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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.

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Farm to Flame: Niseko's Newest Restaurant - Kumo

How to Win a 5 Day Niseko United All Mountain Pass or ¥30,000 to Spend in Niseko? Fill Out 2018-19 Niseko Guest Survey!

2 Lucky Winners EVERY MONTH throughout this winter!

How to Win a 5 Day Niseko United All Mountain Pass or ¥30,000 to Spend in Niseko? Fill Out 2018-19 Niseko Guest Survey!

For the 2018-19 Niseko Guest Survey, Niseko United & VISA are partnering up and offering even better prizes for YOU, who is helping us to make Niseko a better winter destination with your feedback!

Fill out the quick survey below and you might become one of the 2 lucky winners to win a 5 day Niseko United All Mountain Liftpass or ¥30,000 cash voucher from VISA to use in Niseko. The winners will be announced on the 13th of every month, starting January through April, 2019. So submit NOW!

By submitting an entry to this NPB Lucky Prize Draw, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Niseko Promotion Board (NPB), and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

This is the contest you DON'T want to miss.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

Presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Niseko United, Powderlife Magazine, Hokkaido Core Snow Sports, What's On, Gentemstick, Rhythm Japan and more, the search is on again for the season’s best, uniquely Niseko moments.

There are total 3 categories in the 2nd annual area-wide photography contest "Niseko Shootout":

  1. Ski
  2. Snowboard
  3. Landscape

The rules are simple. Post on Instagram and use hashtag #nisekoshootout on any of your shots in the Niseko area starting November 28th, 2018 until March 10th, 2019. That’s it! You’ll be entered for a shot at one of the prizes from our sponsors listed below. Additionally, the team at Powderlife will pick a shot from #nisekoshootout to be published in the 2019-20 issue of Powderlife Magazine.

HERE ARE ALL THE AMAZING PRIZES:

SKI SNOWBOARD LANDSCAPE
1st place: Icelantic Skis 18/19' Nomad 105 lites 1st place: Gentemstick Snowboard 1st place: Niseko United 2 x 5 day pass & Oyuki prize pack
2nd place: Rhythm Japan Tyrolia Ambition bindings 2nd place: evo.com ¥20,000 giftcard 2nd place: State of Elevenate prize pack
3rd place: Boot Solutions boot dryers and socks 3rd place: Sungod Revolt goggles 3rd place: Discrete beanie pack

Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots featured throughout the season and get an idea for what we’re looking for.

The official launch party will take place on Saturday, Dec 15th at The Orchards, MnK Niseko. Find out more HERE!

Stay tuned for further announcements about news on the JaPow ProAM and Niseko Short Film Festival.

SPONSORS: Niseko Tourism, Hokkaido Core, Powderlife Magazine, Niseko United, Gentemstick, What's On, Rhythm Japan, Boot Solutions, Oyuki, 360 Niseko, evo.com, Icelantic Skis, Sungod, State of Elevenate and Discrete

Hakodate - Niseko Bus Operation Service Continues!

You can take Shinkansen bullet train or fly into Hakodate airport to come to Niseko! Till 31st of Jan.

Hakodate - Niseko Bus Operation Service Continues!

Looking for other ways to come to Niseko? The special bus service will continue this winter till end of January, 2019. You can now take Shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Hakodate and use this shuttle to come to Niseko or simply fly to Hakodate Airport instead of New Chitose Airport.

You can make reservation via below link: http://www.hakotaxi.co.jp/taxi/noriaitaxi.shtml

Here is the schedule:

Hakodate JR [email protected]:35 => New Hakodate Hokudo JR Station (for Shinkansen train)@11:20=> Hirafu Welcome Center @14:10

Hirafu Welcome [email protected]:50=> New Hakodate Hokudo JR Station (for Shinkansen train)@17:40=>Hakodate JR [email protected]:15

For more details, click HERE.

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