2017-18 Night Skiing Opening

Enjoy the magic of night skiing during your visit!

Niseko United has announced that the Night Skiing will commence on December 9th, 2017 and end on March 18th, 2018.

Business hours will be as follows:

  • Non Night Skiing period: 8:30 to 16:30 (8:30 to 16:00 in Hanazono Area)
  • During Night Skiing period: 8:30 to 20:30 (8:30 to 20:00 for Niseko Village. 8:30 to 16:00 in Hanazono Area)

Don't miss out on the chance to enjoy gliding on the slopes under the light! Unlike other ski resorts where night skiing is just for beginners, at Niseko, the evenings are for powder hounds, too! The area that is lit up is extensive, so it’s possible to enjoy many advanced areas and avoid the daytime crowd. After a little après ski action, it can be incredibly surreal bouncing around in the fresh powder under the lights.

Gloorious Cafes Get A Brand-new Look

Nothing kicks off a morning in the mountains quite as nicely as an invigorating cup of specially brewed coffee! Gloorious cafes are located inside Rhythm Japans’ stores in both Niseko and Hakuba. The cafes have been given a fresh look to reflect the harmonious partnership between winter activities and caffeine. Check out the new logo!

The cafes have also partnered with a new supplier, Allpress Espresso. Allpress has been chosen because of its consistently smooth and inviting blend. Allpress beans are roasted using the Hot Air Roast Method, which elevates natural sweetness and gives lasting flavour.

At Gloorious all our baristas take pride in crafting balanced, delicious cups of coffee, tailored to the specific tastes of each customer. So whether you enjoy a cappuccino, a flat white, a mocha or a soy milk double shot long macchiato with half a sugar, our Gloorious baristas will serve you with a smile.

You’ll find Gloorious just through the doors of both Rhythm’s shops, which are located on the main intersection in Niseko and next to the Mominoki Hotel in Wadeno, Hakuba. Gloorious is the ideal place to meet friends before you head out for the day skiing or snowboarding, or if you want to enjoy a pick-me-up as you’re exploring the towns.

Gloorious also serves hot chocolates, a range of teas including chai and babycinos for the mini-shredders. You’ll also find an assortment of tasty sweet treats to fuel you as you enjoy the mountains and the streets of Niseko and Hakuba!

We look forward to seeing you this season.

Love from the Gloorious Team.

Rhythm Japan Head Office

190-1 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho,
Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081
Phone 0136-23-0164
Email [email protected]

Due to winter season, road closures announcements 2017.

①Closure section :  Iwanai - Toya Route (a. k. a  Panorama Line), Iwanai - Rankoshi Line, Kutchan - Niseko Line​

Closure period: 23 rd October 2017  - May 2018 as planned

②Closure section : Shimamaki Pirika Line,  Shiraikawa Toyoura Line

Closure period: 6 November 2017 - May 2018 as planned

③Closure section : Iwanai Toya Line / Kyowa oikomi 744 - Rankoshi Yunosato (Yunosato Gates) 18km

Closure date: 23 October 2017

④Closure section : Route 268 Iwanai Rankoshi Line / Kyowa Oikomi - Rankoshi Niimi (Rankoshi Niimi Gates) 7km

Closure date: 23 October 2017

⑤Closure section :  Kutchan Niseko Line / Kutchan, Hanazono National Forest Park, 12 Rin pan Gate - Niseko cho/ Rankoshi cho (Goshiki Onsen Gates) 6km

Closure date: 11 a.m. 23 October 2017

⑥Closure section : Shimamaki Pirika Line: Shimamaki Tomari 451 Gates - National Forest Park 3230 Rin pan 5km

Closure date: 2 p.m. 6 November 2017

⑦Closure section : Shiroikawa Toyota Line: Kuromatsunai Higashikawa 374 - Higashikawa Mubannchi 4km

Closure date: 10 a.m. 6 November 2017


For inquiries, please call to the Otaru Construction Management Division, Rankoshi Branch Office  TEL 0136-57-5121

Have You Heard of The Hirafu Local Rule?

Here are the 6 things you should follow when visiting Niseko!

You can download the PDF here.

2017 Le Guide Michelin for Niseko

Find out which restaurants around Niseko are featured!

Coming to Niseko and looking for the best gourmet experience? We are here to help!

Here is a quick list of all the restaurants featured in the 2017 Le Guide Michelin - Hokkaido edition. And don't forget to check out the Niseko Wine & Dine Guide for the most complete restaurant info around the Niseko area.


The Michelin-starred French restaurant is headed by Owner Chef Yuichi Kamimura, a Hokkaido local who spent years perfecting his craft under the renowned chef Tetsuya Wakuda in Sydney’s Tetsuya’s.

Teuchi-Soba Ichimura

Niseko-famous, Ichimura is a popular choice for lunch for locals and visitors to the area. Using only the best of fresh, local ingredients for their soba and famous tempura, each bite is a treat.

Bistro Kutchan Sakaba

Excellent food at a reasonable price. Head Chef Tsuyoshi trained at the Michelin-starred French restaurant Kamimura before opening up his own place in Kutchan. His tapas-style menu is complemented with an impressive wine list.

Other restarants in the area featured in the guide

Oudon Cafe Hozuki Udon noodle 0136-21-7711
Nakama Ramen noodle 0136-22-0660
Sobadokoro Rakuichi Soba noodle 0136-58-3170
Del Sole Pizza 0136-58-3535
Ezo Ramen Katsuji Ramen noodle 0136-57-6172
Sato Sushi 0136-22-0263
Hanayoshi Sushi 0136-44-3444
Loft Club BBQ/Ghengis Khan 0136-44-2883

Don't forget to download the official Niseko app to access the restaurant info right in your palm.