Niseko Tourism - Most Important DMO - 2021

Niseko Tourism Selected

Niseko Tourism has once again been selected by the Japan Tourism Agency as one of the most important Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) in Japan.

Niseko Tourism has been recognized as an essential promotion body that is vital to the success of the Niseko area. This official recognition will grant Niseko Tourism priority access to government subsidy programs and projects.

Details of the selection, as well as other recognized DMO’s in Japan, can be seen on the official government website.

This program has been running for two years, and Niseko Tourism has been selected on both occasions. Selections are made after a thorough review from industry experts.

For inquiries:
Niseko Tourism
Phone: 0136-21-2551
Email: [email protected]


New Niseko Travel Journey

For A Safer Journey

​COVID-19 has taken every one us by shock. Borders shut, confinement was imposed/has been imposed in many parts of the world and Japan has taken its own measures to tackle this global health issue.

Respecting the pandemic, New Niseko Travel Journey was introduced. Same as any other as they have been always, these guidelines help you to remind you to protect yourself and protect the community.

A brighter tourism future shall be ahead of us, but for a while, we must to learn to live with the given conditions in order to still enjoy traveling.

For the PDF version of the photo, click HERE.

Check out the COVID guidelines from Niseko United HERE.

Pre Trip

  • Cancel your trip if you feel sick
  • Don't forget your mask
  • Download the COCOA app & the Official Niseko App

During The Trip

  • Wash & sanitize your hands regularly
  • Wear a mask
  • Temperature check on arrival & every morning
  • Practice social distancing
  • Avoid crowded spots
  • Keep distance at restaurants
  • Don't touch souvenirs while shopping
  • Use cashless payment

After The Trip

  • Make sure to check your temperature during the two weeks after your trip
  • If you tested positive after your PCR test, register your result on the COCOA app and inform all contacts and businesses you visited. Please also contact Kutchan Health Centre Tel: 0136-23-1957 (Office Hours: Weekdays 8:45-17:00)

Niseko Autumn Food Festival NAFF

Niseko Autumn Food Festival (Cancelled)

Cancelled

We regret to announce the 2021 Niseko Autumn Food Festival is cancelled.

(Updated: 9 September 2021)

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    Eighteen of Niseko’s most famous restaurants and bars will showcase their special dishes and drinks for the festival using the freshest autumn harvest produce. Different live performances every day make your stay this September more lively, no pun intended.

    This year, Summerlife is the event’s major sponsor and excited to help make this the biggest and best festival yet. Please come to support this eco-focused event and enjoy the autumn fun Niseko has to offer.

    Event Production Partner: Made in Hokkaido

    Event Major Sponsor: Summerlife

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    Until NAFF Starts

    Meet the Vendors for 2021

    Special Offers

    H2 Group

    Book 1 Night, Get 2nd Night 50% Off

    Book h2 Group

    Holiday Niseko

    Book 2 Nights, Get 3rd Night FREE

    Book Holiday Niseko

    Hinode Hills Niseko Village

    Event Special Offer

    Book Hinode Hills Niseko Village

    Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

    Event Special Offer

    Book Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

    Hilton Niseko Village

    Event Special Offer

    Book Hilton Niseko Village

    MnK Niseko

    Up to 40% off

    Book MnK Niseko

    Chatrium Niseko

    Free Eco Bag & Eco Stay

    Book Chatrium Niseko

    Niseko Portfolio

    Exclusive NAFF offer 15% off

    Book Niseko Portfolio

    NISADE

    Up to 40% off

    Book NISADE

    Chalet Ivy Hirafu

    30% off

    Book Chalet Ivy Hirafu

    TAIGA

    Book 1 night and get 2nd night 50% off

    Book Taiga Niseko

    Access

    Getting to Niseko Autumn Food Festival is easier than ever! Free shuttles will operate between the event site and Kutchan Train station throughout the day and in the evenings.

    The best way to get to Niseko Autumn Food Festival is to get the train to Kutchan Station and then catch a free shuttle bus to the event.

    Download Shuttle Schedule

    Shuttle Schedule is Tentative. The schedule will be confirmed on September 9th.

    Car Parking spaces are available at Niseko Village opposite the Hinode Hills Hotel. Guests are asked to park here and then walk or take a free resort shuttle a few minutes to the event.

    There are two main routes when driving from Sapporo. The first uses the Sasson Expressway towards Otaru. When approaching Otaru on the highway, follow the signs to Kutchan via the Shiribeshi Expressway.

