Niseko Nightlife

Niseko Nightlife

Niseko is one of the most exciting resorts in Japan, and its nightlife is no different.

There are many famous restaurants and lively bars around town serving a variety of Japanese and international cuisine, as well as cocktails and exciting drinks.

It’s the perfect mix for an enchanting Apres Ski atmosphere.

 

This season, all bars and restaurants in the Niseko area have been taking safety precautions, so visitors can relax and enjoy the experience.


Niseko Photo Book Released

Remote winter landscapes and the world-famous snow of Hokkaido can be shipped around the globe this winter thanks to a new photo book out of Niseko.

Published in the midst of international travel restrictions, Between Air & Water is the second Hokkaido photo book by Australian photographer and long-time Niseko resident Aaron Jamieson.

It is the first in a set of four books Jamieson plans to release in coming years – each will celebrate one of Hokkaido’s four distinct seasons.

Winter and Hokkaido’s mythical snow – a medium “between air and water” – is the central theme of the first book.

Jamieson says it is a hand-picked collection of some of the most poignant winter-season photos he has taken over 15 years living in and exploring Hokkaido.

“There is so much to Hokkaido, in many ways still a wild frontier that it would take several lifetimes to explore and this is what inspires me to continue the sojourn and continue sharing what I’ve been lucky to have seen.

“I wanted to take readers on a journey across the island during the unique winter months, through landscapes that most people would never see. Documenting the beauty of Hokkaido’s winters can be challenging and sometimes outright torturous, this only makes sharing these images all the more rewarding.”

Between Air & Water is available in Niseko at AJ Gallery and Gentemstick Niseko Showroom.

It can be ordered online with free international shipping via @AJgalleryniseko on Instagram or by emailing [email protected].

Press inquiries:

Aaron Jamieson

Phone/Whatsapp: +81(0)80-4044-9693

Email: [email protected]

Website: aaronjamieson.com


Niseko United Shuttle 2020/21 - Timetable Updates

​The Niseko United Shuttle Timetable has been updated and will operate as per the schedule below.


Lupicia

Lupicia Reopens

Due to the COVID-19 situation in Japan, Lupicia decided to take preventive measures by closing temporarily for the safety and security of our clients and staff. We are now happy to announce the restaurant will reopen from Feb 17th!  Lupicia is waiting to welcome with visitors once again with local brewed beers and delicious meals.


Niseko Restaurant Guide Winter 2020/21

Niseko has many lively restaurants and bars, and this season venues have adapted to the unique challenges that this winter has presented by altering their opening hours.

Check out our comprehensive guide and stay up to date with all the latest changes:

​Restaurants


Niseko Black Takes Over Management of Villas in Annupuri Village

Niseko Black is delighted to announce they have taken on the management of eight premium villas in Annupuri. These properties were formally managed by Annupuri Village and are located a short 6 minutes walk from the Annupuri Gondola.

The eight villas in Annupuri are an excellent addition to the Niseko Black portfolio with sizes ranging from three to eight bedroom.

Niseko Black has been operating a high end Concierge, Ski School and Accommodation booking business (2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice) for 10 years and two years ago added Property Management – complimenting its existing businesses and as ever enabling them to give their customers and owners a continuously seamless, integrated offering.

Ben Harding, CEO of Niseko Black, who has lived in Annupuri Village for 12 years said “Growing our Property Management business with a high-end portfolio plays into our strengths. We will bring the same level of focus and excellence that we have brought to our concierge and snowsports businesses and be able to continue to offer the best experiences Niseko and Hokkaido have to offer.”

These Annupuri Village Villas can now be booked through NIseko Black via the links below

– Kiraku (8 bedroom, 8 bathroom)

– Taiko (5 bedroom, 5 bathroom)

– Creekside (4 bedroom, 3 bathroom)

– Snowbird (4 bedroom, 3 bathroom)

– Gumlu (3 bedroom, 3 bathroom)

– Shirakaba (3 bedroom, 2 bathroom)

For further information on Niseko Black`s services or a press pack, please email [email protected] or call 0136 55 5852


Niseko Cherry Blossoms - 2021 Forecast

Guide to Niseko Cherry Blossoms

There’s so much to see and do in Niseko, and cherry blossom season is just another wonderful thing to experience in Niseko.

There are a number of great cherry blossom viewing spots in the region, with stunning pink cherry blossom trees filling the area.

Each year the cherry blossoms start to bloom around Golden Week – one of the most popular holiday periods in Japan.

For the 2021 cherry blossom season, the full bloom is forecast a little earlier than in previous years. The following dates are estimates only.

  • Blooming starts: April 29
  • Full Bloom: May 02

*Updated 12 April 2021

Make sure to check the Japan Meteorology Agency website for official forecasts and the latest information.

