Kamimura

KAMIMURA Partners with IGURU - Now Delivers

French fine-dining delivered to your home!
KAMIMURA launches delivery service to Kutchan & Niseko Town

~Partnering with Niseko's food delivery service "IGURU"~

“KAMIMURA” (Location: Niseko Hirafu-area, Hokkaido, Chef: Yuichi Kamimura), is pleased to announce a new delivery service with local business “IGURU”, bringing KAMIMURA meals to homes in Kutchan-cho and Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun.

We have created a meal-kit that allows our guests to easily recreate the tastes of the restaurant awarded one star on ‘Michelin Guide Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition’ at home. As COVID-19 precautions and restrictions continue, we are excited to offer our guests the option to enjoy a special and relaxing meal at home or at a local hotel or guesthouse.

Kamimura

KAMIMURA「Our Delivery Service」

  1. The service is available the entire area of Kutchan & Niseko town at a fixed price 1,000 yen per delivery, you can choose the date and the time to deliver.
  2.  Chef Yuichi Kamimura himself researched and designed recipes most suitable for delivery, focusing on replicating the taste of the restaurant. We only offer a carefully considered menu that we can deliver with confidence.
  3. All the dishes you receive are in pre-made kits, with everything you need, even the seasonings. The
    process is simple, just “warm and serve”. Not only is it possible at home, but also when you are staying in hotels or apartments where cooking utensils and equipment are likely to be restricted. You can prepare a French fine-dining meal at home in just a few minutes!

Background Story of The Project

KAMIMURA is located in “Shiki Niseko” in the center of Niseko Hirafu, and until now, we have mainly
served guests in our restaurant who come from both Japan and overseas.

However, due to the impact of COVID-19 over the past year, we have reduced our restaurant capacity to avoid over-crowding and ensure the safety of our guests. As a result, we have heard from many guests that they “would love to enjoy KAMIMURA at home.” In December of last year, we began selling the dinner meal kits to guests staying at the Chatrium Hotel and a small number of other accommodations nearby.

Now, we are partnering with IGURU to deliver KAMIMURA to private homes and accommodation providers throughout Kutchan and Niseko from 24th March 2021.

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How/When to use the service.

  • Celebrate a special moment, such as an anniversary with a delicious dinner at home.
  • Create a memorable evening during your vacation in Niseko, without leaving your accommodation.
  • Gift a delicious meal to family or friends who live and stay in Niseko.

* As the meal is cooked in hot water, you will need to prepare a pot of boiling water and a pot when you are ready to enjoy the dish.


About “IGURU”

We will offer this delivery service through a partnership with “IGURU”, who provide food delivery services in the Niseko area. In addition to KAMIMURA, IGURU offer meals from other local restaurants in Niseko and can also deliver a supermarket shop direct to you. If you want to purchase the KAMIMURA menu together with other products, you can order directly from the IGURU website.

【The Ordering Options】

  1. Select “Delivery” from the order screen of the online store KAMIMURA at HOME.
    * You can also choose to pick up at the store or shipment. https://kamimura-100302.square.site/
  2. Order directly from IGURU. https://www.igurujapan.com
  • Delivery fee: 1000 yen (tax included) per case
  • Delivery date and time: Thursday – Sunday 15:30 to 18:00 can be specified.
  • Delivery area: Kutchan-cho and Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido


【Our Products】
Braised Hokkaido Wagyu with Red Wine with Niseko Potato Puree
Price: 3,000 yen per kit (190g)incl. Tax
Best Before: One week from the delivery date or the next day after defrosting.
Storage: Store in the freezer
Retailers: 「KAMIMURA at HOME」、IGURU
Manufacturer: KAMIMURA GK

Kamimura
Kamimura

  • A wonderful main dish that heroes, Japanese Wagyu beef from Hokkaido. The beef is simmered until it is soft and in delicious harmony with the red wine sauce. It is accompanied by a potato puree using local Niseko potato “Danshaku” and sea salt.
  • The sauce is a homemade recipe with a variety of local vegetables and veal from Hokkaido boiled down to intensify the flavor. The recipe includes the Japanese beef soup stock inherited from the father of Chef Kamimura, who has been running a restaurant for over 50 years, and red wine from Hokkaido (Zweigelt from Yoichi). It is simmered slowly until the water is gone to produce a rich flavor.
  • The potatoes used for the puree are from Niseko “Masuhara Farm”. Grape seed oil is used to bring out a\light and smooth texture. To finish off, sprinkle with Maldon sea salt, which has a history of more than 200 years in England and produces a mellow salty taste.

