Niseko, Japan

Join the iGate Lucky Draw Today!

Join the iGate Lucky Draw Today!

From January 1st, iGATEIKEUCHI is holding a lucky draw for those who shop at their shop or download their APP.

Buy 1 item and you will get one lucky draw ticket.

You can also download the APP when you go to the store and you will get a lucky draw ticket.

From January 1st till January 31st.

■iGATE niseko hirafu  10:00~20:00

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■iGATE AYA niseko 8:00~18:00


Among those who shopped at the store, 20 people will get a prize, and it will be announced after February 6th. 

A special new year sale is also happening.

Stop by after skiing and snowboarding!

Niseko Vibes - Winter Mixtape 2020/21 Released!

Good vibes brought to you by Pyram Organics & Plants.

Niseko Vibes  - Winter Mixtape 2020/21 Released!

A new mixtape for a new season!

It may be too late to call it "a new season" since we are already buried in snow (crazy amount of snow this year!) but here is something to enjoy for those who rather stay inside the house and watch snow-falling and wood fire burning with a cup of coffee (well, that's exactly me).

As usual, come grab free CDs by shopping more than ¥1,000 at Pyram Organics & Plants or check out link HERE.

The same option is valid through online shopping as well. Just write a note saying, "I want that CD!" and they will include it in the shipping box.

Tracks list:

1. Suzanne Kraft - Flatiron

2. Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger - You Make Me Feel Brand New

3. Glenn Astro - Homespun (w. Ajnascent)

4. Madison McFerrin - No Room

5. (Liv).e - You The One Fish In The Sea

6. Cleo Sol - Her Light

7. Surprise Chef - Deadlines

8. Spencer Cullum's Coin Collection - Dieterich Buxtehude

9. Jahari Massamba Unit - Etude Montrachet

10. Zero7 - Distractions (Madlib's YNQ Remix)

11. Azymuth, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge - Cat Jump

12. Brother's Testament - Icarus Live at Jazz re:freshed

13. Candeias - Palmeiras

14. Kyle Hall - Katastematic Pleasure

15. Culross Close - Intrinsic Value

16. mfp - Kite Flyer (feat. Natalie Slade & Stan Smith)

Dog Owners, Rejoice: Upashi Seta Open for Lunch & Dinner!

Now you can enjoy your meals with your four-legged friends.

Dog Owners, Rejoice: Upashi Seta Open for Lunch & Dinner!

Located at Snowdog Village in Higashiyama, the name Upashi Seta mans ‘snow dog’ in Ainu. A casual Japanese izakaya run by a friendly Japanese couple.

Serving reasonable menu such as Rusutsu Pork Donburi for lunch and casual izakaya dishes for dinner using Niseko’s own spring water and local produce.

Please call 090 4426 2544 to order your takeout. And yes, they are dog-friendly!



Dog Owners, Rejoice: Upashi Seta Open for Lunch & Dinner!

An All-star Cast of Pros around the World is Ready to Judge 2021 Niseko Shootout ProAM Photo Competition, Kicking Off Today!

American freeskier Eric Pollard and Olympic snowboarder Torah Bright are among those who will cast their votes remotely for the prestigious ¥120,000 Judge’s Choice prize. The Public Vote winner will take home ¥80,000.

An All-star Cast of Pros around the World is Ready to Judge 2021 Niseko Shootout ProAM Photo Competition, Kicking Off Today!

The Niseko Shootout ProAM is one of three categories under the 2020-21 Niseko Shootout photo and film competition banner.

A total of 35 professional and amateur athlete-photographer teams will take to the mountains in and around Niseko between January 7-10 with the aim of capturing the best photo of the period, with ¥200,000 (US$2,000) up for grabs.

Contest organiser Winstead Heyward said unlike last year there was plenty of powder around and possibly even a bit of sunshine around for teams to work with.

“That’s the beauty of this competition – it’s held on set dates so teams have to work with whatever conditions Mother Nature throws at them,” Heyward said.

