is a charming tradition that promotes the happiness, good health and growth of girls within a Japanese household. Families with young daughters mark the occasion by setting up a display of dolls within the home, and offering special rice crackers and ceremonial sweets to the dolls. On March 3rd, The Vale Niseko
will celebrate this charming tradition with an exquisite seven-tier doll display in the lobby along with a special to enrich the holiday for all our female guests!
For every female who books three nights or more at The Vale Niseko between 1st and 8th March 2017 will receive 10% off* their entire stay!
Choose to stay with NISADE
and help us celebrate this enchanting time of year!
The dolls wear costumes of the imperial court during the Heian period (794-1192) and are placed on a tiered platform covered with red felt. The size of the dolls and number of steps vary, but usually the displays are of five or seven layers; single-tiered decorations with one male and one female doll are also common.
Hina matsuri traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called hina-nagashi, where straw hina dolls are sent down the river to the sea in a boat, supposedly taking bad spirits with them. Although the dolls are more symbolic in modern times, families are careful not to leave them on display for too long, as it can cause a late marriage for the daughter of the house!
The customary drink for the festival is shirozake, a sake made from fermented rice. A colored hina-arare, bite-sized crackers flavored with sugar or soy sauce depending on the region, and hishimochi, a diamond-shaped colored rice cake, are served. Chirashizushi (sushi rice flavored with sugar, vinegar, topped with raw fish and a variety of ingredients) is often eaten. A salt-based soup called ushiojiru containing clams still in the shell is also served. Clam shells in food are deemed the symbol of a united and peaceful couple, because a pair of clam shells fits perfectly, and no pair but the original pair can do so.
The Vale Niseko
is Hirafu’s most desirable ski in ski out location. With modern and luxurious one to four bedroom apartments, onsite restaurant & bar, public onsen and outdoor heated swimming pool, there is no better home base for your girls weekend away in Niseko.
With the personalised service of a five-star hotel, guests staying at The Vale Niseko
are rewarded year after year with the ultimate holiday experience.
To claim this offer or for more information, contact NISADE
’s friendly Reservations team. Alternatively, you can book online and email firstname.lastname@example.org
and start planning your next girls weekend away!
**Terms and Conditions**
- 10% discount for every female who books to stay at The Vale Niseko
- Valid to stay 01MARCH2017 –08MARCH2017
- Bookings made by 8th March 2017
- Maximum discount of 40% available per booking
- Minimum stay three nights
- Available for any room type at The Vale Niseko
- ID verification is required