The restaurant "The Flats. Restaurant / Bar" in Niseko-Hirafu, Kutchan-cho, Hokkaido, will open in December 2023 with the concept of “Stock Terroir Cuisine”

The restaurant offers a new genre of cuisine that maximizes the flavors of preserved ingredients and marries them with fresh winter ingredients from Hokkaido. The restaurant and bar are now in full operation on the first floor of "Chatrium Niseko."

The restaurant offers a new genre of cuisine that maximizes the flavors of preserved ingredients and marries them with fresh winter ingredients from Hokkaido. The restaurant and bar are now in full operation on the first floor of “Chatrium Niseko.”

Rui-be, pickled herring, salmon flakes… In Hokkaido, there are numerous food preservation techniques to survive the harsh winters. These techniques have evolved intricately depending on the region and have been passed down to modern times. Amidst this evolution, The Flats. Restaurant / Bar will initiate efforts to analyze the unchanging core originality and maximize the flavor of Hokkaido through the combination of ingredients, preservation techniques, and reduction methods.


Food ingredients are in a constant state of change due to factors like climate, soil, lifestyle, and primary industries. Additionally, recent global warming has rapidly altered these dynamics. Asyatt. aims to engage in detailed regional analysis with numerous producers and local cuisine experts, exploring new food preservation techniques by combining traditional wisdom with cutting-edge AI ideas. Furthermore, Asyatt. seeks to maximize the flavors by harnessing the expertise of chefs and employing reduction techniques. This effort revolves around the process of harvest, preservation, and reduction, ultimately culminating in a gastronomic masterpiece harmonized with Hokkaido’s fresh winter ingredients.

Tomatoes harvested in the summer, semi-dried, and marinated in olive oil, while the skin is dried. Reducing these tomatoes by adding extracted skin liquid, creating a base to which they add Hokkaido kombu-steamed goldeneye fish and freshly shaved bonito dashi; it is then garnished with scallions and chives drizzled with fragrant oil. The Flats has named such expression of cuisine as “Stock Terroir Cuisine.”

■Operating hours for “The Flats. Restaurant / Bar” are as follows:

<Off Season>

1 April-End of Golden Week Early May、1 July to 15 October

Restaurant 12:00〜16:00、18:00〜22:00

Bar 16:00〜22:00


1 December –  End of March

Restaurant 11:00-16:00、18:00-23:00

Bar 17:00-24:00

Niseko attracts a multitude of foreign tourists. We hope these international visitors to discover the culinary wisdom of Hokkaido and understand that, even in this modern era with advanced transportation and refrigeration techniques, we can further cultivate this wisdom to create the next generation of intensified flavors. Our conviction lies in combining hundreds of food ingredients harvested from spring to autumn with dozens of preservation techniques, building a culinary “stock.”; by adding the blessings of Hokkaido’s winter, we are confident in crafting a truly unique and innovative culinary expression.

Facility Name: The Flats. Restaurant / Bar.

Opening Date : August 7th, 2023

Location :-3-2-3 Hirafu, Niseko, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0080, Japan

Access :Approximately 15 minutes by car from Kutchan Station
Functions: Hotel, restaurant, bar

Price:<Restaurant> (On Season, Winter) Dinner Food from 8,000 yen

 <Bar>: Drinks from 800 yen, Food from 800 yen

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The Flats. Restaurant / Bar is e also recruiting passionate team to contribute to the making of our innovative “Stock Terroir Cuisine” interpretation. 

Job listings can be found

Asyatt. is a Travel Experience Partner designing one-of-a-kind experiences. We specialize in developing and managing inbound content for the ultra-high-net-woth clientele, with a focus on Niseko, Hokkaido. Offering special experiences where guests can connect with nature, and embrace the earth. Our programs aim to restore guests’ confidence through immersion in nature, guiding them with a memorable story from the moment of reservation until they depart for their next destination from Niseko.

Company Name: Asyatt. Inc. (株式会社Asyatt.)

