Explore some of the most enchanting winter events that Hokkaido has to offer for you to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of this snowy wonderland.
Be sure to participate in this year's New Year's Day festivities at either The Vale Niseko or The Maples Niseko. As the go-to host for the festivities, we invite guests to gather under our roof for an unforgettable night of cultural richness and joyous moments. Join us for the festivities on January 1, 2024 at one of our two properties, The Vale Niseko and The Maples Niseko!
NEW YEARS EXTRAVAGANZA
The Vale Niseko:
- Sake breaking and tasting: 18:00-18:30
- Taiko Drumming Performance: 18:30-19:00
The Maples Niseko
- Taiko Drumming Performance: 19:30-20:00
Sake breaking and tasting
Breaking a sake barrel is a traditional ceremony
in Japan known as "Kagami Biraki," and it often marks the beginning
of a celebration or special event. It translates to "Opening the
Mirror," symbolizing the opening of a new beginning or a fresh start. The
ceremony of sake breaking and tasting is a symbolic way to commence festivities,
especially New Years Eve, symbolizing the opening of possibilities that lie
Taiko Drumming Performance
For those international travelers, Taiko is the art of Japanese drumming. This ceremonious activity has been vital for Japanese culture for hundreds of years. Taiko drumming is a traditional Japanese percussion art form that involves the use of large drums, called "taiko." Taiko drumming has roots in Japanese cultural and religious traditions and has evolved into a dynamic and powerful performing art.
Mochi will be offered at both locations!
Ring in the new year, where tradition meets celebration, at either The Vale or The Maples!
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