WHILE not the reason that most people visit Niseko, snowshoeing is certainly an activity that is worthy of people’s attention and time. Too often, the only time we get to enjoy the nature of our surroundings is as we are racing downhill through it. Snowshoeing allows us to slow it down, and to immerse ourselves within a silent and still winter wonderland. It’s an incredible feeling to crunch through the fresh snow and slowly wander through the frozen landscape. There are plenty of places around town where you can rent snowshoes.
IN a developing ski resort the availability of staff accommodation is something that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later.
Fuji Rock Festival (FRF) is one of Asia’s largest music festivals, attracting well over 100,000 spectators and dozens of international and local performers.
HAVING spent four seasons working in Niseko Physio, I’ve seen a wide cross section of snow- sports injuries walk (or limp) through our doors.
AP Land sees great potential in Niseko’s four-season market, positioning the area as the “the ultimate world-class year-round destination” in Asia.
DESPITE the strength of the yen, Niseko’s property market is still strong.
WITH fresh powder in the winter, cherry blossoms in spring, rolling hills packed full of flowers in summer and phenomenal warm hues in Autumn, Hokkaido’s Furano is a must-experience destination.
RESTING at the base of the Mori no Chair sits The Green Leaf Hotel Niseko Village – a long-time resident of the area that has recently been given a makeover.
THE thought of Teppanyaki often conjures up images of wild barbecue flames, rice flying through the air and a captivating chef practicing all the ‘tricks in their book’.
YETI Bar is a cosy location on Yotei-zaka in Lower Hirafu – a fresh renovation of the old Tanuki Bar.