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10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

Did you know Autumn is one of the best times to visit Niseko?

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

Niseko might be known for its powder snow and stunning winter landscape, but autumn is one of the locals favorite season during the year. Not only do we revel in the autumn leave (koyou) scenery, it is also the perfect time to enjoy all these 10 things in Niseko area:

1. HIKING & TREKKING:

With its superb weather conditions, autumn is THE time to explore all the mountains around Niseko. For the people who would like a good challenge, Mt. Yotei, Mt. Annupuri and Mt. Chisenupuri are all fantastic options. If you would like something a bit more relaxing, make sure to visit Hangetsu Lake, Kagami Marsh, Fukidashi Park or Shinsen Marsh and just soak in the fresh autumn air with a nice excursion.

2. FOOD, FOOD, FOOD.

Savor in the freshest produce at all the Niseko local spots. You can find their operation schedule below:

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn
RESTAURANT NAME Schedule
An Dining Operating till breakfast on Nov 11th. Open again from Nov 18th for winter season.
Bang Bang Open till Oct 26th. Open again late Nov for winter season. (Dinner only)
Bistro Re Arbor Open all year round
cafe HANA Open all year round (Lunch only)
Graubuden Open all year round
Green Farm Cafe Open all year round (Closed Oct 27th - Nov 1st for maintenance)
Jojo's Cafe Open all year round
Lupicia Open all year round
Madriano Open all year round
Midtown Diner Open all year round (Closed Oct 7th-9th for maintenance)
Milk Kobo Open all year round
Niseko Pizza Open till Oct 28th. Open again Nov 15th for winter season.
Prativo Open all year round (Lunch only)
Seven Star's Cafe Open all year round (Lunch only)
Toshiro's Bar Open Oct 9th to 12th & Oct 24th-26th. Open again Nov 23rd for winter season.
Long Tang Open all year round (Closed from Oct 1st till 16th)
Ichiseko Open till Oct 15th. Open again Dec 1st for winter season.
Harvest Cafe Open till Nov 4th. Open again Nov 19th for winter season.
Moon Bar Open all year round (close on Sunday)
Hirafu Zaka & Snow [email protected] Chalet Ivy Open again Oct 21st
Taj Mahal Open all year round
Temporada Open all year round (Closed Sundays to Wednesdays; Closed Oct 27th - Nov 1st for maintenance)
Tomone Po-cha Open all year round (Closed Tuesdays)
Ichimura Soba Open all year round (Lunch only)
Guzu Guzu Bakery Open all year round (Breakfast & Lunch only)
Yoko Oh No Open Fridays (Closed from Oct 25th; Open again Nov 15th for winter season)
Gokoro Udon Open all year round (Lunch only)
Niseko Curry Goya Open all year round (Lunch only)
Sekka Lab Open till Oct 28th. Open again Nov 20th for winter season.
Somoza Open till Nov 2nd. Open again Dec 3rd for winter season.
PIZZERIA e RISTORANTE LOUIS Open all year round
El Asador Open Thursday to Saturday in November (Accept private party reservations for Tuesday & Wednesday).
Umami Open all year round
Orench Open all year round (Close on Wendnesday)
10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

3. Golfing.

Did you know there are three golf courses in Niseko area, offering great variety in their layouts. The Niseko Village Golf Course is operating till Oct 22nd. Both HANAZONO Golf and The Niseko Golf Course are open till Nov 4th. Why not enjoy the beautiful Hokkaido foliage while playing a round of golf?

4. Rejuvenate and relax in Onsens!

There are more than 25 different onsens around Niseko with different textures or smell due to the mineral content and can relax your body after a full day of activity. The temperature during Autumn is ideal for a long soak.

5. NAC Niseko Adventure Park.

The largest obstacle course in Japan is one spot you don't want to miss during your visit to Niseko in autumn. Challenge yourselves or your family & friends and have fun in the wonderful nature of Hokkaido. Contact NAC team in advance to check on availability.

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

6. Trick or Treat.

There is tons of spooky fun in the Niseko area.. Check out Kutchan Halloween on Oct 19th and Halloween Costume Party on Oct 26th. Come and join the Halloween horror with the locals and all the scary excitement.

7. Rafting.

For the ones who want to experience some fun on water, Good Sports, Lion Adventure, NOASC & NAC are operating till end of October/beginning of November.

8. Cycling.

The comfortable autumn weather and the wide roads in Niseko makes the riding experience so much better! Starting this year, you can rent e-bikes from The Green Leaf Hotel and explore further more easily.

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

9. Celebrate 2019 Rugby World Cup!

This year, more than 7 venues in Niseko area invite all the Rugby lovers to watch the exciting games and cheer for the teams together. Find out more details HERE.

