Jan 12, 2019
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Chef and entrepreneur (and a legend in the Niseko food scene) Dennis van den Brink has opened a string of successful restaurants – Green Farm Cafe (moving to its exciting new location at Shiki Niseko), Ginger (2017), Niseko Gelato (2016), Wild Bill’s (2006), and soon-to-be-opened Temporada (in mid December 2018). Since coming from Fukushima to Niseko in 2006, Dennis’ mantra has been to keep his dishes simple and let the ingredients speak for themselves. With his ‘Farm to Fork’ concept, Dennis uses high quality, fresh ingredients from Hokkaido to create delectable dishes for everyday dining. We managed to catch Dennis for a chat about his new food ventures, and yes – his new look.

Dennis Van Den Brink

Photo by Jacinta Sonja

What are your plans for Green Farm and Temporada, Ginger, and Wild Bills this season?

The new Green Farm Cafe at Shiki will be our deli and coffee roastery; Ginger at AYA Niseko is our pan-Asian brassarie; Wild Bill’s revamped with a Latin inspired menu; Temporada (at Shiki) will offer modern Hokkaido tapas dining and wine bar. We worked with a 5-star hotel executive chef and food consultant, Jeff Hurst, to develop our menus. All menus will have vegetarian and vegan options. We will also be staying open all year round.

Tell us about your new tapas bar Temporada, what’s its story?

The word ‘seasons’ is ‘shiki’ in Japanese, and ‘temporada’ in Spanish. It was only natural to choose the Spanish equivalent of ‘shiki’ to match the cuisine. Temporada at Shiki will be our take on Spanish tapas using Hokkaido sourced ingredients.

The new Green Farm Cafe and coffee roastery will also be in Shiki. Tell us more about it.

We will be roasting our own beans for Black Powder Roasting company. We use beans from Africa and Indonesia. At Green Farm Cafe, we make a lot of coffee and I am a person who likes to be control of where my ingredients come from. But really, the decision to roast my own beans was out of pure curiosity!

And the question that everyone has been dying to ask – why did you cut your dreadlocks?

Haha – I had my dreads for 20 years, I felt it was time to let it go.

*Green Farm was the winner of Best Of Niseko Awards(Coffee) in 2018.

Interview by Clara Tan published on www.whatsonniseko.com

Fireworks Display and Torch Skiing -- Welcoming 2019 in Niseko

Dec 31, 2018

2018 has brought us a lot of unforgettable memories and we're very sure 2019 will be even greater! What better way to celebrate the passing of a wonderful year and the coming of an even more promising year than watching a beautiful fireworks display light up the sky and witnessing 150 skiers and snowboarders carry torches on the Grand Hirafu slopes for the 43rd New Year’s Torchlight Skiing event?

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Anyone who will join the Torchlight Skiing event will receive a certificate of participation and will also get a chance to win a prize for the Lucky Draw.

Torchlight Skiing

Photo source: Experience Niseko

Join us as we finally draw 2018 to a close and welcome 2019​ in Niseko!

Heavy Snowfall Arrives in Niseko

Nov 22, 2018
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We hope you're snow-ready and completely armed with the right skiing and snowboarding gear! In the last 24 hours, about 4cm of snow has fallen in Niseko and as of yesterday, the temperature reached -1 degree Celsius!

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Snow has been consistently pouring all throughout the region which is a perfect sign that winter has finally and officially arrived.

And it's only just starting! Up to 13cm of snow is expected at 1200 meters altitude in Grand Hirafu with a forecasted minimum temperature of -13 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of -8 degrees Celsius today.

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The ski lifts in Hirafu and Annupuri are scheduled to open and start operating this Friday, November 23, 2018 while night skiing in Niseko is set to commence on December 11, 2018 (Tuesday).

Hope you have booked your stay with us! If not, we're here to assist you! Email us at [email protected] or call us at +81 136-21-4191. See you in Niseko this winter 2018-2019!

Hyatt House Announcement

Nov 14, 2018

We’re pleased to share that effective December 16th, 2018, Shiki Niseko is the home of the new Hyatt House Niseko.

The transformation reflects our commitment to providing guests with stylish and comfortable surroundings integrated with the latest technology, values at the heart of the Hyatt House brand. The new Hyatt House Niseko has additional facilities such as a fitness centre, new restaurant and bar, and a renovated lobby.

Shiki Niseko has been repositioned into an integrated Hotel & F&B destination bringing the best brands of Niseko together in the very centre of Hirafu Village

We look forward to welcoming you at Hyatt House Niseko soon!

Warm regards

Jake McHugh

General Manager


Sep 27, 2018



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