Where to Eat in Golden Week

Niseko welcomes the arrival of Golden Week guests from this weekend, as Japan celebrates the imperial transition with the succession of the new emperor. Here's our guide on where to eat in Niseko this week.

With a dining scene to rival the best ski resorts in the world, Niseko's allure as a tourist destination is no longer due only to the incredible snow it receives. We've picked out some of the best spots for you to dine in Niseko this Golden Week.

Kumo Restaurant

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Kumo Restaurant sits high atop Hirafu village in Skye Niseko.

Serving locally inspired Japanese soul-food in a fun and laid-back setting, this Hokkaido izakaya are offering special sets for the public and Skye Niseko guests for Golden Week. Fresh sashimi, local pork belly, ikura potato salad, and more. To indulge in this special Golden Week treat, pre-bookings must be made. Contact the restaurant to reserve a table. 

Robata Niseko Naniwatei

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Take a seat at Robata Niseko Naniwatei and prepare for the show!

This robata (literally 'Fireside-dining') restaurant is focussed around an open kitchen, where head chef Murai-san extravagantly cuts, slices, fries and fires your meal right in front of your eyes. Course dinners are available containing a range of Hokkaido meats, seafoods and other produce, all of which can be complemented with local beers, wines and whiskies from their expansive liquor list. Pre-book to avoid disappointment. 

Sushi Shin

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Fancy fresh sushi served straight to your plate by a 3x Michelin starred chef? Thought so. 

Well you're in luck, as Sushi Shin is open for Golden Week. Serving three set menu options, each dish is carefully constructed using Niseko’s finest produce and the world’s choicest seafood ingredients sourced daily from Hokkaido and Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market. This is special, don't miss out. 


Somoza Le

For something truly unique, try Somoza, set in the white birch forest of Hanazono. 

This reconstructed 150-year-old Japanese Kominka house is a cafe come art space which serves amazing set menus using seasonal ingredients. For nature views, culture and atmosphere, this is a hidden Niseko secret that you need to discover. 


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