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Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village
3 months ago

Two new luxury hotels planned for Niseko Village

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Marriott International and YTL Hotels have the announced the development of two new hotels in Niseko Village, an EDITION and a W Hotel – two of Marriott’s luxury brands.

YTL …
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Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics
3 months ago

Sapporo a chance to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

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The city of Sapporo is considering a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, which, if successful, would mean a third consecutive Asian host. PyeongChang, South Korea, is set to …
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10 minutes with Hokkaido’s most experienced mountain guide
3 months ago

10 minutes with Hokkaido’s most experienced mountain guide

By  •  People, Guides

When Cveto Podlogar addresses his clients at a “Beyond the Niseko Backcountry” clinic next month, he will be calling on almost 30 years of experience as a guide in the …
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Rusutsu in line for major facelift
3 months ago

Rusutsu in line for major facelift

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Rusutsu Resort is set to undergo a 700 million dollar (USD) facelift, following a landmark partnership announcement between award-winning developer NISADE and Kamori Kanko, the resort’s current operator.

Rusutsu’s accommodation …
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Exploring Yuzawa, Japan’s “Snow Country”
3 months ago

Exploring Yuzawa, Japan’s “Snow Country”

By  •  Guides

Scan some internet forums and you might read something like “I’m interested in going to Yuzawa Ski Resort….” or “Echigo Yuzawa Ski Area”, or other similar places that don’t exist. …
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Niseko’s 10 year transformation: before and after
3 months ago

Niseko’s 10 year transformation: before and after

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Niseko Tourism today released its resort map for the 2017/18 season, which we felt presented a great opportunity for a walk down memory lane. Niseko’s rapid development has been well …
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Niseko dethroned as Japan’s best ski resort at 2017 World Ski Awards
3 months ago

Niseko dethroned as Japan’s best ski resort at 2017 World Ski Awards

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Hokkaido’s Rusutsu Resort has been crowned Japan’s best ski resort at the 2017 World Ski Awards, toppling four-time winner Niseko United. It’s the first time in the awards’ five year …
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Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season
3 months ago

Forecasters tipping epic start to Japanese snow season

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Niseko is expected to receive up to 120 cm of snow over the next seven days, in what will likely be one of the strongest starts to the season in …
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Digital Style – Japan
3 months ago

Digital Style – Japan

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From Newschoolers: “Ever since our “We are the Coterie” trip in 2015, each of us had been itching to get back to the steamy onsens, delicious food, and frequent snowfall …
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How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan
3 months ago

How to become a snowsports instructor in Japan

By  •  People, Guides

Working as a snowsports instructor in Japan will sound like a pipe dream to many. Deep powder, an exotic new country, an office on the slopes, and a job title …
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