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2018 “Tourist destination planning college”

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2018 “Tourist destination planning college”

This March, 3 professors of the Architectural Institute of Japan (group of researchers in the field of tourist destination planning) visited Hirafu. Each member of the the Architectural Institute of Japan takes the students to a sightseeing place and stay there about 3 days for a short inspection to feedback suggestion to the locals. This workshop is called “Tourist destination planning college”. This year it will be held in Niseko Hirafu area, Kutchan town. The professors want to do something for this area. They might have ideas from the point of view from outside of this area. Let’s think about Niseko area’s revitalization in the summer season! Anyone welcome! Let’s join the workshop! 

Date: 24 September (Mon) 14:00~18:00

Place: Niseko Grand Hirafu mountain Centre

For download the flyer, please click HERE

New Kumo Restaurant Open for Bookings!

Japanese soul-food by day and a dazzling Hokkaido izakaya by night, Kumo Restaurant is Niseko's newest place to eat, drink and enjoy.

New Kumo Restaurant Open for Bookings!

Opening December 2018 at Skye Niseko, Kumo Restaurant is now open for bookings for Winter 2018/19. The casual izakaya restaurant, with stunning views of Mt Yotei, will serve up Hokkaido inspired dishes by world-class chefs from London, Japan, South Korea and France, to name a few.

Traditional Japanese cooking techniques will be used alongside influences from Asia and abroad. The menu includes stone cooked scallops and Hokkaido wagyu fillet, seared salmon with black sesame, signature Rusutsu Pork, and seafood off the coast of Otaru and Hakodate.

New Kumo Restaurant Open for Bookings!

Kumo Restaurant, situated at the new luxury Skye Niseko, will also be home to a traditional-style Tatami Room for private dining, seating up to 12 people for lunch or dinner.

The interior is designed in with tatami mat flooring, sliding doors or shoji, an authentic low table with sunken floor for comfortable seating and intricate gold-foiled Japanese wall feature.

Bookings for the restaurant are now open. To book or for more information, visit

Snow blowers available at White Isle

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Snow blowers available at White Isle

Snow blowers are now available at White Aisle who also provides customer services including free delivery, test driving, and giving operational instructions. During summer, we will offer a storage, inspection and maintenance of the purchased blower which can again be delivered to your home after the inspection.

* We will be open temporarily at the Machinaka Hiroba near Kutchan Plat until 15 October. Please check here for flyers with more details.

2018 Niseko Autumn Food Festival Transportation Updates

Coming to Niseko in September can be THIS easy!

2018 Niseko Autumn Food Festival
2018 Niseko Autumn Food Festival

During the 2018 Niseko Autumn Food Festival (from Sep 13th through Sep 16th), there are many different ways for you to get to Niseko. Here are some useful information:

1. Supported by Travel Alliance Hokkaido, FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN SAPPORO and NISEKO are available.

To reinforce our eco-focused goal for the 1st Niseko Autumn Food Festival, we would like to reduce visitors driving themselves. Please click HERE to book (first come, first serve). See below shuttle schedule:

Niseko Hirafu Welcome Center=>Sapporo Odori Park Sapporo Odori Park=>Niseko Hirafu Welcome Center
Thursday, Sep 13th - 9:00 departure from Niseko Thursday, Sep 13th - 15:00 departure from Sapporo
Friday, Sep 14th - 9:00 departure from Niseko Friday, Sep 14th - 15:00 departure from Sapporo
N/A Saturday, Sep 15th - 10:00 departure from Sapporo
Sunday, Sep 16th - 19:00 departure from Niseko Sunday, Sep 16th - 10:00 departure from Sapporo

2. Supported by Shiki Niseko, FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN KUTCHAN JR STATION and NISEKO HIRAFU CROSS SECTION are available. No reservation required (first come, first serve). See below for schedule:

Kuctah JR Station => Niseko Hirafu Cross Section Niseko Hirafu Cross Section=> Kuctah JR Station
18:00 18:30
19:00 20:00

3. Travel Alliance Hokkaido is offering  ¥2,000 OFF per van per way to/from Niseko anytime in September - mention promotion code “2018NAFF” when booking.

Email: [email protected] today and book your September airport transportation or day trip need!

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