguro, white seasonal fish, mackerel, sweet prawns and egg are included in the service. Choose either sukiyaki with Hokkaido Tokachi and wagyu beef shoulder loin, or shabu-shabu with Hokkaido Makkari herb pork shoulder loin, or Tokachi apple beef shoulder loin, Chinese cabbage, chrysanthemum, leeks, carrot, enoki, tofu, noodles and accompaniments.

Price: Starts from 67,500JPY for a group of six, plus 10% service charge

Get ready for a memorable experience as Chef Abe San meticulously prepares a Fugu Dinner. An acclaimed delicacy wherein poisonous parts of the puffer fish are removed before cooking the meat, this thrilling meal comprises a variety of fugu dishes such as hot sake flavoured with grilled fugu fins, sashimi, fried fugu and fugu hot pot. A story that you are sure to retell at many dinner parties in the years to come.

Price: 25,500JPY per person for a minimum of six people, plus 10% service charge

Chef Tanaka San’s Tempura Dinner is a tale of the freshest seafood. The meal includes three kinds of market-fresh sashimi and 10 pieces of delicate seafood and vegetable tempura (including king prawn, sea eel, squid, whitefish, rockfish, lotus root, sweet potato, eggplant, leek and shiitake mushroom) per person. This sumptuous selection is served with three varieties of Japanese salt, seasonal salad with scallops and yuzu dressing, Ten-Chazuke (tempura rice), dashi, green tea soup, and red bean steamed bun tempura.

Price: 15,200JPY per person for a minimum of six people, plus 10% service charge

Treat your tastebuds to Kaiseki, a sumptuous multi-course meal skillfully prepared by Chef Abe San. Savour fresh seasonal ingredients and sashimi followed by Hobayaki and oyster shabu nabe. End the feast with home-made vanilla ice cream paired with quince or yamabudo mountain grapes.

Price: 15,200JPY per person for a minimum of six people, plus 10% service charge

Allow Chef Tanaka San to prepare a delicious Seafood and Wagyu Dinner for you and your group. A fantastic gastronomic affair with smoked salmon, seasonal vegetables, yuzu, tomato and basil dressing, shrimp, avocado mayonnaise and crackers, grilled scallops with potage of sugar snap peas, rock fish with pine nut butter sauce, lobster with capsicum cream sauce, broccoli, seared Hokkaido wagyu beef steak, red wine sauce, gateau chocolat, berry and mango sauce. Wow, that’s quite a regal feast.

Price: 15,200JPY per person for a minimum of six people, plus 10% service charge

Try Tanaka San’s modern take on the classic Seven Course Degustation and taste the ever-changing seasons of Japan. Using only seasonal produce, Chef Tanaka San celebrates Hokkaido's bounty by deciding the menu on the day itself after seeing what local and fresh ingredients are available in the market.

Price: 15,200JPY per person for a minimum of six people, plus 10% service charge

Settle down for a delightful Thai Family-Style Dinner prepared by Chef Annie. The four-course Thai dinner is served in sharing portions and cooked using local ingredients with Thai accents. Choices include fresh spring rolls, chicken satay, grilled beef salad, prawn and squid curry powder sauce, tom yum goong, tom kha gai, duck curry, coconut curried mussels with basil, and chicken khao soi.

Price: 8,500JPY per person for a minimum of six people, plus 10% service charge

Click HERE to explore more.

The menus are subject to availability. Niseko Gourmet also offers provisioning and gourmet meal delivery services.

Niseko Gourmet have implemented strict hygiene controls and procedures in light of the current COVID-19 situation. Their staff members have undergone extensive training and safety management measures have been put into place. Hand sanitisers are available for the use of the staff and customers, dining tables and chairs are disinfected before and after dinner service, and all silverware and equipment are chemically hot washed so you can enjoy your meals stress-free.

​To get in touch click HERE.


2020/21 Locals Card - Applications Open

The 2020/21 Locals Card is HERE!!

This year's Locals Card is here with tonnes of benefits for Niseko Tourism Members and their staff.