    The second route takes drivers via route 230 through Nakayama Toge. This is a slightly longer route but is toll-free.

    Itineraries

    Day 1


    Tree Trekking or Tree Walk

    Ice Cream Making Workshop

    Dinner at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Day 2


    Hot Air Balloon

    PURE Niseko

    Dinner at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Day 3


    Cycling

    Lunch at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Enjoy Live Music at Niseko Autumn Food Festival


    Day 1


    Cycling

    Spa & Relaxation

    Dinner at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Day 2


    Hike Mt. Annupuri

    Toshiro’s Bar Cocktail Workshop at Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

    Dinner at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Day 3


    Hot Air Balloon

    Lunch at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Enjoy Live Music at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Bonus


    SUP

    Golf

    Massage Workshop

    Visit Lake Hangetsu


    Day 1


    Visit Shinsenuma Marsh

    Horse Riding

    Dinner at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Day 2


    Yoga

    Toshiro’s Bar Cocktail Workshop at Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

    Dinner at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Day 3


    Visit Wild Onsen

    Lunch at Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    Enjoy Live Music at Niseko Autumn Food Festival


    Pet Friendly


    The Niseko Autumn Food Festival is a Pet Friendly event! Make sure to bring your furry friends to enjoy the festivities!

    • PURE Dog Run
    • SUP
    • Milk Kobo

    Niseko Autumn Food Festival
    Niseko Autumn Food Festival NAFF
    Niseko Autumn Food Festival

    COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

    To hold this great event safely, attendees must follow COVID-19 safety measures. Please scan or click the QR-code to register your email address with the Hokkaido COVID-19 info system.

    We will check the confirmation email at the event.

    Event Major Sponsor

    Thanks to all our Partners & Sponsors

    Check out the Action from 2020


    Rhythm Japan - Marketing & Content Specialist

    Rhythm Japan・Marketing & Content Specialist

    Start Date:   TBD

    Terms: Fixed term contract

    Position Summary

    The Marketing & Content Specialist position is responsible for managing, developing, and executing content based on marketing strategies set by Marketing Manager to achieve overall business objectives and customers or end user’s needs.

    Key Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

    Job Duties:

    Content Marketing:

    • Develop content to be used across all digital media platforms, such as social media, websites, blogs, newsletters, video, and photo assets.
    • Ensure content for all Rhythm brands/group is in-line with marketing strategy, industry trends and technology development.
    • Monitor and manage assets and content on all digital marketing platforms to ensure they are up-to-date and accurate.
    • Drive photographers and videographers to ensure shot lists are completed and are in accordance with the marketing strategies, including but not limited to coordinating with athletes, riders, and models photo shoots.
    • Establish style guides that specify style and tone needed to create engaging content.
    • Collaborate with external media sources to create and promote press releases which cover all newsworthy information pertaining to the organisation.
    • Work with Operations and Retail departments to build content for in-store and on-line marketing activities.
    • Develop and execute content plans in alliance with the marketing strategies set by the Marketing Manager.
    • Create and promote social campaigns in accordance with the promotional plan set by the Marketing Manager.
    • Take action on promotional plans and all marketing material in line with the marketing strategies which accurately represent all Rhythm Brands/Groups.
    • Initiate and analyse data reports to increase understanding of target audiences and what content creates engagement for the end user’s needs.
    • Prepare reports to be shared with management to highlight digital marketing performance/results as per scheduled or requested by the Marketing Manager.
    • Manage all external & internal communications for digital related assets and leads.
    • Respond and manage social media platforms and info emails.

    Events:

    • Identify opportunities for events and local activity for all Rhythm brands/groups.
    • Help plan, organise, and manage events and activities.
    • Identify event sponsorship opportunities and negotiate terms accordingly.
    • Ensure there is a strong brand presence at sponsored events.
    • Collect and organise event related assets including but not limited to photos, attendance, and engagement reports.
    • Prepare post-event summaries to be shared with event sponsors and management team accordingly.

    What you’ll need to succeed:

    • University degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or related disciplines with at least 2+ years’ work experience in a Marketing role.
    • Passionate about marketing and working in ski/snowboard industry
    • Solid understanding of handling SEM campaigns and paid social media. Able to derive insights from Google Analytics to facilitate tasks.
    • Proficiency in verbal and written English is a must, Japanese is an advantage.
    • Excellent organisational skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
    • Excel, Word, Experience with WordPress, eDM and photoshop
    • Work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong problem-solving skills

    What you’ll get in return

    Support:

    • Company issued cell phone and Laptop
    • Utilisation of company vehicles during work times for work related tasks
    • Access to staff accommodation
    • General Life administration support: Bank Account, Taxes, Visa, etc.

