Fill Out 2020-21 Niseko Winter Guest Survey to win a 5-Day Niseko United All Mountain Pass or ¥30,000 Worth of Amazing Prizes!

13th is no longer a bad luck number! 2 lucky winners for great prizes will be annouced on the 13th of the month throughout this winter!

For the 2020-21 Niseko Winter Guest Survey, Niseko UnitedPowder Yoga NisekoAn DiningRhythm JapanHinode Hills Niseko VillageVacation Niseko and Niseko Village Golf Course are partnering up and offering even better prizes for YOU, who is helping us to make Niseko a better winter holiday destination with your feedback!

Fill out the quick survey below and you might become one of the 2 lucky winners to win a 5 day Niseko United All Mountain Liftpass or monthly surprise prize (worth about ¥30,000) to enjoy in Niseko. The winners will be announced on the 13th of every month, starting December 2020 through May 2021. So fill out NOW!

Photo by Aaron Jamieson

By submitting an entry to this NPB Lucky Prize Draw, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Niseko Tourism, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.


Ashtanga Yoga with Marika

Looking for all-year round yoga practice in Niseko area? Come join the Ashtanga Yoga with Marika. Enjoy the small classes, great practice atmosphere and helpful tips from Marika.

Class Types:

Half Primary (Beginners): This is a led class, the sequence of poses is based on Half of the primary series. It is suitable for all especially beginners

Led Primary: This is a led class of the full primary series. This class is challenging and previous experience of Ashtanga yoga is recommended.

Mysore Class: Traditional non led format, where each practitioner practices the set sequence of Ashtanga yoga. Memorisation of the sequence is the eventual goal but is not a pre-requisite to join the class. Practitioners get individual instruction within a group setting and the practice is tailored specifically for each student. The name ‘Mysore’ comes from the city in India where Ashtanga was first taught to westerners.

Pricing

Pricing has been revised as follows:

Standard classes

1 x class: ¥1,800

5 x class pass: ¥7,500 **(¥1,000 discount until Oct 2020 = ¥6,500)

Unlimited pass (for the calendar month): ¥10,000

Offer for Remainder of June: unlimited pass ¥5,000

Beginners*:

1x class (Led Half Primary): ¥1,600

5x class pass: ¥6,500 **(1,000 discount until Oct 2020 = ¥5,500)

Unlimited pass: ¥7,000

Offer for Remainder of June: beginners unlimited pass ¥4,000

*Beginners passes are valid for Half Primary classes and Mysore class (In Mysore class your session will be shorter than other participants whilst you learn the sequence up to half primary series).

First time class for local residents (Please bring your residents card or drivers license) (Led Half Primary): ¥500

Reservations and other COVID 19 prevention measures

 

Each class is limited to 8 or 9 people due to give a healthy social distance between participants. Normally there is always space in class but I would recommend reserving to ensure your spot. Please mail or message me.

Please also the additional precautionary measures will be undertaken as follows:

  • If you have had fever or any symptoms of infection, or have returned from an area of COVID 19 infected overseas, please refrain from taking class for the following 2 weeks after symptoms have subsided or return from infected area.
  • Windows will be opened during class.
  • Please sanitise your hands

Please note that they need to record attendees’ name and health condition on a check sheet which is on the counter at the entrance for classes at Hirafu 188.

Locations:

In Hirafu

Gentemstick Gallery

Map for Gentemstick Gallery

Hirafu188

Map for Hirafu188

Refund for previously purchased class passes

Schedule has substantially changed from last winter, so if you cannot attend a class any more they are happy to give you a refund for any remaining lessons. Please contact below.

 

For enquiries email [email protected] or call 08032918598

Find out more here: Marika Ohtani Yoga Website & Marika Ohtani Yoga Facebook

 

General Schedule:

The weekly schedule will generally be as follows, but please note classes are sometimes cancelled, and they do not teach on moon days so please check the monthly schedule in case there is not a class on any given day.

Monthly schedule for April is as it follows

 


Niseko Wine And Dine

2020-21 Resort Map and Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine Now Available!

Find out all the latest Niseko area information.

 

Niseko Wine And Dine

The 2020-21 Resort Maps and Area Guide, Wine & Dine are Niseko's official area guides with information about local restaurants, activities, and different services.

This year's Resort Maps and Wine & Dine Guide have now arrived in Niseko and will be available at information centers and many businesses in the Niseko area.

Gracing the cover of the Resort Map are photos shot by photographer Aaron Jamieson - a year-round resident of Niseko.

The image on the cover of the Wine & Dine was shot by the team at Tasting Kitchen Magazine during their visit to the area. We have also included special coupons sections in this year's Wine & Dine to further promote different businesses.

