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

What to do on a Bluebird Day in Niseko

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  When the snow gods have turned off our famous JPOW for a few days, what do you do? Try one of many snow activities in and around Niseko of course. There is everything from snow shoeing around a volcanic … Continued

Niseko Snow Report

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  Yesterday saw a little top up of snow which improved conditions up on the mountain. According to Niseko Snow Forecast, the next few days are going to be beautiful blue bird days, so touring might be a good idea … Continued

Niseko Snow Report

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After a weekend of cold, windy and blizzard conditions which unfortunately caused some disruptions to guests arriving at Chitose Airport, the result is an epic day on the slopes today. Thursday through Sunday gave us snowfall of over half 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
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