Please Help Us with This Special Survey: Akabira Orchid × JFE Engineering × Niseko Tourism

Niseko Tourism will be conducting a special survey for JFE Engineering Co, Ltd, and we would like to know our members' thoughts.

JFE Engineering Co. Ltd is considering to build a plant production facility in the area to develop and create new industries in Niseko. Please take some time to answer THIS SPECIAL SURVEY (Will only take 5 minutes) and let us know what you think about this new opportunity.


Niseko Tourism: [email protected]

2019-20 Hakodate <=> Niseko Shuttle Bus Starts December 1st!

Enjoy 2 great iconic destinations in Hokkaido more easily!

Are you planning your trip to Niseko this winter? Other than flying from Tokyo to New Chitose Airport, you can also take SHINKANSEN bullet train from Tokyo to Hakodate in 4hrs.

Starting from 1st of December, 2019 through 30th of April, 2020, book this special shuttle ahead of time and you can easily access 2 iconic scenery spots in Hokkaido. Please click HERE for details and book the bus.

Detailed info, please check out the flyer HERE. TEL 0136-55-1111 (Japanese speakers only) Office Hour: 10:00 - 17:00

2019-20 NISEKO UNITED Ski Resort Trail Map and MORE!

Find out all the latest changes in the resorts.


Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO Hotel and Residences

If you visited HANAZONO during winter 2018-19 you couldn’t help but notice the construction at the base of the resort, which will open on 20 January 2020. These new structures are the home of Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO. This includes a ski-in-ski-out Park Hyatt Hotel and Residences. This much-anticipated development will form the centerpiece of HANAZONO, overlooking the base and the beginner slopes. The development includes extensive new retail and dining options and will be the most significant and spectacular modern development in Niseko to date.  For more information, please see HERE. 

Hanazono EDGE – New Ski Center

To keep up with HANAZONO’s expansion, the resort will build a brand-new ski center. Opening for winter 2019-20, the Hanazono EDGE will compliment the Park Hyatt with an exciting new slopeside restaurant, café, and bar. This new 2 story ski center will accommodate more than 500 people and raises the bar for resort dining and relaxation in a ski-in-ski-out location.

↓↓  This schedule will be changed depends on the snowfall.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Operation period: 7 December 2019 - 31 March 2020
Business hours 8:30-16:00
*No night operation

The new facility

Open on Dec. 7, 2019

The Tokyu Land Corporation (Headquarters: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo; President: Yuji Okuma) together with Niseko Tokyu Resort Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Abuta-gun, Hokkaido; President: Shinji Isome) and Tokyu Resort Service Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo; President: Motoyoshi Kumazawa) would like to announce the new construction of the “Mountain Center Annex”, a facility located next to the lower slopes of Niseko Mt. Resort Grand HIRAFU, the ski resort in Kutchan, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, which we manage and operate. The new facility will open for business in December 2019.


Operation period: 23 November - 6 May 2020 *Opening date will be decided depends on the snow accumulated.
Night operation period: 11 December 2019 - 22 March 2020
Business hours: 8:30-16:30 (night operation until 20:30)

Niseko Village Ski Resort

Operation period: 1 December 2019 - 6 May 2020
Night operation period: 11 December 2019 - 22 March 2020
Business hours 8:30-16:30 (night operation until 20:00)

Niseko Village comprises of the luxuriously appointed apartments of Hinode Hills Niseko Village, eight exclusive Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse that redefines alpine living, Hilton Niseko Village – voted ‘Best Ski Resort Hotel in Japan’ by World Ski Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2019, The Green Leaf Niseko Village, spa and onsen facilities, a dining and retail village hub, the Niseko Village skifield – renowned for its dry champagne powder at low-altitude, variety of ski terrains, the world-class Niseko Village Snow School and Niseko Kids™ programmes. All 4 luxury hotels provide ski-in and out access.