* To prepare the meal, warm the pack containing the food in a hot water bath.
* No preservatives are used. Consume as soon as possible after opening.


Niseko ‘Zeitaku’ Tomato and Hokkaido Seafood Soup
Price: 2,500 yen per kit (250g)incl. Tax
Best Before: One week from the delivery date or the next day after defrosting.
Storage: Store in the freezer
Retailers: 「KAMIMURA at HOME」、IGURU
Manufacturer: KAMIMURA GK

Kamimura Take Out
Kamimura

  • A stewed bouillabaisse soup that uses the best locally-sourced seafood such as scallops, shrimp, crabs, clams, and white fish. We deliver it with a homemade basil oil, extra virgin oil and croutons for toppings.
  • Beginning with the chef’s selection of seasonal fish, crustaceans, and shellfish that are harvested at fishing grounds in the local coastal waters and finishes with herbs and spices such as Niseko’s “Zeitaku (luxury) tomatoes,” white wine, oregano, and basil, that bring their rich sweetness and sourness to the dish. All carefully simmered together to extract the perfect balance of flavors.
  • While delivering the richness of the seafood, the fruity finish of tomatoes adds a smooth texture to each bite. We recommend you enjoy this dish with a glass of cold white wine. Don’t forget to also order our homemade potato focaccia to soak with the last of the delicious soup!

* To prepare the meal, warm the pack containing the food in a hot water bath.
* No preservatives are used. Consume as soon as possible after opening.

Kamimura Truffle Butter
Kamimura Bread

We are also offering for delivery, our “Truffle Butter” (2500 yen) and “Potato Focaccia” (800 yen, both including tax), which are both loved as table butter and table bread in our restaurant.


About Owner Chef・Yuichi Kamimura
Yuichi Kamimura was born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido. After studying cooking philosophy and techniques at “Tetsuya’s”, one of the most revered restaurants in Sydney, Australia, he returned to Japan.

After running a restaurant in Sapporo, he opened the French restaurant “KAMIMURA” in 2007 in Niseko, an international resort where domestic and foreign tourists gather.

A creative French menu that uses abundant mountain produce and seafood from the magnificent Hokkaido as inspiration to incorporate the essence of Japanese and French cuisine.

Kamimura Restaurant awarded one star on “Michelin Guide Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition” and also won 2 hats in “Gault Millau 2021”.

We continue to provide each dish with ingredients from the beautiful nature of Hokkaido, and the charm of the rich ingredients of each season.

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【Restaurant Information】
NAME: KAMIMURA
ADDRESS: First Floor, Shiki Niseko, 190-4 Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
OWNER CHEF: Yuichi KAMIMURA
ESTABLISHED: 2007
URL: https://www.kamimura-niseko.com/
【Delivery Company Information】
NAME: IGURU
COMPANY: Away2 Japan GK
ADDRESS: 208-44 Takasago, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
URL: https://www.igurujapan.com
【Inquiry for our Delivery Services】
KAMIMURA at HOME ※Online Shop
URL: https://kamimura-100302.square.site/
PHONE: 0136-21-2288
e-mail: [email protected]

Kamimura at home QR code

【Contact for this news letter】
Miyuki KAMIMURA / KAMIMURA
PHONE:0136-21-2288 / MOBILE : 090-7642-0466
e-mail:[email protected]


Niseko Wow Summer Golf Academy

Membership starts from April 1st to November 30th, 2021

Hanazono Golf Course

Niseko Wow Summer Golf Academy Membership is now released! In partnership with Hanazono Golf and Niseko Village, the membership includes reduced play fees for one afternoon walking round per week (Tuesday’s) and one afternoon walking around at Niseko Golf Course (Fukui) from June 5 (Saturday’s) with rental push carts available.

