Government to organise Kutchan G20 meeting for 24 October 2019

The government entered a final adjustment to the date of the ministries of tourism meeting, which is to be held in association with the 20 countries/regions (G20) summit meeting in Kutchan town in the Shiribeshi jurisdiction in 2019, for 24 October 2019. A preparatory meeting of the vice minister level will also be held in Kutchan between May and June with an expectation to enhance the recognition of the town’s popular international resort district, Niseko Hirafu - revealed by several government officials on Wednesday, 26 June.

The ministerial meeting was initially to be organised between May and September whilst the town requested the government to avoid the high season from July to August as the usage of accommodation for tourists would be restricted due to security reasons during the event. The government wishes to minimize the influence on the town’s tourism business by setting the meeting on a weekday, 24 October. An international tourism event, which is scheduled to be held from October 24 to 27 in Osaka and overlaps with the ministerial meeting, was also considered for the arrangement of the date to allow concerned parties from each country to participate in the event for consecutive days.

For the meeting venue, a facility in Niseko HANAZONO Resort is considered to be the most promising and condominiums in the Niseko Hirafu area will be used for accommodation for the expected 200-300 attendees.

Regarding a preparatory meeting also being held in the town, an official close to the prime minister said, "It will be a great opportunity for Kutchan to be provided multiple occasions to appeal its attractiveness to important figures in tourism business from around the world".

(Hokkaido Shimbun newspaper, 27 June 2018)


Edventure Winter Camp 2018-19 Early Bird Ends July 31st!

The only kids winter camp program that guarantees fun both on and off the ski hill!

The EdVenture winter camp is a truly unique snow experience experience for 4-14 year olds. This is the only program in Niseko that will have participants involved in winter activities both on and off the ski hill.

Morning sessions will have the children involved in fun and educational activities off the mountain before heading to their own semi-private ski lessons in the afternoon. Children will be picked up from their chalet at the start of the day and dropped home at the end.  In between they will be taken care of by some of the best in the business.

The early bird special is ending soon! FIND OUT MORE HERE!


Niseko International Clinic Summer Business Hours

Niseko International Clinic has announced their summer season business hours as follows:

Summer Season(April 1st-November 30th)
Date: Every Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sat (Excludes national holidays)
Time:9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. / 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Winter Season(December 1st-March 31st)
Date: Everyday (Includes national holidays)
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Address: 76-100, Aza-Yamada, Kutchan-cho, Abutagun, Hokkaido, Japan, 044-0081

TEL: 0136-21-5454

E-mail: [email protected]

HP: https://www.niseko-nic.com/home

 

If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact Niseko International Clinic team at anytime.


Rhythm Japan New Pump Track OPEN!!

Rhythm Japan is opening new pump track located at Sun Sports Land (right across Aya Niseko) from June 30. It's a great activity suitable for people of all ages.

Rhythm Japan will also host a Summer BBQ on the opening date!! Come enjoy the pump track with FREE bike rentals on that date!

DATE:30 June 2018 to end of August 2018 *Date might be extended later on

HOURS : 8:00-18:00

Reservation not required. Please go to Rhythm Japan store to fill up a basic info form prior to your first visit.

PRICE : FEE

* For bike rentals and accessories, please check out Rhythm Japan site below:

Rental bikes , Accessories

 

For queries, please contact RHYTHM JAPAN Phone +81 136 238 133

 


Niseko Tourism Zone Meeting - Desired model of DMO

Authorised in July 2014, this year marks the 5th anniversary of Niseko Tourism Zone (consisting of Rankoshi, Niseko and Kutchan towns) which has been engaged in the personnel training of tourism region development managers as well as collaborative projects utilising support programs provided by the government. In addition, Niseko Promotion Board, the platform of Niseko Tourism Zone, became a registered corporate of the regionally-collaborated DMO on 30 March this year.

 

We will hold the 3rd Niseko Tourism Zone meeting as a mini forum under the theme of "Desired model of DMO", attended by the mayors from the three towns of Niseko Tourism Zone, Mr. Ross Findlay, a representative director of Niseko Promotion Board, and Mr. Shinichi Shimizu as the facilitator of the forum. Mr. Shimizu will take initiative in the free discussion session on roles and cooperation of public and private sectors concerning tourism promotion in the Niseko area.

 

Everyone is welcome to the forum and we look forward to having you there!

 

Venue: Tanta’an (2F Mountain Centre, 209 Yamada, Kutchan)
Date and time: 5 July 2018, 14:30- (for about 2 hours) *The venue opens at 14:00
Contact: Niseko Tourism Zone Council Office (inside Tourism Section of Niseko Town Office)
TEL:0136-44-2121
FAX:0136-44-3500
Email:[email protected]


Message from NPB Representative Directors

I would like to thank everyone for their support of the Niseko Promotion Board over the last year. I feel that we have achieved a great deal, though still have a fair distance to go. After a very successful ski season, the interest in Niseko is as high as ever. All ski areas are moving forward with their resort development. New hotels, ski lifts and after ski infrastructure of restaurants, shopping and of course bars. There also has been an increased effort to raise the profile of summer activities available. With treetop adventure parks, mountain bike trails, zippiness adding to the rafting and cycling that we are already famous for. With all these new ingredients, it is now, that we need to push the Niseko brand as an all year round resort and try and fill in the customer gaps in our calendar year. The Niseko tourism industry has also led to economic and social benefits to our local towns. Towns with good job prospects, good education and a great lifestyle our essential to attract new staff. So as we move ahead, the Niseko Promotion Board and our members should also keep a sense of community and lend support to areas outside of those that directly affect us. Finally, I feel that the future is looking very exciting for Niseko. I am looking forward to working with everyone over the next year to realize the Niseko Dream.