This year, the card itself is made from a more environmentally friendly material so you can reap the benefits guilt-free!

Check out all the benefits and offers on the Explore Niseko website, or download the Official Niseko App to get all the info.

To get a 2020/21 Locals Card, please apply HERE and bring your identification and proof of the company you work for to the Niseko Tourism office: map here.

Office: Mon - Fri 9:00-18:00

 

Offers for the 2020-21 Locals Card program will run from 13 Nov, 2020 through 31 Oct, 2021.

"Who can get a Locals Card?" - Locals working for Niseko Tourism member organizations can get a Locals Card.

If your company is not a Niseko Tourism member, contact us today and find out how to join!


Niseko United Opening Dates - Winter 2020/21

he 2020/21 winter season is coming soon! Make sure to mark these dates down in your calendar!

This season most lifts will be running at half capacity, and a few lifts in Grand Hirafu will be closed. The resort will otherwise mostly run as normal, except for a few changes in Grand Hirafu.

Here's all the info!

Annupuri 

  • Opening Date: 28 November 2020
  • Closing Date: 5 May 2021
  • Night Ski: 19 December 2020 - 7 March 2021 (till 8pm)

Niseko Village

  • Opening Date: 1 December 2020
  • Closing Date: 4 April 2021
  • Night Ski: 19 December 2020 - 7 March 2021 (till 8pm)

Grand Hirafu

Hanazono

Check out the Niseko United website for full Niseko Lift Pass pricing information.

Dates subject to change due to weather conditions.

Click here to download the Niseko United Trail Map for 2020/21.


Edventure Autumn Camp 2020

The Kids Autumn Camp by EdVenture is now open for registrations. Activities are hands-on and nature-based to help participants to develop their language skills in a fun and safe environment.

Over the course of 3 days, participants will construct a modular scooter, take part in arts and crafts, cycling along the Shiribetsu River, visit Lake Hangetsu for an orienteering adventure, pick vegetables for an organic pizza, and more!

Discover the nature and beauty of Hokkaido this October with our EdVenture Kids Autumn Camp program. This special 3 day program is designed for families looking to escape the city and create unforgettable memories together.

​Check out more information and register for the camp on the Edventure Website.


Niseko Autumn Food Festival 2020 - Wrap Up

The 2020 Niseko Autumn Food Festival has now wrapped up, making it the third year in a row the festival was held.

The 2020 Niseko Autumn Food Festival has now wrapped up, making it the third year in a row the festival was held.

This year's festival was more successful than ever with almost 10,000 attendees over the five-day event. Thank you to everyone who attended and for following all COVID safety guidelines. We were pleased to be able to host this event in the safest and most responsible way possible.

The purpose of the festival is to showcase the famous Niseko produce as well as the skill and talent of local chefs. The festival also focusses on being as environmentally friendly as possible, with the theme of "Less Plastic is Fantastic" - a slogan which can be seen on the shirts of all the staff and volunteers of the event!

This year certainly did not disappoint with a wide variety of internationally inspired dishes as well as Japanese classics.

 

Here's a quick recap of the festival!

​This year there were 16 food & beverage vendors offering some of the areas best culinary delights.

  • Niseko Pizzaニセコピザ
  • Bistro Re Arbor
  • Jam
  • Klass Kitchen
  • Kikozu x Pura
  • Niseko Bang Bang
  • Niseko Gourmet
  • El Asafor
  • Taj Majal
  • Hakko Ginger
  • Green Farm Cafe
  • TOSHIRO'S BAR
  • Niseko Taproom
  • Cedar Coffee
  • Niseko Green Farm
  • Official Event Drink Booth

​As well as talented chefs, there were also talented musicians, with a lineup of great DJ's and bands from around the area.

​There was fun for the whole family with the special kids play area, complete with big and small jumping castles.

Kutchan Town mascot "Jagata-Kun" also came out to enjoy the festivities!

​Niseko is famous for it's produce, and what better way to enjoy it than when it's prepared by local chefs!

​Thanks to everyone who attended and made this year the biggest year for the festival so far.

We're looking forward to hosting this great event next year!