See more details below:

The Membership fee will be ¥45,000 for our local golfers (Terms and Conditions apply) and Outside the Niseko Area will be ¥60,000. Availability limited.
Contact [email protected] to book.

Niseko Village Nominated in the 8th World Golf Awards

Vote and support your favorite golf course and hotel in Japan Now!

Fore!! Niseko Village is selected as a nominee in the 8th annual World Golf Awards for:

  • Japan's Best Golf Hotel 2021: Hilton Niseko Village
  • Japan's Best Golf Course 2021: Niseko Village Golf Course

Following the links below and cast your votes/support:
https://worldgolfawards.com/.../japan-best-golf-course/2021
https://worldgolfawards.com/award/japan-best-golf-hotel/2021

Voting runs from 23rd February until 1st September 2021.


Niseko Spring 2021

Spring is Here! Niseko Spring Specials 2021

Niseko Spring 2021

Spring in Niseko is one of the best times of the year to visit Niseko. The weather is nice, the snow is great for touring, carving and learning, and there are many exciting activities to enjoy!

Tons of Great Deals

During spring, many of Niseko's activities and accommodations offer different special offers to visitors to the area. Check out all the current deals below!

Horse Riding

Weather

There are more sunny days and beautiful blue skies through springtime. Enjoy the sunshine and great weather with views of Mt. Yotei!

Snow Conditions

The snow conditions during springtime are perfect for all kinds of skiing.

  • Groomed runs for carving
  • Clear weather
  • Good conditions to learn
  • Stable snowpack for  backcountry ski touring
Paul Lorenz Skiing
Suiboku

Accommodation

  • Up to 70% Off

Stay three consecutive nights or more, get 20% off


All Accommodations 10% off


Free Breakfast Hamper. 40% Off specific dates.


Spring Summer Savings


Spring Accommodation + Hanami Package


Enjoy your stay up to 70% off!


Off season special: 6000JPY OFF


Book one night and receive the second night at 50% off!


10-20% off for Snow Dog Village


10% OFF Spring Special


Various Discounts + Stay 3 Nights, Pay 2



50% Off Ski lessons and guiding. Book 2+ nights, receive free cooked breakfasts daily.

Hanazono Rafting

Things To Do

  • Up to 70% Off

Tree Trekking + Stay


Spring Skiing & Stay


Up to 70% Off retail items


10% Rafting off when booking online with promo code (0110)


Up to 70% Off retail items


Up to 70% Off retail items


50% Off Private Ski & Snowboard lessons


25% Off + Bonus


10% Off Private Lessons. 19% Off Private Lessons when booking online


Spring Deal Combo – 5hr Lift Pass + Meal Coupon

Niseko Burger Cafe

Dining

  • Great Deals

50% off Ginger Beer when dining in


Beef Burger Reduced to ¥500


Mother’s Day Gift: Hanataku x Pierre Hermé Paris


Happy Hours 5pm-8pm


PAW latte and bone-shaped cookie set for dogs – ¥500


2021 Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival Drive-in Cinema Wins Big!

The new event arises from COVID-19 crisis and showcases the unique spirit of Niseko to the audience around the world.

The Niseko Shootout organisers have done it again! The third annual Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival was projected on a 10m x 8m screen made of snow by local volunteers and was also broadcast internationally via YouTube Live on Saturday night, March 13th, 2021.

In all, there were 20 films entered from all over the world including U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Estonia, France, Scotland, etc and 18 films were shown during the fun-filled 2hr show hosted by Niseko Tourism Director John Barton and DMO Assistant Lily Vivas. Local filmers, judges, media and winners were able to join as guests, carpool style and shared their experience with the audience.

Only a limited number of people and cars were able to attend due to COVID-19 safety precautions.  Over 120 live viewers joined the event online during the night and over 1300 viewers have rewatched of the show since it aired.

The Niseko Shootout is now officially partnered with the Mountain Film Awards at Tigne, Verbier and Morzine. The winners and a few special films will be handpicked by Mountain Film Awards organizers and will be showcased on their website.

