2019 G-20 Summit to Be Held on June 28!

A tourism ministers’ meeting will be held in the town of Kutchan, Hokkaido, next to Niseko!

From The Japan Times, April 2nd, 2018

OSAKA – The 2019 Group of 20 summit in Osaka will take place on June 28 and 29, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Monday.

Next year’s summit marks the first time the G-20 will be held in Japan. Leaders including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. President
DonaldTrump, and Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend, along with those from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

The G-20 is the largest international summit to take place in Osaka and the Kansai region since the 1995 conference of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, which was also held in Osaka.

The 2019 summit is expected to focus on international finance and economic issues and global themes related to the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Pressing regional security and economic issues will likely be discussed in bilateral, trilateral, and multilateral side meetings during the gathering.

Around 30,000 participants including delegation members and international journalists and NGO representatives are expected for the summit, which will take place at the Intex Osaka convention center in the city’s waterfront district.

Security is expected to be heavy, especially in Osaka’s Umeda district, where many luxury hotels are located and where a number of leaders and their delegations are expected to stay. On Monday, the Osaka Prefectural Police launched a G-20 summit task force that will begin security preparations.

In addition to the Osaka leaders’ summit, separate G-20 ministerial meetings are planned. They include one for finance ministers and central bankers in Fukuoka, a foreign ministers’ gathering in Aichi Prefecture,an agricultural ministers’ meeting in Niigata, a meeting on renewable energy in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, and a ministerial meeting on trade and the digital economy that will take place in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture.

There will also be a tourism ministers’ meeting in the town of Kutchan, Hokkaido, next to Niseko.

Photo by Charlie Wood

Lost & Found sticker is now on sale!

Lost something in Niseko, Kutchan? No more worrying.

Lost and found sticker is now on sale!! You will be fine as long as you have this.

Kutchan Tourism Association will contact you directly if something finds an item with your sticker on it.


■¥500 - 1 sheet with 2 stickers

■Valid for one year from registration

■For details http://www.niseko.co.jp/en/contact/lost-found

■Contact  Kutcan Tourism Association TEL 0136-55-5372  Email [email protected]


Registration is simple!

1.Register your information.(Kutchan Tourism Association website)

2.Just put stickers on your items and you are done.

Let’s enjoy Niseko with the stickers!

All Season Luxury Respite in Nature at Nest at the Trees, Niseko!

Luxury hotelier NestAtNest delivers a new nest of comfort and Japanese tradition in Niseko for every season.

Sapporo, Hokkaido is Chosen As One of The Host Cities of Rugby World Cup 2019

Sapporo city will host Rugby World Cup 2019 games!

Sapporo city in Hokkaido has been chosen as one of the host cities, as Rugby World Cup 2019 will be held in Japan.

The city is a popular destination for Japanese and international travelers alike, who flock to the city for uniquely local cultural events such as the annual Sapporo Snow Festival with its gigantic ice sculptures, culinary delights ranging from ramen and Genghis Khan lamb barbecue to the fresh seafood from local waters, and the natural scenic beauty of Hokkaido and its wide plains, mountains and coastlines.

Sapporo has played host to such international sports events as the 1972 Winter Olympics and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as well as being the home city to professional baseball and soccer teams. This history of hosting many major sports events is a strong platform for the Rugby World Cup 2019 to showcase the special appeal of rugby to an even broader audience in Japan and overseas at Japan’s northernmost all-weather stadium.

Tournament Dates:

Friday, 20 September - Saturday 2 November , 2019

Games taking place in Sapporo Dome:

  1. Saturday, 21 September - 13:45 - Australia V.S. Fiji
  1. Sunday, 22 September - 19:15 - England V.S. Tonga

E5AShimpo Expressway (between Yoichi IC and Otaru JCT) will be opened on Saturday, December 8, 2018

NEXCO EAST Hokkaido Branch (Sapporo City Atsubetsu Ward) is under constructionE5AA section (extension 23.3 km) from Shimo (Shiribashi) Motorway's Yoichi (Good) Interchange (IC) to Otaru (Otaru) Junction (JCT) will be opened on Saturday, December 8, I will let you know as it became.

The outline of this opening section and the expected opening effect are as follows.
【Opening section】 Yoichi (good) IC (Yokocho cho climbing Yokochi gun, Hokkaido) ~ Otaru (Otaru) JCT (Otaru shinkoicho in Hokkaido)
[Extension] 23.3 km

For other language information, please check from HERE!!    (Japanese, 简体 中文, 繁體 中文, ภาษา ไทย, 한국어)

October 19, 2018

East Nippon Expressway Co., Ltd.