Where to View Cherry Blossoms in Niseko:


Calling Japan’s Most Glamorous to Niseko this Winter

This year it's Japan's turn to enjoy international slope style!

Niseko has become the winter playground for the rich and famous across Asia, and this year it’s Japan’s turn to glam up in the snow and experience this internationally renowned winter destination.

Niseko Tourism’s latest video campaign taps into Japan’s newfound love for glamping and other glamorous winter activities.

While COVID-19 has halted international travel, Niseko wants to let Japan know they can head “overseas” to Hokkaido for a taste of world-class glitz and glamour this winter.

The video showcases all aspects of the only modern, international ski resort in Japan, says Niseko Tourism Marketing Director Acme Wu.

“After playing in Niseko’s world-famous powder snow, Japanese visitors in the video enjoy après drinks at European cocktail bars and stay in luxurious chalets and lofts,” Wu says.

“Due to COVID-19, condos and chalets usually occupied by international celebrities have been left vacant this year, so the video takes a sneak peek at our domestic guests enjoying their stay at these accommodations."

“Because celebrities value privacy, many Niseko properties have their own private indoor or outdoor onsen – the level of luxury has to be seen to be believed. You don’t even need to ski or snowboard to enjoy Niseko these days – there’s plenty more to do on and off the snow, and it’s a dream for anyone wanting to post on social media."

“This year travelers in Japan have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see why the rest of the world has fallen in love with Niseko, and we are excited to welcome them”, Wu says.

Niseko Tourism Representative Director Ross Findlay said the organisation was pleased the video would highlight what makes Niseko one of the best international winter destinations.

"We're very proud to put out this great video," Findlay says. "This winter we've had fantastic snowfall almost every day, making it an unforgettable winter for the domestic visitors who could join us here in Niseko. We're looking forward to welcoming more guests from across Japan  - hopefully along with international visitors next winter as well."

The theme of the video is “Glamorous Snow” – the term “glamorous” relates to the surreal, luxury atmosphere of Niseko. The ski season usually runs until Golden Week.

Contact us for image gallery.

A 15-second teaser of the video can be seen below (the full version will be released soon).

About Niseko Tourism:

Niseko Tourism is the official destination marketing organisation for the Niseko area. It is a non-profit, member-based marketing organisation that was established in 2007 and now represents over 400 members in the region. It was selected as the 32 important DMO of Japan Tourism Agency in August, 2020.

Contact:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (+81)136-21-2551


Onsen

Enjoy a Glamorous Holiday in Niseko this Winter!

Niseko Accommodation

There is nothing else like Niseko in Japan. In winter it becomes a playground for rich and famous foreigners from all over the world. Usually, Niseko is booked out all winter. This year is a unique opportunity for everyone in Japan to enjoy this premier international luxury resort within Japan.

Niseko Resort

Feel the Powder

Start your day with a mesmerizing view of Mt Yotei while gliding through unbelievably dry powder snow – the quality of Niseko’s snow is famous around the world. There are four interlinked resorts on the mountain, each offering different skiing terrain.

Find out more details on the 4 different ski resorts.

Niseko Accommodation

Stay in International Style

Niseko is different from most Japanese ski resorts – there are four resort villages with luxurious new private chalets and condominiums all within walking distance to onsen, restaurants and bars. Choose from hotels, apartments, chalets, villas and ryokans.

Check here for a detailed list of all the different accommodation options.

Toshiros Bar

Discover Unique Restaurants and Bars

Niseko has the most dynamic restaurant and bar scene of any resort in Japan. You won’t eat katsu curry here – there are Michelin-starred restaurants and five-star hotels you can ski into for a fancy lunch or apres cocktails.

Click here to unlock all the dining and drinking information.

Niseko Shopping

Upgrade your Winter Wear

Niseko is the ski fashion capital of Japan. There are many fashion boutiques that stock the most popular European and North American brands including Moncler, Bogner, and Fendi. Popular outfits are priced at more than ¥500,000, although there are more affordable options.

Check out where the stores are located here.

Snowshoe in Niseko

Snow Play in a Winter Wonderland

Skiing is just the beginning. At the base of the ski resorts there are many more activities to try in the snow including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing, snow rafting and more. There is even a year-round tree trekking course overlooking the ski runs.

Click here for other winter activities information.

Onsen

Choose your Onsen

Niseko is also different from most onsen resorts in Japan. Usually all hotels in a resort draw their water from the same underground reservoir so all baths have the same water. In Niseko each hotel or spa has drilled its own well so the minerals in each vary greatly.

Here is a list of where all the great onsen spots are.

Relaxing in Park Hyatt
Watch the full version HERE