Located close to the Niseko Village and a future development by YTL of Malaysia, this log house in Higashiyama was a great entry level purchase with potential for capital gains. The new owner is renovating the house to show its true alpine potential.
Just in time for the first snows of the year, the framing on Akatsuki Chalet Niseko has completed. The exterior will finished soon, and everyone can move inside to focus on the interior finishing details.
The Hokkaido Government has begun taking radiation readings in Hirafu Village, in front of the Welcome Center by the Alpen Hotel. The Japanese government says the acceptable national limit is 3.8μSv/h, and radiation levels taken in Hirafu Village show levels of under 0.05μSv/h. This tiny amount is actually lower than residual radiation levels in many major overseas urban centers.
You can see monthly updates on the radiation levels on the Hokkaido Government website, which shows tourism areas around Hokkaido. Hirafu Village in Niseko is listed the third from the top, and the radiation reading for October is 0.036μSv/h:
360Niseko has been doing their own independent radiation readings in Niseko, and you can read them here:
Daily readings from Kutchan Town are available as well:
Part of the reason to publicize these readings was to address a great concerns from overseas tourists. With handheld radiation readers easily available, it is also easy to confirm these readings. With these low radiation levels, hopefully anyone planning a trip to Niseko will feel at ease.
I thought I would stop and admire the handiwork of the carpenters on Kazane Chalet Niseko. No easy matter creating two crescent shaped roofs on a timber framed building.
The roofing rafters are up on Kazane Chalet Niseko. Because of the curved roofline, individual rafters had to be custom cut to create the curve.