about us

Welcome to Sanctuary Niseko, a  creative agency/ design office and gallery based in Niseko, Japan. 

20+ years in design (graphics, interior, product, creative direction), media and publishing (Singapore + Japan)

We are designers and creative consultants who love the mountain-scape of Niseko, the crisp fresh air and the sounds of nature as much as we love design, architecture, and all things beautiful. We offer creative ideas, interior and graphic design, owner and interior shopping services to both the individual and business needs. Email us for a chat! 




What we do:

Design and Projects (for businesses and for the individual)

Creative Consultancy

Graphic and Print Design

Publishing, Editorial, Art Direction 

Marketing and Identity

Space Planning, Interior Design, Interior Revamps

Architecture/Spatial Concepts

Architecture and Commercial/Residential Property Marketing, Identity and Publicity Strategy

Operations and Property Management Support

... and more



Events, exhibitions, launches

Yoga Workshops and Classes



Official brands available at Sanctuary Niseko





Our Companies:

Sanctuary Niseko (Japan)

architecture, design, media + creative consultancy

print design + publishing

design retail shop

boutique property management

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Vanguard (Singapore and Niseko)

custom-built limited-edition bicycles


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Angelus Novus Studio (Singapore)

multi-disciplinary design studio 


Design & Project Associate (Singapore)

Lara Loi (lara@angelusnovus.com)


Creative Director / Consultant

Jacinta Sonja Neoh 



Creative Consultancy – Space, interiors, Design and Publishing

Jacinta Sonja Neoh’s experience ranges from creative director and designer for interiors and graphics, editorial and media consultant, publisher of architecture and design books, to design lecturer and critic. She specialises in the conceptualisation of creative directions (print, media, experiential design, strategic branding, publicity) for architecture & interiors, design, lifestyle-related projects, events and exhibitions. Originally from Singapore, Jacinta relocated her base to Niseko, Japan in 2013, and set up Sanctuary Niseko – a graphics and interior design office and gallery. 

+ selected work

  • Creative director: Powderlife, Summerlife and Real Estate magazines (rebranding, design, since 2016), What’s On publications (since 2016)

  • Interior designer/interior consultant: projects in Niseko, including Yukikage (Elevations, with Hokkaido Tracks and SAAD Architects, 2017), Foxwood Niseko (with Hokkaido Tracks and SAAD Architects, 2017), Vale Niseko lobby (2015), GoKisetsu (with Niseko Property, Hokkaido Nikken Sekkei - project shelved, 2014), Ki Niseko (ongoing, 2017)

  • Co-Publisher & creative director at an/b editions (2009-2012) - (Cardboard Book (2010), Interior Pop! (2011) and Upcycle! (2012) - distributed worldwide. Cardboard Book (2 print runs, 2 foreign language translations under Link, Europe, Americas under Gingko Press)

  • Editor / creative director / writer / copywriter (since 1998): magazines, books & publications. Creative director, Cubes magazine, Editor/writer, Singapore Architect magazine, Art Director/Assistant Editor/Writer, Ish magazine, Design magazine, + various architecture/design books, publications, journals at Page One Publishing, NUS, commercial publications and campaigns.

  • Design consultant (since 2004): design and branding for companies, including Powderlife (Niseko), What’s On Niseko, Gorilla Niseko, Niseko Property, XTRA Designs, Page One, Cubes magazine, Orita SInclair School of Design.

  • Events, PR and coordination (since 1998): including Cow Parade opening and closing parties (Niseko, 2014), Archifest (Architecture festival, Singapore, 2008), National University of Singapore (Architecture) - 50th anniversary (2008)

  • Lecturer & critic (since 1999) interior design, architecture history & theory, thesis supervisor, BA & diploma courses (Singapore)

+ press & exhibitions

  • Press: Works/projects/profile featured in Singapore and international publications — including International Herald Tribune, NY Times, Wallpaper* Magazine, Casa da Abitare (Italy), Cubes (Singapore), Velo Velo (by Gestaltan) Art4d (Thailand), The Straits Times, and Lifestyle! (Singapore), NHK (Japan), Hokkaido Shimbun (Japan), Premium 11 magazine (Japan), Underscore magazine (Singapore), Time Out (Singapore), Tatler (Singapore), Elle magazine (Singapore), amongst others.

  • Exhibitions: Exhibited at the Venice International Architecture Biennale (Vanguard 2009, and with Peter Tay Studio, 2013), Design Tide (Tokyo, 2010 and 2012), Issey Miyake X Vanguard (Singapore, 2009), MAAD (Singapore, 2007), Niseko Craft Art Festival (2014 & 2015)

+ education

  • Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) – 1998 / National University of Singapore

  • BA (Architecture Studies) – 1995 / National University of Singapore