2021-22 Niseko Shootout Launch

Time for Another Season of Shootin' & Taggin'

ニセコシュートアウト Niseko Shootout

The search is on again for winter’s most-Niseko moments as the starting gun is fired on the 5th annual Niseko Shootout today.

The Niseko Shootout is Niseko Tourism’s Niseko Tourism’s official photography and film contest. The competition is presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Niseko United, Powderlife Magazine, Gentemstick, NISADE, Rhythm Japan and more.

Kicking off today is the Niseko Shootout Instagram Contest – a season-long hashtag-driven photo competition. The rules are simple – any photo hashtagged #nisekoshootout, taken in the Niseko area and between 1 December 2021 and 1 March 2022, is in the running.

That’s it! You’ll be entered for a shot at one of the prizes from our sponsors listed below. Additionally, the team at Powderlife Magazine will pick a shot from #nisekoshootout to be published in the 2022-23 issue of Powderlife Magazine.

Photos are judged across three categories:

  1. Ski
  2. Snowboard
  3. Open

Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots featured throughout the season and get an idea for what we’re looking for.

This year’s amazing prizes include a Gentemstick Snowboard, Niseko United Season Pass and free stay at a NISADE Property, just to name a few:



First Place (100,000JPY worth) 2nd Place (50,000JPY worth) Third Place (30,000JPY worth)
Ski Niseko United All Mountain Season Pass x 1 Iwanai Cat Tour x 1 Niseko 343 prize pack
Snowboard Gentemstick Snowboard x 1
Rhythm Japan + Oyuki pack Boot Solutions prize pack
Open 2 Night-stay at a NISADE property
INSTA360 Camera x 1
Yama Plus prize pack

Please Note

*You MUST hashtag #nisekoshootout – if you only tag @nisekoshootout your image won’t be entered.

*The winner can pick up the prizes in Niseko or be responsible of the shipment of the prizes.

*Please don’t use carousel to show multiple pictures but post individually.

*The winner will always be the photographer even if the rider posted it.

Other Competitions

If you are in town in January, don’t forget to sign up for Niseko Shootout ProAM. Check out the excitement from 2021 press release.

Make sure to start editing and prepare to enter your film for Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival in March, 2022. Find out more HERE from the 2021 drive-in cinema press release.

"Value up NISEKO, Road to 2030" Project Launched

~Hirafu Ski Resort Celebrates the 60th Anniversary~

Aiming to become Asia's No. 1 international resort
「Value up NISEKO road to 2030」Launched

Tokyu Land Corporation (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; PresidentMasashi Okada) and Tokyu Resorts & Stay Corporation (headquartered in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Tatsuaki Tanaka) are pleased to announce the launch of “Value up NISEKO road to 2030”.

This project is part of the “Greater SHIBUYA” concept promoted by Tokyu Land Corporation, which aims to create a “Greater Shibuya Area” centered on Shibuya Station.

In addition, they are working to increase the value of the entire area over the long term, and to create an international business hub using metropolitan-owned land. Following the “Takeshiba Area Town Planning” project, which aims to revitalize the surrounding area through area management, this project aims to work with local residents to solve problems and revitalize the area.

About “Value up NISEKO road to 2030”
In this project, in addition to the development of infrastructure, we will simultaneously promote the development of the service so that guests from all over the world will want to visit again and again by 2030.

By doing so, we will work together with the government, local companies, and local residents to build the world-class “Niseko” brand as a resort that aims for sustainable development and as a destination of choice.

Located in the center of Hokkaido, the Niseko area is known as the “St. Moritz of the East” for its excellent powder snow, and since the 2000s, Niseko has become a mecca for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Also, with the extension of the Hokkaido Shinkansen line scheduled for 2030, the opening of a highway in 2027, and the development of foreign-affiliated luxury hotels, expectations are rising for this world-class resort.

Read the entire press release HERE

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Christmas in Niseko

Christmas in Niseko

Christmas in Niseko is full of excitement and wonder. Relax and enjoy an incredible winter wonderland.

A Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Spend time together and celebrate!

Christmas Specials
Niseko Accommodation


  • Up to 45% Off

20% off at The Orchards, Akazora and Country Resort

Up to 45% Off (Some Dates Excluded)

Christmas Getaway Package

A special 50% discount coupon will be given to guests who stay at the hotel from December 2021 to January 2022 for their next reservation.

20% off at Loft Niseko

Up to 25% off Aspect Niseko



  • Christmas Meals

Special Christmas Sets

Complimentary glass of Kamisato Blanc wine, or Pumpkin Tarts

Christmas Specials

Special Christmas Menu

Festive Roast Turkey and Chicken Meals

Fireworks Niseko Village


  • Fun for all ages

Meet Santa Claus in Niseko Village

Meet Santa Claus in Hanazono

Meet Santa Claus in Hirafu at Odin Place

15% off until 25 Dec! Use Christmas Coupon code “2021xmas15off”

Niseko Portfolio - Front Of House Manager

Full time Front of House Manager required for new, luxury accommodation in Hirafu.


  • Guest relations and problem solving
  • Managing guest arrivals and departures
  • Working with our operations team to deliver seamless guest experience
  • Answering in-house guest enquiries
  • Concierge services
  • Coordination of guest lift shuttles and resort taxis
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by management
  • Staff training and development

Experience / Skills Required

  • Outgoing and friendly attitude
  • Well organised and good time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Prior experience in hotel and Hospitality industry
  • Independent thinker and problem solver
  • Flexible working hours
  • Ability to think quickly and react to situations accordingly
  • Japanese - min business level (or native)
  • English - fluent
  • Team player
  • Must hold a D Class driving license or international equivalent
  • Must  be eligible to work in Japan (sponsorship available) 


  • Competitive salary package subject to experience
  • Flexible weekly schedule
  • Uniform provided
  • Performance and incentive bonuses
  • Growth opportunities

Employment Dates

Villa Rusutsu - Chef

We are looking for an experienced chef to work as breakfast chef in The Villa restaurant in Rusustsu. Located in Rusutsu, about 30 minutes form Niseko area, Villa Rusutsu is a boutique mountain lodge at the base of some of the best skiing in Hokkaido.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting with developing breakfast menu based on requirements of management
  • Producing consistently high quality food across daily breakfast service.
  • Food preparation
  • Stock control and ordering
  • Ensuring that preparation, presentation and service is carried out promptly and to required standards
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism whilst within the workplace
  • Cleaning and maintenance of operating equipment
  • Maintain standards of hygiene for food handling and presentation
  • Perform other F&B related duties as required

Experience / Skills Required

  • Previous professional kitchen experience required
  • Flexibility
  • Minimum basic Japanese
  • Good team player


  • Competitive Hourly rate with minimum hour guarantee
  • Staff meals
  • Accommodation negotiable

Employment Period

Dec 2021- Mar 2022


Flywire Joins Niseko Tourism

Flywire Joins Niseko Tourism to Help Members Solve Payment Challenges.

Payment experience actually impacts a customer’s choice of travel agent or tour operator. That’s what the newest member of the Niseko Tourism community, Flywire, found in a recent survey of 800+ frequent travelers across the US, UK, Canada, Spain and Japan. That sentiment is backed by a good reason: nearly half reported experiencing problems travelling because of payment issues.

Flywire is a global payments enablement and software company with significant experience in the travel industry. Flywire brings industry-leading expertise to the Niseko community to solve today’s complex travel payments and reconciliation challenges. Some benefits of Flywire for those in the travel industry include:

  • Providing options for guests to pay in their local currency, with competitive exchange rates and various payment methods, because of Flywire’s proprietary global payments network.
  • Receiving timely payments in full, with processing automated by Flywire’s platform to eliminate short-balance payments.
  • Digitized invoicing, automated payment tracking and reconciliation.
  • Low payment fees, often leading to significant cost savings.

