Niseko, Japan

2018 Golf Season in Niseko starts as early as 21st April!

Niseko News, Summer News

All three courses are within 30min drive!

Niseko Village Golf Course
Niseko Village Golf Course

Searching for the next "coolest" golfing spots? Look no further. Niseko lies in the hilly basin between Mt. Yotei and Mt. Annupuri. Its unique location means that even in the hottest month, August, averages between 16.9 and 25.7 degrees. The low humidity also makes a round or two of golf very enjoyable. After golfing, you can relax in the hot spring and enjoy the fresh Hokkaido produce.

Here is a quick overview of the three golf courses in Niseko area:

  • The Niseko Golf Course: opens from 21st April to 4 November. Designed by Arnold Palmer, The Niseko Golf Course is a beautiful course through the forest, surrounded by pine trees and white birches. 18 holes|Par 72.
  • The Niseko Village Golf Course: opens from 1st May to 21 October. This course lies at the doorstep of the Hilton Niseko Village, and superb views of Mt. Yotei are visible from the whole area. 18 holes|Par 73.
  • Hanazono Golf : opens from 3rd May to 4 November. Known as one of the most attractive courses in Japan, this course has an unusual layout and is set in the middle of picturesque Niseko scenery. 18 holes|Par 72.

Contact the golf courses today and book your next golfing trip! Check out the special golfing getaway package offered by Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse and Vacation Niseko!

2018 Golf Season in Niseko starts as early as 21st April!

Watch the video of the famous K-pop star Kahi enjoys the HANAZONO GOLF last July and find out why her & her family keep coming back to Niseko all year round!!

2018 Golf Season in Niseko starts as early as 21st April!

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

NPB News

Find out what each candidate has in mind for the Niseko area!

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: Anthony Trovatello (Chook)

​Company: AntFarm Productions

Work Experience: 

Current business: consultant specialising in Ski Resorts/ Destination Tourism, Operations & Property Mgmt. 

Previous experience: Worked (17 years) in a variety of tourism related fields as both freelance and Senior Mgmt level in Australia, Japan, HK, Taiwan & Canada , COO- SkiJapan.com- Managing Summer Japan, Niseko.com, NBS, Alpen Ridge, Fresh Cafe, Niseko Brand Apparel, Yotei Golf brands (8 years), Executive Committee member- Lake Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce/ Snowy Mountains Tourism (6 years) , Events Management (10 Years), Television producer/ presenter- Snowy Mountains TV (6 Years), National Ski Operations & Training Manager- Rebel Sport Aus. (8 Years), Outdoor Education Guide (6 Years), Freelance Writer/ Editor: Niseko.com Magazine, Snowy Times,  Summit Sun Newspaper (10 Years), Freelance Operations & Marketing Advisor for "Keelung for a walk"- Taiwan

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

To work closer with, unite & further build the partnership between the community and businesses- both local and international operators and gain their active support & involvement moving forward. To further raise the reputation of NPB and instill the belief from members that we are leading the way forward for Niseko marketing. For the NPB to be recognized as a major force behind the international tourism efforts on behalf of Niseko. To make Niseko a must visit destination both summer and winter.  To increase the profile of Niseko in the summer.  To instill the base line that when Niseko as a whole is successful- all businesses in Niseko are successful- we need to work together. To be a leader in international destination marketing. To improve the data collection and market research of Niseko business and tourism activity.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

To make Niseko a world- class, year round tourism destination that manages sustainable and consistant economic growth and ongoing worldwide appeal. To set Niseko apart from other resort destinations within Asia and globally to become a "must-see", "bucket list" experience. To bring all the cultures, operators & community together working as one towards this vision. To strongly preserve & further develop the Japanese culture in Niseko.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: Elsie Alice Nielsen 

​Company: Niseko Photography KK 

Work Experience: 

I have a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Management where I received the Deans Honours Award for outstanding academic achievement and am nearly completed a Diploma of Graphic Design. During and after university I worked in the environmental industry in Australia for 10 years specialising in social marketing. At 25 I was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for NevRwaste a government agency in charge of environmental management and education in the entire North East Victorian area (including the 4 Alpine Resorts) and a Board member of the Association of Victorian Regional Waste Management Groups which heads up waste management in Victoria. After this position I moved to Japan to become the Owner Liaison Manager for SkiJapan for 2 years where I reported directly to the General Manager and managed many properties in the Niseko area. Following this I was recruited back to Melbourne Australia for 2 years as the Director Roberts Evaluation, a highly renowned social marketing and evaluation company. Finally after being given the opportunity to take over Niseko Photography & Guiding (Niseko Photography KK), my partner Darren Teasdale and I moved here permanently 4 years ago. I am now the Director of the company and oversee the entire operations of the photography/guiding element and our new subsidiary the Brick Bar.

