Japanese Culture – Understanding a unique society

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  Japanese and Western culture are very different and many tourists often offend locals because they don’t have a basic understanding of this unique culture. There are two concepts of the Japanese society; Tatemae and Honne. Honne is one’s true … Continued

2018-19 Season Wrap Up

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  What a start to the season we had. Over 3 meters of Niseko’s finest snow fell in December bringing a definite White Christmas vibe. Everyone lucky enough to be there during the Christmas and New Year period had some … Continued

Hokkaido Bullet Train Update

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  Currently the bullet train (shinkansen) line is running from Tokyo to Shin-Hakadate in Hokkaido and will be extended to Sapporo, stopping at Kutchan Station. The extended railway line is expected to be completed in 2030, although there are rumours … Continued

The Annual CRUD Competition

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  As usual this season, our CRUD game was a favourite amongst the guests with much fun and laughter around the pool table. It’s a chance where those with a competitive nature can show off their talents while enjoying a … Continued

Christmas 2018 at Ramat Niseko

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  This year was a very special occasion as the families of Sue and Alan Davis (owners) visited Ramat Niseko during the Christmas period along with many previous guests. A memorable Christmas was had by all, staff and guests alike. Christmas … Continued

Restaurants in Niseko

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So many world class restaurants are opening in Niseko, some even with Michelin star's. Here are a few of the many varied places to eat while you’re here. Asperges Hanazono, located at the base of Hanazono is a Michelin star … Continued

Development in Niseko

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New developments are rapidly popping up in Niseko and are helping create one of the best ski destinations in the world. Sky Niseko will be the largest ski-in-ski-out accommodation with the highest altitude in the Hirafu area. The luxury hotel … Continued

2018-19 Lodge Shuttle Services

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A quick run through of our Lodge shuttle services for the 2018-19 ski season, all guaranteed to make your stay with us more enjoyable. ARRIVAL PICK UPS AND DEPARTURE DROP OFFS – Guests, whether arriving at the Welcome Centre (bus … Continued
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