This year’s winning film was “What’s Your Name in Japan”, a 5-minute-long film directed by Julien Mazard showcasing all the excitement Japan has to offer: driving Mario kart on the street in Tokyo or dressed up as “Powder” Rangers and riding the Niseko Powder.

Taking second place was “Meaning of Snow” by Erica Tripp.

And in third place was “I am Niseko” by Darren Teasdale & Elsie Nielson from Niseko Photography.

The live show and all the films can be watched on the Niseko Tourism YouTube channel.

The Niseko Shootout Photography competition winners were also announced during the live event. The contest is a season long photography competition with entries made via the hashtag #nisekoshootout on Instagram. This winter there were over 1,200 photo entries in the three categories – Ski, Snowboard, Landscape.

2020-21 Niseko Shootout Winners (View all photos on Nisekoshoot Instagram)

Skiing Category Snowboarding Category Landscape Category
1st Place:@alister.buckingham 1st Place:@vivividedede 1st Place: @thejameswinfield
2nd Place: @mac_jp 2nd Place: @toshi_pander 2nd Place: @rujigallery
3rd Place: @ruairidhs 3rd Place: @96_taka 3rd Place: @applejak_jo

1st Place Landscape

@thejameswinfield

1st Place Skiing

@alister.buckingham

1st Place Snowboarding

@vivividedede

Make sure to follow Niseko Shootout Instagram Account & Niseko Tourism SNS Platforms (FacebookInstagram & YouTube) to find out more about the Niseko Shootout Summer contest.

Thanks again to all our sponsors & partners and until next year!

Sponsors/Partners: Niseko United, Powderlife ,Roko Skis, Gentemstick, Oyuki Japan, Rhythm Japan, Niseko 343, Boots Solution, Yama Plus, Iwanai Resort & Icelandic Skis


Michelin-starred KAMIMURA Restaurant in Niseko, Hokkaido Official Launch of Online Sales in Response to Truffle Butter Requests

Given the ongoing COVID-19 situation, please enjoy the delicious bread and butter from Hokkaido at home.

KAMIMURA Restaurant (Location: Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Chef: Yuichi Kamimura), is a 1-star French restaurant in Niseko, an international resort that boasts some of the best nature in Hokkaido. KAMIMURA team is proud to launch the online sales of their Truffle Butter, which has been loved by customers ever since they first opened.

KAMIMURA team has decided to sell their products online this year in response to requests from guests saying that "I can't go to a restaurant, but I want to enjoy the memorable taste at home”.

KAMIMURA Truffle Butter - 3 features

1. The unique scent that cannot be replaced with any ingredients is the individuality of truffles. A well balanced blend of fresh French black truffles and Italian black/white truffle oils so that you can enjoy the lingering taste.

2. Our focus is on "eating bread deliciously." The butter has a smooth texture that is enhanced with the taste of fresh mushrooms, the depth and strength of aged cheese and the elegant flavor of truffle.

3. All ingredients except truffles are from Hokkaido. Using unsalted butter from "Yotsuba Hokkaido" made from Tokachi's raw milk, Tokachi's high-quality mushrooms "Tokachi Mush", and hard Tantaka cheese from "Shiranuka Daikeisha" in Shiranuka Town.

Background of launching online sales

KAMIMURA Restaurant has been providing Truffle Butter as table butter since opening, and it has been so popular that many domestic and foreign customers who visited the restaurant have requested "I want to take it home", as a memory of Niseko. We have not previously sold the butter outside the restaurant, as we wanted to keep it unique to the dining experience. However, as the number of tourists has decreased due to the ongoing influence of COVID-19, many guests have told us "I can't go to restaurants, but I want to enjoy the memorable taste at home. I want to give it as a gift to my family and friends”. Chef Kamimura decided to sell it online for the first time in response to such requests from our quests. With restrictions placed on going out, we hope that everyone can enjoy eating our bread and butter at home, reminded of the charms of Niseko and Hokkaido. And we hope that our guests are able to visit Niseko again someday soon!


Niseko Tourism Website

Niseko comes to life online via new official website

Niseko Tourism's new website is now available in 3 different languages and more great functions to help you plan your next trip!

Niseko Tourism invites past or potential visitors to immerse themselves in Niseko’s four seasons via their new website which launched today.

