CacaoCrown Niseko Chocolate

Cacao Crown - Niseko Chocolate

Niseko Takahashi Farm Announces Local Chocolate Brand

CacaoCrown Niseko Chocolate

"Milk from our Own Ranch x Cacao Beans Roasted In-house"

Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm (also known as Milk Kobo) has announced a new line of chocolate products under the new brand “Cacao Crown”.

All the products are made locally from cacao beans imported from around the world. Each type of bean brings it’s own individuality and flavor offering a rich experience with each bite. The beans are processed locally and crafted together with Takahashi Dairy Farms very own milk using their own special recipe.

Cacao Crown will be offering a variety of products including, chocolate bars, ganash, chocolate milk jam, cacao nibs, soft cream, and more. All these products and more can be found at Takahashi Dairy farm where a new cafe space has been added for Cacao Crown products. The Cacao Crown cafe was opened to the public on April 26.

For more information make sure to check out Cacao Crown’s website.


Niseko Maples - Accommodation

Niseko Early Bird Specials - Winter 2021/22

Early Bird Specials for Winter 2021/2022

The 2020/21 winter season was one to remember with great snowfall and wide-open runs with fresh snow! The 2021/22 winter is sure to bring plenty of that famous Niseko powder.

Book Early & Save

Niseko is one of the most desirable winter destinations in the world, and for good reason! Be ahead of the curve, book early and save. Most providers are offering flexible booking terms so you can reserve without worry.

Onsen

A Winter Escape

Relax and unwind in comfort in Niseko. After a day on the slopes, enjoy one of many soothing onsens in Niseko.

There are accommodation options for every traveler. Luxury condominiums and hotels to budget backpackers.

Incredible Powder

Niseko receives some of the best quality powder of any ski resort in the world, with an average of 14 meters of snow falling each winter.

  • Worlds Best Powder Snow
  • Four Resorts on one pass - Niseko United
  • Huge skiing area
  • Deep powder skiing
  • Soft and playful
Skiing in Niseko
Niseko Maples - Accommodation

Accommodation

  • Up to 55% Off

Up to 55% off early season bookings.


10% discount, flexible booking terms, and best rates guaranteed. Book before 31st May 2021.


Apartments, Houses and Townhouses: 30% off when booked 90 days or more in advance. Prestige Collection (LOFT Niseko, MUSE Niseko, Aspect): 15% off when booked 90 days or more in advance.


Up to 35% OFF Early Bird Discount, FREE cancellation, 10% refundable deposit, flexible booking terms. Book by June 30.


Book by September 30 and receive the following discounts. Book: 1 night get 10% off, 2 nights 18% off, 3 nights or more 22% off.


Early Bird 30% Off for Winter Season Room with Breakfast Package. Book before June 30, 2021 and stay between December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.


5% off & Best Price Guarantee with 30-day free cancellation & refundable booking policy. Offer valid until 30 June, 2021.


15% off on chalet rates from now until 30 June 2021, for stays from 23 November 2021 until 13 April 2022.

Snowshoe in Niseko

Things To Do

  • Up to 20% Off

Reserve before 31st July 2021 to receive 20% off ski and/or snowboard hire.


20% winter season photography tours. Book before 31 July 2021.


Exclusive early-bird Niseko experiences for the first 10 groups! Offer valid until 31st Jul 2021.



2021 Niseko Golf Opening Dates

Opening Dates and Info from Niseko Golf Courses

Niseko Golf Opening Date

Niseko offers some of the best golfing experiences available in Hokkaido and Japan. There are three main golf courses in the immediate Niseko area, which are all set to open for the 2021 golf season.

Niseko’s golf courses will be opening for the 2021 golf season per the following dates:

  • The Niseko Golf Course (NGC) has the following operating schedule: 24 April - 31 May: Open Every Day, 1 June - 7 October: Open Weekends, Public Holidays and Obon Period (10 - 13 August), 11 October - 7 November 2021: Open Every Day.
  • The Niseko Village Golf Course is scheduled to open on 1 June 2021 and will operate until 10 October 2021.
  • The Hanazono Golf Course is scheduled to open on 1 May 2021 and will operate until 3 November 2021.