CEO: Issei Watanabe

Headquarters: 142-5 Chuo-dori, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 048-1512, Japan

Establishment: June 2021

Capital: 86.3 million yen

Employees: 20 (including contractors, part-timers, and temporary workers)

Business Activities: Tour advisory business, restaurant operation business

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For inquiries related to this matter, please contact Asyatt.’s PR representative, Miho Kobayashi

TEL: +81 90 9686 8105 

E-mail: [email protected]

Grandpapa lodge - Winter staff

Grandpapa lodge is looking for staffs for this winter.
Free Private staff domitory in Hirafu
Japanese owner runs a small lodge since 1986. We are not perfect english speaker, but all of our team like to learn new languages and have more experience with foringen people who has different culture !
Please feel free to ask, if you have any questions.


Work exchage : 2hours Free accommodation (free food) + Part timer : 3-4 hour
please feel free to ask @

KAMIMURA and KITCHEN - Seasonal staff

We are hiring for 2023 / 2024 winter!
Location: KAMIMURA or KITCHEN, Hirafu area in Niseko
Contract term: Seasonal staffs for Front of House, Kitchen Hand
Work hours: 17:00 to close (22 to 23:00)
Work days: 4 to 5 days a week
Contract Period: 1 December 2023 to 6 April 2024
Wedges: 1,500 yen per hour (2 weeks training period : 1,200 yen p.h.)
Benefits: Staff accommodation is available in a Hirafu area, for the position at a reasonable rent fee. Subsidy given for Ski Pass at the complete of the contract. (60,000yen)
Staff meal will be provided.
… and we do the best to make our staffs happy!!!
About us
KAMIMURA is a contemporary Japanese-French restaurant, located in the heart of Hirafu Ski Village.
It first opened in the winter of 2007 and immediately made itself known as the Niseko area’s finest dining experience. It is awarded one Michelin star restaurant in April 2012 & 2017.
KITCHEN is our sister restaurant on the same floor with KAMIMURA, a modern dining lounge offers a la carte menu as well as course menus. Not only western cuisine, authentic Japanese food such as Sushi and Tempura Japanse sake to wines and cocktails.
Must have a valid visa or Japanese passport for working in Japan. (If you plan to get a working holiday visa, we will help for the application.) Japanese skill is not necessary, but will be a good advantage. We love honest, positive and attentive food lovers to build great teams at our restaurants!
Please email us with your CV and a cover letter,
Please do not hesitate to email us, if should you have any further queries.

Real Estate Sales Staff

This is a great opportunity to grow a career in real estate in Niseko. The real estate sales staff will be a guide for buyers and sellers in this dynamic and interesting market.


TAIGA provides a comprehensive range of services in Niseko, from real estate sales to project design & management, and property management of TAIGA’s productions. We are a tight knit collection of Niseko enthusiasts, and are looking for a positive team player to play an active and long-term role in our company.  




  • Nurture relationships and provide clients with the best possible opportunities
  • Guide clients through the buying, selling, and investing process
  • Negotiate good outcomes for the clients
  • Organize property viewings
  • Prepare and maintain sales and marketing materials, both digitally and in print
  • Build and constantly update personal knowledgebase of current market prices and trends
  • Present and check sales documentation to the clients
  • Actively seek out new clients and listing opportunities


Requirements and Skills


  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Experience and success in sales
  • Ability to work independently while concurrently being a committed team player
  • Integrity, honesty, responsiveness, and a positive attitude are critical
  • Fluent English required (verbal & written)
  • Ability in Japanese or Chinese will be a major asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of Niseko
  • Basic Word and Excel skills
  • Flexible about working schedule
  • Driver’s license
  • Valid working visa (sponsorship will be considered for particularly strong candidates)




Niseko-Hirafu area, Kutchan-cho (office in Hirafu)



1 year contract (3 months probationary period). 

Goal of permanent employment from year 2. 



Working hours: 

40 hours per week (9 hours per day with 1 hour break.  Hours will be flexible hours after probationary period)



An attractive package will be available to the successful candidate (to be determined based on experience and skills)


Holidays: Approximately 120 days off per year, 10 days paid vacation per year after 6 months of employment.

