Niseko – Japan’s best ski resort

Niseko (Niseko) – city (town) in Japan

Niseko – Japan’s best ski resort. Cold winters, numerous slopes and excellent snow make the area attractive to skiers and snowboarders. The nearby Sapporo has more opportunities for skiing, because here was the Winter Olympics in 1972.

Religion: Buddhism, Shinto, Zen Buddhism, Bushido (“Way of the Warrior”) – the moral and ethical teachings of the norms of conduct samurai (bushi)
Phone code: Phone Code To call to a landline phone, you need to type Japanese 8 – 10 – 81 – <area code> – <phone number>.
Power supply: 100 V/50 Hz
Language: Japanese (official)
Nature: Very beautiful and harmonious nature will be a welcome addition to your outdoor activities
The mountains and the slopes  ski schools
 rental of ski equipment
Infrastructure: Well groomed slopes are perfect for beginners, while more advanced skiers will like off-piste skiing. You can also visit the hot springs Jozankei, located 1.5 hours drive from Niseko and known for its useful properties.
Shops  clothing stores
 souvenir shops
Food  cafe
 European cuisine
 Grocery Stores
 Restaurants
 
Expert assessments and recommendations:
TOP “The best resorts in the world”  Best Sports Resort
National composition  Asians
Mixed: The peak influx of foreign tourists there during Christmas and New Year
Recommendations Rules: Japan country strict customs, clearly different from the European. They should be taken when visiting Japan. Number of traditions and rituals, mandatory or recommended for compliance, is enormous. Almost all spheres of life permeated network of traditions and ceremonies, especially noticeable in the communication between people. Handshakes are not taken, they are replaced with bows, and “return” bows require the same frequency and deference, which shows another side. Japanese are polite and helpful in communicating. The hospitality of the Japanese “in the blood.” Direct refusal is not accepted, even if it is impossible to fulfill the request, so you should think in advance about the feasibility of your wishes. Also often misleading smiling traditional Japanese, especially women, at all times – even failure or a bad moment will be accompanied by a smile that confuses many foreigners. At the same time, “zapanibratskie” attitude (too little distance between the interlocutors) is completely unacceptable and cause the Japanese negative attitude. It is preferable not to look directly into the eyes of the Japanese (it is perceived as aggression) and actively gesticulating. Taken before meals to wipe his hands and face special hot towel “osibori.” Each dish is served in a specially designed container for him and takes a well-defined place in the table. Change of course not, the entire order (except tea) is exposed on the table at once. Crockery and strictly divided into “male” and “female”. For rods (“hashi” or “Hashi”) there is a separate stand “Hashi-oki” (small ceramic rectangle or specially cut wine cork), and serves them in a colorful hard cover “hashi-Bucur.” Despite the fact that the traditional food from a common dish should take back the ends of sticks, now this practice is outdated and is practiced in a very formal or sorority. “Hashi” can not cross or stick in rice (it is associated with death – in this form usually bring offerings to the spirits of the ancestors), do not set anything on sticks, gesticulating or waving them in the food – it is a sign of bad taste. In no case can not pass food “of the sticks in the sticks” – the Buddhist tradition is so over the remains during the funeral rites.Traditionally, the soup should be drunk, not a spoon, with the exception of New Year’s soup “on-zoning” as well as soups and noodles, usually served in big bowls – the very noodles can be eaten with chopsticks and drink the broth. Permissible and even necessary to smack one’s lips, tasting the hot noodles (“udon”, “ramen” or “soba”) – is that the way Noodle flavor is even more enjoyable. Allowed to eat rice, holding a bowl in one hand. Sushi and rolls is preferably all at once – otherwise the piece to be bitten in the hand, and not to put on a plate. Women need to hold his hand under the food that is sent to your mouth, and the men do not need. Also, do not remove the food on a plate or bowl on the table. Well-known and “passion” of Japanese to hygiene and cleanliness. Not accepted smoking in public places, offices, stations, and railway platforms, as well as in homes and cars without the permission of the owner. Can not be booted foot stepping on straw mats “tatami” – is regarded as sacrilege. This particularly applies to dwellings, or to visit the temples. You should also change shoes in special slippers before and after using the toilet
Tipping: an insult. Some restaurants in the amount of the bill already includes 10-15% service charge
Type of a resort  TOP Popular tourist places
 active / sports
 Ski
 sightseeing