Niseko Welcomes The New Odin Place
An exciting new retail and food destination has opened its doors in Niseko Hirafu for the start of the winter 2016/17 season.
The stunning new Odin Place building at the Hirafu Crossroads has opened its shiny new doors ready for the winter 2016/17 season. It might only be three floors, but you are not going to miss it! Housing amazing new retail stores, including the new Burton store, Explore Niseko and several food and beverage outlets, it’s already become a real hub for shopping and après-ski in the centre of Hirafu village.
So, you want to see inside Odin? Check out our walk through video to give you a sneak peek!
There's three exciting offerings for food and beverage in Odin Place. First up, on the second floor leading out towards the main Rhythm store, are two options: Koko and Mûsu. Koko is a take-away bakery, offering bread, juice and coffee. With wondrous treats baked either in Kutchan or on the premises, you’ll probably just want to wander in for the smell! Open from 7am-7pm, you’ll be able to pick up a bite to eat any time.
Next door, resplendent with both indoor and outdoor open fireplaces is Mûsu. Remember this name because it will become your après-ski home! Open from breakfast until midnight, you can take in a healthy plate, or come back after 4pm when it will turn into the après-ski destination of Hirafu. Soak yourself in cocktails or wine by the fire while looking over the crowds on Hirafuzaka…go on then, why not?!
Even better news is that both Mûsu and Koko will be open year round, adding to the growing number of fantastic restaurants serving people in all four seasons here in Niseko.
On the top floor is The Alpinist serving fondues, raclettes and other hearty alpine cuisine this is where you settle down to fill yourself up after a hard day on the slopes. Open from 11am until late it is another unique addition to the amazing dining scene here in Niseko.
The Tap Room is up on the top floor as well. The Tap Room is a welcoming and cosy craft beer bar and 22 seat restaurant with chicken rotisserie. A Japanese chef, 8 beer taps (including the only Hirafu bar to serve local Niseko Beer on tap) this is yet another reason to head to Odin Place this winter. With beers starting at 700 yen and a whole chicken for 2,500 yen you won't be disappointed!
Style and taste combine at iZone Style Ikeuchi on the top floor of the building with their concept store featuring high-quality, outdoor lifestyle apparel and adjoining cafe space.
You can check out the new Burton store to get kitted out in the latest gear. Or if you are looking for something a bit more fancy, head to Zaka, which is stocking a range of luxury outerwear and bringing a touch of European opulence to Niseko's streets.
"We offer a range of performance brands that combine technology with style making them the perfect fit for Niseko’s conditions," said Director of Zaka, Tomomi Nishimura.
So pop in if you fancy yourself yourself a bit "chic"! Plus, there's also Zaka's luxe sister store, Moncler, to really raise your ski wear game to the next level.
If you're more of a backcountry type than a fashion queen, you can satiate yourself at Rhythm Summit just across the road (in the old Beats shop). With an emphasis on safety, Summit aims to provide backcountry enthusiasts with everything they need to experience the big mountain adventure of their dreams.
After you've had some retail therapy and some delicious eats and drinks at Odin, be sure to make a stop at the Explore Niseko bookings centre on the first floor. Here, you can get the most out of your vacation in Niseko, by booking activities like snowshoeing, cat skiing and day tours in Niseko and nearby areas.
Last but certainly not least is Nisade on the top floor, showcasing the lifestyle an owner will have by living in a Nisade property in Niseko. This is definitely one for real estate enthusiasts.
Get ready to check out Niseko Hirafu's newest shopping and dining precinct this winter!