Things to Do in Spring Time Niseko

Did you know that Niseko offers a great varieties of things to do in spring as well?

​Niseko does not only offer the world-class powder snow but also has a nice green touch in spring! Here is the list of activities and restaurants open during the season

ACTIVITIES:

NAME INFO SCHEDULE
Niseko Village PURE Perfect activity center for diverse interests. Open from 23rd July to 11th October 11th (23rd July-30th Sep, open daily from 9:00~17:00. 1st Oct-11th Oct, open daily from 9:00~16:00)
Niseko Golf Course Designed by Arnold Palmer and just a 15-minute drive from Hirafu, this course is the undisputed locals favorite Closed until further notice
Niseko Village Golf Course Golf with a gorgeous view Open from May 1st to October 25th
Niseko Babysitters Your children will be in good hands! Open from April 1st
Hanazono Golf Play with a striking background with Yotei... Open from May 2nd to November 3rd
NAC Adventure Park Adventure Park Open all year round
Rafting A great adrenaline activity with the arrival of spring Starts on April 4th
Rhythm Your go to for all year round activities and rentals Open on June 27th
Hanazono Activities Tree trekking, rafting, hiking, etc. A wide range of activities are available! Some open from June 1st
Niseko Green Farm Make your own pizza and experience Hokkaido farming! Pizza making opens from April 25th, the farm experience from May 18th
YAMA PLUS Your outdoor shop! Open from May 7th to June 4th (closed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with exception on May 8th) . Sales of limited edition via online shopping starts on May 7th.
Niseko Grand Hirafu Enjoy their fun mountain biking courses! Open from July 11th

​RESTAURANTS/CAFES/BARS:

NAME INFO SCHEDULE DELIVERY/TAKE OUT
% ARABICA NISEKO hirafu188 Kisok Amazing coffee! Open from April 1st (Possible to be closed for 2 weeks in May or June. For more details, please check on their Instagram or Facebook. Take out
Abucha 2 Japanese Kitchen & Bar Open from July 1st to November 21st X
Restaurant J'ai la patate Inspired by French cuisine Open from March 20th (Summer operation hours 11:30~14:00, 18:00~20:00, Closed on Wednesdays and other temporaty dates) Take out
Niseko Curry Goya Spicy Soup Curry Open from April 1st (No babies or children allowed) Take out
Niseko Pizza Town's go to pizza! Open from the beginning of July Take out
Ebisutei Izakaya loved by the town...! Open untill April 15th and resumes in June 1st (subject to change due to the effect of COVID-19) X
Koharuya Japanese Izakaya Open from June 1st Take out
Graubuden Sandwithes and sweets go hand in hand! Open year round O
Seven Star's Cafe Mouth watering burgers with sweets Open all year round O
Guzu guzu Delicious pastries and bread in town Open all year round (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays) Take out
Harvest Cafe Great and delicious homemade meals Open year round (closed on Thursdays during the summer) O
Sprout Cozy and popuar cafe with delicious coffee Open year round X
Musu Niseko's favorite apre ski bar! Still our favorite in the green season too! Closed till April 29th X
Hirafu Zaka Izakaya at its finest! Great late lunch spot untill 6pm! Open till May 6 and re-open from May 22nd (closed from April 16th to 30th) X
Tomo Niseko Izakaya with a nice modern touch Open till April 20th (Saturdays and Sundays closed) and resumes on June 1st (Thursdays and Friedays closed) O
Milk Kobo Got a sweeth tooth? Check it out! Famous for their cheese tarts Open year round X
PRATIVO Your vegetable heaven...! Open from May 2nd (year round) X
Lupicia Cuisines with a French touch! Their lunch buffet is a must to try! Open year round (Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday in April and May) Take out
Homemade Udon Gokoro Best Udon in town! Open year round (Closed on Wednesdays and third Thursday of the month) X
Rakuichi Soba Once featured in Le Guide Michelin, soba noodles Open from April 25th ( Conditons apply. Closed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) X
Niseko Gelato So many flavors and so many smiles...! Cannot miss this! Open from before Golden Week X
El Asador Get your meat and Paella here! Amazing dishes Open utill April 18th and re-open during Golden Week O
Ren, Japanese Kitchen Another great Izakaya! Conveniently located in Hirafu! Open from mid July to late September Take out
Toshiro's Bar-Lounge If you are after whiskies and cocktails, look no further! Openn from July 1st X
Kani Sushi Kato Newly opened! Sushi at its best! Open from June 1st (closed on Sundays and Wednesdays except during Golden Week and the week of Obon) Take out
Ichimura Soba Freshly made soba with many flavours! Their soba tea is so good! Open year round Take out
L'ocanda Italian cuisines with sophistication, their sweets are amazing too! Open except from May 7th to 20th. Reservation required for dinner Take out
Molière Montagne (Pary Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) French restaurant by 3 starred Michelin Chef Hiroshi Nakamichi with local production Open except from April 15th to 22nd and on May 21st . Closed on Wednesdays except April 29th and May 6th X
Sushi Mitsukawa (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Showcase by Michelin starred Owner-Chef Mitsukawa. Get their Kanazawa influenced sushi and sashimi Closed till further notice X
Teppan (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Traditional Japanese and French inspired featuirng a premium selection of Hokkaido vegetables, Wagyu beef, abalone and Japanese seafood Closed till further notice X
Robata (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Relish yourself with grilled seafood and local vegetables while enjoying the crackling sound of charcoal Closed till further notice X
China Kitchen (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Experience the very best of China’s rich culinary heritage. Cantonese cuisine Closed till further notice X
Olivio (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Their menu focuses on Northern Italian classics using fine local ingredients and fresh herbs Closed till further notice X
Mountain Lounge (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Enjoy your meals with panoramic views of Mount Yotei and the Niseko mountain ranges Open year round X
Deli (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Enjoy Pierre Hermé's luxury patisserie, as well as freshly baked pastries and breads for guests to take away or enjoy at Deli Closed till further notice X
The Lounge (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Offers all day long Western and Japanese comfort cuisine using fresh local products Closed till further notice X
The Bar & Cigar Lounge (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Enjoy their selection of whiskeys, locally crafted gins, Hokkaido micro-brews and fine spirits and modern and classic cocktails Closed till further notice X
Wine Cellar (Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono) Enjoy the extensive collectino of wine. Available for private wine tasting, menu pairings and exclusive events Closed till further notice X
Tomonepocha Enjoy their superb Korean cuisines Open year round, closed on Tuesdays Take out
HAKU Steak South east Asia inspired menu (pick-up and delivery) May 12th~End of Summer. Tue-Sat. Free delivery up to 10km from Grand Hirafu area with minimum order met O
Boroya Amazing pizzas! Open year round (open at 6pm, last call at 9pm, closes at 11pm) O
Green Farm Cafe Yummy bread, pasteries, coffees and more! Open from June 1st O

