Tag Archives: Skiing

Don’t Leave Niseko Without… A Visit To The Onsen.

Our sojourn in Niseko is drawing to a close. Today we depart Hokkaido for a flying visit to Tokyo. Monday morning we will be back in hot, sweltering Sydney. Talk about extremities in weather conditions. Moving from close to minus 20 C … Continue reading

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An Alpine Dinner. Swiss Fondue. Niseko Style.

Each year we catch up with our dear friends Motoko and Ernesto and their boys for our traditional Swiss Fondue night.  Prepared by Ernesto.  It’s truly delicious and something we very much look forward to. On their wall is a … Continue reading

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One Way to Work Off Those Christmas – New Year Overindulgences. Climb the Peak. Mount Annupuri, Niseko.

A blue bird day in Niseko. Begins with a gentle ride up the first slope. Pretty isn’t it? Then we catch another two lifts. The Ace Quad Chair and the Hooded Triple to the top of the very picturesque Rinkan run. On a … Continue reading

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A Taste of Niseko. By Anthony Bourdain.

After two days of snowstorms and limited visibility we had a glorious blue sky day today. Perfect for powder skiing. So we hit the slopes early and skied all over the resort from Hanazono to Annapuri. I have some wonderful … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Ramen. Hirafu Village.

Its raining in the village today. It’s quite warm at zero degrees celsius  This is the first time in six years we have experienced rain. Usually its a snow storm or “brizzard” that puts the lifts on hold and gives … Continue reading

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Ohayo Gozaimasu. The Paddington Foodie in Japan.

Ohayo Gozaimasu. That’s Good Morning in Japanese. It’s 6:30 in the morning and we have just landed at Narita Airport in Tokyo. In transit. Waiting for our connecting flight to Sapporo in Hokkaido.  The northern most island of Japan. Then … Continue reading

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