Operation period: 23 November 2019 - 6 May 2020
Night operation period: 11 December 2019 - 22 March 2020

Business hours: 8:30-16:30 (night operation until 20:30)

Experience natural splendor and amazing powder snow at Me world-class Annupuri Ski Resort. with a wide variety terrain. Annupuri has something for everyone!. Gentle and wide courses allow beginners and children to learn and enjoy while challenging trails and side county gates offer thrills for more experienced skiers and snowboarders. Sunny days offer lovely views of Mt. Yotei and the surrounding mountains.

For more information, please visit Niseko United website from HERE!! 

2019-20 NISEKO UNITED Trail Map

​For PDF data, please download from HERE!! The Niseko United shuttle bus is now extended to HANAZONO resort.

Niseko Village Open Day!!

“I would like to find a job for 4 hours per day", "I would like to fill my empty mornings when the children are at school..”

If you are looking to find a good work life balance through flexible working, we may have the right opportunity for you.A number of positions are available this winter in our Housekeeping, ski valet, culinary and Niseko Village Ski Resort teams. Come to explore our flexible working opportunities and stop by on one of the below dates. Our team will be there to meet you and answer any questions you may have.

Date and time (1)Octorber 12th, 2019(SAT) 15:00-19:00(2)Octorber 19th, 2019(SAT) 11:00-16:00
Venue Annupuri, 3F Hilton Niseko Village

Contact us

*Free entry
*No need to bring resume. Feel free to stop by. For more information, please see HERE.

TEL 0134-44-1112(Weekday 9:30-18:00)
Email [email protected]

Niseko Grand HIRAFU Mountain Center Annex will open on Dec. 7, 2019

Niseko Grand HIRAFU Mountain Center Annex

We would like to announce the new construction of the “Mountain Center Annex”, a facility located right next to the lower slopes of Niseko Mt. Resort Grand HIRAFU. The new facility will open for business in December 2019.

Since large numbers of skiers and snowboarders from within Japan and overseas visit to enjoy the outstanding snow quality in Niseko and Hokkaido, our aim is that visitors will easily be able to enjoy Niseko’s quality of snow while also experiencing a winter resort that is even more satisfying than before. The new Mountain Center Annex is situated in the perfect location, both adjacent to the HIRAFU Gondola Sanroku Station and right in front of the beginner-friendly Holiday Pair Lift, allowing for direct access to the slopes.

The Mountain Center Annex features a public  area, snow school reception desk, changing rooms and locker rooms on the first floor, with a large-scale ski and snowboard rental shop, boasting a floor area of 802㎡, on the second floor. This rental shop offers our visitors a total of 4,000 items. Our comprehensive array of products can be enjoyed by both domestic and overseas visitors. We are also launching an overnight holding service for rental items so that guests can go back and forth to their accommodation completely hands-free.

【For more information】

【Ski & Snowboard Rentals ONLINE Reservation】

Find more details HERE.

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

Did you know Autumn is one of the best times to visit Niseko?

Niseko might be known for its powder snow and stunning winter landscape, but autumn is one of the locals favorite season during the year. Not only do we revel in the autumn leave (koyou) scenery, it is also the perfect time to enjoy all these 10 things in Niseko area:


With its superb weather conditions, autumn is THE time to explore all the mountains around Niseko. For the people who would like a good challenge, Mt. Yotei, Mt. Annupuri and Mt. Chisenupuri are all fantastic options. If you would like something a bit more relaxing, make sure to visit Hangetsu Lake, Kagami Marsh, Fukidashi Park or Shinsen Marsh and just soak in the fresh autumn air with a nice excursion.


