The breakthrough moment of inspiration for Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse came when two distinctly different cultures, East and West, were united in a common approach. It was a shibumi moment.


Shibumi is a Japanese word with roots in the Zen aesthetic ideals of art, architecture and landscaping; to denote great refinement with underlying commonplace appearances. The pursuit of shibumi is guided by seven key principles that is embraced through all aspects at Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse flowing from its architecture and design through to its activities and experiences:



  • KOKO


    Emphasises the discipline of restraint and refraining from adding the unnecessary, yet imparting a sense of focus and clarity.



    Dictates that beauty and utility need not be overstated, ornate, or fanciful but imparts a sense of being fresh and neat.



    Seeks to achieve a balance between being of nature, yet distinct from it without pretense or artifice, yet intentional rather than haphazard.



    As the human spirit is indefinable, the power of suggestion is exalted as the mark of a truly authentic creation – by limiting information, the imagination is seduced.



    Conveys the goal of appreciating beauty of natural imperfection, leaving the door open for others to co-create with you.



    Emphasises the fundamental state of tranquillity and quietude that implies an inexhaustible spirit in which the very essence of creative energy lie.



    Signifies a break from daily routines, involving a feeling of transcending the ordinary and conventional, resulting in pleasant surprises and unexpected amazement.