Insider: The Niseko Real Estate Development World

Niseko has been a hotspot in Asia. Not only for powder hungry skiers and snowboarders but also for world class developers and investors. We have lived in the area for many years now and seen the number of new developments exponentially increase. It is impossible to imagine another ski resort that has undergone so much […]

What is the summer in Niseko like

Niseko is a great place to spend your summer. Famous for its huge amounts of snow, skiing and other winter activities, this destination offers so much more during the warmer months. After the snow melts and cherry blossoms bloom in a picturesque spring, Niseko welcomes some well-deserved warmer weather. There are so many reasons why […]

5 Niseko cafes that hit the sweet spot

Plate of Japanese pancakes at a cafe

Nothing excites a sweet tooth more than the delicious flavours of Japanese desserts and sweets. Light and fluffy crepes, matcha mochi and milky soft creams. Your mouth is watering already, right? When the summer season rolls around in Niseko, the list of sweet spots to get your sugary fix are endless. Yet the best ones are those that are […]

Vaccinations in Niseko

Person getting vaccinated (Source: CDC from Pexels)

UPDATED: This is the latest information as of 10 September 2021. The article will be updated as new information arises. If you have any questions regarding the current situation in Niseko, please contact our team at [email protected]  Japan has been achieving a steady vaccination rate after a slow start to rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations early […]

Where to stay in Niseko: Niseko Village and Annupuri

Ski slopes at Annupuri resort are great for beginners

In part 1 of this series, we presented our accommodation recommendations for the east side resorts of Niseko United – the bustling village of Grand Hirafu and the exciting luxury developments of Hanazono. For part 2 we head over to the west side of the resort and look at where to stay in the Annupuri and […]

Where to stay in Niseko: Grand Hirafu and Hanazono

Relish a bespoke luxury winter experience in Niseko with premium private ski/snowboard lessons, powder guiding tours, whiskey tours and more

Deciding where to stay in Niseko for a ski holiday can feel like you have been hit by an avalanche. How do you choose an accommodation when the resort is spread out and there are so many options available? Even as a local company that has been based in Niseko United for many years, we […]

Skiing empty Niseko in a pandemic

What was skiing like in Niseko during the pandemic? Snow, snow and more snow. It was far from an average winter season in Hokkaido or the rest of Japan. The whole country was closed for inbound tourism (and there are no plans to reopen the borders anytime soon). Niseko was hit the hardest among the […]