Hanazono Tree Trekking

Hanazono Tree Trekking Makes its Debut

One of the largest and most exciting tree trekking courses is now available at Hanazono!

Hanazono Adventure Park

Tree trekking and tree walk courses will open at Niseko Hanazono Resort this spring. This is the first step in the transformation of Hanazono into a hub for summer activities.

The Hanazono tree trekking course is made up of five courses and is one of the largest in Hokkaido and is nestled at the foot of Mt. Annupuri. The tree walk course will be open to the public and is free of charge.

Tree Trekking

The five courses are divided into beginner and intermediate and have been created by highly skilled professionals from Estonia. The courses have been built to the highest standards with safety at the forefront of the design. With safety in mind, the courses are open to individuals who are 120cm or taller.

 

The courses have been designed so that they can be enjoyed over and over again. Hanazono’s Tree Trekking course is one of the largest in Hokkaido and will be the new center for activities in Niseko – especially for families.

Tree Walk

The Tree Walk offers stunning views at the top of the course area and is open to the public free of charge. Climb through the lush forests and hills of Niseko and enjoy views of Mt. Yotei on clear days.

Tree Trekking Video: https://youtu.be/CXG4dZISMzo

Contact for inquiries regarding Tree Trekking

Japan Harmony Resort Co. Ltd. Marketing Department (Contact: Shibuya-san)

Phone: 0136-21-6600

Email: [email protected]

Website: hanazononiseko.com


Niseko House Accommodation

Development Example

This development is one of the best in Niseko. Elegant terraces with sweeping arches are the signature look for this bespoke residence.


MTB in ニセコ

eMTB Demo in Niseko

Special eMTB Demo Event During Golden Week

eMTB Event Held in Niseko
Take advantage of this opportunity to experience eMTB and take your riding to the next level.

MTB in Niseko

That’s why it is at this time that we are announcing this Special eMTB event. This event will be held during Golden Week in Niseko Grand Hirafu.
During Golden Week you can still ski and snowboard in Niseko, and so we’d like to give visitors even more activities to enjoy by holding this special eMTB demo event.
Date: May 1st (Sat) – 5th (Wed / holiday), 9: 00-15: 00 (last rental 14:30)
Location: Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Area – Special Area
Reception: .Base 2F Niseko Mountain Bike School & Guiding Reception Counter
OperatedBy: GK NINE / Niseko Mountain Bike School & Guiding
Assisted by: Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
Details: Test Demo / 30 minutes on site, guided tour / about 1 hour (2 times from 10:00 and 13:30 each day)
Conditions: Healthy men and women who are 152 cm or taller and can ride a bicycle. Please bring your ID to answer the Specialized LINE registration and questionnaire after the event. In addition, advance reservations will be prioritized on the day of the event.
Price:
A) Residents of the 4 towns and villages at the foot of Mt. Yotei + residents of Rankoshi, or holders of lift tickets and season tickets during Golden Week in Niseko Mt.
Free demo (on the premises of the special venue: 30 minutes)
Guided tour (eMTB for adults, about 1 hour) 3200 yen
B) Others:
Demo (within the venue premises: 30 minutes) 500 yen
Guided tour (eMTB for adults, about 1 hour) 4600 yen
* Guided tours require you to be able to ride and stand on the pedals, please meet 15 minutes before the start.
** Regarding rental of equipment: Helmets, protectors can be rented and gloves can be sold for those who do not have them, but please bring your own equipment where possible to ensure public health and safety in regards to Coronavirus.
*** This event is weather dependant and may be cancelled in the case of poor conditions.
Reservation / Inquiries: Please contact “Niseko MTB School & Guiding” at the following address.
E-mail : [email protected]
While the challenges presented by the spread of coronavirus are still being felt, tourism in the Niseko area continues to be difficult. We would like to hold this event as safely as possible to reduce, so we would like to ask for everyone’s cooperation at this event.


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.

Kamimura

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.

kamimura portrait

【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 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


Niseko Classic 2021

2022 Niseko Classic

Niseko Classic 2021

We are pleased to announce the ANA Niseko Classic 2022 has been scheduled to June 10 – 12, 2022.

Entries will open on March, for more details HERE


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