Hokkaido branch office

Explore Niseko Announces Opening of Activity Centre at Ginto Village!

A range of off-moutain activities including banana boating, snowshoeing, fat wheel bicyles, Segways and a rail park, are available.

Explore Niseko is excited to announce the official opening of the Explore Niseko Activity Centre at Ginto Village. The Activity Centre features a range of off mountain activities including banana boating, snowshoeing, fat wheel bicycles, Segways and a rail park.

The Activity centre will be open for business from Monday, 29 January and the opening hours are 10:00 to 16:00 daily with the rail park closing at 20:00.

Bookings for all activities can be made via Explore Niseko Booking Desk at Odin Place or via the Explore Niseko website. Pick-up and drop-off services are available from Odin place

The Activity centre will operate year round and will continue to develop and introduce new activities as they go.

To require any additional information, contact [email protected]

2017-18 Official Niseko App Launched!

Make your trip in Niseko easier and much more FUN!

The 2017-18 official app "Niseko" has been released and is now available in the App store for i-Pad, i-Phone & Google Play for Android.

This one and only resort-recognized app provides you with integrated resort information such as the latest Niseko United lift service information, avalanche information, and restaurant/activity information which are listed by areas and categories - allowing you to find what you need so much faster.

Equipped with GPS functions, the app allows you to track the Niseko United Shuttle location, Taxi Caller app, detailed transportation information, including day tour to other resorts or scenic spots close by, i.e. Kiroro, Rusutsu, Otaru & Hakodate - you can get to everywhere easier when you stay in Niseko!

During your spare time, make sure to open the E-Guides section and read this season's 50th Edition Powderlife, available in English, Chinese and Japanese! Summerlife in English is available as well.

Make sure to turn on your notification to receive daily updates for events, deals and resort updates.

Please contact Niseko Promotion Board for further information.


Niseko: Niseko Promotion Board offer you a full range of services with this official application for experiencing Niseko and snowlife to 200% !

You will find:

- Interactive trail map with live ski lift and ski run openings

- Find your geolocation on the ski area

- Track Niseko United shuttle location

- Lift and Trail Status list

- Weather forecasts, the level of snow cover, and on-site webcams

- Wine & Dine

- Area Guide

- Events

- Resort Map

- Transport Guide

- Day Tour Information

- Niseko Rules and Niseko Avalanche Information

- Access to SNS and videos

- Locals Card benefit details

and more...

Brand New Ryokan in Jozankei Opening in 2019, Hong Kong Capital

[Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido]  SUPER  OKUSAN KK (President Lady Ivy Wu) newly established JOZANKEI ENTERPRISES KK to open a modern ryokan in the Jozankei Onsen area in Minami-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido. Construction begins on April 2018 for a grand opening in spring of 2019.

The company previously established a luxury hotel “Chalet Ivy” (www.chaletivy.com) in Yamada, Kutchan (Niseko Hirafu area) in 2012. The hotel received Three Red Pavilions in the MICHELIN GUIDE Hokkaido 2017 Special Edition. The  company also acquired a hotel in Kutchan in September 2017. This Jozankei project will be the third hotel project in Japan for the company president.

The company president was officially appointed by the Hokkaido governor as a Hokkaido Smile Ambassador in October 2015 and works to attract foreign visitors to Hokkaido and is deeply involved with the local government.

This Jozankei project was launched after an opportune investment emerged. As summertime travel to Hokkaido increases, the business goal is to stimulate the Jozankei economy by promoting Jozankei as a new travel destination. Furthermore, by linking Jozankei with the hotels in Niseko where summer promotions are needed, a wide Sapporo-Jozankei-Niseko area network is expected to generate a synergistic effect. The goal is to attract more foreigners from Asia and other countries to this already international area. The proximity to central Sapporo makes Jozankei an ideal location for visitors from within Hokkaido as well.

The aim is to become a 5-star ryokan targeting a high-end market. The concept is to provide a longer stay in a relaxing atmosphere in the natural setting of Jozankei. A spa, gym, mini theater, and numerous other facilities will offer variety during the stay to increase room nights and guest satisfaction.

【Overview of the Companies】

Company name: JOZANKEI ENTERPRISES KK                              Company name: SUPER OKUSAN KK

President: Lady Ivy Wu                                                                       President: Lady Ivy Wu

Established: March 2017                                                                    Established: May 2011

【Jozankei Project Hotel Overview】 Floors:  5

Rooms: 26 (all at least 70 sqm, onsen included) Total floor space: 4,400 sqm

Facilities: Gym, spa, mini theater, indoor/outdoor onsen, sauna, restaurant, bar, library, café, cigar bar, Tsukimidai

Structure: Reinforced concrete


For more information, contact:

Makoto Iwasa (Chalet Ivy Hotel Manager) | TEL: 0136-22-1125 | Email: [email protected]

Local Cookbook "Harvest Niseko" Wins Three Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Uncovering an incredible world of local farmers' stories and behind the scenes of Niseko's famous food industry.

