June, 22nd 2022
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 winters, Niseko’s “green season” holds perfectly mild weather and clear blue skies. A splendid environment for a never-ending list of outdoor activities and happenings! Read on to see a few of our favorites happening this summer.
Ride Annupuri’s gondola up to an elevation of 1000 meters to enjoy some of the best panoramic views in Niseko! You can even bring your dog on the gondola ride. Annupuri also features a dog park at the base to play in after your gondola ride with your furry friend. Visit Annupuri Resort’s website for more information.
Hit the links with your family or friends in Niseko! Year after year, the golf scene in Niseko grows as visitors and locals alike enjoy the pristine greens of Niseko’s golf courses. Escape the humid and rainy summers in Asia to relax in Hokkaido’s temperate summers. The weather is superb for golfing and the courses are challenging, beautiful, and meticulously maintained. Check out our favorite courses in the area:
Activities galore at PURE! Niseko Village’s PURE has something for everyone, of all ages. Choose from zip-lining, mountain biking, the unique rail slider, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, the exciting quick jump, and more. PURE is a wonderful way to experience Hokkaido during the warmer months for the whole family. Visit Niseko Village’s website for details and dates of operation.
Grand opening in July 2022! Japan’s first multi-stage dual-cable zipline. The total zip tour distance is 2,591 meters in length. It also includes the longest zip line in Japan, the “BLACK DIAMOND SUPERFLY”. It spans 1,700 meters and reaches speeds over 110km/h. Learn more here!
Something entirely new is coming to the Niseko summer scene. As part of Hanazono’s recent developments to create an exciting and beautiful all-season resort, Mountain Lights will host its grand opening on July 1st, 2022. Mountain Lights is an extraordinary light art installation created by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro. Thousands of gently glowing “firefly” sculptures will blend in and light up the landscape with a total of 180,000 individual points of light!
Ride the river! Join a rafting tour at Hanazono to experience one of Niseko’s most popular and fun summer activities. Suitable for children as well, rafting is a wonderful way to feel connected to Hokkaido’s natural beauty while navigating the gorgeous Shiribetsu river.
Cycling has exploded in popularity in Niseko due to the perfect climate and clear weather in summer. Choose from road cycling, e-bike tours, downhill mountain biking, gravel bikes, and everything in between. We are excited to see how the cycling culture continues to grow and develop in Niseko!
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
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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
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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!
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