A modern, crisp environment amid the vast green landscapes of Niseko is a dream MY ecolodge and AirAsia X are offering with the Super Summer Saver package.
Although it is well-known as a skiing sanctuary in Japan, Niseko’s enchanting summers are a hidden secret filled with the refreshing natural beauty of a quaint little town.
Giving guests an opportunity to experience Niseko as an all-seasons holiday destination, AirAsia X Berhad has partnered up with MY ecolodge for their green season travel packages that start from RM3,900 up to RM4,800 per person.
A group tour package for a minimum of 10 guests, the Niseko Super Summer Saver deals range from five to six days and four to five nights.
These deals are inclusive of return flights, meals, a ground tour of Niseko and accommodation at the boutique MY ecolodge managed by Fairlane Hospitality.
Fairlane Hospitality Japan general manager Darren Wickings said the green season activities included river rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, golf and trekking.
“Nestled between Mount Youtei and Mount Annupri is MY ecolodge, a boutique travellers lodge newly opened in December last year.
“Designed to be environmentally friendly, many eco attributes were incorporated into the property’s design and delivery of services, ensuring the beautiful nature that Niseko is so famous for remains green into the future,” he said.
Valid in June and from August to October, the package coincides with AirAsia X’s increase in the frequency of scheduled flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo’s Shin-Chitose Airport, said AirAsia X chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.
“To-date, AirAsia X Malaysia has carried a total of 2,024,881 passengers to and from Japan; and combined with AirAsia Thailand, we have carried close to three million people.
“We are also going to have five weekly flights to Sapporo and by the end of December, we will be able to do daily flights.
She added that Niseko had grown to become more than its title as the “Aspen of Asia”, carving out its own niche and developing its own identity as an all-seasons destination.
Japan’s ambassador to Malaysia Dr Makio Miyagawa related the cultural significances of the Japanese by sharing the interesting places to look out for in Niseko, in addition to its enchanting snow.
“In stark contrast with its beauty and snow, the second charm of Niseko is of course the summer in which you can enjoy a wide range of summer activities.
“Another fascination in Niseko is the good food, as well as festivals with an extravaganza of singing, dancing and fireworks display.”
He said the festivals were an embodiment of what the Japanese had inherited from their ancestors and what would be passed on to future generations.
“The festivals are not just about beautiful decorations, but a representation of our wishes to maintain communications with our ancestors, build close bonds with our family members, reaffirm and respect nature, and to keep our tradition.
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