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Farm to Flame: Niseko's Newest Restaurant - Kumo

Nowhere in Niseko can you ski-in and ski-out to experience an izayaka, until now.

Farm to Flame: Niseko's Newest Restaurant - Kumo

Kumo Restaurant is Niseko’s answer to casual Japanese dining (otherwise known in the west as a “Japanese pub”) with Hokkaido produce at its core.

Situated at the top of Hirafu village at new luxury Skye Niseko, the restaurant serves traditional Hokkaido izakaya favourites, like zangi—Hokkaido’s own karaage or “fried chicken”), as well as dishes inspired by broader Asia.

Kumo Restaurant’s Food & Beverage Manager, Richard Robbins, who has lived and worked in Hokkaido for over seven years with five of those in Niseko, says as many ingredients as possible are sourced locally through both new and long-term relationships built with local growers, fisheries and producers.

“We’ve got seafood, meat, vegetables from local farms and local markets. There’s a lot of connections we go through to build
collaboration with the suppliers and farms. Hokkaido is known for its seafood and dairy so we try to connect those suppliers as much as possible,” Robbins explains.


Farm to Flame: Niseko's Newest Restaurant - Kumo

Choose Your Niseko Adventure

Win the ULTIMATE Niseko Adventure!

Choose Your Niseko Adventure

Niseko United is running an exciting promotion this winter with 4 lucky winners winning a ¥100,000 each to spend on Niseko winter activities*. 

Most people associate Niseko with skiing and snowboarding, but there is so much more on offer during your winter stay. Other winter adventures include snowshoeing, cat skiing, snowmobiling, backcountry tours and snow tubing.

How To Enter

  • 1. Sign up for the Niseko United Newsletter
  • 2. Book a minimum of 5 nights at participating Niseko accommodations (outside blackout dates)
  • 3. Mention code #nisekoholiday18 when booking
  • 4. Four winners will be notified by email on December 2nd, 2018

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Global Food Complex in Hokkaido

Inbound food culture measures symposium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, Muslim friendly and HACCP.

Global Food Complex in Hokkaido

Inbound food culture symposium will be held as following. (*Only in Japanese) 

Date: 11 Nov. 2018 (Sun) Pre-seminar 17:00〜19:00 Social Meeting 19:30〜21:00

Date: 12 Nov. 2018 (Mon) 10:50 〜17:00  Inbound food culture seminar 

Venue: Sapporo-city Wakamono Shien Sogo Center 

For applications, please reply by email, phone and FAX by 7 Nov. 2018. PDF application form download available from HERE *Only in Japanese

※Early discount 2000 JPY is available by 31st Oct. 2018. 

※For further information, please see HERE


Global Food Commission Executive Committee 2018   TEL 06-6786-4330  FAX 06-6786-4311  Email: [email protected] 

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

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