Green season arrives at Niseko Village
Green season has finally arrived at Niseko Village and has transformed the winter wonderland into a summertime playground. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a foodie or travelling with family, here’s 10 reasons why you need to experience summer in Niseko.
Niko-Niko Festival at Niseko Village
This annual event sees live performers as well artisans gather for a day of summer fun. There are plenty of games and activities that willl keep the kids entertained, while gourmet travellers will get a chance to sample a variety of delicious offerings from local food vendors. This year’s festival is scheduled for 25th August 2018.
Relax at Wakka Spa
Indulge your senses in the tranquil environment of the Wakka Spa. Located in YTL Hotels‘ Hilton Niseko Village, spa treatments are inspired by local Ainu healing traditions and harness natural resources to heal and restore. Treatments include the signature Wakka Experience which consits of an Ainu herbal tent and a back scrub, aimed at restoring balance between the mind and body.
Shop and dine at The Village
There are plenty of dining and shopping options at Niseko Village’s main pulse where traditional and contemporary concepts come together to offer world-class eateries, designer shops and speciality stores. The Otaru Taisho Glass Palace is a must-visit for one-of-a-kind souvenirs made by renowned glass artisans from Otaru.
For those looking for action and adventure, PURE is the perfect base for all outdoor endeavours. From speeding along the zipline to trekking through the countryside in search of Hokkaido’s famed wildlife inhabitants, PURE has something for everyone.
Bare it all at an onsen
Take to the waters and discover the true meaning of relaxation with a dip in the local onsen.Renowned for being beneficial for general health and wellbeing, guests may choose to relax in the onsen located at YTL Hotels’ The Green Leaf Niseko Village or YTL Hotels’ Hilton Niseko Village. Either way, this is a quintessential Japanese experience not to be missed.
Fresh fruit at Yamamoto Orchard
After spending a day at the Yamamoto Orchard, visitors will understand why Hokkaido’s reputation as Japan’s bread basket is well deserved. Guests can enjoy the abundance of fresh produce available and sample some of the sweetest and juiciest fruit in the region. The best part is you can pick and eat as much as you like.
Sample Japanese whisky at the Yoichi Distillery
Japanese whisky or Nikka whisky has become world-renowned for its subtle and refined yet complex flavour profile. Take a tour of the Yoichi Distillery and gain insight into the unique history of this much beloved tipple and its production process.
White water rafting down the Shiribetsu River
Satisfy your need for speed and take in the stunning views of Mount Yotei whilst white water rafting down the Shiribetsu River. The calmer stream during Niseko’s summer monthsmakes this the perfect activity for families and beginners.
Eat freshly baked cream puffs at Milk Kobo
A trip to Milk Kobo is a must for those with a sweet tooth. While there are a variety of sweet treats on offer, Milk Kobo’s signature cream puff is the star of the show. The light and crispy shell combined with a rich and luscious vanilla cream custard will make it nearly impossible to just have one.
Fresh Seafood in Otaru
Located just an hour drive from Niseko, serious foodies will be spoilt for choice thanks to the generous array of fresh seafood available in Otaru. From sashimi platters to sushi rice bowls and everything in between, Otaru is a seafood lovers paradise.
For more information visit www.niseko-village.com/en.
About YTL Hotels
YTL Hotels owns and manages a prestigious collection of award-winning resorts, hotels, boutique experiences and Spa Villages with a hospitality footprint across Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia, France and the United Kingdom, including Pangkor Island Resort, voted the world’s best resort in 2003 by Condé Traveller UK. The group also co-owns the Eastern & Oriental Express luxury train. The Gainsborough Bath Spa, the only hotel in Bath to be part of the Leading Hotels of the World’s collection of legendary hotels, was named the 2017 Condé Nast Traveller Awards World’s Top 100. The portfolio also encompasses the ownership management of a number of Marriott properties in Australia and Kuala Lumpur as well as properties under the brand’s prestigious Autograph Collection banner. The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is the latest addition to this partnership. Future plans include the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Japan which is set to complement YTL Hotels’ master plan for Niseko Village.
With each new experience that it presents, the company strives to embrace and highlight the natural essence of culture, character, and tradition of its surroundings. YTL Hotels is the hospitality arm of YTL Corporation Berhad. Visit www.ytlhotels.com for more information and follow us on our social media platforms for #TreasuredPlaces #TreasuredMoments.