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Prepaid SIM for tourists now available in Niseko!

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Prepaid SIM for tourists now available in Niseko! U-mobile’s pre-paid SIM cards, which can be purchased at airports throughout the country, are now available in Niseko. Why not have them in your own stock to retail at a shop and the front desk or for any purposes suitable for your business?


The characteristics of the U-mobile prepaid SIM cards are:

·Multi-cut SIM (to fit all sizes)

·Toll-free support service available 24 hours/365 days (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)

·NO complex activation setting required (only APN needs to be set)

·Setting manual available in 6 languages (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai)


 【Official website

 Users can choose a suitable plan from 3 options depending on their desirable usage period and data capacity. The multi-cut (3 in 1) SIM saves you the hassle of checking the SIM size of your own terminal. All the plans have no data communication limitation for uploading data so it’s great for social networking while travelling!


More information available at the distributor below:

Yamato Corporation (Attn: Kinoshita)

TEL: 090-8909-9877   email: [email protected] 

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

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.

*Please make sure don't @nisekoshootout but #nisekoshootout so the judges can see your picture.

*Please don't use carousel to show multiple pictures but post individually.


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: ¥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!

The JAPOW ProAm will take place between Jan 10-14th, 2019. Find out more HERE.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

The Niseko Short Film Festival will take place on Mar 16th, 2019. Find out more HERE.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

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

2018-19 Niseko United Opening Dates!

Have you mark your calendar yet?

2018-19 Niseko United Opening Dates!

Are you getting ready for the 2018-19 season? Here are the 2018-19 opening dates for the Niseko United 4 Resorts:

  • Niseko Grand Hirafu: Saturday, 24th Nov, 2018 (from 8:30-15:30, Ace Pair Lift #3) - Monday, 6th May, 2019
  • Niseko Annupuri: Sunday, 25th Nov, 2018 (from 8:45-15:15, Jumbo Pair Lift #3) - Monday, 6th May, 2019
  • Niseko Village: Saturday, 1st Dec, 2018 - Sunday, 7th Apr, 2019
  • Niseko Hanazono: Saturday, 1st Dec, 2018 - Sunday, 31st Mar, 2019

Night skiing starts from December 11th, 2018 till March 20, 2019!

You can find the lift ticket pricing and details here as well.

*dates subject to change due to weather condition

*Photo by Daniel Honda

2018-19 Niseko United Opening Dates!

Download the latest Niseko United Trail Map here.

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