We are pleased to announce that the Niseko area ambassadors “Lady Niseko 2016”, who were publically recruited by the Niseko Promotion Board for the first time this year, have now been chosen. The ambassadors are five charming Niseko-area residents who are all so much in love with the area. The members of Lady Niseko 2016 will be introduced one by one in the August Newsletter so keep checking on the News!
-Jaga Bon Dancing (7 August) participation still available
The team NPB is going to participate in the Jaga Bon Dancing for the first time on Sunday, 7 August, the second day of the Jaga Festival. The dance parade is scheduled between 18:30-19:30. Although the official application for the participation has already been closed, there are still some spaces for those who wish to dance with the newly recruited members of the Lady Niseko. Please contact the NPB office should you be interested to take part in the parade. Dance practice is scheduled on Tue. 2 August, 2016 at Niseko Chomin Centre, if you hope to join it, please join us. Feel free to join our dance practice scheduled on Tue., 2 August at Niseko Chomin Centre.
-Calling for participating businesses in the Lady Niseko Campaign
Celebrating the birth of Lady Niseko 2016, we’d like to propose that we have a Lady Niseko activity period (1 August 2016 – the end of May 2017) in which the member companies offer special memorial menus to the visitors in Niseko (for instance, “Lady Niseko Cocktail” to be offered at certain premises in the area during the period). Menus such as health and beauty menus, trial experiences, “Joshikai (girls’ party) menu” and so on which target female visitors are very much welcome. If you had submitted female-targeted menus in the last restaurant information update, those menus shall be applied as well. Please submit your campaign menus here.
Please contact Tani at the NPB office should you have any questions.
TEL 0136-21-2551 [email protected]
Ki Niseko is excited to announce that respected and in-demand London yoga teacher Aram Raffy will be joining us in August for a week-long retreat. The retreat will run from August 17-24 and include the following:
Daily morning sessions (90-120 mins) and afternoon/evening sessions (75-90 mins) for 6.5 days
2 dinners in Hirafu village at Ki Niseko-recommended venues (details to be confirmed)
Day trip to the Hirafu Festival on August 20, Niseko's premier summer event, including fireworks, food, drinks, and Japanese drumming!
Morning yoga classes will be dynamic Yogasana practice. Astanga based vinyasa. Strong, fast, sweaty fun! Evening classes will be more gentle restorative sessions with an emphasis on helping students in developing a personal seated meditation practice.
About Aram Raffy
Aram Raffy has travelled the world studying and teaching Yoga. As a native of London he currently teaches packed out classes at some of the citys' top Yoga studios to people from literally all walks of life.
He is known for his fun, uplifting style of Astanga vinyasa-krama. A student of both Eastern and Western philosophies, he seeks to pass on the spiritual essence of Yoga through a powerful physical practice, deep conscious breath-work and active meditation. All set to an eclectic soundtrack, hands on adjustments and an unmistakable sense of humour.
His classes are dynamic, challenging and all inclusive. His nature is generous, encouraging and he seeks to help all his students to harness their deeper potential.
Yoga for upliftment!
Room Type Price
Single 190,000 yen/person
Twin/Double 140,000 yen/person
Price includes room, daily breakfast, 4 dinners, all yoga classes. Please contact [email protected] for more details.
The STRIDER Enjoy Cup is taking place for the first time this summer in Niseko as “Niseko Stage”. The STRIDER Cup is also known as the world’s youngest riders’ race.
Date and time: Sunday, 28 August 2016
Place: Niseko Grand Hirafu
Qualifying age: 2-6 years old (pre‐school children only)
Participant capacity: 400
Participation fee: 3,000 yen
Entry period: Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - Sunday, 7 August 2016
Strider is designed for toddlers and little kids to have an exciting and thrilling bike experience without the hard struggle practicing. The revolutionary bike was first produced as a "new bike for a rider to move forward by kicking the ground" in America in 2007. Strider Bikes are a great balance bike for kids aged 18 months to 5 years, and the simplicity of the Bike allows children to concentrate on the fundamental skills of balancing, leaning, and steering while propelling thebike in a natural way.
Strider have now sold more than 1,000,000 bikes world-wide and have taught more toddlers and young children how to ride a bike than any other brand.
About STRIDER Enjoy Cup
The purpose of the race is nothing but to Enjoy.
The STRIDER Enjoy Cup is for those little ones who have just begun to ride STRIDER but already want to join a race, or for those who just love STRIDER and love to have lots of fun with the bike. Anyone who can ride STRIDER is welcome to take part in the Enjoy Cup.
STRIDER Enjoy Cup Secretariat Office
Gallup, 801 City Terrace Tamachi
3-15-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo 〒108-0023
TEL：03-6435-4374 〔Office hours: 10:00 - 17:00 on Mon-Fri except national holidays〕
※ Entry for the race cannot be made by calling the office.