Niseko Winter Staff Training Programme & Winter Driving Course

The time has come: new winter staff for various businesses around the area are arriving. To assist on new staff training, the Executive Committee has decided to hold  “Niseko Winter Staff Training Programme 2018” and “Winter Driving Course” seminars. Find details below. Applications are due by 16th Nov.
Niseko Winter Staff Training Programme 2018

  • Dates:Nov. 28th 2018 (Wed), 29th (Thu) and 30th (Fri)
  • Reception:8:45am(Seminar starts 9am)
  • Finish:12:30 pm(Estimated)
  • Venue:Niseko Chomin Center(Niseko-cho, Fujimi, 95)10 min walk from the JR Niseko Station
  • Fee :Free
  • Capacity: 1 seminar=100ppl (total 3 seminars)
  • Content Summary:Basic knowledge of the region, Niseko Tourism Information. Main means of transport to and from the tourist destinations, Japanese culture and manner, Safety rules and information and Precautions when living in a snowy climate    ※The Japanese version may vary slightly in content. Also it is only offered on 29th.
Winter Driving Course
  • Dates:Dec. 5th 2018(Wed)AM・PM X2, 6th (Thu)AM・PM X2 *The driving course scheduled on 5 Dec. 2018 was closed for completely full.
  • Reception:AM 9:30(Course starts 10am), PM 1(Course starts 1:30pm)
  • Time:About 2hrs
  • Venue:Kutchan-Cho, Asakigaoka Ski Area
  • Fee :1500Yen/person(Insurance and Vehicle cost included)
  • Capacity:I class=30ppl (total 4 classes)
  • International driver's license is required

How to apply:Please fill out the form (Word Ver.) (PDF Ver.)  and return by either FAX or by Email

FAX:0136-44-3500 Email:[email protected]
※Applications can only be submitted via companies(Private business also welcome)
※The staff training is carried out in two classes: one in Japanese and one in English
※The driving course will be carried out with the help from the Hokkaido Police
※Application Deadline:Nov.16th (Fri)
※Should a class reach capacity before the deadline, no more shall be accepted.

※Please share the car with any staff due to parking space limited.

Queries:Executive Committee Secretariat (Niseko Town Office, Industry and Tourism Division)
TEL:0136-44-2121  Email:[email protected]
Support and Sponsorship:The Conference of Niseko Tourism Area, Hokkaido Pref, Niseko Resort Tourism Association, Kutchan Town Tourism Association, Niseko Promotion Board, Explore Niseko

Dr. David Johnson of Wilderness Medical Associations's Speech

While Dr. Devid Johnson, who made the outdoor Medical( Wilderness Medical today) as one of the specialized medical field, is visiting Japan, he will give us the speech in Kutchan. This will be a chance to know  about Wilderness medical and change informations.

Time:28  October (Sun) 17:00-18:00 4:00-5:30PM

Place:Tanta An, 2F Mountain Centre, Grand Hirafu


Fee: Free


Inquiry: Kutchan Tourism Association  [email protected]

Tourist essential information APP and Website!!

Transportation and disaster information issued by Japan National Tourist Organization and Department of Transportation. Please check the website and download the APP. Country directories, advice on safety and essential information.

​①Safety Information of Hokkaido trips : Website

②Japan Official Travel App

“Japan Official Travel App” is the official smartphone app provided by JNTO, delivering up-to-date information about traveling in Japan for a safe and comfortable journey. The app is provided in four languages: Chinese (Simplified/Traditional), English, and Korean.

Download link  :    EnglishSimplified ・Traditional ・한국어


Inquiry : Grovel marketing section in JNTO office  TEL03-6691-3893

③Safety tips

Emergency disaster information  APP by 5languages are available, English, Chinese(Traditional/ Simplified)  and Korean・Japanese.


※ QR code below is available


Inquiry:Japan Tourism Agency Office TEL:03-5253-8972  FAX:03-5253-1563

ShiriBeshi Instagram Contest

​ Shiribeshi General Subprefectural Bureau is holding Instagram contest to promote Shiribeshi foods, nature, activities for Autumn and Winter season. Please follow the Shiribeshi Official Instagram "visitshiribeshi" and join to the contest. Simply tag #visitshiribeshi and showcase your photos which capturing beautiful Shiribeshi scenery, food, culture, etc.

For more information, please see HERE or contact below. A lucky draw will be held to pick the winner.

Contest Period : 20 Sep. 2018 - 30 Nov. 2018


Mail :[email protected]

2018 Road Closures Announcements 2018

Kutchan Niseko Line / Kutchan, Hanazono National Forest Park, 12 Rin pan Gate - Niseko cho/ Rankoshi cho (Goshiki Onsen Gates) 6km October 22 11AM May 24 10AM
Iwanai - Toya Route (a. k. a Panorama Line), Iwanai - Rankoshi Line, Kutchan - Niseko Line​ October 22 10AM April 26 10AM
Iwanai Toya Line / Kyowa oikomi 744 - Rankoshi Yunosato (Yunosato Gates) 18km October 22 10AM Apri 26 10AM
Route 268 Iwanai Rankoshi Line / Kyowa Oikomi - Rankoshi Niimi (Rankoshi Niimi Gates) 7km October 22 10AM May 31 10AM
Kyogoku Jozankei, Kyogoku Kasuga 612 gate - National Forest Park 3230 Rin pan October 22 11AM May 24 10AM
Shimamaki Pirika Line: Shimamaki Tomari 451 Gates - National Forest Park 3230 Rin pan 5km November 5 2PM May 24 10AM
Shiroikawa Toyota Line: Kuromatsunai Higashikawa 374 - Higashikawa Mubannchi 4km November 5 10AM May 8 10AM

For inquiries, please call to the Otaru Construction Management Division,

◎ Rankoshi Branch Office  TEL 0136-57-5121

◎ Kyowa town branch TEL0135-62-1818

◎Makkari village branch TEL0136-45-2136

Autumn cake buffet @graubunden


044-0081 132-26 Yamada Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
E-mail : [email protected]
■Xmas term(12/23〜25) OPEN:10:00
■Regular Holidays:  Thursdays   TEL 0136-23-3371

Business Hours

■8:00 〜19:00(LO18:30)