Niseko, Japan

SkiJapan | PRESS RELEASE : the kamui niseko

Niseko News is pleased to announce another exciting addition to our Japan winter season and 2016/17 accommodation selection – the kamui niseko – a brand new luxury boutique chalet-hotel. An exceptional five star property located in the alpine resort of An’nupuri, nestled in a beautiful part of Niseko.

Kamui is the word of the indigenous Ainu people of Hokkaido. The Ainu people cherish the idea that some kind of divinity exists in everything around their lives, such as animals, plants, mountains, rivers and even natural phenomenon like snow and rain. They also see Kamui as equal existence to humans; the kamui niseko is named in hoping that every visitor can spend peaceful time in the majestic natural environment of Niseko.

“This is a truly amazing property and we are really excited to have been awarded management of “the kamui niseko” begins Belinda White, General Manager at “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work on the prestigious project and proud to be part of the team who will deliver it. It will be a privilege to unveil this brand new luxury chalet-hotel in An’nupuri for the upcoming season, setting new standards and services in the Niseko area”

Located conveniently within 10-minutes’ walk to the An’nupuri Gondola and serviced by onsite shuttle, to and from the lifts for ultimate convenience. The architectural design of the kamui niseko is strongly influenced by the surrounding environment, by using materials in the same colour palette as the snow and trees, the building blends with the unique tranquility of the area. The shape of the building is designed to overlook the spectacular view from each room, including the bedrooms, and the large floor-to-ceiling windows provide magnificent views of Mt. Yotei or Mt. Konbudake. Each apartment boasts a private balcony to optimise the natural surrounds, especially in summer.

The interiors of the kamui niseko create a comfortable space offering 2-key, 2 BDR apartments of 118.42sqm, while the 3BDR’s range from 148.95sqm to 179.45.sqm and a stunning 244.70sqm penthouse with spectacular views to the peak of the An’nupuri ski fields. All different, the designs blending perfectly with the beauty of nature, using harmonious natural timber flooring and wall panels, each of the bedrooms evokes style, beauty and taste – it’s a way of life not seen before in the mountains.

The team at is passionate about providing the best Japan snow holiday experiences and look forward to shar- ing 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 specialized 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 customizes packages to suit all holiday needs when travelling to Japan with packages including accommodation, lift passes, transfers, rentals and lessons.

About B-Lot Co., Ltd. (Development): B-Lot is both a real estate and financial consulting company aimed at utilizing individual real-estate characteristics to enhance the value of assets and improve profitability. Offering a one-stop service providing everything from market research, construction planning, and management & letting after completion, B-Lot is the very first Japanese company managing a full development project in Niseko Japan

For Media Enquiries, images or more info please contact:

Sherry Yen Travel Marketing Manager Tel: +81 80 5723 4701
Email: [email protected]

JGSDF Northern Army Band Performances in Kutchan!

Niseko News

A concert by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Northern Army Band will take place in the large hall of Kutchan Culture and Welfare Center (Kutchan Bunka Fukushi Center) on Saturday May 21, 2016. 

It is an admission-free concert. The joint performances with Kuthcan High School Brass Band Club and Kutchan Jr. High School Brass Band Club are scheduled as well.

Date  Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time 5:30 pm Opening  6:00 pm Beginning
Place Large Hal, Kutchan Culture and Welfare Center (Kutchan Bunka Fukushi Center)
Admission Free
          *There are no thickets.
          *Minimum age requirement is primary school children and older.

Enquiry General Policy Division, Kutchan town office
         Phone 0136-56-8001
       Kutchan Community Hal (Kouminkan)
         Phone 0136-22-0230

~Northern Army Band~
Northern Army Band was established as the Second District Headquarters Band in Sapporo in August 1952. After going through transitions, it officially came into Northern Army Band in January 1960.

It has been composed of 52 members, performing in about 100 concerts a year for its main roles, elevations of the members’ moral, contribution to the ceremonies, and publication. Their main activities are twice a year of the regular concerts, the indoor performances, the performance at Self-Defense Force Music Festival at the Bodokan, and the concert tours to all over the country.

They have played for a variety of events such as the opening ceremonies of Tokyo Olympic (1964), Sapporo Olympic (1972), Winter Asian Games (1986.1990), FIS Nordic World Ski Championship in Sapporo (2007) and taken a large role of the success of the events. Moreover, they succeeded in their first overseas performance in Asia-Pacific Region International Military Band Festival in Khabarovsk, Russia from May 25 to June 2, 2014.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort / Film Festival "TRAILS IN MOTION"

Niseko News, Summer News

Niseko HANAZONO Resort  /  Film Festival "TRAILS IN MOTION" 

"TRAILS IN MOTION" is a film festival focusing on trail running and ultra distance running, held in more than 25 countries throughout the world. The event, first time to be held in Hokkaido, is coming to Niseko HANAZONO.

The event will show 7 films, collected from USA, France, and South Africa.

One of the films feature a former US Marine who served in Iraq, who is suffering from his duty there. Another film features an aid station, located at an altitude of 3990m.
Though the 7 films each has a different theme, all 7 films show beautiful scenery that surrounds the runners and show a unique insight to the most commonly asked question, "why do you run?" 

On day of event, there will be samples of trail running shoes and equipment, along with information on trail run events held in Hokkaido. 

Date ... Sunday, May 29th
Venue ... Niseko HANAZONO Resort
  13:00 Open
  13:30 - 15:30 Film Screening
  18:00 Close
Fee ... 2000yen per person (Include one drink)
Up to 50 guests (booking required)

For bookings, please contact;
  SPROUT  tel ... 0136-55-5161    mail ... [email protected]

PRESS RELEASE: HTM K.K. (3 May, 2016)

Niseko News


3 May, 2016

With the formal separation from Hokkaido Tracks in early 2015 and the strengthening of the strategic relationship with the resort owner, Niseko Tokyu Resort K.K., HTM K.K. is rebranding HT Holidays in recognition of these changes.

The new brand also communicates the connection of the largest portfolio of holiday properties and support services in the heart of Niseko.

HT Holidays will now trade under the name “Niseko Central”.

The Niseko Central logo represents the brand’s core qualities - fun, approachable and trustworthy. It also reflects Niseko Central’s accommodation and services are all located in the Niseko Hirafu, the centre of the wider Niseko resort area. With more than 900 beds through 170 condominiums and resort homes in over 40 buildings, Niseko Central provides the largest range of accommodation in Niseko.


Acme Wu, Brand Manager at HTM says:

“Being a repeat visitor to Niseko myself, I am honoured to be tasked with rebranding one of the best known and leading holiday brands in this area. Niseko Central showcases perfectly how HTM continues to be the leading holiday service provider for visitors around the world throughout all four seasons.”

About HTM K.K.

HTM K.K. (Hokkaido Tourism Management) is the largest manager of accommodation and resort businesses in Niseko. It operates the brands Niseko Central (formerly HT Holidays), Ki Niseko and GoSnow.



HTM K.K.  
Brand Manager                      
Acme Wu        
[email protected]

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.

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