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

If given the opportunity I can make a valuable contribution to the successful growth and sustainability of the Niseko area year around using my marketing knowledge and by providing a young and contemporary perspective to the Board. I would love to be able to help the NPB develop exciting and fresh new marketing campaigns to attract old and new customers alike, and compete with other resorts in the Northern Hemisphere which are currently making huge traction with strategic and targeted marketing campaigns. I strongly believe that with a united approach we can really define Niseko as the world's top resort and create sustainable futures for all businesses in the region in the winter and the green season. I am passionate about community and particularly as a foreigner in this beautiful place, ensuring the local Japanese community can benefit in a positive way from Niseko’s tourism.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

I would like to see Niseko as a vibrant inclusive and diverse community that celebrates the environment, sports, art, business and family. Niseko is one of the most positive places I have ever lived and I feel we can grow this in a progressive way to not only sustain the likes of developers and big business, but also support little business, families and communities. The uniqueness of this place offers an unparalleled opportunity where winter provides the worlds best powder, Japanese culture, food and a multi-national visitor base… and summer, a yet fairly undiscovered wonderland of even more culture, food, festivals and scenery. I think summer is Niseko’s best kept secret and something we can really work to promote and grow the tourism in a way that supports residents beyond the winter, providing year round opportunities for business, tourists and the local Japanese and expat community.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: Eddie Guillemette 

Company: MnK Niseko

Work Experience: 

Investment banker for 20 years in the US, Australia, HK, and UK.  Investor/developer in Niseko since 2005, operator of MnK Niseko property management and hospitality for 8 years.

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

Improve communication between the stakeholders  in the community - local residents (Japanese and foreigner), local government, tourists and property owners.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

To create a sustainable, year round, world class resort community that attracts a global audience and provides opportunities for local residents to have a meaningful careers.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name:  Kristian Lund 

Company : Niseko Media KK

Work Experience: 

• 3 years as a newspaper journalist with News Ltd

• 2.5 years as a Senior Media Officer with State Government (Australia)

• 2.5 years Marketing and Communications Consultant with Queensland Government

• 11 years Publisher/Editor of Powderlife (Niseko's first English magazine and English news website)

• More details: https://au.linkedin.com/in/kristian-lund-6bab3515

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

As a journalist, marketing and PR professional, with 12 years experience publishing English content to promote Niseko to an international audience, my main goal would be to lend my experience to the NPB in order to maximise the effectiveness of our international marketing efforts. I believe we need to work on strong marketing messages and plans in order to ensure we maximise the benefits of tourism for the people of Kutchan and Niseko.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

I want to see Niseko continue to develop and receive interest from more countries around the world, and continue towards becoming one of the world's great ski resorts. I want to see development guided as much as possible by the people and institutions of Kutchan and Niseko to ensure it is done ethically and sustainably.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: Gregory Hough

Company: Explore Niseko

Work Experience: 

With over 20 years (9 in Niseko) of experience in hospitality, travel and tourism, at a range of levels, my background includes experience in sales and marketing at every stage of distribution channels i.e. retail, tour operator,  accommodation/hotel and online.

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

Assist in Developing a focused marketing strategy

Please share your vision for Niseko:

To become one of the most recognized four-season, mountain resorts in the world.

Introduction of New NPB Director Candidates

Name: John Barton

Company: Vacation Niseko

Work Experience: 

Worked and lived in Niseko for 10 years in roles mainly related to project management, real estate and property management. Have run Vacation Niseko for 4 years. Have owned Niseko Taproom for 2 years.

Please share one of your goals if you were one of the new NPB directors:

To make the summer viable and attractive for all.

Please share your vision for Niseko:

To make a sustainable, functioning resort that can offer genuine year-round employment and careers for our workers. 

Niseko Internship Program(2018-2019) - Call for Participants

Niseko Internship Program(2018-2019) - Call for Participants

Hokkaido government ShiriBeshi office calls for companies that are keen to offer th international working environment for interns.

Requirements
 1.Accept as interns in operations not as part-time worker.
 2.Provide international work environment. 
 3.Preferably provide accommodations during the program.
 4.Allow to participate in official program which government organized.

Term of employment
【Summer program】
  During July – September including the official term 6th Aug – 5th Sep

【Winter program】
  During December – March including the official term 5th Feb – 6th Mar

Deadline
【Summer program】
 6th May 2018

【Winter program】
 9th Sep 2018 

You can download application requirements the following site.
http://www.shiribeshi.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/ts/tss/niseko_abroad.htm

<Contact>
Yusuke Araki
Hokkaido government ShiriBeshi office
Email:[email protected]
TEL  :0136-23-1419
FAX  :0136-22-0948

Niseko Vibes - Spring Mix 2018 Released!

Tracks by Tim Bernardes, Novos Baianos, Spinning Motion, Charlotte Dos Santos, Liv.e and more.

Niseko Vibes - Spring Mix 2018 Released!

A new Mix for a new Season!
Niseko Vibes is back again with flower blooming tunes to take your Spring happiness even higher level.

The journey includes MPB (Brazil), Rare Jazzy folk, Neo-sou l, psychedelic funk, HipHop Instrumental, Jazz Funk, boogie, spiritual Jazz, ItalianLibrary, Guatemalan jazz, Jamaican Jazz, US soul, and more!

Enjoy the mix with fresh Spring vibe!

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