    Benefits:

    • Leave entitlements
    • Staff discounts
    • Staff events/ Trips
    • Remote work

    You will be part of a company with a flexible, fun, work hard play hard culture. If you know anyone that has worked for us before you will know this is not just a list of benefits but an experience of a lifetime that is born from the unique and passionate culture we have. We put people first in everything we do, because people like you make Rhythm and life at Rhythm what it is.

    What you need to do now
    If you have the skills and experience required for this role and reflect the culture and core values at Rhythm Japan apply now: https://rhythmsnowsports.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=89 


    Niseko BBQ

    Glamping BBQ Hokkaido Style

    Glamping BBQ Hokkaido Style - presented by Upashi Seta @ SnowDog Village

    Come enjoy a special BBQ in the beautiful forest of SnowDog Village in Niseko!
    Showcasing the very best local produce of Hokkaido and Niseko.
    We are excited to announce the Special Summer BBQ Menu at the restaurant UPASHI SETA at SnowDog Village this summer.


    Setsu Niseko - Reservations & Sales Officer

    Job Overview

    The Setsu Niseko Reservations & Sales Officer will be responsible for executing the sales strategy of selling accommodation and guest services to potential guests.

    Guests will contact the Reservations Officer via e-mail, through our website, or via phone, and the Reservations Officer must communicate effectively with the guest to find the proper accommodation/guest services which fit their needs whilst ensuring an excellent guest experience.

     

    Responsibilities and Duties:

    The key tasks that are required of this person include:

    • quoting and processing booking enquiries with guests via email and telephone
    • updating and checking rates on OTA channels
    • following up with the guest on outstanding matters
    • monitoring the local market to help in the planning of future sales strategies
    • handling agent and OTA bookings via email and telephone
    • support with PMS system updates
    • support of the sales and marketing personnel
    • training of seasonal staff for Guest Services roles
    • supporting the wider sales team as necessary

     

    Reports to: Setsu Niseko Sales & Marketing Manager and Sales & Marketing Senior Manager

    Qualifications / Requirements:

    • 2 years experience as sales staff in the tourism industry
    • must have a native level English language skill and business level Japanese language skill to communicate with all staff and guests within the group
    • always be punctual and considerate of fellow colleagues
    • passionate about the winter season and have a love of the outdoors
    • self-motivated with a drive to improve business outcomes
    • be a flexible and engaged team member
    • ability to learn quickly and follow processes
    • attention to detail is a must.
    • must be able to receive directives and ensure they are accurately and promptly followed through to their conclusion in the manner specified
    • visa status permitting full-time work in Japan - sponsorship is available for the right applicant
    • a driver’s License is recommended to enable yourself in Niseko

    Employment Benefits:

    • as an NMS employee, the Reservation Officer would have discounts on Hanazono Services: Ski Rentals, Ski School, Back-country tours, and Summer Activities
    • individual Grand Hirafu/Hanazono Season lift pass
    • Japanese Health Insurance and Pension according to the law.
    • paid statutory holidays. 10days after 6 months of employment, 11 days after 1 year, and 6 months of employment.
    • commuting Allowance to and from your home to work, capped at 45,000JPY per month
    • discretionary Incentive bonus scheme
    • retirement plan (After 10 years of service)

    If you are interested, please don't hesitate to send an e-mail with your resume and a cover letter to: [email protected].


    Niseko Featured in Japan Times

    Niseko Summer Campaign Featured in Popular Media

    Niseko Summer Campaign Featured in Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, & Travel Daily

    Niseko Featured in Japan Times

    The Niseko Tourism 2021 Summer Campaign has been featured in numerous publications including some of the most recognizable names in the industry.

    The Niseko 2021 Summer campaign was published in The Japan Times in a two-page spread in its popular travel section “The Best of Japan”. The article was also featured online on The Japan Times website.

    The Wall Street Journal created a special promotional landing page that was shared directly with its WSJ+ members in Japan. The Wall Street Journal is widely read around the world and has a significant number of members within Japan.

    The popular travel website Travel Daily Media also published the story and was featured on its homepage. See the full story on the Travel Daily Media website.

