Accommodation Tax 2019

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Information regarding new “Accommodation Tax” in Kutchan Town   The Kutchan Town council is adding a mandatory 2% Accommodation Tax to all visitors staying in accommodation in the Kutchan Town area from the 1st November 2019. Whilst this type of … Continued

Winter Activities Off the Slopes

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  Niseko is renowned for its abundance of world class soft and fluffy powder, not only does it cater to your every need for skiing and snowboarding, but it also provides alternatives if you feel like a day off the … Continued

Why book with us?…..Let us tell you

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  When looking for a great getaway location with plenty to do, look no further than Niseko, Japan. The area is renowned for its pristine scenery and snow. It has everything you could ever want in a holiday location; spectacular … Continued

We are hiring for the 2019-20 Season

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  Looking for staff to join the team at Ramat Niseko,  who operate two fantastic ski lodges in the East Village of Hirafu (Izumikyo). We're located just a few minutes from the slopes at Grand Hirafu, the main and most … Continued

Japanese Culture – Understanding a unique society

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  Japanese and Western culture are very different and many tourists may inadvertently 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 … 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
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