Flywire has already partnered with more than 20 businesses in Niseko to solve payments challenges, including Niseko Wow, MnK Niseko, Niseko Black, Ski Japan and Rhythm Japan. Flywire can be used as a standalone product, and also integrates seamlessly with existing booking systems, like RoomBoss, providing a one-stop shop for payment through receipt to reconciliation.

Some 70% of those Flywire recently surveyed say they will spend more on travel in 2022 than in the last five years, and 65% will take longer vacations than usual after cutting back on travel during the pandemic.

Are you ready for the upcoming travel surge when it comes to how your customers will pay? Flywire’s offering a free travel payments assessment for Niseko Tourism members. Request your free session at flywire.com/assessment.


Feel Free to also contact Makoto Nogi (Japanese market representative) and the travel team from below!
[email protected]

[email protected]

2021-22 Niseko Tourism New Winter Campaign - Be Free

Niseko Tourism Launches New Winter Campaign - "Be Free" Urges Travellers to Come Experience Niseko’s Stunning Winter Landscapes.

Hirafu Village Drone

Niseko, one of Hokkaido’s most popular resort destinations, is launching its latest travel campaign – “Be Free”. In its new campaign, Niseko Tourism urges travellers to escape the city to experience Niseko’s wide-open spaces, fresh air and stunning winter landscapes. The new campaign video highlights the incredible scenes awaiting visitors, proving that Niseko is the perfect place to explore and break free.

Niseko is a world-class international destination, often referred to as the Aspen of Asia, and offers a completely unique experience within Japan. Visitors are drawn to its combination of modern style and luxury mixed with the stunning Hokkaido nature – beautiful mountains, open terrain – an incredible winter wonderland that many have been dreaming of.

Niseko Hotel

While Niseko is primarily famous for its powder snow there is much more on offer outside of the four ski resorts Annupuri, Niseko Village, Grand Hirafu and Hanazono. Unlike other resorts across Japan, Niseko has a wide selection of accommodations, wine and dine services and activities sure to satisfy any traveller. Niseko Tourism will release two more videos during this campaign – one featuring women enjoying the slopes, and another video specifically for families. The three campaign videos show that anyone can experience the perfect winter holiday in Niseko and relax and unwind in paradise.

Niseko has also become famous as a hot-spot for foreign tourists, however, due to border restrictions over the past year the number of international guests has temporarily declined. This had little impact on the ambience of the resort area as there is such a strong international atmosphere – fitting for the world-class resort.


The resort area has implemented many safety measures, including the vaccination of around 2,000 frontline hospitality workers. This could be the last chance for those living in Japan to experience the ultimate freedom in Niseko, as the resort is expected to be back to its usual capacity next winter.

The video series can be viewed below.

Video 1: Action

Video 2: Family

Video 3: Women Travel

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

Hirafu Village Drone

Be Free - Niseko

Be Free.


Be Free.


It’s your choice.

Rediscover Freedom
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Freedom in Niseko

Rediscover Your Freedom

There are many amazing things to see and do in Niseko – what you do is completely your choice. Rediscover your freedom and discover the many incredible experiences Niseko has to offer.

Glamorous Niseko

Thrilling Activities

Excitement, adventure, and experiences you’ll never forget. Enjoy the freedom of Niseko and choose your own adventure. Ride through the soft powder snow, explore white birch tree forests, and much more.

Plan Your Activities

Incredible Accommodation

Find yourself nestled in comfort amongst the falling powder snow in one of Niseko’s stunning accommodations. Watch the light powder snow pile up outside your window in the magical winter villages of Niseko. Choose from luxurious hotels, condominiums as well as cosy pensions.

Book Your Accommodation Online

Amazing Gourmet

Be ready to discover world-class restaurants and stunning gourmet dishes. Try Hokkaido’s famous farm-fresh produce and incredible seafood. Be amazed by the results of famous Hokkaido produce delicately prepared – a completely unique experience not to miss.

