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International yoga workshops in Niseko this week

Niseko’s Marika Ohtani Yoga is hosting Cat Alip-Douglas and Phil Douglas from London’s award-winning Sangye Yoga Studio this week from 23 – 26 February. Classes will be held over four days from this Thursday: Thursday 23 February Open Class Where: Hirafu 188 Time: 6.15 – 7:30pm Cost: ¥2500 Friday 24 February Workshop Where: The Orchards [...]

Lounging around in K-town

The Loaf Lounge is so cool. The Japanese are known for being at the cutting edge of innovation, and most often it surfaces in the form of the high tech gadgets that, for a long time now, have been standard features in homes around the world. But with the innovation comes inbuilt style.

Yo Amagai, former pro ‘boarder cross’ racer, and business partner Nobu Ooe, came across an old rice storage shed (formerly a supermarket and movie cinema) in the back streets of Kutchan a few years ago and envisioned a place they could eat, drink, and hang with friends. They went on to create one of the most interesting little spaces Niseko has seen.