powderlife issue 32
LOCAL ingredients are a mainstay for Niseko restaurant Lupicia. A concerted effort to show off the flavour profile of Hokkaido is what makes this restaurant a pleasure to visit.
TUCKED away in an almost hidden location below Captain Hirafu, this newly opened Thai restaurant is serving up great value Thai dishes and salads.
A GLOWING neon bar between Wild Bill’s and Mina Mina made entirely of ice including the very glasses that you drink from.
FRESH this season, Marukyu-shoten is a friendly izakaya (public bar) run by an energetic young team across the road from Boom Sports on Ekimae-dori (the street in front of the train station) in Kutchan.
BEFORE coming to Niseko, Kohji Ito was a project marketing manager for 17 years at nearby Rusutsu Resort.
TOMOHISA ‘Tomo’ Fujita has always been crazy about snowboarding and did alternate seasons in Hakuba and New Zealand during his 20s
KUTCHAN’S Yukitopia (yuki is Japanese for snow) is a community-orientated festival with great events.