Niseko Summer Shootout 2021

2021 Niseko Summer Shootout Starts Friday, July 16th!

The snow has melted but Instagrammers across the world are still loving and “liking” scenes from Niseko’s green season. To help boost the buzz, Niseko Tourism is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Niseko Summer Shootout.

Just like the winter contest, participants can simply tag #nisekoshootout on Instagram to enter. Share your best and most unique summer moments in Niseko. No matter whether you are enjoying a round of golf, hiking Mt Annupuri or fishing in the Shiribestsu River, we want you to share your awesome Hokkaido summer time with us.

Entries close for the Niseko Summer Shootout on Monday, September 13th. Three winners will be selected by our judging panel and announced on Sunday, September 19th. A short award ceremony will take place during the 2021 Niseko Autumn Food Festival at Niseko Village.

1st Place Prize ¥10,000 cash

2 nights accommodation in 1 x 2-bedroom apartment in Snow Crystal (valued at ¥270,000), sponsored by NISADE *Terms&Conditions Applied

2nd Place Prize ¥5,000 cash

Rhythm Japan special prize pack (valued at ¥55,000)

3rd Place Prize ¥3,000 cash

Gentemstick special prize pack (valued at ¥10,000)

The team from Summerlife will also choose one photo to fill the pages of the next issue of Summerlife magazine.

Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots feature and get an idea of what the judges are looking for.

The contest is presented by Niseko Tourism with support from NISADE, Rhythm Japan , Gentemstick Niseko and Summerlife Magazine.

*Please make sure you don’t tag @nisekoshootout – rather be sure to use the hashtag #nisekoshootout so the judges can see your picture.

Full contest rules:

  • All images using #nisekoshootout taken and posted between 1 July 2021 – 13 September 2021 in the Shiribeshi Iburi region are eligible.
  • Three winners will be selected from all entries by a panel of judges. The contest will be run in an open format with no sub-categories.
  • Judges will be asked to assess images based on the following criteria: Visual Impact, Creativity, Composition, Point of Interest, Lighting, & Originality.
  • The winner is the photographer. The poster and/or subject may be credited if different from the photographer, but the winner is the photographer.
  • Terms and Conditions for 1st Place Prize – 2 nights accommodation in 1 x 2-bedroom apartment (max 4pax in total) in Snow Crystal; breakfast not included; stay dates valid for winter 2021/22 (1 Dec, 2021 – 31 Mar, 2022. Blackout during 18 Dec, 2021 – 3 Jan, 2022 and 24 Jan – 6 Feb, 2022); subject to availability; the prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.

2021 Niseko Summer Bus Schedule

2021 Niseko Summer Bus Schedule is Here!

Summer is here and here is the shuttle available to help you get around the Niseko area.

Due to COVID-19, the Kutchan Night Go Bus is suspended this summer.

You can download the PDF Here.

Make sure to download the FREE official Niseko app to have all the useful Niseko area information available in the palm of your hand!

2021 Lupicia Summer Operation

Come Enjoy La villa LUPICIA Restaurant & Beer Garden.

La villa LUPICIA Restaurant is open on the following dates.

LUNCH: 11am – 2:30pm(LO)
DINNER – Beer Garden Style: 3pm – 7pm(LO)
HOLIDAY: Mondays & Tuesdays *Subject to change in case of public holidays
Enjoy the original Yotei Beer at the outdoor beer garden with delicious meals and wonderful music in the cool summer breeze!
* Will be held indoors in case of rain.

Gentemstick Niseko Showroom & The Snowsurf Shop

Gentemstick Niseko Showroom & The Snowsurf Shop Opens from Saturday, July 3rd!

Starting Saturday, July 3rd, GENTEMSTICK NISEKO SHOWROOM & THE SNOWSURF SHOP will open for summer along with their cafe.

The 21-22 GENTEMSTICK lineup and other surf/skate goods are available at the Niseko shop. Make sure to come check it out, enjoy some coffee and check out the new mini ramp, too!

Shop Hour: 11am-6pm

Cafe Hour: 9am-5pm (LO 4:40pm)

Gentem Ramp Hour: 11 am to 6 pm.
Adult 500 yen, child 250 yen / day
Booking is not needed.

