2019 Niseko Autumn Food Festival FREE SHUTTLES Schedule Available!

Coming to Niseko in September can be THIS easy!

During the 2019 Niseko Autumn Food Festival (from Sep 12th through Sep 15th), there are many different ways for you to get to Niseko. Here

are some useful information:

1. Supported by Travel Alliance Hokkaido, FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN SAPPORO and NISEKO are available.

To reinforce our eco-focused goal for the 1st Niseko Autumn Food Festival, we would like to reduce visitors driving themselves. Please click HERE to book (first come, first serve). See below shuttle schedule:

Niseko Hirafu Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section) =>Sapporo Odori Park Sapporo Odori Park=>Niseko Hirafu Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section)
Thursday, Sep 12th - 10:00 Thursday, Sep 12th - 15:00
Friday, Sep 13th - 10:00 Friday, Sep 13th - 15:00
Saturday, Sep 14th - 10:00
Saturday, Sep 14th - 14:00
Sunday, Sep 15th - 10:00
Sunday, Sep 15th -14:00
Sunday, Sep 15th - 19:00

2. Supported by MnK Niseko, FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN KUTCHAN JR STATION and NISEKO HIRAFU Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section) are available. No reservation required (first come, first serve). On Thursday, Sep 12th, you can easily use the special express JR train to Kutchan station and catch this free shuttle - easy & fast! See below for free shuttle schedule:

Kuctah JR Station => Niseko Hirafu Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section) Niseko Hirafu Rhythm Japan Shop (Hirafu cross section)=> Kutchan JR Station
10:30 *Thursday, Sep 12th only 16:45 *Thursday, Sep 12th only
18:00 18:30
19:00 20:00

3. Want to enjoy Lake Toya & come join the Niseko Autumn Food Festival? No problem. You can use the convenient shuttle between the 2 scenic Hokkaido spots! Find out more details HERE

What's On Summer 2019 Issue is Out!

Find out what the latest and greatest is around the Niseko area.

2019 Summer What's On


The 2019 Summer issue of What's On is out! Find out what the must-do summer activities are, where all the fun must-go events are in the Niseko area, and many many more.

Make sure to get a copy while you are in town, or you can download it HERE.

KAMIMURA & KITCHEN Summer'19 Operation Begins!

Enjoy the Michelin-starred dining experience this summer!

The Michelin-starred restaurant KAMIMURA is open for both lunch and dinner till Oct 12, 2019:

Lunch: Friday/Saturday/Sunday 12:00~L.O. 13:30

Dinner: Friday/Saturday 18:00~L.O. 20:30

Reservation is required!

TEL: +81 (0)136-21-2288

URL: https://www.kamimura-niseko.com/

Newly open this March, KITCHEN by Kamimura team offers great selection of a la carte menu in a more casual and intimate setting:

Dinner: Thursday 17:00~~L.O. 21:00 *Adults only

TEL: +81 (0)136-21-3200

URL: https://www.kitchen-niseko.com

Don't miss it!

New Niseko Job Website Now Live!

Live Work Japan

Niseko locals Chook (Anthony Trovatello) and Ryan (from StudioMochi) have just launched a new job seeker website www.liveworkjapan.com

The "Live Work Japan" site is specifically designed to reach out to seasonal staff around the world and to help employers find the best staff to serve their needs and guests.

The site is free (to post basic job listings)  for the next couple months and use the site in your search for staff (summer or winter). All you need to do is go to site, register as an employer and, complete company profile and then post jobs! There is also a host of other features available now and coming soon.

Their mission is to not only provide the most comprehensive list of jobs for staff, but  to also provide them with valuable info and resources through our jobseeker hub - which has info about getting Visa’s, types of jobs, perks and quirks, typical pay rates, staff accommodation etc with new info being added weekly.

For more information - contact Chook & Ryan at [email protected] or just go to the site and start looking or posting!

The 4th Briefing Session for the Accommodation Tax & Training

Due to new building construction work at Kutchan Town Office, please use parking space located around town office show as below. Construction period: 25 May to end of October 2019. For PDF flyer, please download form HERE.


If you have questions, please contact the General Policy division: TEL 0136-56-8001 Email [email protected] TEL:0136-56-8001(direct line) FAX:0136-23-2044

Niseko Collection 2019

Choose 3 out of Niseko's best Activities!!

For further information, please see HERE. 

Enquiry: Niseko Resort Tourism Association  Email: [email protected]

2019 Summerlife JP Hits the Streets

The Japanese language printed version of Summerlife is now available in Niseko.

Published by Niseko Media, Summerlife is the sister publication of Niseko's famous Powderlife magazine, and is designed to introduce the green season to domestic and international visitors.

The Japanese version of the magazine is distributed here in summer in order to target domestic Japanese visitors. There are many Japanese magazines that have information on Niseko, but Japanese people are drawn to Summerlife's unique international character and local insight.

Niseko Media owner Kris Lund says the printed Japanese version of the magazine also always brings a smile to the faces of local Japanese.

"All our friends who are in the magazine - and all their friends – are always so happy to pick up the Japanese version of the magazine and read all the articles about their fellow townspeople and places in their own language," Kris says.

"The most rewarding part of making this magazine is when we see people reading and enjoying the magazine, whether they are Japanese or from overseas."

Meanwhile the English version of Summerlife is published and distributed in Niseko in winter – when the world is here. Niseko Media believes this is the most effective time to target international visitors.

"Sending magazines all over the world is expensive and harder to reach intended targets. By distributing Summerlife in Niseko in winter, the world is here and they already know about Niseko and falling in love with the culture, the food and the lifestyle here.

"This is the exact time we want to show them Niseko has three other amazing seasons and a whole range of other holiday opportunities outside winter. By bringing these people back in other seasons, we're hoping to bridge the fluctuation in summer/winter tourism numbers, thereby creating year-round employment opportunities which will benefit the economy of the region."

Powderlife was Niseko's first English magazine and is the only independent and most widely supported magazine in winter. 25,000 copies are distributed in Niseko in winter, placed in most rooms and in businesses across the resort. 7,000 copies are distributed to target markets internationally.

Powderlife and Summerlife are published online in three languages – English, Japanese and Chinese. Read online at
Powderlife.com/Magazine and Powderlife.com/Summerlife.


Bang Bang & Bang 2(Deux) Summer'19 Operaton Begin!

For everyone who is looking for great lunch options in Niseko, you are in luck: Bang2 (Deux) has started the summer operation for lunch!!

Hour:11:30-15:00 (L.O. 14:30)

Regular holidays:Wednesdays & Thursdays

Bang Bang has also started from July 1st: HOUR 18:00-22:30 (L.O. 22:00)

Regular holidays:Wednesdays


For more information, please see HERE!!