Pension Grandpapa, Hirafu

By 13th December 2008 August 27th, 2013 Uncategorized

WHEN Kazuhiro and Yoko Nikahara built Pension Grandpapa they used European ski resorts as inspiration. They called the European mountain lodge-style building Grandpapa so people would imagine they were visiting their grandfather in the mountains. Yoko-san was a British Airways stewardess and the family moved to Niseko to be close to nature and live in the international ski resort atmosphere. Son Kouhei is now a semi-professional skier and is on one of Niseko United’s promotional posters this year. Yoko has created a place she can now welcome international visitors to her country. For those not staying at Grandpapa, the pension houses a cheese fondue restaurant and it also offers cultural activity classes.

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