Savor in the freshest produce at all the Niseko local spots. You can find their operation schedule below:

An Dining Operating till breakfast on Nov 11th. Open again from Nov 18th for winter season.
Bang Bang Open till Oct 26th. Open again late Nov for winter season. (Dinner only)
Bistro Re Arbor Open all year round
cafe HANA Open all year round (Lunch only)
Graubuden Open all year round
Green Farm Cafe Open all year round (Closed Oct 27th - Nov 1st for maintenance)
Jojo's Cafe Open all year round
Lupicia Open all year round
Madriano Open all year round
Midtown Diner Open all year round (Closed Oct 7th-9th for maintenance)
Milk Kobo Open all year round
Niseko Pizza Open till Oct 28th. Open again Nov 15th for winter season.
Prativo Open all year round (Lunch only)
Seven Star's Cafe Open all year round (Lunch only)
Toshiro's Bar Open Oct 9th to 12th & Oct 24th-26th. Open again Nov 23rd for winter season.
Long Tang Open all year round (Closed from Oct 1st till 16th)
Ichiseko Open till Oct 15th. Open again Dec 1st for winter season.
Harvest Cafe Open till Nov 4th. Open again Nov 19th for winter season.
Moon Bar Open all year round (close on Sunday)
Hirafu Zaka & Snow [email protected] Chalet Ivy Open again Oct 21st
Taj Mahal Open all year round
Temporada Open all year round (Closed Sundays to Wednesdays; Closed Oct 27th - Nov 1st for maintenance)
Tomone Po-cha Open all year round (Closed Tuesdays)
Ichimura Soba Open all year round (Lunch only)
Guzu Guzu Bakery Open all year round (Breakfast & Lunch only)
Yoko Oh No Open Fridays (Closed from Oct 25th; Open again Nov 15th for winter season)
Gokoro Udon Open all year round (Lunch only)
Niseko Curry Goya Open all year round (Lunch only)
Sekka Lab Open till Oct 28th. Open again Nov 20th for winter season.
Somoza Open till Nov 2nd. Open again Dec 3rd for winter season.
El Asador Open Thursday to Saturday in November (Accept private party reservations for Tuesday & Wednesday).
Umami Open all year round
Orench Open all year round (Close on Wendnesday)

3. Golfing.

Did you know there are three golf courses in Niseko area, offering great variety in their layouts. The Niseko Village Golf Course is operating till Oct 22nd. Both HANAZONO Golf and The Niseko Golf Course are open till Nov 4th. Why not enjoy the beautiful Hokkaido foliage while playing a round of golf?

4. Rejuvenate and relax in Onsens!

There are more than 25 different onsens around Niseko with different textures or smell due to the mineral content and can relax your body after a full day of activity. The temperature during Autumn is ideal for a long soak.

5. NAC Niseko Adventure Park.

The largest obstacle course in Japan is one spot you don't want to miss during your visit to Niseko in autumn. Challenge yourselves or your family & friends and have fun in the wonderful nature of Hokkaido. Contact NAC team in advance to check on availability.

6. Trick or Treat.

There is tons of spooky fun in the Niseko area.. Check out Kutchan Halloween on Oct 19th and Halloween Costume Party on Oct 26th. Come and join the Halloween horror with the locals and all the scary excitement.

7. Rafting.

For the ones who want to experience some fun on water, Good SportsLion AdventureNOASC & NAC are operating till end of October/beginning of November.

8. Cycling.

The comfortable autumn weather and the wide roads in Niseko makes the riding experience so much better! Starting this year, you can rent e-bikes from The Green Leaf Hotel and explore further more easily.

9. Celebrate 2019 Rugby World Cup!

This year, more than 7 venues in Niseko area invite all the Rugby lovers to watch the exciting games and cheer for the teams together. Find out more details HERE.


10. Day touring around Niseko

Take a day and visit all the scenic spots near Niseko as close as 30min drive such as Lake Toya, Yoichi, Jozankei, Otaru or Shakotan and see all the autumn beauty south west Hokkaido region has to offer.

And don't forget to DOWNLOAD THE FREE OFFICIAL RESORT APP "NISEKO" so you have all the useful area info right in the palm of your hand.