The site acts as the central source of official information for tourists, and matches the modern atmosphere of Niseko.

Niseko Tourism Marketing Director Acme Wu says it is designed to create an immersive experience with a focus on high quality imagery of the Niseko area, as well as provide official up to date information on news and events.

“Visitors will be able to discover different aspects of Niseko as they navigate through each page of the site, and get a feel for the Niseko brand and holiday experience,” she said. 

Niseko Tourism Website

The new site is designed to carry out Niseko Tourism’s core aims for visitors:

  • Inspire tourists to visit Niseko
  • Help potential visitors plan their trip
  • Help guide tourists who are already in Niseko

Information about Niseko’s seasons and most popular activities has been expanded and made much more accessible. 

Website navigation has been greatly improved making it much easier to find information such as activities, onsen, and how to get to Niseko. 

Additionally, a new “plan a trip section” has been added to provide useful tools for visitors to plan and customise their trip. 

plan a trip

The website has been made available in three languages – English, Japanese and Chinese. Chinese was not available on the old website, and was added due to the ever increasing number of tourists visiting Niseko coming from Chinese-speaking countries.

The Niseko area is popular with tourists from all over the world, and this new website was designed to appeal to an international audience as well as the Japanese market.

The site is integrated with a Chatbot virtual assistant which answers questions to help visitors before they arrive or when they are here.

About Niseko Tourism:

Niseko Tourism is the official destination marketing organisation for the Niseko area. It is a non-profit, member-based marketing organisation that was established in 2007 and now represents over 400 members in the region. It was selected as the 32 important DMO of Japan Tourism Agency in August, 2020.

Contact:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (+81)136-21-2551


COVID Inspires Niseko Ski Resort to Build Giant Snow Screen for Drive-in Film Festival

A 10 x 8 metre wall of snow will form a pop-up drive-in movie screen for the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival this Saturday night (13 March).

More than 18 Niseko-centric short films will be streamed live around the world from the festival, which will have Niseko’s Mt Yotei volcano looming as an epic backdrop to the event.

Niseko is Japan’s premier international ski resort, famous for its abundant, dry powder snowfall every winter.

Niseko Shootout Organiser Winse Heyward said there was more than enough snowfall this winter to form the giant screen.

“To the end of February we’ve had about 15m of cumulative snowfall,” Heyward said.

“They actually need to load excess snow in the village into trucks and drive it to snow dumps, so there was no shortage of snow around to make this screen.

“It’s the first time we’ve done the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival like this – previously we held it indoors at the Hanazono resort base centre and had more than 400 people attend.

“Because of COVID we needed to think outside the box – necessity is the mother of invention and now we have this unique new event.”

TEASER OF "LEARN TO SNOWBOARD"

Crowd numbers at the event are limited to ensure COVID-19 safety.

The event will be hosted by Radio Niseko Announcer and Niseko Tourism Director John Barton, and Niseko Tourism DMO Assistant Lily Vivas.

This year’s films were submitted from within Japan and internationally from France, Scotland, Estonia, Australia, USA, Canada and more.

TRAILER OF "LINE STALKER"

To watch teasers or join the livestream go to Niseko Tourism’s Youtube channel.

Stay up to date with Niseko Shootout by following Niseko Tourism on: Facebook & Instagram.

View 2020-21 Niseko Shootout Winners photos at Niseko Shootout’s Instagram account.

TRAILER OF "I AM NISEKO"

Update: Watch the replay of the live broadcast event on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzUSH-I89Bg

About Niseko Shootout

Niseko Shootout is the official Niseko Tourism photography and film competition series. It incorporates winter and summer Instagram-based photo competitions, with photos hashtagged #nisekoshootout eligible to win; the 4-day winter Niseko Shootout ProAm photography competition; and the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival.

About Niseko Tourism:

Niseko Tourism is the official destination marketing organisation for the Niseko area. It is a non-profit, member-based marketing organisation that was established in 2007 and now represents over 400 members in the region. It was selected as one of the 32 most important DMO's in Japan by the Japan Tourism Agency in August 2020.

Contact:

Niseko Tourism

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (+81)136-21-2551