2020-21 Niseko Winter Early Bird Discounts

Can't wait for next season!? We are, too!

Here is a quick list of 20-21 Early Bird special offers from some of the accommodations in Niseko. Be sure to enjoy these fantastic deals before they end.

ACCOMMODATION

GEAR RENTALS/RETAIL

 

SNOWSPORTS LESSONS


2020 Good Luck Trip Hokkaido Now Available!

Find out more about what you can do, eat and explore in Niseko during non-winter season!

Good Luck Hokkaido

Published by Hokkaido Shimbun Press, 2020 “Good Luck Trip Hokkaido” issue is now available. You can find all the non-winter season information about Niseko, including accommodations, activities, events, dining & overall area updates in English, Chinese & Thai.

This magazine will be distributed in Niseko area and also in popular tourist spots & expos internationally and domestically. You can also read it in the official resort APP, Niseko, "E-guide" section.

 


Niseko Short Film Festival 2020

Corona Couldn't Stop Niseko Short Film Festival 2020

22 great films were streamed online LIVE to share with everyone around the world!

2019-20 Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival - Watch Party

As events across the world call time out due to COVID-19, Niseko Shootout organisers found a way to make sure the show went on.

The second annual Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival was broadcast via a Facebook Watch Party on Saturday night, March 14th - at the same time the event was originally scheduled to take place at Hanazono's Edge slope side restaurant.

Last year more than 400 people crammed into Hanazono's 308 building for the inaugural event shown on a big screen and MC'd by famous Hokkaido filmmaker Neil Hartmann and Niseko local Sakka Hiranuma. This year 100-200 people tuned in to the party and enjoyed the creativity born out of Niseko over the past winter, and to see who would take out the now hotly
contested event.

In all, there were 22 films entered and viewed over 90 minutes, before a live awards ceremony beamed from Hokkaido Core Lodge at the base of Moiwa Ski Resort.

This year's winning film was The Secret of Bottom Turn Island, a 3.5-minute-long James Bond-esque spy thriller featuring Gentemstick pro rider Alex Yoder covertly recording locals in an onsen (hot spring) bath to discover how to get to their secret island snow/surfing paradise.

Contest organiser Winse Heyward said The Secret of Bottom Turn Island raised the bar for films that will go into the running for future festivals.

"This little movie displayed everything we want the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival to inspire," he said.

