Hanazono New Features 2021-22

HANAZONO Niseko New Features for 2021-22 Winter!

Exciting news for HANAZONO Niseko this winter! Here is a quick summary:

  • New Hanazono 1 lift – upgraded from 4 passengers to 6 passengers! Plus new station and heated seats
  • Hanazono Symphony Gondola- new 10-person cabin linking guests up to the top station
  • New courses: 2 new courses

Check out all the exciting details HERE.


Green Saso Green Tea Cafe and Skatepark Open from Spring!

Green Saso and Skatepark Now Open!

Nestled among a white birch forest in Niseko area, Green Saso Green Tea Cafe offers a unique Japanese cultural experience by serving a variety of high quality Japanese green teas and Japanese sweets. You can also find some Japanese craft wares with modern Japanese design in this quaint spot.

Come enjoy Japanese culture in a relaxed and cozy setting.

Currently, the cafe is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 12:00-17:30 (L.O. 17:00). Operation hour might change in July for summer. Make sure to check their Facebook for more updates.

The Green Saso Bowl is open 7 days a week: Thursday to Monday 10:00-19:00, Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00-19:00.

The day cost is:

  • ¥1000/adult
  • ¥500/children (junior high school students and under) Season pass ¥10000/adult ¥5000/children (junior high school students and under)


2021 Rhythm Japan Pump Track

Rhythm Japan Pump Track Open on June 5th, 2021

Rhythm Japan Pump Track is back and open every day this summer.

Hours : 8:00-17:00
Price : Free
Location: Rhythm Base

Reservation not required. Please go to Rhythm Japan store to fill up a basic info form prior to your first visit.
For queries, please contact RHYTHM JAPAN

Phone +81 136 23 0164


HOKKAIDian Homestead Events

Check out all the different events here.

4/20(Tuesday)&24(Saturday): 11am〜2pm

Homemade bacon workshop ¥3,500

4/25(Sunday) : 11am〜2pm
Cafe

4/25(Sunday): 5pm~

Spring Jazz by Fujikawa Chiaki ¥2,500(1 drink included)

4/29(Thursday): 11am〜5pm
Cafe

4/30(Friday)&5/4(Tuesday): 11am〜2pm
Slider Making Workshop ¥3,500

5/1(Saturday)〜2(Sunday): 11am〜5pm
Cafe

5/5(Wednesday) 10am〜12pm&2pm〜4pm時
Chocolate Chips Cookie Workshop¥2,000

Everyone is welcome, including dogs!

Click HERE for more details and 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.


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!