Staff Accommodation : Hirafu or Kabayama

Full set of social insurance enrollment according to the law

Personal growth allowance


Please send a resume and curriculum vitae to [email protected].

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the job description.

Somoza / Shiguchi Full time and Part time positions

More than just a getaway, Somoza and Shiguchi offer a rare opportunity to encounter Japanese arts, crafts, and traditions in a natural environment away from the crowds. At Somoza and Shiguchi, we look for people who genuinely love hospitality. If you are interested in working with us in an artistic and inspiring environment, please send us your CV at [email protected]

Hotel Operations, Restaurant Service Officer and Spa Therapist

Full Time

Working Hours: average 40 hours per week (5 x 8-hour shifts, shift times vary by season)

Salary: Competitive salary (Depending on experience)


Working Hours: 4 to 8 hours per day (shift times vary by season)

Salary:¥1,100~ (Depending on experience)


SOMOZA and SHIGUCHI (Hanazono, Kutchan-cho)

Requirements / Qualification

Intermediate Japanese conversational skills / Japanese Driving License or International Driving License / Hospitality Industry work experience is preferred


Transportation allowance / Staff meals and uniforms are provided during working hours / Bonus (depending on performance) / Social insurance (health, pension, employment)

Twin Peaks Grand Opening

After years of work, we are incredibly stoked to announce that TWIN PEAKS BIKE PARK IS OPENING TO THE PUBLIC!

Join us on the trails here in Niseko on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of September where we’ll have:


  • An opening ceremony
  • Demo bikes from Santa Cruz
  • Booths from your favorite brands like ION, Reserve Wheels, Peaty’s and more
  • A chance to win giveaways and free merch


The event

Santa Cruz is setting up a booth at Rhythm Japan Base and bringing a fleet of demo bikes, including the Megatower, Hightower, Tallboy, Nomad, Bronson, 5010, Blur and Stigmata – this is an awesome chance to try some sick bikes here in Japan’s newest bike park!

We’ll also have two UCI Mountain Bike World Series downhill racers as guest riders, Hajime Imoto and Yuki Kushima!

Yuki and Hajime are accomplished riders, representing Japan and their sponsor Santa Cruz in the UCI Mountain Bike World Series. Can’t wait to ride with both Yuki and Hajime, and to see the speed and style they bring to the trails here in Niseko!

Thanks to Allegra who have supported NAMBA and spearheaded the design and building of this park, and thanks to our sponsors, our supporters and our community for helping us create a free and open trail network!


More Info HERE.

Zen Massage & Beauty - Massage Therapist Wanted

Job Overview

Doing massages in house, to various guests and accommodation in the Niseko area.

We provide the car, massage table, and everything needed to do the job.

Responsibilities and Duties

The key tasks that are required of this person include:

  • Prepare the day shift
  • Drive to the locations and back
  • Execute the massage, pressure on client demand.
  • Be ready to go at any time
Qualifications / Requirements
  • Driving license
  • A self-starter that can work independently
  • A good massage background experience
  • Be an excellent, flexible, inspirational and involved team player
  • Native or business level English
  • Visa status permitting work in Japan
Standard Working Hours
  • Start Date: Dec 15, 2023
  • 9 hours shift with 1 hour break between the hours of 13:00 and 22:00.
  • Hours may increase during high occupancy periods
Contract Period

Dec 15, 2023 – Mar 15, 2024

Hourly Wage

Downtime – ¥950 (when there is no massage)

Up Time – ¥2,500 (per hour doing massage)

Extra – ¥4,000 (per hour after your shift)

Employment Benefits
  • Staff meals/parties, before, during and after the season.
  • Subsidized staff accommodation (room ¥ 60000 alone – ¥ 35000 with another person)

If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].



Employment Conditions

Employment Period: December 2023 to March 2024

Hourly Wage: 1600-1800 yen

Working hours: 8 hours/day 30-40 hours/week

Working hours: 8:00-17:00 / 09:00-18:00


Business content

  • Mainly snow removal including roof and other high places (manual work or by machine or snow plow)
  • In-house maintenance support
  • Other incidental work
  • Support for other departments depending on the situation


Required experience, qualifications, etc.

