Is it just me or is my Instagram feed filled with photos and videos of snow? Specifically, posts about Niseko, Japan. Vogue just posted a story about the famous skiing destination and celebrities like Gretchen Barretto and the It Girls Georgina Wilson Anne Curtis, Isabelle Daza, Solenn Heussaff, and cousins Martine Cajucom and Jessica Wilson are there right now for vacation.
What makes the place so special and why are they flocking the place? Scroll down to find out.
It’s the best place to hit the slopes
Niseko is known for its powder white snow that falls fresh almost every day which means a good skiing or snow-boarding experience every time—just ask Isabelle Daza-Semblat and Raymond Gutierrez. Snow days beat sunny days in this area, unless you like skiing in old, compacted snow.
Acting like I’m not freezing and scared A post shared by isabelledaza (@isabelledaza) on Feb 22, 2017 at 11:32pm PST
It is also a foodie destination
Japan will always have an abundance of good food and there is no shortage of that even in the snowy slopes. Only here can you probably ski in the morning and have some fresh sashimi, uni, crab legs, and salmon roe for lunch. There’s fresh seafood all the time because the ocean is just an hour away from the area.
Shabu shabu #SosBolzTravels #LostWithSos #Hokkaido A post shared by Solenn Heussaff (@solennheussaff) on Feb 23, 2017 at 4:28am PST
If you want meat, you can always go for glorious marbled beef that can be grilled or added to your shabu-shabu. We totally get it if you want to load up on protein especially after all the activities.
For dessert, make sure you try their Hokkaido milk soft serve. It doesn’t matter if there’s snow all around, just eat that ice cream.
Hot spring baths are peppered all over
Onsens are always a part of their culture. It is a public bath (some are private, don’t worry) where you can relax in the hot spring water. Perfect after a long hike or a snowboarding activity.
Where you’ll find me after a long day… the private Onsen (Japanese hot springs) at #KiNiseko. Thanks for the reco @theluxenomad ❄️♂️
A post shared by Raymond Gutierrez (@mondgutierrez) on Feb 24, 2017 at 12:01am PST
I once tried it, but in Nagano and not Niseko. It was intimidating at first because you have to strip naked before you enter. But, my, my, was it relaxing. I’d do it again if I could.
Snowmobiles are available for the adrenaline junkie
Niseko love ❤️❤ lovely way to spend a week & a half days before my 47th Birthday
A post shared by Gretchen Barretto (@gretchenbarretto) on Feb 23, 2017 at 12:08am PST
If skiing and snowboarding is not for you, you can always rent a snowmobile. You have the option to drive it yourself or have an instructor do it for you. Gretchen Barretto and her friends tried it and they had so much fun.
The rooms and villas can be luxurious
The amazin view from our bedroom for the week #ayaniseko #theluxenomad A post shared by Georgina Wilson (@ilovegeorgina) on Feb 22, 2017 at 7:54am PST
Fancy the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a great view of Mount Yotei and the fresh snow outside? You too can experience that by booking a villa like Georgina Wilson and her family or a hotel like Gretchen. Either way, it’ll be the perfect place to chill and cuddle up.
not seen is the yoko pose option ✌ A post shared by Martine Cajucom (@ilovemartine) on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:26am PST
Photo courtesy of Jessica Diaz-Wilson’s Instagram account
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