H.I.S. Joins Niseko Tourism

Hokkaido International School Joins Niseko Tourism


We are excited to introduce to you Hokkaido International School- Niseko.  

Hokkaido International School Niseko, opened on January 23rd, 2012 and has become a learning option for both long and short-term expatriate families in the Shirebeshi region. We will celebrate our 10th anniversary in the 2021-2022 academic year.

HIS Niseko is part of the only WASC-accredited, JCIS-member International School in Hokkaido, which has a 62-year history of academic excellence. HIS Niseko will open a Middle School in August, 2021. The school has hired a founding teacher and is to use the International Middle Years Curriculum. (IMYC) 

Milepost 1 and Milepost 3 learn via Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop, SIngapore Mathematics, International Primary Curriculum and Japanese language learning.

Early Years is Reggio Emilia inspired as we focus on transcending the key elements of inquiry-based learning: It is a holistic approach of education which is not child-centred or teacher-directed. The EY “curriculum”is child-originated (emergent) and teacher-framed based on the idea of wonderment. Subject areas encompassed in the emergent program are literacy, numeracy, science, environmental studies, creative expressions, student-based interest learning, and phonics. 

With HIS Sapporo only two hours away, the Sapporo dormitory provides an excellent option for Niseko families whose children graduate from the HIS Niseko School.

HIS Niseko is committed to offering some degree of financial assistance to families that demonstrate financial need in paying tuition.

For more information, please contact:

Liene Lase
Administrative Assistant
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 81 (0)136-55-5252


CacaoCrown Niseko Chocolate

Cacao Crown - Niseko Chocolate

Niseko Takahashi Farm Announces Local Chocolate Brand

CacaoCrown Niseko Chocolate

"Milk from our Own Ranch x Cacao Beans Roasted In-house"

Niseko Takahashi Dairy Farm (also known as Milk Kobo) has announced a new line of chocolate products under the new brand “Cacao Crown”.

All the products are made locally from cacao beans imported from around the world. Each type of bean brings it’s own individuality and flavor offering a rich experience with each bite. The beans are processed locally and crafted together with Takahashi Dairy Farms very own milk using their own special recipe.

Cacao Crown will be offering a variety of products including, chocolate bars, ganash, chocolate milk jam, cacao nibs, soft cream, and more. All these products and more can be found at Takahashi Dairy farm where a new cafe space has been added for Cacao Crown products. The Cacao Crown cafe was opened to the public on April 26.

For more information make sure to check out Cacao Crown’s website.

Niseko Maples - Accommodation

Niseko Early Bird Specials - Winter 2021/22

Early Bird Specials for Winter 2021/2022

The 2020/21 winter season was one to remember with great snowfall and wide-open runs with fresh snow! The 2021/22 winter is sure to bring plenty of that famous Niseko powder.

Book Early & Save

Niseko is one of the most desirable winter destinations in the world, and for good reason! Be ahead of the curve, book early and save. Most providers are offering flexible booking terms so you can reserve without worry.


A Winter Escape

Relax and unwind in comfort in Niseko. After a day on the slopes, enjoy one of many soothing onsens in Niseko.

There are accommodation options for every traveler. Luxury condominiums and hotels to budget backpackers.

Incredible Powder

Niseko receives some of the best quality powder of any ski resort in the world, with an average of 14 meters of snow falling each winter.

  • Worlds Best Powder Snow
  • Four Resorts on one pass - Niseko United
  • Huge skiing area
  • Deep powder skiing
  • Soft and playful
Skiing in Niseko
Niseko Maples - Accommodation


  • Up to 55% Off

Up to 55% off early season bookings.

10% discount, flexible booking terms, and best rates guaranteed. Book before 31st May 2021.

Apartments, Houses and Townhouses: 30% off when booked 90 days or more in advance. Prestige Collection (LOFT Niseko, MUSE Niseko, Aspect): 15% off when booked 90 days or more in advance.

Up to 35% OFF Early Bird Discount, FREE cancellation, 10% refundable deposit, flexible booking terms. Book by June 30.

Book by September 30 and receive the following discounts. Book: 1 night get 10% off, 2 nights 18% off, 3 nights or more 22% off.

Early Bird 30% Off for Winter Season Room with Breakfast Package. Book before June 30, 2021 and stay between December 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

5% off & Best Price Guarantee with 30-day free cancellation & refundable booking policy. Offer valid until 30 June, 2021.

15% off on chalet rates from now until 30 June 2021, for stays from 23 November 2021 until 13 April 2022.

Snowshoe in Niseko

Things To Do

  • Up to 20% Off

Reserve before 31st July 2021 to receive 20% off ski and/or snowboard hire.

20% winter season photography tours. Book before 31 July 2021.

Exclusive early-bird Niseko experiences for the first 10 groups! Offer valid until 31st Jul 2021.

HOKKAIDian Homestead Events

Check out all the different events here.