If you haven't picked up a Wine & Dine yet, you can read the full publication online here.

Also make sure to check out all the restaurants and eateries online on the official Wine & Dine website, and all the best area activities on the official Area Guide website.

All our publications and information can be accessed via the Official Niseko App so you can get all you need to know right in the palm of your hand. Download the Niseko App for Apple devices here and for Android devices here.

Download the resort map PDF here:


Niseko Wins Big at World Ski Awards 2020

Big Win for Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono & Hakuchozan Niseko

Niseko has succeeded once again on the world stage with two of Niseko’s best accommodations winning acolades at the 2020 World Ski Awards.

Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono has won Best New Ski Hotel at the 2020 World Ski Awards and Hakuchozan has won Japan’s Best Ski Chalet.

The annual awards celebrate hotels and ski resorts all across the world, with the presentation being held in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

 

Despite a challenging year for tourism, Park Hyatt Niseko in Hanazono and Hakuchozan in Hirafu have both accomplished great success with incredible services and products.

This year marks the third year in a row that Hakuchozan has won Japan’s Best Ski Chalet – an impressive feat that solidifies the stunning accommodation as one of the absolute best in the area.

Park Hyatt Niseko in Hanazono has so far been open for 10 months but has already impressed guests with world-class service, a variety of restaurants, an enticing cigar bar, and the hotel’s exquisite design.

“Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono is honored to have been awarded the World’s Best New Ski Hotel 2020 by the World Ski Awards – the only global initiative to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism. This award would not be possible without the support of our guests, colleagues and local community here in Niseko.

Having only been open for 10 months this recognition goes above all to our team who have shown incredible dedication, hard work, and care — values that are at the heart of who we are.”

Click HERE for Park Hyatt Hanazono details, and HERE for Hakuchozan award information.

Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono is also a registered participant of the GoTo Travel Campaign. Do not forget to check out more details HERE.


2020/21 Night Go Bus Schedule

2020/21 Night Go bus schedule is out! For those who do not have a car, your winter shopping trips have just gotten easier! To see the timetable click HERE.


SnowDog Village Now Managed by Vacation Niseko

We are proud to announce that SnowDog Village, a collection of condominiums set in the beautiful Niseko Village/Higashiyama forest will now be managed by Vacation Niseko.

After opening in 2017, this secluded yet centrally located property has become Niseko's premier dog-friendly accommodation at a reasonable price point. With a total of 34 units, this sizeable accommodation is nestled in the tranquil forest just minutes away from Niseko Village Ski resort and the Higashiyama dining scene, which boasts Hokkaido favourites like Milk Kobo, Prativo and Crab Shack. It is also home to two onsite dining options, Upashi Seta (izakaya) and 36Parlour (cafe/sandwiches), both of which are pet-friendly. A central theme of SnowDog Village is the ease of which pet stays are accommodated - with an increase of domestic interest in Niseko, we expect SnowDog Village to be popular with Japanese and international guests who love to bring their whole family, including the fur babies.

After some hard work from our owner relations team, sales team and general management team, SnowDog Village is now finally ready to launch for sales this Winter, and we are all very excited to see how our guests enjoy this property in the future and how we can best serve our newest host of owners during these turbulent times:

"Vacation Niseko has been selected to manage SnowDog Village, a property located in the rapidly growing Niseko Village area & is our first project in this area of Niseko. A product as strong and as well situated as SnowDog Village was too good for us to pass up, and we are excited to use our scale and experience to further improve its foothold in Niseko Village and the Niseko area as a whole."

Miles Zeorlin, Owner Relations

"We are delighted to be able to offer SnowDog Village to our customers from this coming season. SnowDog is a unique property within our portfolio and within Niseko with it being one of the only dog-friendly properties in the area. It also enables us to offer accommodation options outside of the main Hirafu village, with plenty on offer in the nearby Niseko Village resort. We look forward to creating a unique and memorable guest experience at SnowDog Village in the future."

Scott Mountford, Sales and Marketing Manager

"We are very pleased to have SnowDog Village join our management family in 2020 as Niseko continues to develop into a truly international resort. It's a product we believe will be great for our growing base of Japanese guests and those who wish to travel with pets. To our new owners we welcome you to Vacation Niseko and we look forward to working with you closely to ensure SnowDog Village's potential is not only met, but exceeded."

 

Keita Sekine, General Manager

SnowDog Village can be booked in a variety of unit types:

And all offer the same level of superior comfort, with bright scandi-inspired furnishings, views of the white birch forest outside (some include Yotei and/or ski hill views), top-quality bedding and all the necessary appliances you'd expect from a self-contained accommodation. We believe SnowDog Village is perfect for any length of stay, and we will be offering it for long stays year-round. It will also be managed and operated with the same strict hygiene and sanitation standards that come with Vacation Niseko's Safe Stay Guarantee. As with most condominiums, we believe SnowDog Village will be particularly protected against the continuing concerns around COVID-19 compared to hotels and lodges with higher dependence on common areas, and the somewhat secluded nature of the property will help guests avoid crowded resort areas.

