The New Capsule Hotel "First Cabin Niseko" Opened!

Modeled on first class plane cabins, guests can enjoy a first class experience on a budget!

Japan’s luxury capsule hotel chain, First Cabin, has opened in Niseko for those wanting a first class experience on an economy budget.

This hotel is modeled on airline first class cabins complete with pajamas and noise cancelling headphones. Powder chasers coming to Niseko will love First Cabin and not just for the cheaper prices.

Each of the 169 capsules has a flat screen television, 120 centimeter widened, power outlet, safety box and free wifi. There’s a hot spring onsen using the famous "Kogane" hot spring water from Rankoshi Town, a 24 hour front desk, a big dining area/restaurant and free shuttle service to the ski resorts (about 10 minutes away).

If you’re traveling with friends or a family then you can upgrade to a Premium Class Cabin that features a king size bed (or two bunk beds) plus a sofa bed. These larger cabins also come with a coffee machine and fridge.

You can find more detailed info on First Cabin Niseko HERE. Prices start from ¥7,000 a night.

Patagonia Films Presents Treeline: A Story Written in Rings

Now available in full for the first time!

Quietly, patiently, trees endure. They are the oldest living beings we come to know during our time on earth, living bridges into our planet’s expansive past. Treeline is a film celebrating the forests on which our species has always depended—and around which some skiers and snowboarders etch their entire lives.

Follow a group of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers to the birch forests of Japan, the red cedars of British Columbia and the bristle cones of Nevada, as they explore an ancient story written in rings. READ MORE.

Directed by Jordan Manley

Supported by Gentemstick, Niseko United, Niseko Tourism & MnK Niseko

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Japow ProAm Begins!

Pep Fujas, Torah Bright and an all-star cast of pros and amateurs look set for a challenging start to the inaugural Niseko Shootout Japow ProAM.

The Japow ProAM is one of three categories under the 2018-19 Niseko Shootout photo and film competition banner.

A total of 25 professional and amateur athlete-photographer teams will take to the mountains in and around Niseko between January 10-14 with the aim of capturing the best photo of the period, with ¥200,000 (US$2,000) up for grabs.

Contest organiser Winstead Heyward said with very little powder expected during the contest window, skiers, riders and photographers

would have to get creative in order to nail the winning shot.

“That’s the beauty of this competition – it’s held on set dates so teams have to work with whatever conditions Mother Nature throws at
them,” Heyward said.

“While there may not be many fresh tracks to be found in-resort, there is endless backcountry and lots of different terrain in and around
Niseko that competitors will be able to work with to get amazing powder shots.

“And there are plenty of ways to access it too – snow cat, snowmobile, heli or just old-fashioned hiking.”

Pro Teams

Caldera Guides Julian Carr Eric Sales
The Niseko Company Jesse Parkinson Shane Peel
The Niseko Company Jye Parkinson Shane Peel
Aaron Jamieson Photography Robin van gyn Aaron Jamieson
AJ Gallery Niseko Aimee Fuller Aaron Jamieson
Powderlife Lena Stoffel Aaron Jamieson
Powderlife Torah Bright Aaron Jamieson
Oyuki Japan Pep Fujas Darren Teasdale
Oyuki Japan Tim Mcchesney Darren Teasdale
Independent Kimmy Fasani Oscar Enander
Independent Chris Benchetler Oscar Enander
Independent Jamie Anderson Mike Yoshida

Amateur Teams

Hokkaido Core Snow Sports Jonas Eibenstein George Treble
Hanazono Evan Wilcox Daniel Honda
Yama Plus Toshi Pander Jimi Oertli
Nisade James Wisniewski Alex Bradbury
Independent James Winfield Teddy Laycock
Niseko Black Juan Berthold Toni Rodriguez
Niseko Black Aron Hayes Casey Purdie
Dragon Alliance Sam Nelson Sam Ingles
Independent Saki Hayashi Nolan Yoshiaki Isozaki
Yama Plus Cody Scheffelmaier Brendan Lugg
Hokkaido Core Snow Sports Cameron Bell Bosh Bowyer-knight
Independent Reilly McGlashan Winse Heyward
Independent Diana King Winse Heyward


Voting & judging

The public judging will take place over another five days between January 17 and 21 – voting is by liking photos that will be uploaded
into the Japow ProAM photo album on Niseko Tourism’s Facebook page! Voting ends at 23:59 on Jan 21st! So VOTE!

Winners will be announced on January 22.

For more info, SEE HERE.

2019 NISEKO CLASSIC Registration Now Open!

Come enjoy the UCI Granfondo World Series in Hokkaido!

It's snowing outside, but it is now time to mark your Summer calendar. July 6th & 7th, Niseko will become the center of Japan's cycling scene.

This year, the NISEKO CLASSIC is expected to attract 1500 riders from all over the world. The race weekend will also be a festival weekend for those not on the bike. The "Niseko Classic Festival" is held on the same weekend at the race's main venue, with various food stands and fun attractions for the kids.

Race registration is now open and is filling up fast, so register today! For details, please visit

If you can't make it to this event, there are tons of other great cycling event and activities in Niseko. Check out HERE.


Supermarket Lucky Special Event

Popular Soup Curry Brand "Sapporo RAKKYO" comes to the supermarket Lucky due to Winter Food Event from Sapporo-city as following. Chicken, Vegetables flavor are available to take away on the day. Owner chef of the Rakkyo Mr. Ide cook at food stand in the shop. Please enjoy Hokkaido popular soup curry on this occasion. For more information, please contact below.

Date : 26, 27 January 2019

Time: 11am - 7pm (as planned)

Venue: Supermarket Lucky Kutchan Branch

Prices: 900 JPY

Hokuyu LUCKY K.K Kutchan

11-1,Nishi 1, Minami2, kutchan town,
Abuta gun, Hokkaido,
Japan 044-0032
Phone: +81 (0)136 21 3677
E-mail: [email protected]

Izumikyo Restaurant 'Bistro Re Arbor' OPEN!!

New restaurant "Bistro Re Arbor" opened in Izumikyo! Make sure to drop by for delicious meals.

Delightful eclectic menus feature Japanese, French and Italian cuisine everyone from children to adults can casually enjoy. Choose your main dish for one-plate lunch to be served with soup, salad, seasonal a la carte dish, and a drink ♪


For dinner, we offer a variety of delicious dishes including veggie pickles platter, fresh Hokkaido sashimi, shrimp and mushroom ajillo, soft and tasty Rusutsu pork cutlet, juicy Hokkaido wagyu steak, and our chef’s original menu.

We look forward to serving you soon!

Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm (L.O.14:30) *No booking. Open from January 1, 2019
Dinner: 5:00pm-9:30pm (L.O.21:00) *Booking available by phone 0136-55-6603
40 seats (max 50)

Address: 11-13 Aza Yamada, Kutchan-cho
Tel: 0136-55-6603

E-mail: [email protected]