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Temporary Parking Space in Sun Sports Land will be opened, 21 December 2019

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Temporary Parking Space in Sun Sports Land will be opened, 21 December 2019

Temporary Parking Space at Sun Sports Land will be open from 21st Dec.

Please watch out for the muddy ground (particularly around the parking entrance ).

・Available Period: From 21st December 2019 to 31st March 2020

 *It may vary pending on snow condition.
・Available Hours: 8am-0am (No parking is allowed from 0am to 8am.)
・Fee: Free of Charge.
・Permit: No permit is required.

Please see the following URL

 Any questions, please contact Kutchan Town Tourism Department: 0136-23-3388 or [email protected]

2019-20 Niseko Shootout ProAM Calling for Entries!

From Jan 9th through Jan 12th, grab your best partner and shoot! May the best team WIN!

2019-20 Niseko Shootout ProAM Calling for Entries!

The Niseko Shootout ProAM is back - an all out, team format, photography throw down.

Two person photographer and athlete teams will compete over a 4-day window in January 2020. Each team will submit one shot for posting on Niseko Tourism’s Facebook page for voting by our judges (Judges Choice Winner) and the public (Public Vote Winner) over 4 days. The 2 winners win a cash prize from a pool of ¥200,000!
Here is the contest timeline details:

  • Registration is open from now until January [email protected]:59pm
  • Contest will run from January [email protected]:00am -12th,@11:59pm day and night
  • Shots will be posted from January 17th(~10am) -20th (11:59pm)
  • Contest winners will be announced on January 21st at the Award Ceremony Party @Rhythm Base

ProAM Judges' Choice Winners: ¥120,000 

ProAM Public Vote Winners: ¥80,000


Teams are rolling in so make sure to claim your spot in the comp before time runs out! Registration ends January [email protected]:59pm.

To register, entrants must fill out the ProAM registration form and bring ¥10,000 entry fee to the Niseko Tourism office to complete the registration.

Niseko Tourism:

Address: 41-5 Aza Kabayama, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, 044-0078

Phone: 0136-21-2551

Email: [email protected]

Office Hour: Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00

Terms & Conditions

Entrants may be sponsored by a company. The sponsoring company will be given credit along with photographer and athlete names.

All entry fees will go towards prize pool and contest presentation expenses. The prize pool will remain JPY 200,000 min regardless of number of entrants. 

The titles “photographer” and “athlete” are interchangeable amongst the team of two.

Shots may be taken at any time of day in the given window in Shiribeshi area.

Paid votes are not allowed. Niseko Tourism reserves the right to disqualify and remove entries at their own discretion regarding the suspicion of paid votes.

The high resolution Entry Shot must be submitted on January 13th by 10AM JST via email to [email protected]

Entry shot must be take from January 9th 12:00am to January 12th 11:59pm JST 2020.

Voting will be open from time of posting on January 17th (~10AM) to January 21st at 23:59 JST SHARP! 

Contest winner will be announced on January 21st at the Award Ceremony. If winners are not present in the Niseko area for cash prize pick-up at NPB, winnings can be awarded via bank transfer. 

Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

Submitted photos must not depict scenes of action deemed illegal by Japanese law. This includes, but is not limited to trespassing and the damage of public/private property, i.e. Avalanche barriers, rails, public/private structure, etc.

All entrants grant the Niseko Shootout presenters permission to repost shots (along with a name credit) on social media, websites and blogs.

2019-20 Niseko Holiday Specials

Here are all the different things you can enjoy during your Christmas and New Year with us in Niseko!

2019-20 Niseko Holiday Specials

Coming to Niseko to enjoy Christmas and New Year season with your friends and family? Wondering where all the fun things are happening in town? Here is a quick list of different activities, events and specials you DO NOT want to miss!

DECEMBER, 2019


DATE Annupuri Ski Resort Area Niseko Village Ski Resort Area Grand Hirafu Ski Resort Area HANAZONO Ski Resort Area
Dec 22 Free photos with Santa at NBS
Dec 23 Free photos with Santa at NBS
Dec 24 Santa Claus visiting Santa Claus coming to Niseko; Christmas Fireworks
Dec 25 Santa Claus visiting Santa Claus with Reindeer visiting; DJ party at Two Sticks Santa Claus coming to Niseko Meet Santa
Dec 26 Apres Ski Party at Two Sticks
Dec 28 Christmas Party at Ichiseko
Dec 30 The Collective Film Niseko Premiere at Rhythm Base
Dec 31 Night riding for free; Torch Light Skiing & Fireworks Fireworks New year Countdown and The Torch Light Skiing

JANUARY, 2020

DATE Annupuri Ski Resort Area Niseko Village Ski Resort Area Grand Hirafu Ski Resort Area HANAZONO Ski Resort Area
Jan 1 First Run (7:20〜8:20) Hatsumoude at Yamada Shrine; Kagami Biraki (King Bell Hut) & Rice-cake making (Hotel Niseko Alpen) Sake Cask Opening Ceremony & Yotei Daiko Performance
Jan 2 First Run (7:20〜8:20) Apres Ski Party at Two Sticks
Jan 3 First Run (7:20〜8:20)
2019-20 Niseko Holiday Specials

Enjoy Japanese Craft Pop-up Store at Midtown during Dec 21-24 from 12:00~19:00 at Midtown Niseko.

Make sure to book your holiday cakes for special celebration with all the local restaurants/bakeries: Graubuden or L'ocanda or Abucha Sweets.

Niseko Pizza is serving special Roasted Whole Chicken on a bed of hand cut Niseko fries. Juicy, crispy skin and flavored to perfection, as the perfect chicken should
be. Baked on our traditional wood fired oven. A great winter treat to remind you of home!

If you order the delicious party set from Taj Mahal (min 4 ppl), you'll get to enjoy complimentary glass of house wine! Cheers---

Drop by Niseko Taproom and pick up the beautiful rotisserie chicken. While you wait, make sure to grab a quick Niseko local beer!

New kids on the block: Tomo Niseko opened this December will be offering a special Xmas and NYE set menus. Make sure to check out on their website and book online!

Bar Gyu+ is hosting a NYE Countdown Party with free-flow cocktails, bubbles & sake! Need us to say more?

Mick's Niseko gets their holiday games ON: Lucky Dip with 20 different wines all wrapped up in newspaper with Father Micklaus: Get lucky with a vintage bottle of something special. In addition we will have special mixed cheese and charcuterie boards with a glass of red on offer and if that wasn't enough mulled wine and whisky nips to fend off the cold. For NYE, they celebrate "A Decade of Decadence: Fine Wines, and Fine Friends". 4pm till 7pm: Mick's will open Methuselah Of Redman (6 litres) 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon served by the glass! Offers on vintage reds & whites, cheese and charcuterie available! 7pm till late: ¥1500 glasses of Champagne.

Special DJ nights at Wild Bill's & Temporada during X'mas & NYE. Get your dance shoes on!

Powder Yoga Niseko offers Christmas Eve Powder into Stretch to work out all the delicious food and drink everyone is about to consumer on Dec 24. Then a Christmas Day Slow Flow on Dec 25 - a nice relaxing class after all the celebration. On NYE, a New Year Resolution themed Powder into Stretch on Dec 31 and another Flow Flow class for post-New Year fun.

If you are looking for Japanese play-based learning and activities during the holiday season, make sure to check out Niseko4kids!

Last but not least, DOWNLOAD the official resort APP "NISEKO" and access all these information and more right in the palm of your hand.

2019-20 Niseko Holiday Specials

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