Why the K-pop Star "Kahi" keeps coming back to Niseko

  • March 14, 2018

K-pop star Kahi in Niseko 2018

Kahi is a seasoned veteran and a household name in the world of K-pop. After making a name for herself as a sought after dancer with an unparallelled style for some of the biggest groups in early 2000’s, she became a permanent fixture in the scene as the founder and leader of the mega girl group After School. Since transitioning successfully into a solo artist in 2012, she has worked tirelessly to solidify her status in the industry, most recently as a mentor to young artists in the wildly popular TV show Produce 101.

The 37-year-old industry icon and busy new mom has chosen Niseko as the place to get away, relax and recharge. Over the last few seasons, Kahi and her family, which includes her husband Joon-mu and their young son Noah, have enjoyed the all-encompassing service that Vacation Niseko provides as well as our luxurious properties. We caught up with this happy family to check in on their February trip and to see why they keep coming back to Niseko.

Kahi arriving at Hana & Joe townhouse in Niseko

You recently stayed with Vacation Niseko in Hana & Jo. Did you enjoy the property? How was the location?

The location was perfect! Everything was pretty much within walking distance. A great home base for a winter or summer holiday in Niseko. By the way, we loved the coffee shop and the curry place right next door.

Baby playing in Hanav& Joe house

Did your family enjoy their winter holiday? What activities were your favorite?

Snowboarding obviously! We were lucky enough to check out all 4 resorts of Niseko United. Also, it was Noah’s first time getting on a snowboard, which we were super excited about!

Kahi and her family having fun with snowboard

How did Noah like the snowy world of Niseko in the winter?

I think he very much enjoyed the snow.

Kahi's post about her stay in Niseko

You have visited during the summer as well as the winter. Do you prefer one season over another?

I love both actually and can’t really pick one over the other. Our first summer experience in Niseko was last July, and it was actually the first time that we didn’t see snow everywhere. We were blown away by the lush green scenery. Niseko also blessed us with clear blue skies and dry cool breeze. It was just perfect for golfing.

3 cyclists in green season Niseko with Mt. Youtei

Speaking of golf, why did you choose Niseko for your golf holiday?

Niseko is further north than the southern part of the Korean peninsula, so it’s much less humid in the summer months. This is ideal conditions for a relaxing round of golf. The fact that it's just a short flight away makes it an easy get away. Plus, the facilities are just top notch.

Watch this drone video Joon made of them enjoying HANAZONO GOLF last July.

Aside from golf, what else did you enjoy about the “Green Season” in Niseko?

Honestly, we didn’t do too much. We ate great food and relaxed last summer. However, we are looking forward to doing some new activities on our next trip. Any recommendations?

Cooking with Niseko's fresh local vegetables

The food in the summer could be the best part! However Niseko boasts other fun activities such as road and mountain biking, rafting, hiking, sea kayaking, and canyoning. Do you have your next Niseko holiday planned yet?

This coming summer!!!

Great to hear! Thank you for your time and we look forward to having you back in a few months for the Green Season!


The Park Family loves staying at Hana and Jo during both the summer and winter months. Please contact us if you would like to stay at Hana and Jo this summer or next winter, or for any of your Niseko holiday needs.





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