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LOVE it or hate it, Niseko is home to a large Australian population, and today is a day for Australians all over the world to celebrate, Niseko included.
Traditional celebrations include a few beers on ice in an esky and snags roasting on a barbie and Triple J’s Hottest 100 on the radio.
Here in Niseko, there
YUICHI Kamimura, founder of Niseko's famed Kamimura restaurant, has been invited to Hong Kong to work as a guest chef at the Aberdeen Marina Club in Hong Kong from November 15-22.
The Marina Club is owned by the Shangri-La Group and is among the most prestigious private clubs in Hong Kong.
HOW can you possibly choose a favourite restaurant in Niseko?! You can't, so you have to ask the public to vote for their's in the Best of Niseko Awards. The people have spoken, the votes have been counted... it’s time to announce Niseko’s most popular businesses for season 2008/09.
Best of Niseko 2008/09
WHETHER you call it 'ravaged', 'oxidised', 'weathered', or just plain 'rusted steel', it's been making a splash in international architecture... and it's coming to Niseko.
From Tokyo, Sydney, London, Hong Kong and beyond, over the past few years, Niseko has been lucky enough to have its natural splendor interpreted by many internationally
ALTHOUGH visitor numbers in Niseko are visibly down this year, walking in off the street and getting a table at a restaurant without a booking can still be a near-impossible task.
Niseko is almost as well-known for its East meets West eateries as it is plentiful powder. The village’s bustling and varied food scene – in a diverse
THE original Sekka restaurant was one of modern-day Niseko's first really chic eateries. Now a brand name encompassing everything from delicatessens to uber-luxury property developments, Sekka’s new restaurant, in the stylish new J-Sekka complex, has helped take the local restaurant scene to new heights. Now it’s not only very elegant,
SEKKA Dining has something for someone who has everything – an ¥80,000 half-bottle of 1898 Puig Parahy. Manager Mick Nippard says that for those who can afford it, it’s an experience not to be missed. “For someone who wants to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of a bottle of wine of that age, this is a one-off,” Mick
THE designer behind the Sekka brand, Shouya Grigg (pictured below), has built a dream home at Hanazono, between Hirafu and Kutchan Town. Powderlife spoke to Shouya about how the new home embodied his ideals of a luxury lifestyle, and why he believed more people would be interested in building outside the villages on larger blocks of land.
Sekka chefs Kat and Kim introduce us to Okonomiyaki at Jyuu.
AT Jyuu, okonomiyayi is the star of the restaurant, not just one item in a list on many on a food court menu. We love a good yaki (fried dish) and many a time have whipped one up at home from my step mom Akiko’s recipe, and we loved hearing about the restaurants in
While Hirafu has come a long way in the past five years, the realisation five-star luxury is needed to attract the upper end of the international ski market is starting to become apparent. One man who has taken it upon himself to get the ball rolling is J-Sekka creator Shouya Grigg. Stepping inside the refurbished hotel, formerly J-Second, one