  • Those who are confident in their physical strength are welcome
  • Experienced snow removal is welcome
  • To ensure safety, please follow the work coordination and instructions from your manager.


ADDITIONAL BENEFITS (for all Positions):

  • Full Social and Employment Welfare Insurance
  • Subsidized Accommodation for seasonal staff with own Toilet and Bath inside the room, utilities and Wi-Fi included
  • Access to on-site fitness center
  • Personalized Ski Pass to Grand Hirafu and Hanazono Resorts (upgradable to All-Mountain Pass for a minimal fee) and free shuttle to the resorts
  • Various Discounts to group company retail and activities (lessons, snow mobile, back country skiing, rental equipment, etc.)
  • Commutation allowance if further than 2kms from workplace, capped at JPY45,000/month


For inquiries or interested applicants, please feel free to submit your resumes to (Japanese or English) to [email protected]

Winter Seasonal Staff - Rikka Spa

Employment Type: Winter Seasonal Staff (December to March)



Responsibilities and Duties

  • Counseling and consultations 
  • Deliver high quality treatments
  • Create a relaxed environments where clients feel comfortable
  • Using knowledge to provide product solutions


Qualifications / Requirements

  • Candidates with 2-3 years of experience as a therapist in a hotel spa preferred
  • Experience in spa relaxation treatments
  • Basic proficiency in English and Japanese preferred
  • A positive, friendly and professional attitude
  • Have a spirit of hospitality and love to serve customers


Standard Working Hours

  • Variable working hours system on a monthly basis (7 hours per day)
  • Typical working hours: 14:00-21:00, 15:00-22:00, etc
  • Hours may increase during high occupancy periods
  • 8 days off / per month
  • Shift work (requests will be considered)


Employment Benefits

  • Base salary (JPY250,00) + Full Tips
  • Seasonal Grand Hirafu and Hanazono Lift Pass (Individual)
  • Discounts on a variety of Rikka products and Hotel Food & Beverages, ski rentals, yoga etc
  • Staff accommodation may be available upon request (includes shuttle bus to and from work)
  • Uniforms provided
  • Training program
  • Staff Accommodation may be available upon request (subject to availability)
  • One-time transportation contribution (JPY 50,000)
  • Uniform provided
  • Training program provided
  • Candidates with 2-3 years of experience as a therapist in a hotel spa preferred (CIBTAC or CIDESCO)


Please don’t hesitate to send an e-mail with your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]

Staff Accommodation Shuttle Bus Driver (Part-time) Vacation Niseko

Job summery
We are looking for a shuttle bus driver for our staff accommodation, which has a total of 115 rooms and
capacity of 230 people.
You will be responsible for shuttle bus transportation between the staff accommodation and the Hirafu
There is one route. No Japanese required. No customer service.
Would you like to make use of your experience driving on snowy roads?
Standard working hours
8 hours per day (with 1 hour break); between 6:00-24:00
5 days per week.
Report line
Staff Accommodation Manager
Responsibilities and duties
● Transportation of staff from accommodation to work sites (using a Hiace)
● Snow removal around accommodation entrances and vehicles
● Cleaning of vehicles
● Fueling
● Other incidental work
Qualifications / Requirements
● Regular driver&#39;s license is required.
● Foreigners must have an international driver’s license rank D
● Must be comfortable driving on snow-covered roads.
● Must be able to work from December to the end of April or March (period to be negotiable).
● Must be able to work on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and the year-end and New Year
● Cheap staff accommodation near to Hirafu
● Transportation expenses are provided for commuting to work (based on regulations, commuting
from more than 2km away / 20 yen per km / up to 45,000 yen).
● Individual Seasonal HANAZONO Grand Hirafu lift pass
● Discounts on lodging at properties managed by the Company and on activities offered by
affiliated companies
● Full set of social insurance enrolment according to the law.
If you are interested, please don&#39;t hesitate to send an e-mail with your resume (Japanese
and English) at [email protected].