Mr. ROSS FINDLAY

NAC Co. Ltd

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I'd like to express my sincere appreciation to all members of the community for their help and understanding in Niseko Promotion Board's activities. Shinkansen, highway, rise in land price, and G20 Tourism Minister's meeting. These are just a few examples of positive changes that will be brought to this area in the near future. With these changes happening, I feel that this area is catching attention from all over the world. When changes take place, we NPB also needs to rethink what it is the NPB can do for the community, how NPB can benefit it's members and the community. For the Niseko area to further evolve as a year-round resort, NPB holds a responsible and important role. We will continue improving our skills and professionalism to enhance development of the area.

Mr. YOSHINAO KAMAE

TOKYU RESORT SERVICE Co. Ltd

 

​For message and new directors list PDF, please download from HERE!! 

 


VOTE for us!! World's Ski Awards 2018

Niseko once again nominated for the best ski resort in Japan!

Niseko is nominated again for Japan’s BEST SKI RESORT in the World Ski Awards 2018.

The competition will yet be another a hot contest this year with all the national/world famous ski resorts having been nominated along with Niseko. We need everyone’s support and votes for Niseko to win back our title

Please vote from HERE. Voting ends on 22nd Sep.!

Please also:
- forward the links to promote the campaign to your clients (including travel agents, customers, real estates, etc.) listed on your database
- display the links in a prominent section on your website
- distribute a press release to your related media
- promote the campaign through your SNS accounts.

What led Niseko to receive the awards in the past is largely due to the votes given by the people who became familiar with Niseko at travel expos, to say nothing of the guests and media crews who loved their visit/stay in the resort. Winning the awards significantly helped Niseko to be known even more widely in the world. Give your support and let Niseko win again!

For other nominees, please see the companies in Niseko as below.

-World's Best New Ski Chalet/ J's Den

-World's Best Heli-Ski OperatorHokkaido Back Country Club

-World's Best Ski Travel Agent/ Explore Niseko , HTM Niseko

-World's Best Ski Transfer Operator/ SkyExpress

-Japan's Best Ski Resort /Niseko United

-Japan's Best Ski Hotel/Alpen Ridge, Hilton Niseko Village, The Green Leaf Niseko Village

- Japan's Best Ski Boutique Hotel/ Chalet Ivy, Ki Niseko, Loft Niseko, Kimamaya Boutique Hotel, Muse Niseko, Shiki Niseko, The Kamui Niseko, The Vale Niseko, Zaborin

Japan's Best Ski Chalet/Aspect, Hakuchozan, Kozue, Sekka Kan

 

Show your support today and VOTE.


2018 Niseko Classic - Traffic Restriction

Please check the map in advance to avoid any inconvinience.

The 5th Niseko Classic is set to be held on 7th & 8th July, 2018. During this weekend, there will be some traffic restriction in Kutchan, Niseko, Rankoshi, Kyowa areas.

Please find the Trafic Restriction MAP data HERE(only in Japanese). Thank you for your understanding and cooperation for your continuous support for this great event.

Please contact the Niseko Classic Head office (+81 136 55 6081) if you have any questions.


Discussions on convenience improvement of stations proceed towards the Shinkansen line extension to Sapporo

Heading towards a scheduled extension of the Hokkaido Shinkansen line to Sapporo in the end of FY2030, Japan Railway Construction, Transport and Technology Agency, which oversees construction of train stations, and the Hokkaido government jointly started to set up councils in relevant regions to collect local needs to improve convenience of the stations. The councils are to consolidate opinions from commercial and industrial businesses around Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station (Hokuto, Hokkaido), which opened in March 2016, and four other stations, which are planned to be constructed, including Shin-Yakumo (Yakumo), Oshamanbe (Oshamanbe), Kutchan (Kutchan), and Shin-Otaru (Otaru). They will also discuss the usage of the space underneath the elevated railway tracks such as the operation of a parking lot, installation of chargeable waiting rooms, and services for international tourists.

According to the Hokkaido government, flaws of the facility including narrow passages on the platform and the congestion in the station upon arrival of outbound lines have been pointed out by many users at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.

 

(7 June 2018, Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper)


2018 Official Niseko App Summer Version Live!

Download the Niseko app today to get the most out of your trip to Niseko this summer.

The official app "Niseko" has launched the summer version available at the App store for i-Pad, i-Phone versions & Google Play for Android.

This one and only resort-recognized app provides you with weather forecast, integrated resort information such as resort map, the latest events, campsite map, onsen (hot spring) information, restaurant/activity information which are listed by areas and categories - allowing you to find what you need so much faster.

Equipped with detailed transportation information, including day tour to other resorts or scenic spots close by, i.e. Kiroro, Rusutsu, Otaru & Hakodate - you can get to everywhere easier when you stay in Niseko!

During your spare time, make sure to open the E-Guides section and read this season's 50th Edition Powderlife, available in English, Chinese and Japanese! Summerlife in English is available as well.

And turn on your notification to receive daily updates for events, deals and resort updates.

Description

Niseko: Niseko Promotion Board offer you a full range of services with this official application for experiencing Niseko and summer fun to 200% !

You will find:

- Weather Forecast

- Restaurants Guide

- Activity Information

- Campsite Map

- E-Guides

- Events

- Resort Map

- Transportation Guide, including JR Train Guide, Bus Guide & Car Rental

- Locals Card benefit details

and more...

*App Cover Image : by Niseko Photography

Please contact Niseko Promotion Board for any further information.