*CLOSED Thursdays (open on Japanese public holidays)

Niseko Bebot

Niseko Tourism Chatbot Updated For Summer

Niseko Tourism Launches Summer Chatbot

Niseko Wi-Fi

Niseko Tourism launches the summer version of the popular AI Chatbot known as “Bebot” today. The information within the chatbot has been renewed and updated with summer focused advice to help tourists throughout the green season. Simplified and Traditional Chinese has also been added to accommodate the growing interest from international tourists from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

This Chatbot is part of an overall greater plan for the area to evolve into a world class “smart resort”, positioning Niseko at the forefront of the tourism industry. The concept of “smart resorts” is fast becoming a reality across the tourism industry globally, making vital information and meaningful interactions possible through travelers’ smart devices.

Niseko Tourism has been using Bebot since 1st December 2020, and was also adopted by some of the biggest brands in the area. Throughout winter Bebot was used by the Niseko United ski resorts, including Hanazono, Grand Hirafu, Annupuri as well as Kutchan Town and Niseko Bus. Pop-up tents featuring QR codes were installed at locations throughout the area including large accommodation providers and tourism hubs.

“Bebot” is used throughout the tourism industry in Japan by some of the most recognizable brands such as Narita Airport, Hotel New Otani as well as cities such as Toyama, and Mie. It is also expanding overseas with use at Tampa International Airport in the USA as well as Star Alliance in Germany.

Bebot is now available on the Niseko Tourism website, the Niseko App and Niseko Public WiFi.

  • Fact Sheet:
    Bebot is developed by Tokyo based company “Bespoke”, which was established in 2015
  • Niseko Tourism officially launched winter version of Bebot on 1st December 2020
  • Bebot is available in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese

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.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+81)136-21-2551

Niseko Bebot

2021 Niseko Summer Specials Released

Escape to Niseko for the Coolest Summer Holiday! 

Niseko Tourism says this summer offers a unique opportunity for Japan-based travellers to experience its “green-season”.

Niseko’s summer is ripe for all sorts of fresh gourmet food experiences and outdoor activities.

Without international visitors this summer, there are great deals on accommodations, activities and restaurants/bars.

Visitors this summer can also be among the first to try Hokkaido’s biggest tree-trekking course which has just opened at Niseko’s Hanazono Resort.

Niseko Tourism Marketing Director Acme Wu says Niseko makes the perfect base to stay and explore Southwest Hokkaido.

“Within 60 minutes drive there are dozens of Hokkaido’s most famous scenic spots,” Acme says.

“For example, visitors staying in Niseko can easily visit Shakotan for the freshest sea urchin (uni).

“Lake Toya offers a range of dining and activity options on and around the lake, which is one of the most picturesque spots in Japan.

“Another coastal town Yoichi is famous for its spectacular wineries and whisky distiller, and it’s also one of the best places to try fruit picking while overlooking the Sea of Japan coastline.”

There are dozens of activities in and around Niseko to suit all ages including: rafting, SUP boarding, kayaking , canyoning, tree trekking (three parks to choose from), mountain biking and electric biking (hire available), hiking, and more! Not to mention more than 20 different onsens for guests to relax and rejuvenate after all the fun during the day.

Niseko is becoming a famous international dining destination, so there is no better time for domestic travellers to come and see what the world is talking about – from Michelin-star restaurants to various local favourites, visitors can enjoy Japanese and international cuisine.

Niseko also has the best resort accommodation in Japan, with the best ever prices available now.

Choose from five-star hotels, self-contained apartments, or stand alone houses or cottages.

View special offers at Niseko Summer Specials 2021  on

  • Accommodation
  • Activities
  • Restaurants/bars

Mt Yotei View

Summer Specials 2021

Niseko Summer 2021

Summer in Niseko is all about sunshine, beautiful views, and adventure. The weather is mild and there are many amazing hikes and activities to enjoy.

Generous Green Season Offers

During summer many of Niseko's famous activities and hiking trails are open with some offering great discounts or special offers. Some of Niseko's best accommodations are offering excellent specials as well to make your trip complete. Check out all the current deals below!

Shiba sakura garden


Throughout summer, temperatures are comfortably mild with relatively low humidity. The trees are green and there are many flowers and gardens to see and enjoy.


There is so much to see and do in Niseko throughout the summer!