Explore Gourmet


Be free to soak in Niseko’s generous selection of onsens which can be found all around the Niseko area. Relaxing in an onsen is the best way to soothe your soul after a day of freedom exploring the Niseko area.

Onsen Guide
It's Time For Freedom

It's time to get out and explore

You can book your accommodation directly online. There are many great accommodations to choose from. You can try accommodation styles which are popular overseas, or you can relax in a cosy pension or full-service hotel.

Book Accommodation Online

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    Niseko Kids Club - Casual Nanny

    Niseko Kids Club & Babysitters is the leading provider of holiday childcare in Niseko. We are dedicated to providing quality childcare, positive interactive learning and memorable experiences.

    We are looking for a Nanny to join our team and provide excellent childcare to our clients’ families. If you love working – and playing – with children and also feel comfortable handling the less appealing tasks, such as changing diapers and tidying up children’s rooms, we’d like to meet you.

    Ultimately, you’ll reassure parents that, even when they’re not around, their children remain in a safe and pleasant environment.

    Position Overview

    As a Niseko Kids Club Casual Babysitter you are responsible for creating a healthy, safe, and engaging experience while caring for children in various accommodations.

    Responsibilities – Babysitting

    • Arrive at the clients accommodations 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. 
    • Gather information about the parents and their children. 
    • Keep the play area safe and free from hazards.
    • Sanitize play equipment, games and toys. 
    • Change diapers, dress children and assist them with their snacks, drinks and meals.
    • Teach children the importance of good personal hygiene and health habits. 
    • Engage in educational activities with the children.
    • Keep an individual record for each child.


    • ¥1300/hr
    • ¥900/hr (training)


    • At least 2 years professional experience with children
    • CPR/First aid certified (including infant)
    • Working with children check

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

    APPLY NOW through the link below:

    Apply Here

    Niseko Kids Club - Childcare Provider

    Niseko Kids Club & Babysitters is the leading provider of holiday childcare in Niseko. We are dedicated to providing quality childcare, positive interactive learning and memorable experiences.

    For the 2021-22 winter season Niseko Kids Club will offer daycare services at our Hanazono location and babysitter services within the Niseko resort area as well as Kiroro and Rusutsu resort. Our services expand beyond just making sure your child is in a safe and healthy environment, we also tailor our play for each child to make sure they engage with the best parts of Niseko whether that be taking them outside for snow play or having a quiet evening learning about Japanese culture and play.

    Seasonal Full-Time & Part-Time Childcare Provider

    Position Overview

    As a Niseko Kids Club Caregiver you are responsible for creating a healthy, safe, and engaging experience for children visiting Niseko within our kid’s club as well as rotating to be an on-site nanny.

    Responsibilities – Daycare

    • Day-to-day guidance and active supervision of the children.
    • Plan and engage children in fun play-based, age appropriate activities.
    • Oversee the feeding and general well-being of the children. 
    • Build good, open and effective communication with children, families and staff. 
    • Observe and record children’s growth, development and behaviour.
    • Ensure the indoor and outdoor learning environments are clean, hygienic and safe.
    • Undertake administrative and other tasks as required.

    Responsibilities – Babysitting

    • Arrive at the clients accommodations 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. 
    • Gather information about the parents and their children. 
    • Keep the play area safe and free from hazards.
    • Sanitize play equipment, games and toys. 
    • Change diapers, dress children and assist them with their snacks, drinks and meals.
    • Teach children the importance of good personal hygiene and health habits. 
    • Engage in educational activities with the children.
    • Keep an individual record for each child.


    • ¥1300/hr
    • ¥900/hr (training)


    • Accommodation available
    • Ski pass included (full-time only)
    • Flexible hours
    • Hanazono activities discount


    • 2021 December 1st to 2022 March 31


    • at least 2 years professional experience with children
    • CPR/First aid certified (including infant)
    • working with children check

    APPLY NOW through the link below:

    Apply Here