4/20(Tuesday)&24(Saturday): 11am〜2pm

Homemade bacon workshop ¥3,500

4/25(Sunday) : 11am〜2pm

4/25(Sunday): 5pm~

Spring Jazz by Fujikawa Chiaki ¥2,500(1 drink included)

4/29(Thursday): 11am〜5pm

4/30(Friday)&5/4(Tuesday): 11am〜2pm
Slider Making Workshop ¥3,500

5/1(Saturday)〜2(Sunday): 11am〜5pm

5/5(Wednesday) 10am〜12pm&2pm〜4pm時
Chocolate Chips Cookie Workshop¥2,000

Everyone is welcome, including dogs!

Click HERE for more details and book

2021 Niseko Golf Opening Dates

Opening Dates and Info from Niseko Golf Courses

Niseko Golf Opening Date

Niseko offers some of the best golfing experiences available in Hokkaido and Japan. There are three main golf courses in the immediate Niseko area, which are all set to open for the 2021 golf season.

Niseko’s golf courses will be opening for the 2021 golf season per the following dates:

  • The Niseko Golf Course (NGC) has the following operating schedule: 24 April - 31 May: Open Every Day, 1 June - 7 October: Open Weekends, Public Holidays and Obon Period (10 - 13 August), 11 October - 7 November 2021: Open Every Day.
  • The Niseko Village Golf Course is scheduled to open on 1 June 2021 and will operate until 10 October 2021.
  • The Hanazono Golf Course is scheduled to open on 1 May 2021 and will operate until 3 November 2021.

Hanazono Tree Trekking

Hanazono Tree Trekking Makes its Debut

One of the largest and most exciting tree trekking courses is now available at Hanazono!

Hanazono Adventure Park

Tree trekking and tree walk courses will open at Niseko Hanazono Resort this spring. This is the first step in the transformation of Hanazono into a hub for summer activities.

The Hanazono tree trekking course is made up of five courses and is one of the largest in Hokkaido and is nestled at the foot of Mt. Annupuri. The tree walk course will be open to the public and is free of charge.

Tree Trekking

The five courses are divided into beginner and intermediate and have been created by highly skilled professionals from Estonia. The courses have been built to the highest standards with safety at the forefront of the design. With safety in mind, the courses are open to individuals who are 120cm or taller.


The courses have been designed so that they can be enjoyed over and over again. Hanazono’s Tree Trekking course is one of the largest in Hokkaido and will be the new center for activities in Niseko – especially for families.

Tree Walk

The Tree Walk offers stunning views at the top of the course area and is open to the public free of charge. Climb through the lush forests and hills of Niseko and enjoy views of Mt. Yotei on clear days.

Tree Trekking Video: https://youtu.be/CXG4dZISMzo

Contact for inquiries regarding Tree Trekking

Japan Harmony Resort Co. Ltd. Marketing Department (Contact: Shibuya-san)

Phone: 0136-21-6600

Email: [email protected]

Website: hanazononiseko.com

Niseko House Accommodation

Development Example

This development is one of the best in Niseko. Elegant terraces with sweeping arches are the signature look for this bespoke residence.

MTB in ニセコ

eMTB Demo in Niseko

Special eMTB Demo Event During Golden Week

eMTB Event Held in Niseko
Take advantage of this opportunity to experience eMTB and take your riding to the next level.

MTB in Niseko

That’s why it is at this time that we are announcing this Special eMTB event. This event will be held during Golden Week in Niseko Grand Hirafu.
During Golden Week you can still ski and snowboard in Niseko, and so we’d like to give visitors even more activities to enjoy by holding this special eMTB demo event.
Date: May 1st (Sat) – 5th (Wed / holiday), 9: 00-15: 00 (last rental 14:30)
Location: Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Area – Special Area
Reception: .Base 2F Niseko Mountain Bike School & Guiding Reception Counter
OperatedBy: GK NINE / Niseko Mountain Bike School & Guiding
Assisted by: Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu
Details: Test Demo / 30 minutes on site, guided tour / about 1 hour (2 times from 10:00 and 13:30 each day)
Conditions: Healthy men and women who are 152 cm or taller and can ride a bicycle. Please bring your ID to answer the Specialized LINE registration and questionnaire after the event. In addition, advance reservations will be prioritized on the day of the event.
A) Residents of the 4 towns and villages at the foot of Mt. Yotei + residents of Rankoshi, or holders of lift tickets and season tickets during Golden Week in Niseko Mt.
Free demo (on the premises of the special venue: 30 minutes)
Guided tour (eMTB for adults, about 1 hour) 3200 yen
B) Others:
Demo (within the venue premises: 30 minutes) 500 yen
Guided tour (eMTB for adults, about 1 hour) 4600 yen
* Guided tours require you to be able to ride and stand on the pedals, please meet 15 minutes before the start.
** Regarding rental of equipment: Helmets, protectors can be rented and gloves can be sold for those who do not have them, but please bring your own equipment where possible to ensure public health and safety in regards to Coronavirus.
*** This event is weather dependant and may be cancelled in the case of poor conditions.
Reservation / Inquiries: Please contact “Niseko MTB School & Guiding” at the following address.
E-mail : [email protected]
While the challenges presented by the spread of coronavirus are still being felt, tourism in the Niseko area continues to be difficult. We would like to hold this event as safely as possible to reduce, so we would like to ask for everyone’s cooperation at this event.