NEWS & EVENTS
Welcome back! What to expect in Niseko for winter 2022/23
We're open! For all of those who have been waiting to visit Niseko, welcome back! We are so excited to have you here for winter 2022/23. With...
18 November 2022
Plentiful snowfall is forecasted across Japan for winter 2022/23
Another La Nina winter in Japan Niseko’s last two seasons have been nothing short of spectacular. Beautifully consistent snowfall gave tho...
4 November 2022
Japan is open! Visa-free, independent tourism from October 11th, 2022
The day we have been waiting for! As of October 11th, 2022, visa-free, independent travel resumes for visitors from overseas. Japan has been one ...
14 October 2022
4 reasons we love autumn in Niseko
The colors Fall foliage, or “Koyo” in Japanese, is one of the biggest hits with tourists coming to Japan. Niseko is no exception, and there ar...
11 October 2022
Japan relaxes international travel restrictions
*UPDATE! September 23rd, 2022 Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced new travel measures to take effect starting on October 11th, 20...
21 September 2022
2022 Niseko Autumn Food Festival
Photo via Niseko Tourism When and Where Dates: September 15-18 Location: Hirafu Village Intersection Photo via Niseko Tourism Experien...
10 September 2022
Matsuri season in Niseko
Matsuri translates to “festival” in Japanese and is associated with local celebrations that take place all across Japan. You can find matsuris in...
16 August 2022
Why Niseko should be your next summer golf destination
Summer weather This is Niseko’s foremost bragging point in summer - the beautiful weather! Hokkaido is far enough north in Japan that it has s...
10 August 2022
Hanazono Zip World – the longest zipline tour in Japan opens!
On July 1st, 2022, Niseko Hanazono Resort launched its most thrilling summer activity yet - Hanazono Zip World! It’s true, this is the longes...
17 July 2022
4 reasons that make Niseko’s summer so special
Weather Perfect is a strong word, but Hokkaido’s “green season” can often feel that way. In contrast to most of the rest of Japan, Niseko ...
15 July 2022
Green season is here! Niseko summer activities and more
Would you believe that many long-time locals in Niseko agree that summer is their favorite season here? In stark contrast to the snowy and frigid...
22 June 2022
Japan reopens to foreign tourists in June 2022 – under specific conditions
*This information is subject to change. Please refer to official government sources for the latest updates. On June 10th, 2022, Japan allo...
18 June 2022
Niseko total snowfall for winter 2021/22
That’s a wrap! What a wonderful winter we had in Niseko for the 2021/22 season. It’s fun to reflect on specific moments - The first snowfall, ope...
13 May 2022
New art installation in Niseko – Hanazono Mountain Lights
Prototype at Bruce Munro Studio in UK ©️Bruce Munro Studio Something entirely new is coming to the Niseko summer scene. As part of Hanazono...
12 May 2022
Ski, golf, raft, bike, and more – Golden Week adventure in Niseko
Golden Week (April 29th - May 5th, 2022) is the adventure and activity peak in Niseko! Why? It represents the perfect intersection of Niseko’s wo...
14 April 2022
Ski and ride through May 5th, 2022 in Niseko!
Spring skiing in Niseko! Niseko boasts one of the longest ski seasons in Japan, typically open from the end of November through the Japanese Golde...
10 April 2022
Why you should visit Niseko this spring – discounts and more!
Spring Skiing! Spring is wonderful in Niseko. The snowfall starts to slow down and gives way to sunny and clear skies. Fresh top-ups of powder...
22 March 2022
Update on international travel to Japan – no quarantine for selected business travelers
*The following information is subject to change. Please check with official government sources to confirm the current status of international tra...
16 March 2022
Tips for first-time skiers and instructors – Interview with Niseko Village Snow School Director, Satoshi Maeda
Satoshi Maeda making powder turns in Niseko Village Winter sports are a fun activity for all ability levels, however, beginners usually have some ...
25 February 2022
Niseko mid-winter conditions report – February 2022
What a beautiful winter it has been! The 2021-22 winter season has given perfect conditions on the mountain, no matter what kind of skier or snow...
14 February 2022
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