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

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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

2017-18 Resort Map, Transportation Guide and Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine Release

The 2017-18 Resort Map, Transportation Guide and Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine revealed!

On the Resort Maps & Transportation Guide , we would like to showcase the iconic Niseko scenery throughout the different seasons. The images are capture by local photographer, Aaron Jamieson.

You can download the digital version of the Resort Map here and download the latest Transportation Guide here.

In this new Area Guide, Wine & Dine, which is the largest dining guide in the Niseko area with the most completed restaurant options and information, the beautiful cover is shot by local photographer Shouya Grigg for the new art gallery/event space, Somoza.

You can download the e-book version here!

Niseko Village Signs New Hotel Agreement with Marriott!

Marriott International and owner of Niseko Village YTL Hotels today announced an agreement for two new hotels at Niseko Village.

The EDITION and W hotels will further complement the luxury hotel experience in the fully integrated Niseko Village. YTL Hotels’ prominent presence in the powder mecca of Japan - Niseko Village in Hokkaido - is growing with the upcoming development of a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.

The highly lauded ski resort currently features two existing hotels, The Green Leaf and Hilton Niseko Village with ski-in ski-out accommodation and Kasara, a collection of bespoke townhouses. It is world-renowned for its dry champagne powder snow in the winter and in the summer, guests are awed by the breathtaking wildlife, fresh harvest and a wide array of outdoor recreation including golf, trekking and horse riding.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,400 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 126 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @Marriott Intl on Twitter and Instagram.

About YTL Hotels

YTL Hotels owns and manages a prestigious collection of award-wining resorts, hotels, boutique experiences and Spa Villages with a hospitality footprint across Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia, France and the United Kingdom, including Pangkor Island Resort, voted the world’s best resort in 2003 by Condé Traveller UK. The group also co-owns the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. The Gainsborough Bath Spa, the only hotel in Bath to be part of the Leading Hotels of the World’s collection of legendary hotels, was named the 2017 Condé Nast Traveller Awards World’s Top 100. The portfolio also encompasses the ownership management of a number of Marriott properties in Australia and Kuala Lumpur as well as properties under the brand’s prestigious Autograph Collection banner. The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is the latest addition to this partnership. Future plans include the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan which is set to complement YTL Hotels’ master plan for Niseko Village.

With each new experience that it presents, the company strives to embrace and highlight the natural essence of culture, character and tradition of its surroundings. YTL Hotels is the hospitality arm of YTL Corporation Berhad.

New Sushi Restaurant Wakatake Opens tomorrow, 5th Dec!

Famous Sapporo Maruyama's well-known restaurant, "Sushi Wakatake", will open tomorrow, 5th Dec on the 3rd floor of Odin Place. Fresh seasonal nigiri sushi and Japanese course meals prepared for you by top-class chefs.

Find out more details here!

World Ski Awards 2017

World Ski Awards 2017 winners have been announced!

Congratulations to The Vale Niseko for winning Japan's Best Ski Boutique Hotel and Sekka Kan for winning Japan's Best Ski Chalet! Find out more about the the World Ski Awards and the winning properties!


World Ski Awards

The Vale Niseko (NISADE)

Sekka kan(Nieko Central)

Kamori Kanko and NISADE Partnership Launches Groundbreaking Hokkaido Development The Vale Rusutsu

Kamori Kanko, Hokkaido’s leading private tourism company and once the USA’s largest ski resort operator, has partnered with award-winning developers Niseko Alpine Developments [NISADE] of The Vale Niseko fame for the strategic development of flagship Rusutsu Resort.

The first phase of development is valued at circa USD 200 million and includes luxury hotel The Vale Rusutsu and a bespoke
onsen and spa facility. Additional phases scheduled for release in 2018 will include new retail and entertainment developments and further hotel facilities, estimated at circa USD 500 million.

Kamori Kanko President Kimihito Kamori said Rusutsu Resort’s unique operation necessitated long-term planning for redevelopment.

“Unlike the structure of other Hokkaido resorts, we own Rusutsu in its entirety, including the resort, ski lifts, golf courses and theme park,” said Mr. Kamori.

“Subsequently, Rusutsu’s redevelopment requires a highly strategic approach and we found the perfect partner in NISADE, who have been instrumental in identifying the path to executing Rusutsu’s long-term growth plan.”

NISADE Chairman Jonathan Martin said the plans for the future of Rusutsu Resort include groundbreaking tourism developments on a regional and national level.

“The plan includes a strong bid platform for one of the upcoming Integrated Resort Licenses for Japan – possibly one of the first casinos in the country,” said Mr. Martin.

“We’re also excited to offer private ownership within Rusutsu Resort; a new way for property owners to partner directly with the resort operator.”

Master planned 30 years ago, Rusutsu Resort remains Hokkaido’s largest all season resort, comprised of four golf courses, a
theme park and extensive ski areas.

Supported by Hokkaido’s growing popularity as a travel destination and Prime Minister Abe’s focus on inbound tourism, Rusutsu
represents a significant year-round opportunity in the Japanese leisure industry.

The combined ski resorts of Niseko, Kiroro and the new-look Rusutsu are set to become the most desirable ski region in Asia, rivalling the multi-resort destinations of North America.

Kamori Kanko and NISADE’s announcement coincided with the 2017 World Ski Awards, where Rusutsu was crowned Japan’s
Best Ski Resort and The Vale Niseko retained its title of Japan’s Best Boutique Ski Hotel.

The partners’ acclaimed credentials ensure that Rusutsu’s future provides a robust and sustainable environment for guests
and investors.

For further information contact:

Jonathan Martin, Yi-Mei Lee or Hisatake Kamori

Email: [email protected]thevalerusutsu.com

Phone: +81 136 23 1724

Web: www.thevalerusutsu.com



NAC Climbing Memberships

We will sale a winter pass of climbing gym. Sales period 15th Nov - 31th Dec. Valid term 4 month. We are waiting for you!

Rhythm Japan Launches New Website

Japan’s most comprehensive ski and snowboard rental and retail store, which has multiple shop fronts across Niseko and Hakuba, has given its website a complete overhaul. The site now includes an easy-to-use calculator that works out the cost of rental packages quickly and easily, along with an interactive ‘Book Now’ button so customers can begin renting from any page on the site and a weather report plugin that covers Niseko and Hakuba.

By using the calculator, customers are just two clicks away from finding out the cost of their ski or snowboard rental. They can easily select their desired package and the number of days they wish to hire for and then the calculator will do the rest.

The interactive ‘Book Now’ button appears on each page of the site so customers don’t have to navigate back and forth to book their gear.

When clicking on the weather plugin, users are given a snapshot of what the weather will be like over the next five days at key locations including Niseko, Hakuba and the Snowy Mountains in NSW, Australia which is where Rhythm’s Australian store is located.

The site also comes with a brand-new look, including fresh, high resolution images and simple navigation buttons. Visitors to the site will find plenty of useful information about skiing and snowboarding in Niseko and Hakuba. There are also links to Rhythm’s partner stores including Rhythm Summit, Boot Solutions and Zaka Niseko. And, of course, there is plenty of information about our rental and retail range so customers can make informed decisions before they enter our doors in Niseko and Hakuba.

Be sure to keep up to date with all of Rhythm Japan’s news by checking out our blog and news pages! You can also sign up to Rhythm’s newsletter and be the first to find out about special deals, sales and snow conditions.

For more information:
Contact: Sherry Yen
Marketing Manager
Email: [email protected]

Rhythm Japan Head Office

190-1 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho,
Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081
Phone 0136-23-0164
Email [email protected]