“We’ve just come out of three weeks of non stop snow so the mountains are loaded with snow. I’m expecting to see a few mushrooms shots  and more photos taken in resort due to the lack of peak-season crowds due to the pandemic. However photos can be taken anywhere in the Shirebeshi region of Southwest Hokkaido, so there is bound to be a few backcountry shots, maybe with some ocean in the background thanks to the nearby Sea of Japan. I’m excited to see what everyone produces!”


James Winfield Alister Buckingham
Island Snowboards Stu Cady Toni Rodriguez
Niseko black Simon Pervez Bianca Peralta
Tenchi Miyakoshi Takeshi Kuramoto
Far East Snowsoprts Andrew Willink Toni Rodriguez
Far East Snowsoprts Haruka Uozumi Toni Rodriguez
Takumi Woodwork Louis Higgins Shinya Tabata
Niseko Black Liam Larnach Dora Krupic
Oyuki Japan Ryu Atobe Chris Smith
SnowPlus ski school Eden Gao Nicole Wang
Niseko Zen Nolan Yoshiaki Isozaki Saki Hayashi
Km4k (カモシカ) Takashi Yoshimura Shuhei Kato
Takara Masatoshi Akagawa Mirai
Hanazono Niseko Jimi Oertli Toshi Pander
YamaPlus Evan Wilcox Toshi Pander
Oyuki Japan Jimmy Norris Sean Potts
Powder Yoga Toni Rodriguez Charlie Davies
Rhythm Japan Chris Smith Josh Fawcett
Sea And Summit Media Chad Clark Justin Graves
Cyndie Hu Ben Braunstein
Niseko Shootout Aaron Jamieson Winstead Heyward
Powderlife Aaron Jamieson Kris Lund
Aaron Jamieson Acme Wu
Rhythm Japan Darren Teasdale Alex Koens
Callum McWilliam Ayaka Shibasaki
Henry Johnson Stefan Boers
GENTEMSTICK Rei Igarashi Katsuhide Fujio
Jack Phillips Makenzie Robson
Luke Sandalls Justin Dowell
K2 Snowboarding Daisuke Watanabe Kentaraw Matsuda
MnK Niseko Patrick Ohtani Jack Woods
Buddha Blank Toshiya Kasuga Takayuki Ochi
株式会社OOD Hiroto Miyazaki Riona Uemura
Yuma Miyauchi Takahumi Kuroda
Kaito Nakagawa Takuya Kayeko
An All-star Cast of Pros around the World is Ready to Judge 2021 Niseko Shootout ProAM Photo Competition, Kicking Off Today!


ProAM Judges' Choice Winner: ¥120,000

Our 2021 judge panel includes: Taro Tamai, Tsutomu Nakata, Yoichi Watanabe, Neil Hartmann, Torah Bright, Eric Pollard, Lena Stoffel, Mattias Fredrikson, Aline Bock and Alex Yoder. You can read all about the Judges on Niseko Shootout Instagram or Niseko Tourism Facebook - Niseko Shootout ProAM Album

ProAM Public Vote Winner: ¥80,000

For the Public Vote we need you – the public! Public judging will take place over four days from January 15 to 18

You can register your votes by by liking photos that will be uploaded into the 2020-21 Niseko Shootout ProAM photo album on Niseko Tourism’s Facebook page during that time. Voting ends at 23:59 on January 18  – make sure you VOTE and help decide the winner!

Winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony on January 20. More details to come.

Sushi Catering in Niseko - Sushi Japan

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Sushi Catering in Niseko - Sushi Japan

Acclaimed sushi caterers "Sushi Japan" is currently taking reservations!

Avoid the crowds and dine in the privacy of your own accommodation.

The Sushi Japan chefs will come directly to you, so you can enjoy your meal without the need to step out of your accommodation.

Visit the Sushi Japan website for reservations and for any inquiries.

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