What’s on this September in Niseko

August, 30th 2019

Take a look at what’s happening this September in Niseko! Races, events, food festivals, and more.

September 8th – NAC Trail Run

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Hokkaido’s first trail run is now in its 20th edition. The NAC Trail Run is one of Niseko’s premier sporting events with hundreds of people taking part every year. With 3 different courses, ages 6 and up and all ability levels are welcome! Learn more and sign up here.

September 12-15 – Niseko Autumn Food Festival

The second annual Niseko Autumn Food Festival is back! Twelve of Niseko’s most famous restaurants, bars and cafés will showcase their special dishes for the festival using the freshest autumn harvest produce. Different live performances will highlight each day. This year, the G20 Summit will be involved as a special sponsor, so Niseko’s delicious cuisine will be showcased on the international stage. Free shuttle busses from Odori Park in Sapporo to the Hirafu village will be running each day. 

Dates: Thursday, September 12th through Sunday, September 15th

Time: 15:00-21:00 (Sep 12th – 13th); 11:00-21:00 (Sep 14th-15th)

Location: Hirafu intersection, Hirafu #3 Parking (right across Rhythm Japan)

Where to stay for the festival? Check out the special offers from Vacation Niseko, Midtown Niseko, and The Green Leaf Niseko Village

September 15 – Niseko Marathon Festival

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This event has been going on for over 30 years! The Niseko Marathon Festival offers varying distances such as the 21km half marathon, 5km and 3.5km. The event can be enjoyed as a family. Join this refreshing run and celebrate the changing of the seasons.

All September long – Your favorite outdoor activities!

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September is one of the clearest months in Niseko, meaning there is plenty of sunshine to get out and enjoy your favorite outdoor activities! Crisp and refreshing temperatures can be more comfortable than Niseko’s peak summer. Take Annupuri’s summer gondola up for a better view, or get your thrills at Niseko Grand Hirafu’s mountain bike tracks. Pure at Niseko Village offers a variety of fun things to do in one spot including zip lines, tree trekking, horse riding, and more.

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