ACROSS from Jam Bar sits specialty muffin shop Mariposa. Named after an area in California’s Yosemite National Park, Mariposa was created by Satsuki Yamamoto who first visited Niseko from her hometown in Kanagawa (near Tokyo) for a snow holiday more than 20 years ago.
She came to Niseko to visit her future husband Yukio – the now chairman of the Telemark Ski Association of Japan; she eventually moved to Niseko so they could spend the rest of their lives together. Satsuki has always loved to make sweets. If you ever visit Satsuki’s shop, she recommends the Apple and Caramel muffins and the interesting savoury muffin combinations.