10. Day touring around Niseko

Take a day and visit all the scenic spots near Niseko as close as 30min drive such as Lake Toya, Yoichi, Jozankei, Otaru or Shakotan and see all the autumn beauty south west Hokkaido region has to offer.

And don't forget to DOWNLOAD THE FREE OFFICIAL RESORT APP "NISEKO" so you have all the useful area info right in the palm of your hand. 

2019 Niseko Autumn Food Festival FREE SHUTTLES Schedule Available!

Coming to Niseko in September can be THIS easy!

2019 Niseko Autumn Food Festival FREE SHUTTLES Schedule Available!

During the 2019 Niseko Autumn Food Festival (from Sep 12th through Sep 15th), there are many different ways for you to get to Niseko. Here

are some useful information:

1. Supported by Travel Alliance Hokkaido, FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN SAPPORO and NISEKO are available.

To reinforce our eco-focused goal for the 1st Niseko Autumn Food Festival, we would like to reduce visitors driving themselves. Please click HERE to book (first come, first serve). See below shuttle schedule:

Niseko Hirafu Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section) =>Sapporo Odori Park Sapporo Odori Park=>Niseko Hirafu Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section)
Thursday, Sep 12th - 10:00 Thursday, Sep 12th - 15:00
Friday, Sep 13th - 10:00 Friday, Sep 13th - 15:00
Saturday, Sep 14th - 10:00
Saturday, Sep 14th - 14:00
Sunday, Sep 15th - 10:00
Sunday, Sep 15th -14:00
Sunday, Sep 15th - 19:00
2019 Niseko Autumn Food Festival FREE SHUTTLES Schedule Available!

2. Supported by MnK Niseko, FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN KUTCHAN JR STATION and NISEKO HIRAFU Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section) are available. No reservation required (first come, first serve). On Thursday, Sep 12th, you can easily use the special express JR train to Kutchan station and catch this free shuttle - easy & fast! See below for free shuttle schedule:

Kuctah JR Station => Niseko Hirafu Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section) Niseko Hirafu Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section)=> Kuctah JR Station
10:30 *Thursday, Sep 12th only 16:45 *Thursday, Sep 12th only
18:00 18:30
19:00 20:00
21:00
2019 Niseko Autumn Food Festival FREE SHUTTLES Schedule Available!

3. Want to enjoy Lake Toya & come join the Niseko Autumn Food Festival? No problem. You can use the convenient shuttle between the 2 scenic Hokkaido spots! Find out more details HERE

KAMIMURA & KITCHEN Summer'19 Operation Begins!

Enjoy the Michelin-starred dining experience this summer!

KAMIMURA & KITCHEN Summer'19 Operation Begins!

The Michelin-starred restaurant KAMIMURA is open for both lunch and dinner till Oct 12, 2019:

Lunch: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12:00~L.O. 13:30

Dinner: Friday/Saturday 18:00~L.O. 20:30

Reservation is required!

TEL: +81 (0)136-21-2288

URL: https://www.kamimura-niseko.com/

Newly open this March, KITCHEN by Kamimura team offers great selection of a la carte menu in a more casual and intimate setting:

Dinner: Thursday 17:00~~L.O. 21:00 *Adults only

TEL: +81 (0)136-21-3200

URL: https://www.kitchen-niseko.com

Don't miss it!

Bang Bang & Bang 2(Deux) Summer'19 Operaton Begin!

Dining News, NPB News

Bang Bang & Bang 2(Deux) Summer'19 Operaton Begin!

For everyone who is looking for great lunch options in Niseko, you are in luck: Bang2 (Deux) has started the summer operation for lunch!! 

Hour:11:30-15:00 (L.O. 14:30)

Regular holidays:Wednesdays & Thursdays

Bang Bang has also started from July 1st: HOUR 18:00-22:30 (L.O. 22:00)

Regular holidays:Wednesdays

For more information, please see HERE!!

2019 Summer Locals Card Discounts Available.

Let's kick off summer season with some great deals!

2019 Summer Locals Card Discounts Available.

The discount program for Niseko locals will continue through this summer!

There is a great variety of different benefits on restaurants, activities, wellness, etc. specially for Niseko Tourism members and their staffs. You can find out all the special offers on Explore Niseko website or simply download the FREE official Niseko app to have all the special offers available in the palm of your hand!

You can pick up your cards at our office:

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

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

For pick-up, please bring your identification and proof of the company you work for. If you have 2017-18 Locals Card, please do bring it and swap for the new one. Please fill out the APPLICATION FORM HERE.

All offers are valid till Oct 31st and the 2019-20 winter offers will be updated in November!

*If your company is not NPB member, contact us today and find out how to join!

2019 Summer Locals Card Discounts Available.

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