    The full Niseko Tourism Summer 2021 Campaign can be seen on the Niseko Tourism Website.

    This campaign has been featured in 96 other media outlets throughout Japan.

    The Japan Times

    Japan Times Newspaper

    Wall Street Journal

    Wall Street Journal Feature

    Travel Daily Media


    Elite Havens - Maintenance Staff

    Elite Havens manages luxury accommodation in Hirafu and Niseko Village areas. We are looking for new team members for the coming winter. Applicants will be assisting the maintenance team for inspections of the properties to ensure they are kept in good condition.

    Responsibility

    1. Repair work of managed properties
    2. coordinating repairs by outside contractors
    3. Periodic inspection work
    4. Snow removal in winter

    Qualifications

    – Japanese Driving license/ International driving license

    Required/Skill

    – Maintenance and handyman skills preferred

    – Ability to use tablets and smartphones

    - Fluent in Japanese

     

    Employment Period

    - 3 Month contract

    Salary

    180,000 – 240,000 per month (Depends on experience)
    If you are interested in joining, please send your resume to [email protected]


    Elite Havens - Seasonal Guest Service Officer

    Elite Havens manages luxury accommodation in Hirafu and Niseko Village areas. We are looking for new team members for the coming winter. Applicants will be part of the Guest Service team, dealing directly with guests.

     

    Responsibility

    1. Assist Guest Service team with guest check in
    2. Operate the daily shuttle service for in house guests
    3. Periodic inspection work
    4. Assist maintenance team with snow removal in winter

     

    Qualifications

    – Japanese Driving license/ International driving license

     

    Required/Skill

    – Ability to use tablets and smartphones

    – bilingual (Japanese/English) a bonus

    – Hospitality experience preferred

    – Comfortable using MS Office apps

     

    Employment Period

    - 3 Month contract

    Salary

    180,000 – 240,000 per month (Depends on experience)
    If you are interested in joining, please send your resume to [email protected]


    Niseko Gourmet BBQ

    Summer BBQ in Niseko

    Summertime is Barbecue Time

    Summer in Niseko is the perfect time to spark up the barbecue outside your chalet and enjoy the local produce with your family and friends. Allow us to take away the hassle of sourcing ingredients and enjoy delicious meals thanks to gourmet barbecue sets delivered to your doorstep. Choose from our two delicious sets featuring locally grown vegetables, organic rice, and high-quality meats.

    Niseko Gourmet BBQ

    Try the Mount Annupuri Set and celebrate Hokkaido’s renowned produce. The set includes Hokkaido pork loin, beef Calvi, marinated chicken wings, shrimp skewer, wiener sausage, rice balls with organic Kutchan rice, and a vast selection of locally sourced vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, peppers, onions, pumpkin, corn cobs, eringi mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Set comes with salt, pepper, barbecue sauce and lemon.

    Minimum order: 4 pax
    Price: 4,000JPY per person plus 3,000JPY delivery

    Surf and turf more your style? Order the Mount Yotei Set which includes Hokkaido pork loin, beef sirloin, hokke fish, marinated chicken wings with salt, shrimp skewer, weiner sausage, rice balls with organic Kutchan rice, garlic baguette, and a vast selection of locally sourced vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, peppers, onions, pumpkin, corn cobs, eringi mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. Inclusive of salt, pepper, barbecue sauce and lemon.

    Minimum order: 4 pax
    Price: 7,000JPY per person plus 3,000JPY delivery

    Sharpen Your Cooking Skills

    Your stay in Niseko is the perfect opportunity to sharpen your skills in the kitchen with our resident Chef Chisato Amagai, co-author of the award-winning cookbook Harvest Niseko.

    Classes are relaxed and delicious, socially-distanced yet hands-on. All the ingredients and necessary equipment required for the session will be provided. You don’t want to miss this.

    MENU:

    Tofu and wakame miso soup
    Chicken teriyaki
    Furofuki daikon (braised radish with miso)
    White Japanese rice steamed with multigrain rice
    Pickled cucumbers

    Price: 35,000JPY for 1-3 pax and 11,000JPY per person for 4-6 pax

    All menus are subject to availability. We also offer provisioning and gourmet meal delivery services. Get in touch with us for more information.

    Our chalets follow strict hygiene protocols and are meticulously sanitised. When you avail our gourmet services, rest assured that our staff is masked while on duty, highly trained, and routinely tested.