2018 “Tourist destination planning college”

This March, 3 professors of the Architectural Institute of Japan (group of researchers in the field of tourist destination planning) visited Hirafu. Each member of the the Architectural Institute of Japan takes the students to a sightseeing place and stay there about 3 days for a short inspection to feedback suggestion to the locals. This workshop is called “Tourist destination planning college”. This year it will be held in Niseko Hirafu area, Kutchan town. The professors want to do something for this area. They might have ideas from the point of view from outside of this area. Let’s think about Niseko area’s revitalization in the summer season! Anyone welcome! Let’s join the workshop!

Date: 24 September (Mon) 14:00~18:00


Place: Niseko Grand Hirafu mountain Centre

For download the flyer, please click HERE.

Call for the We're GENKI Niseko campaign!!

Come to Niseko, both in Autumn and Winter.

We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy for all those affected by the recent earthquake that happened on September 6th.

We would also like to thank all those who expressed concern for Niseko, Kutchan, and Rankoshi in the aftermath of the earthquake. Thankfully, the Niseko Area has bounced back and power as well as other necessities have all been returned to normal. Our many restaurants and hotels have also returned to normal operation.

As always, the leaves are changing colors and beginning their autumnal show across the mountains.Niseko is also known for its bountiful harvest, which we hope you get to enjoy it for yourself.

And once the leaves have fallen, winter will soon follow – and with it comes a layer of Niseko’s famous powder snow!

So please, do come down to Niseko and experience everything is has to offer for yourself. We look forward to seeing you all.

Niseko Resort Tourism Association.


Niseko Town Mayor – Kenya Katayama
Kutchan Town Mayor – Eiji Nishie
Rankoshi Town Mayor – Hideyuki Kon

New Kumo Restaurant Open for Bookings!

Japanese soul-food by day and a dazzling Hokkaido izakaya by night, Kumo Restaurant is Niseko's newest place to eat, drink and enjoy.

Opening December 2018 at Skye Niseko, Kumo Restaurant is now open for bookings for Winter 2018/19. The casual izakaya restaurant, with stunning views of Mt Yotei, will serve up Hokkaido inspired dishes by world-class chefs from London, Japan, South Korea and France, to name a few.

Traditional Japanese cooking techniques will be used alongside influences from Asia and abroad. The menu includes stone cooked scallops and Hokkaido wagyu fillet, seared salmon with black sesame, signature Rusutsu Pork, and seafood off the coast of Otaru and Hakodate.

Kumo Restaurant, situated at the new luxury Skye Niseko, will also be home to a traditional-style Tatami Room for private dining, seating up to 12 people for lunch or dinner.

The interior is designed in with tatami mat flooring, sliding doors or shoji, an authentic low table with sunken floor for comfortable seating and intricate gold-foiled Japanese wall feature.

Bookings for the restaurant are now open. To book or for more information, visit KumoNiseko.com.

Snow blowers available at White Isle

Snow blowers are now available at White Aisle who also provides customer services including free delivery, test driving, and giving operational instructions. During summer, we will offer a storage, inspection and maintenance of the purchased blower which can again be delivered to your home after the inspection.

* We will be open temporarily at the Machinaka Hiroba near Kutchan Plat until 15 October. Please check here for flyers with more details.