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)

This is the latest information as of 12 June 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 in the headlines over the last couple of months for being one of the few developed […]

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 in Niseko during the 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 […]

Dining in Niseko: What’s New (and Back) This Spring 2021

Niseko is home to a great variety of both Japanese and international cuisines. Here is a selection of our dining recommendations that are available for the 2021 spring season.  For assistance with making reservations, please contact [email protected]iclub.com. Ichi Ichi Kitchen Kamimura Kitchen Higashiyama Niseko Village, A Ritz-Cartlon Reserve Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono Hakusteak Ichi Ichi […]

Latest Updates

Last updated: 12 June 2021 COVID-19 vaccinations in Niseko Vaccinations for COVID-19 have started in Niseko. It is expected that all residents will be fully vaccinated by November 2021 and Niseko United ski resort to be operational for 2020/2021 winter season.  Read here for the latest update on the COVID-19 vaccination situation in Niseko and Japan. […]