Rental Shop YOSHI & Ezo Rent a Car Shop Open at Crossroad Niseko

Have you visited this new beautiful spot yet?

The new multi-function building "Crossroad Niseko" include not only the Seven-Eleven Hirafu shop (opened in November) but also has Rental Shop Yoshi and EZO Rent a Car. These two shops opened on December 7.

Rental Shop Yoshi offers shuttle service for their customers. EZO Rent a Car has a great variety of cars such as Delica D5, Land Cruiser 200 or Alphard/Vellfire.

Business Hours: 8am - 8pm


Central Hirafu branch / TEL0136-22-6201

Crossroad Niseko branch / TEL0136-23-3334

2019-20 Niseko Tourism Expo Plan

Niseko Tourism is your gateway to Niseko!

For 2019-20, Niseko Tourism will continue partnering with different organizations and attend several expos domestically and internationally. Make sure to come find us if you are attending any of the below events! We will be gladly help you with any questions you have for your trip to Niseko or connect you to various local businesses in Niseko area whichever you need.


Event Name City, Country Date
Snow Travel Expo Sydney, Australia May 19
JNTO Sydney, Australia May 20
JNTO Melbourne, Australia May 21
Snow Travel Expo Melbourne, Australia May 26
Japan Travel Fair Singapore September 27-29
Winter Expo Beijing, China October 17-20
The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival London, UK October 24-27
Tourism EXPO Japan Osaka, Japan October 24-27
Ski Snow Expo Boston, United States November 14-17
Go Expo Winter Helsinki, Findland November 15-17


Event Name City, Country Date
Helsinki Travel Seminar Helsinki, Finland Jan 20-21
The NY Times Travel Show New York, USA Jan 24-26


Voting for "The Best of Niseko 2018/19" Awards is Now Open

Show your Niseko favs your support! Vote today!

Launched in 2018, Th Best of Niseko Awards are designed to give our Niseko visitors the opportunity to recognise their favourite Niseko spots by voting for them.

We have created a shortlist of Niseko favourites which were chosen by a local committee of 10 foodies, restaurateurs, business managers and owners. Details of committee will be made available in issue #33 of Whats On Niseko. Voting is now open and will run until 15 March 2019.


The winners will be announced in Whats On Niseko and we will be hosting an awards evening scheduled for late March, details of which will be made available in January.

For details and voting, please visit the website. For any questions please contact [email protected]


THE NORTH FACE has released the movie what made by tie-up with DJI. Professional skier Kenji Kono who is THE NORTH FACE athlete challenge to climb up Mt. Yotei for six hours and slide along just two minutes.
Three DJI Mavic Air captures him from the sky.

Source:THE NORTH FACE JAPAN Official Youtube
For more information see DIYer(s).

2018-19 Toya - Niseko Bus Starts on Dec 22nd, 2018!

This winter you can visit the 2 famous spots easily through Jan 15th, 2019

Supported by Hokkaido Tourism Organization, a special bus service will be available everyday from Dec 22nd, 2018 through Jan 15th, 2019 between Kutchan <=> Niseko <=> Lake Toya!

Please call:0136-22-1558 between 8:00~18:00 to reserve. Reservation by 18:00 a day before is required. First comes, first served basis. You will paid the fare in cash when you get off.

Please review English flyer HERE for more detailed info.

2018-19 Niseko Area Circuit Bus Starts on Dec 20th!

You can access all of your favorite onsens & restaurants easily!

The Niseko Area Circuit Bus will run from JR Niseko Station, to the hotels and ski areas as well as onsens and restaurants.

Period of Operation: Dec 20, 2018 (Thu) ~ Mar. 5 2019 (Tue)

From JR Niseko Station: 1)10:10 Dep. 2) 13:10 Dep. 3) 17:30 Dep. 4) 18:45 Dep. 5) 21:30 Dep.

Fee: Adults ¥500; Children (Elementary and younger) ¥250

Route: JR Niseko Station -> Hilton Hotel -> Annupuri -> Goshiki Onsen -> Moiwa -> JR Niseko Station

For more information, download the English Pamphlets.


Niseko Resort Tourism Association (JR Niseko Station Office)

TEL: 0136-44-2468

Email: [email protected]

2018-19 Resort Map, Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine and Transportation Guide Released!

You can find all the latest resort information here!

The 2018-19 "Resort Map", "Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine" and "Transportation Guide" are here!

On this year's Resort Maps, we are showcasing Niseko's beautiful scenery from the different seasons. The images are capture by Niseko Photography & Guiding, who have been scouting and shooting the best locations in Niseko and across Hokkaido for over a decade.

You can download the digital version of the Resort Map HERE.

For this new Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine - the largest dining guide in the Niseko area with the most completed restaurant options and information, its beautiful cover is shot by local photographer Aaron Jamieson. You can visit his new gallery - "AJ Gallery by Yoshitomo Design" conveniently located at the cross section of Hirafu Zaka.

Want to taste the beautiful dessert featured on the cover? It is created by Chef Shinichi Maeda from An Dining. Reserve a table today for an unforgettable experience!

You can read the e-book version of the Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine HERE!

To make it easy for everyone to get around Niseko, HERE is the latest Transportation Guide. Photo by Aaron Jamieson Photography.

Want access to all of the above? You sure can! Simply download the free official resort APP - "Niseko" App and have all the essential Niseko area info in the palm of your hands.

Prepaid SIM for tourists now available in Niseko!

U-mobile’s pre-paid SIM cards, which can be purchased at airports throughout the country, are now available in Niseko. Why not have them in your own stock to retail at a shop and the front desk or for any purposes suitable for your business?

The characteristics of the U-mobile prepaid SIM cards are:

·Multi-cut SIM (to fit all sizes)

·Toll-free support service available 24 hours/365 days (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)

·NO complex activation setting required (only APN needs to be set)

·Setting manual available in 6 languages (Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Thai)

Official website

Users can choose a suitable plan from 3 options depending on their desirable usage period and data capacity. The multi-cut (3 in 1) SIM saves you the hassle of checking the SIM size of your own terminal. All the plans have no data communication limitation for uploading data so it’s great for social networking while travelling!

More information available at the distributor below:

Yamato Corporation (Attn: Kinoshita)

TEL: 090-8909-9877   email: [email protected]

Revised: 2018-19 Winter Bus Schedule in Kutchan & Niseko Areas!

Convenient transporation between Kutchan downtown and Niseko Hirafu area!

For you winter stay in Niseko, use the convenient shuttle to access Kutchan downtown and Niseko Hirafu area! There are three types of buses here to connect the different areas, so you can explore the Niseko area more easily!

Download the PDF

Farm to Flame: Niseko's Newest Restaurant - Kumo

Nowhere in Niseko can you ski-in and ski-out to experience an izayaka, until now.

Kumo Restaurant is Niseko’s answer to casual Japanese dining (otherwise known in the west as a “Japanese pub”) with Hokkaido produce at its core.

Situated at the top of Hirafu village at new luxury Skye Niseko, the restaurant serves traditional Hokkaido izakaya favourites, like zangi—Hokkaido’s own karaage or “fried chicken”), as well as dishes inspired by broader Asia.

Kumo Restaurant’s Food & Beverage Manager, Richard Robbins, who has lived and worked in Hokkaido for over seven years with five of those in Niseko, says as many ingredients as possible are sourced locally through both new and long-term relationships built with local growers, fisheries and producers.

“We’ve got seafood, meat, vegetables from local farms and local markets. There’s a lot of connections we go through to build
collaboration with the suppliers and farms. Hokkaido is known for its seafood and dairy so we try to connect those suppliers as much as possible,” Robbins explains.