Niseko, Japan

CHALET IVY | HIRAFUZAKA Golden Week Lunch Buffet

Dining News, Niseko News

Izakaya restaurant “HirafuZaka” which just opened in December is welcoming its first spring. We’d like everyone in town to come visit our special lunch buffet open for Golden Week!

Place: HirafuZaka, Chalet Ivy

Dates: April 29 (Fri) to May 8 (Sun)
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Golden Week Special Price: 1,800 yen per guest including 1 drink
(10% service charge and 8% VAT are not included)
No reservation is required. Walk in is welcome!
What’s your flavor?
Premium Vanilla / Premium Chocolate / Premium Uji Matcha / Hokkaido Sweet Bean

New Menu

Hokkaido Milk Soft Serve Ice Cream

*To do our part to help the people affected by the April 14, 2016 earthquake in Kumamoto, we will be donating 50% of the hotel’s Golden Week periodrestaurant revenue through the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Ski Japan | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Niseko Japan, April, 2016

Niseko News is pleased to announce an exciting addition to our Japan winter season - HAVEN Niseko – a brand new boutique luxury chalet-hotel for the 2016/17 accommodation selection, reflecting the heart and soul of Niseko. 

Positioned spectacularly and located conveniently in the middle village, HAVEN is over 4 levels offering studios, 2BDR and 4BDR Apartments and two stunning Penthouses of a generous 240sqm. It’s spacious living and dining rooms enjoy floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of Mt. Yotei as well as the Grand Hirafu ski runs. The unique edge setting against silver birch forest is inspired by Riccardo Tossani to create an architecture of expansive glassed in spaces and projected rooms over indented terraces all recalling the crystalline alpine character of Niseko’s mountain geology and climate.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded the management of HAVEN Niseko from this coming season” said Belinda White, General Manager at “The opportunity to showcase this elegant, modern property for winter season 2016/17 is truly exciting.  Our dedicated team delivers a proactive style that fosters innovation, collaboration and inspired experiences and we are delighted to work with the team at Riccardo Tossani Architecture to offer this special property. I could not be prouder to work alongside the team and partners to unveil this extraordinary, modern icon that will be the pride of Niseko.”

HAVEN benefits from Riccardo Tossani Architecture’s (RTA) signature approach to create an exceptional design that draws on dynamic local influences as well as the natural surroundings while celebrating village culture and artistic virtuosity.  For HAVEN this approach inspired an elegant and unpretentious style by using a multifaceted, color-shifting architectural skin together with copious natural Japanese timbers to recall the ever-changing nature of the adjacent silver birch forest, as well as promote the vibrant characteristics of the surrounding area. In so doing, Riccardo Tossani Architecture have created an eclectic and completely modern venue. World-renown structural engineers, ARUP Japan were selected by RTA to enable thrusting cantilevered terraces as well as large expanses of glass unencumbered by massive columns and walls.

The team at is passionate about providing the best Japan snow holiday experiences and look forward to sharing their knowledge to ensure guests have everything they need for a memorable vacation in Niseko, the powder capital of the world.  For booking and enquiries please go to or email the team at [email protected] 

About Travel: (SJ) has specialised in Japan’s leading ski resorts for the past 20 years and continues to be Japan’s longest serving and largest inbound ski and snowboard tour operator and service provider with 3 dedicated travel agent offices in Hong Kong, Australia and Japan. SJ customises packages to suit all holiday needs when travelling to Japan with packages including accommodation, lift passes, transfers, rentals and lessons.

About Riccardo Tonssani Architecture: Riccardo Tossani, Architecture (RTA) is a multi-disciplinary, international creative design studio that integrates traditional design disciplines. RTA is based in Tokyo with offices in Niseko and is active in Asia, Europe and the USA. Highly proficient European, American and Japanese trained architects and interior designers, licensed to practice on several continents ensure an architectural approach based on broad international experience. Their work can be seen at 

For Media Enquiries, images or more info please contact 
Sherry Yen Travel Marketing Manager
Tel: +81 80 5723 4701
Email: [email protected] 

Kutchan Town | New organization and office of Tourism Division in Hirafu Area.

Niseko News

We are pleased to announce that our new organization and office of Tourism Division in Hirafu Area.


Tourism, Commerce and Industry Division has been split into two divisions
From April 1, 2016.


Tourism and Regional Development Section, Tourism Division

(ex-Tourism Promotion Section and Regional Tourism Section, Tourism, Commerce and Industry Division)
Sun Sportsland Kutchan (From April 18, 2016)

41-5 Aza Kabayama Kutchan 044-0078
Phone 0136-23-3388
Fax 0136-23-3399


Commerce Industry and Labor Section, Business Invitation Section
Town Planning and Shinkansen Division

(ex-Commerce Industry and Labor Section, and Business Invitation Section, Tourism, Commerce and Industry Division) 

3 North1 East3 Kutchan 044-0001
Phone 0136-56-8012
Fax 0136-23-2044


We appreciate your continued support.


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