Jun 27, 2011
Are you up for a horseback riding challenge?
This Friday, July 1st, a new style of horseback riding club will open at the K2stable in Niseko
The stable has a beautiful view of Mount Yotei, and the owners, a husband and wife couple, spent over a year searching for the right spot. It was worth it!
One unique part of the stable is the opportunity to learn about horseback riding from the basics. For beginners, you will first learn about how to ride a horse and how to do it safely in a lecture, then you will hop on! Until you and the horse have gotten used to one another, you’ll walk around slowly. It’s quite safe.
The horses here are extremely gentle compared to other places. In any case, you’ll quickly get a good feel for using the reigns and stirrups to control the speed and direction of your horse.
Learning to ride is all about developing a relationship, and you’ll have a good opportunity to learn lots here. It won’t be just a fun experience, but a memorable day spent in the outdoors.
The stable owners, Mr. and Mrs. Tero, are laid-back and easy to talk to.
Of course, there’s a relaxed rest house as well. Make sure to check it out.
238-5 Satomi Aza Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan.
TEL.+81 136 44 3788
FAX.+81 136 44 3788
Their homepage is here.
Jun 20, 2011
So I’m a little late again, but this was an awesome event that deserved some recognition. Plus, it’s always exciting to see the community come out and see each other on a beautiful Friday afternoon.
Shortly after the earthquake, the locals at Niseko Photography filled their van with supplies and drove down to Tohoku to deliver and provide whatever support they could. Naturally, they brought along their cameras.
The result was an emotional, sometimes heartbreaking, and sometimes enlivening look into the lives of those who suffered a horrible ordeal. The photos were printed and on display at Niseko Photography about 10 days ago. With the support of Hokkaido Tracks, they fired up several barbecues for the event and invited everyone to grill what they could.
Here’s to more events like this! For the record, there was another barbecue going on down the street, too. Gotta love the summer.
Jun 16, 2011
Tonight will be a full-moon in Niseko.
Although there was a total eclipse of the moon this morning and many parties across the world, in Hokkaido it was only a partial eclipse this morning. Anyone see it?
Enjoying a hot-spring bath in the open air under a full moon is one of my favorite memories here… truly beyond description. The onsen at the Hilton Niseko offers a mysterious mood as you gaze off into the forest under the moonlight. The pond’s surface shimmers, and sometimes you can hear the owls hooting.
Lovely full-moon days…
Jun 01, 2011
We are delighted to announce that we have received a video message from the Australian Chamber Orchestra confirming their plans to return to Niseko again this coming winter. This will be their third visit to Niseko and we cannot wait to host them once more.