Your Ultimate Guide To A Romantic Escape in Niseko

Hirafu Night Lights

There’s no romance like snow romance so we have a few ideas of how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Niseko. Here are our special recommendations for your romantic escape. Activities Begin the day with an on-snow activity. Outdoor activities are the best ways to release those happy endorphins and are an ideal winter date. So goggles on and boards up! Here are some winter activities that you can explore : 1. Get a Private Lesson  In the words of our previous guests, “private lessons are cheaper than a divorce”. Leave it to the experts. Don’t ruin your holiday by trying […]

A Night at IKI Restaurant Niseko

IKI Teppan Bar & Wine Selection

***EDIT: IKI Restaurant no longer exists***IKI Restaurant Niseko offers one of the most convenient dinner locations in Hirafu, without the crowds. Not feeling the reading?  Click here for the photos! Situated inside the Shiki Building on the main street, IKI is tucked away behind Niseko Supermarket & Deli. Here you can dine in a casual, relaxed atmosphere while you watch the snow fall outside through the floor to ceiling windows. IKI was opened three years ago and serves an infusion of Asian & Western style foods. Head Chef Richard Robbins has put together a beautiful menu that serves up fresh Sashimi, […]

Premium Powder Board Rental Niseko

Snow Surf Japan - Powder Board Rental

Want to ride Japanese powder but not sure if your regular board will cut it? Don’t want a typical “rental board” that’s been thrashed by multiple users.  Rent a powder board without compromising on quality & performance. Snow Surf Japan, is a recently launched premium powder board rental service that cuts costs for guests by providing only the essentials, the board itself. It provides intermediate/advanced riders a rental option without compromising on quality and performance.Snow Surf Japan offers a premium range of Burton and Jones’ powder boards.Keeping in mind that those seeking a powder board to ride are usually of intermediate […]

Need a Babysitter in Niseko?

Babysitting in Niseko

“HELP! I need a Babysitter in Niseko!” Lucky for you, there are friendly and reliable child-minding services in Niseko who will take care of your children while you enjoy a fun filled day on the slopes or treat yourself to a night out on the town. During my previous seasons ski instructing in Niseko, I was asked on an almost daily basis if I knew of any babysitter’s available for that evening. With the increase in popularity and family orientation of the resort, demand for evening babysitting is at an all time high. Realising a business opportunity and capitalising on her […]

Best Accommodation in Niseko

Kimamaya by Odin

Infamously known for its deep, deep powder snow. Niseko is a ski and snowboarding mecca for winter sport’s lovers from all over the world.Laying in the shadows of Mt. Yotei- an active volcano, the Niseko area is full of natural beauty year round. In winter, the snow-capped volcano provides a stunning backdrop for the resort when the sun comes out to play.Keep reading to find out our Top 3 Dream Stays in Niseko. 1. GlasshouseGlasshouse stands in a league of it’s own. A 5 bedroom split-level home that comfortably sleeps 12, it is perfect for large families or groups of […]

When to Visit Niseko

Hirafu's night lights

So you’ve heard the word “Japow” thrown around and you want to get a piece of it. Knowing when to visit can make all the difference to your holiday experience. There is no denying that Niseko is infamous for it’s winter playground and copious amounts of snowfall during the Northern Winters. Generally speaking, you can ski in Niseko, from the end of November until the first week in May. The main season however will run from mid December until the end of March (dependent on snow conditions). The main season is when you can expect the mountain and village to […]