"Out-of-the-box creativity, engaging storytelling, beautiful cinematography and plenty of epic local scenery to help promote this amazing destination. Cameos by Gentemstick founder Taro Tamai and a host of other local Gentem legends added an epic twist and altogether made this a clear winner. Huge thanks to filmmaker Ian Durkin and all entrants for entering this year's Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival. We hope budding film makers will take some inspiration from this year's entries and take it to another level again next year - we want to see some Oscar-worthy productions next year!"

Taking second place was Wave Forms by Richard Seehausen.

And in third place was Shiribeshi Area by popular longtime local Japanese snowboard film makers InCrew.

To rewatch the watch party, simply join the Niseko Shootout Film Festival Facebook Group and click on the watch party. *"The Secret of Bottom Turn Island" is doing a global festival tour, therefore it was shown only during our LIVE stream and no longer available on reply.

Keep an eye on all the future Niseko Shootout announcements by following Niseko Tourism Facebook page or check out www.nisekotourism.com.

A special feature and one of our favorite films, "Ski Fever". The script, the production and capturing 80's ski vibe are simply a work of art. Great job, guys!!!!!

The Niseko Shootout was born from an Instagram-based photo competition in the winter of 2017/18. This winter more than 1,500 local photos were hashtagged #nisekoshootout and therefore eligible to win the competition.

2019-20 Niseko Shootout Winners (View all photos on Nisekoshoot Instagram)

Skiing Category Snowboarding Category Landscape Category
1st Place:@jarasijka 1st Place:@_kj.theday_ 1st Place: @lcpilon
2nd Place: @Taikinaka 2nd Place: @chilledmoose 2nd Place: @teddylaycock
3rd Place: @torin.barnes 3rd Place: @tonirodriguezshoots 3rd Place: @rujigallery

1st Place Landscape

 

@lcpilon

 

1st Place Skiing

@jarasijka

 

1st Place Snowboarding

@_kj.theday_

 


Hanazono Shuttle Bus Service Ends

As of today, Hanazono has ended their 2019/20 winter shuttle bus service.

Please see their website below to seek more details.

https://hanazononiseko.com/en/winter/resort/access


Annupuri Kids Day!

March 15th, Sunday is Kids' Day!

Offer only open to elementary school kids(under 12 years old)!

-8 hour Annupuri lift tickets will be available for 1800JPY for the day (normal price is 3000JPY).

※There will be a deposit of 1000JPY on the ticket separate from the deal price.

⭐︎Ski lessons for kids⭐︎

-The first lesson is the most important lesson...! The instructors will be able to help your children learn some tips on the slopes!

 

  • Lesson fee; 1000JPY (insurance and feel for helmet rental included)
  • Time; 10:00~11:00
  • Quota; 20 students
  • Suitable for; Children over 3 years old and beginners on the slopes
  • Location; Kids Land Annupuri (no lift access)
 

For lesson inquiries, please contact below;

-Niiseko Annupuri Ski&Snowboard School TEL:0136-58-3225(8:00~20:00)

Upon making an inquiry, please include;

  1. Preferred lesson date
  2. Student's name
  3. Student's age
  4. Home address

Please note that only email ([email protected]) or FAX are accepted.

※Please make sure to register at the counter at Nook Annupuri Center House before 9:30 in the morning on the day.

※Cancelation fee will be charged on cancellations made within 48 hours of the booking.

※Booking required (walk-in not accepted).


Announcement Regarding 2019-20 Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival

Thank you all for your continued support of the Niseko Shootout!

We would like to share an announcement about our end of season finale event, the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival.

Due to the circumstances posed by the recent Corona Virus outbreak, we will unfortunately not be holding our event at Hanazono Edge as previously planned. However, our communities loss is the world’s gain as we plan to broadcast all films and live judging results during a Facebook Watch Party!

Now everyone far and wide can join in as host Neil Hartmann guides us through viewing of this year’s Short Film entries - all 22 of them! The winners will be announced along with this year’s hashtag #nisekoshootout winners.

We are thrilled that all filmmakers and hashtag entrants that would otherwise be unable to attend our local event, will now be able to take part in the event they so very much made! Undoubtedly, the films and photos will do their part in showcasing winter in Niseko. Now let’s do our part in showcasing Niseko’s resiliency by helping us spread the word about our online event.

 

Niseko Tourism Facebook Watch Party Event details below:

Date: Saturday, March 14

Time: 18:00 JST

Come to Niseko Tourism Facebook and simply go to "Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival" group and join the Watch Party! We will see you then.


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It is the antiseptic solution which is more effective for coronavirus measures than Ueki, Yokohama Hokkaido Branch, a guide of the hypochlorous acid water.

Sterilization, the aerial dispersion of the finger is a done product, too.

Please contact the Ueki, Yokohama Hokkaido Branch for the request.

Ueki, Yokohama Hokkaido Branch

 

TEL011-862-3561