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 […]

A Day in the Life of a Snowclearer

Nothing brings snow enthusiasts more joy than the continuous falling of neverending powder snow. It motivates them to jump straight into the car to head to the slopes to catch the first lift. Or it draws them to the beauty of the picturesque villages where the snow artistically drapes down from the roofs of buildings. […]

How to make an origami snowflake

Make your own origami snowflake with our DIY

The winter is months away and you, your family and friends are longing for the fun and excitement of snow white ski holidays. How do you get inspired? Get creative with our DIY Origami Snowflake! Origami is often associated with Japanese culture and paper folding. It is a most fascinating art form with simple pieces […]

Extend your Hokkaido Winter Holiday

Views of Japan temples and nature

Japan, called Nihon or Nippon in Japanese, means “the sun’s origin”. Often translated as “the land of the rising sun”, this fascinating country is made up of over six thousand islands, each having its own distinct culture. With a combination of ultra-modern comforts, technology and a rich culture, heritage and history spanning thousands of years, […]

Exploring Niseko United: Hanazono

Hanazono might be a tiny resort, but has it all! It consists of three chairlifts, Hano 1,2 & 3. These lifts give access to a wide variety of terrain. Powder, piste and terrain parks can be found within the boundaries of this resort. Let’s start at the very top. Hanazono chairlifts Hano #3 lift Hano 3 […]