  • Clean Air
  • Mountain Views
  • Open Spaces
  • Adventurous Activities
  • Space to Relax
Shiribetsu River Rafting
Accommodation Nisade


  • Up to 65% Off

Summer Early Bird: Up to 20% OFF when booking early

Summer Long Stay: Up to 65% OFF for long stay (start from 8 nights or more)

Complimentary upgrades to Penthouse Suites

Enjoy up to 40% off on stays of 2 nights or more this Summer

15% off chalets for new bookings made until 31 July 2021, for stays from 14 April until 22 November 2021.

Stay 3 nights of more and get 20% off

Save up to 70% on summer long stays.
Bigger savings for stays of 20 nights or more.

Summer Advance Purchase
Save up to 43% on 4 night packages and up to 26% on 2 night packages

Hiking Niseko

Things To Do

  • Adventures in Niseko

Summer class pass discount for Niseko visitors. 5 classes for 11,250 yen. 10 classes for 20,000 yen.

2021 Rafting Private Boat 1-7 persons 20,000yen

Online discount: 20% off, returning guest discount: 30% off, and many more!


  • Great Places to Eat & Drink

10% off food and drink

10% off eat-in and 20% off take-out. Daily lunch specials. Free lassi, coffee, or chai with lunch set if you show this ad. Pre-marinated chicken to grill at home, ¥600 for 400 grams.

10% off for Locals & Miru Invitation Sign up

Happy hour from 5pm – 8pm. Discounts on various cocktails and drinks

Check out the latest issue of our Wine and Dine

2021 Jolly Fox Invitational Niseko Golf Competition

The 2nd Jolly Fox Invitational Wrapped with Four Days of Fun in Niseko!

And it is a wrap! The 2nd Annual Jolly Fox Invitational, which took place at Hanazono Golf from June 16-19, has now come to a close and what an amazing event it was. The Jolly Fox Invitational is 4 sensational days of fun starting with the entertaining team draw, followed by 3 rounds of awesome golf competition. The event culminates with the crowing of the Champion at the Gala Awards Dinner held at the Park Hyatt Hanazono Niseko. This year’s competition was won in dominating fashion by the team of Ohtani & Colless who scored a tournament record low score of 22 under par. The pair held their lead through all three rounds of the competition and sealed the victory on Saturday afternoon in front of a big crowd on the 18th green.

The pulse-ending finish of last year’s Jolly was replaced with a tense battle for the coveted 3rd and 4th places (top 4 places won cash prizes). Going into the 18th hole, 3 teams were tied and competing for 2 in-the-money prizes. Ed Downer hit an amazing 30 yard chip shot over the greenside bunker landing it softly on the green within 10 feet of the hole. The Greenwood/Downer team 2-putted to secure sole possession of 3rd place. Coming in 2nd place was the team of Greg Hough and Ruri Meikle with of a score of 16 under par. In any other year, this would likely have been a winning score. Ruri became the first woman to compete in the Jolly and she even won the Longest Drive competition over 31 men on Day 1. This year also saw the introduction of a ¥5M Hole-In-One Competition as well as an exciting ¥1m Putting Competition.

The event continues to raise money for Niseko Tourism to support the essential promotional efforts of ensuring Niseko’s rapid return to one of Asia’s first choice travel destinations.

This competition wouldn’t have been possible without the incredible support of key sponsors:Callaway, H2 Group, Park Hyatt Hanazono Niseko, Powderlife, Hanazono Golf, Black Wood Grill, MnK, Niseko Black, Glen Claydon Photography, Uchi and Niseko Realty.

2021 Somoza Summer Schedule

Somoza open from July 16th, 2021!

SOMOZA Reservation Policy 2021 Summer>

Somoza will be changing their restaurant procedures upon re-opening, to better ensure the safety of their customers against the risk of Covid 19. Operation hours will be restricted and group reservations limited to a max of 6 people per group.

Bookings for course lunch will be reservation only. Cafe reservations preferred to help with Covid 19 Management.


<Summer season>16th July, 2021~

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, open for lunch and cafe.

<Open Hour>Lunch:12:00 or 13:00 seating


※Reservation slots are lunch: 2 hours, cafe: a hour per booking.

※Number of seats are limited and in order to avoid disappointment, please make a  reservation in advance.  Reservations for September will be accepted from the 1st of August.

◆Lunch course◆

Chef’s French Course: ¥4,500~/ per ADL, ¥2,500/per CHD: included TAX.


TEL: 0136-55-8741

[email protected] for inquiries and reservations.