 

With the pet-friendly atmosphere, great onsite facilities and comfortable minimalist feel, we're sure SnowDog Village will become many guests' home away from home in Niseko.

Original Press Release: Vacation Niseko


Powder Yoga Winter Season Passes

Get ready for another winter with Powder Yoga!

Powder Yoga has launched their winter passes!

This year, they will be holding weekly kids yoga classes too at the studio from December. They will open on November 16th in Aya Hirafu.

 

WINTER SEASON PASS SALE

We still have a few more weeks until we truly settle in to the life in white, but we just can't wait for the season to begin. And so Powder Yoga has decided to launch their unlimited season pass a little earlier this year. You can grab your full unlimited season pass for just 39,500JPY at their Super Early Bird Rate! This amazing price is available until November 15th. Their full winter timetable starts in Aya Hotel, Hirafu, on November 16th.

Each week we have added more classes to the timetable to get you moving. Their classes are the perfect compliment for your powder playtime activities, helping you to build strength, flexibility and balance in both your body and mind. Through a regular yoga practice you can Improve performance and prevent injury, helping you get the most of the season ahead.

For the full lineup please check out the timetable images below or visit our timetable page in the menu. Your pass will be valid for all regular timetabled classes from November 16th until March 31st. If you wish to purchase a combined Niseko Fitness and Powder Yoga pass at our epic flash sale pricing (65,500 Yen) please get in touch by emailing [email protected].

 

Passes can be purchased HERE.

Drop in classes are 1500JPY with locals card!

 

Unlimited Powder Yoga Class are priced as follows:

•November 1st – 15th: Super Early Bird Full Season Pass – 39,500

•November 15th – 30th: Early Bird Full Season Pass – 42,500

•December 1st: Full Season Pass – 45,500

 

Unlimited Powder Yoga + Niseko Fitness Class are priced as follows:

•November 1st – 15th: Super Early Bird Full Season Pass – 65,500

•November 15th – 30th: Early Bird Full Season Pass – 71,500

•December 1st: Full Season Pass – 77,500

For inquiries:

Powder Yoga

Email: [email protected]


GoTo Niseko - The Ultimate Guide

The best way to enjoy Niseko this Winter

For years, Niseko has been known internationally as Japan's best ski resort for it's incredible powder snow, luxurious places to stay, world-class restaurants, and above all - unforgettable experiences.

Now it's your turn to discover Niseko and have it all to yourself. 

Make the most of the GoTo Travel Campaign this winter and experience the best winter holiday possible - in Niseko.  We have created the ultimate GoTo Guide for Niseko, so you can enjoy the best that Niseko has to offer with local businesses that are registered with the popular campaign.

Ski Resorts:

Niseko United is made up of four world-class resorts, offering skiers and snowboarders a huge area to explore and the best powder snow on earth. All resorts have cafes, restaurants, rental and many other services, most of which can be used as part of the GoTo campaign.

Wide Variety of Accommodation:

Of all the ski resorts in Japan, Niseko leads the way in many aspects, but the places to stay in Niseko make it really stand out. There's a huge range of accommodation options across the Niseko area participating in GoTo. No matter what style you're looking for, Niseko has accommodation options for you.

Hotel & Ryokan

Pensions, Lodge, Bed & Breakfast

Condominium & House

 

  • Vacation Niseko: 35% discount on the stay, plus 15% in coupons to be used at all participating locations. There are limits in place for both offers.
  • MnK Niseko: Map HERE. Up to 50% discount. Check the website for more info.
  • Holiday Niseko: Up to 50% discount! Check the web for more info and their properties.
  • NISADE: Up to 50% discount. Check the web for more and for their properties.
  • TAIGA: Discounts available at a range of properties. Check their website for more details.
  • Niseko Wow: Discounts available at a range of properties. Check their website for more details.

Stunning Restaurants:

Niseko is well known for having an amazing dining scene with Michelin star restaurants, local and international cuisine, and exciting nightlife.

Enjoy dining out and discover stunning taste sensations.

Exciting Activities and Adventures:

There are so many ways to experience Niseko's stunning winter season - from adrenaline-pumping snowmobiling and adventurous backcountry skiing to tranquil onsens and therapeutic yoga classes. Discover the world-class experience Niseko has become famous for and make the most of a trip to Japan's premiere resort destination.

Car rentals:

Additional Guides:

*Please note that this list will keep getting updated if/when we receive new information.

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