July, 15th 2022
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 is far enough north that it skips the humid and often miserable rain season that the rest of Japan and much of Asia sees in summer. Instead, mild temperatures, clear skies, and crisp nights are commonplace here. Temperatures rarely get above 30 degrees, and humidity is low. The perfect environment to enjoy your favorite summer activities.
Long before Niseko was famous for its incredible snowfall and resorts, it was farmland. And it still remains that way. Niseko’s fertile volcanic soil creates some incredible fresh produce that you can buy locally or taste at delicious restaurants. The weather, soil, and skilled farmers combine to grow some of the most sought-after produce around Asia.
What sounds like a fun summer activity to you? Swimming, golfing, hiking, cycling, barbecuing, rafting, road trips? You can do it all in Niseko! Mountains, lakes, coastlines, and wide-open plains are all in proximity to Niseko, so nearly any fun summer activity you can think of is doable here. Moreover, the weather isn’t too hot to exercise and play in the great outdoors. Niseko is constantly developing in summer as well, expanding the activities available such as mountain biking, zip-lining, tree trekking, sea kayaking, climbing, fishing… The list goes on!
Yes, Niseko is in the mountains. But it’s also near so much water! The Shiribetsu river runs through town and is known for great fishing, rafting, and more. Lake Toya is only a short drive away and is a must-see during a summer trip to Niseko. The water in Lake Toya is warm enough to swim in for most of the summertime. Do you prefer the beach? Luckily both the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean are within a day trip’s drive from Niseko. Enjoy the freshest seafood, your feet in the sand, or even hop in the water on a sea kayak.
Why Niseko should be your next summer golf destination
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10 August 2022
Hanazono Zip World – the longest zipline tour in Japan opens!
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17 July 2022
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15 July 2022
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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
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13 May 2022
New art installation in Niseko – Hanazono Mountain Lights
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12 May 2022
Ski, golf, raft, bike, and more – Golden Week adventure in Niseko
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14 April 2022
Ski and ride through May 5th, 2022 in Niseko!
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10 April 2022
Why you should visit Niseko this spring – discounts and more!
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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
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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
Hanazono Niseko Resort’s backcountry experiences – Joe Sugano Interview
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24 January 2022
5 tips for a smooth winter holiday in Niseko
Planning a trip to Niseko is an exciting occasion! However, it can get complicated with logistics if you don’t know where to start and what you n...
14 January 2022
Night skiing at all 4 resorts of Niseko United!
4 resorts - lit up in the night! For the first time ever, night skiing will be available at all 4 resorts of Niseko United! Niseko’s night ski...
13 December 2021
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