Niseko, Japan

Niseko mountains to open for spring climbing season!

The mountains in the Niseko area are scheduled to be open for clibmers as follows.

●Mt. Yotei:Saturday, June 14, 2014 (*TBC)

                   A caretaker will be stationed in the mountain hut from that day on.

 Inquiry:Kutchan Tourism Association(Tel:0136-22-3344、 

●Niseko Annupuri:Sunday, June 1, 2014 (※TBC)

 Inquiry:Rankoshi Town office(Tel:0136-57-5111, Email inquiry form

※The above schedules are as of April 22, 2014 and subject to change depending on the amount of the remaining snow on the mountain trails.  Please contact the respective offices for more informaiton and finalized schedules.

羊蹄山/Mt. Yotei
羊蹄山/Mt. Yotei

Abucha Thanks Buffet Party, 6th May, 2014

Abucha Thanks Buffet Party, 6th May, 2014
Thanks buffet party is scheduled on 6 May from 6pm. Come and enjoy at Winter closing day at the Abucha 2nd!! Beer 50% off, special dinner buffet sytle, 1500JPY each. For queries, please contact the Abucha 2nd, contact :0136-22-5620

1st Niseko Village Cup Golf Competition 2014, June 8

1st Niseko Village Golf Competition
1st Niseko Village Cup

Take part in the first golf competition for the season at Niseko Village Golf Course and win a Malaysia YTL Beach Resort Hotel voucher! Other great prizes include Hilton Niseko Village hotel voucher, special selection of golf equipment, and many more! 

■Schedule:June 8 (Sun), 2014 - Top start 7:30~9:29 

■Place:Niseko Village Golf Course

■Fixed number of participants:120

■Participation fees:Visitor/¥11,000; Tomono kai SP (weekday)/¥9,800; SP (all day, weekends and holidays)/¥7,000

     ※The above fees include a meal and a drink.

     ※Tomono kai fee applies to Season Passport (weekday) holders.

■Registration by: June 2 (Mon)

■Inquiry and registration: Niseko Village Gold Course  

  TEL:(0136)44-2211    FAX:(0136)44-3990

Competition website (Japanese)

3rd "Mori no Cafe Fes" (Cafe and Festival in the woods) in Niseko @ Niseko Village, June 28

"Mori no Cafe Fes in Niseko"

Having attracted a number of people who loved eco-friendly life, relaxing music, freshly-brewed coffee, and a beautiful nature of Niseko to the first and second events, "Mori no Cafe Fes (or Cafe and Festival in the Woods)" will be back in Niseko this June! Come to Niskeo Village and indulge yourself in the atmosphere on a mountain that is full of greenery! There will also be many unique eco-goods and food and beverage stalls with which you can enjoy by just looking around! 

Date:June 28 (Sat), 2014 

【Day Program】 Open:10:30, Performance start:11:30, Close: 17:00

【Night Program】 Open: 19:00, Performance start: 20:00, Close: 21:00

※Only staying guests at Hilton Niseko Village can participate in the Night Program.  More details will be announced at a later date.

Artists: Tomoyo Harada, Hiroshi Takano, Kotaro Oshio, and many more musicians 

Ticktes will be on sale from April 19.  Check the event website (Japanese) for more information.

Major roads to Niseko to open for spring!

Major roads which were closed during winter around the Niseko area will open as the following schedule.  The schedule is subject to change due to bad weather or occurrence of snowslides.

  • Road 66(aka Panorama Line): Oikomi, Kyowa-cho - Yunosato, Rankoshi-cho
    --> scheduled to open after Golden Week holidays
    Inquiry:Otaru Construction Management Department Kyowa Branch, TEL:0135-62-1818
  • Road 58(aka Echo Line): Hanazono, Kutchan-cho -  Road 66, Niseko Goshiki Onsen
    --> scheduled to open on May 27
    Inquiry:Otaru Construction Management Department Makkari Branch, TEL:0136-45-2136
  • Road 32(aka Niseko-Toyoura Line): Scheduled to open on May 30
    Inquiry : Rankoshi Construction Management Department Toya Branch, TEL: 0142-76-2111