The local cookbook "Harvest Niseko" has won The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards under three categories: "First Book" and "Cooking School Book" and "Photography"!

Created by long-time Niseko local chef Tess Stomski, Harvest Niseko is more than just a cookbook. It showcases an incredible world of stories surrounding the lives of local farmers and what goes on behind the scenes of Niseko's now-famous food industry. It's the direct relationship between chef and farmer in Niseko that adds the uniqueness and quality to the dining experiences here, and you can discover all this in Tess's book.

Harvest Niseko includes 100 exquisite new recipe created in collaboration with Chisato Amagai, another local chef and colleague at Tess's catering company Niseko Gourmet. The dishes are easy-to-cook modern Japanese, with some taking inspiration from French, Italian or Asian cuisine but incorporating local ingredients.

You can find this beautiful book all over Niseko and also Amazon Japan! Find the detailed list of retailers here:
Niseko Area

Cocoroya Gift Shop, Hirafu

Green Farm Cafe, Hirafu

Explore Niseko, Odin Place

Hilton Art Create Gift Shop, Hilton Niseko Village

Izone Village, Niseko Vilage

Kanro no mori, Kombu

Kutchan Tourist Association, Kutchan

Landmark View, Hirafu

Lucky Supermarket, Kutchan

Mick's Niseko, Hirafu

Mokunosho, Kombu

Niseko Photography, The Brick House, Hirafu

Nissindo Bookstore, Kutchan

Pension Cotton Farm, Annupuri

Rakuichi Soba, Annupuri

Sekka Lab, Kutchan

Seven Eleven Niseko Town and Kutchan

Ski Japan, Hirafu

Sprout Coffee Shop, Kutchan

Suiboku, Hirafu

The Orchards Clubhouse, Kabayama

Tsutaya, Kutchan

TY Mode, Kutchan

White Rock Cafe, Kutchan

Yukara Gift Shop, Hirafu

About The Gourmand World Awards

The Gourmand World Awards are often compared by journalists to the"Oscars". Founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, every year, they honour the best food and wine books, printed or digital, as well as food television. Books from 205 countries participate in these prestigious awards, the only international competition of the sector.

”SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO” Opens on December 21st in Hirafu - For Limited Time Only

For immediate Media
Press Release




Tellus Niseko, a luxurious Onsen Resort Hotel developed by Infinity Capital is scheduled to be opened in 2019.

As a preview, “Super-organic POPUP” store and the Organic Wine/Champagne Bar “SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO“ will open for a limited time only at 17:00 Thursday, December 21st, 2017 on the project’s Upper Hirafu site at 185-4, Aza-yamada, Kuchan-cho, Abuda-gun, Hokkaido. The Tellus Niseko is a conceptual resort that will include an Organic Product store and Organic Restaurant/bar, and will offer a variety of Hokkaido locally -made bio and organic amenities.

As the 2nd SNOW EGG event (the first having been held in 2012-2013), “SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO“ will provide information about the forthcoming luxurious Tellus Niseko Onsen Resort Hotel. Highly popular Hokkaido Wine and Champagne will be available for enjoyment, and local and global selections of ethical organic products will also be on hand for purchase.

The SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO includes a unique lounge under a snow covered dome, designed for informal socializing and enjoyment of any occasion: with music and casual seating, a communal table and gathering spaces perfect for the savoring of wine and conversation.  Whether or not you ski, drink wine, or just want to meet interesting people, this concept space will be open to anyone looking for a great social experience in an extraordinary setting.

The luxurious Tellus Niseko Onsen Resort Hotel will be a nexus for visitors intrigued by refined culinary and artistic culture, as well as for trend leaders in contemporary design and new lifestyle directions eager to share their insights. SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO is the first step towards this exciting future.



Name:                  SNOW EGG by TELLUS NISEKO

Opening Event:    From 17:00  Thursday Dec. 21st, 2017
Location:              Upper Hirafu Village, 185-4, Aza-yamada Kuchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
Opening Hours:   12:00 - 20:00 ( From Dec. 22nd )
Opening Days:     Dec. 21st, 2017 - Feb. 28th, 2018

Riccardo Tossani Architecture:  Atsuko Itoda Tossani