2021 Seasonal School at HIS Niseko

APPLICATION FORM : https://forms.gle/yc6Fm7rwfauxSnEj6

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. When is Seasonal School 2021?

  • Week 1 July 19 (Mon) to July 24 (Fri)

  • Week 2 July 26 (Mon) to July 30 (Fri)

  • Week 3 Aug 2 (Mon) to August 7 (Fri)

  • Week 4 August 9 (Mon) to August 14 (Fri)

2. What are the school fees?

Fees are set for ¥20,000 JPY per child/week.

3. What are the age requirements?

We are open to elementary-aged students from ages 4-12. Students must be age 4 by July 1, 2021.

4. Can I send my child for 1 day only?

We request that each student enrolls on a weekly basis. Bookings need to be made in advance by July 5, 2021. Invoices and confirmations will be sent on July 5, 2021.

5. How do I pay?

We will accept bank transfers only. All payments can be transferred to our school’s bank account.

Your bank transfer payment is refundable in the event of a closure due to low demand or COVID-19.  *

Fees will be refunded for any complete week that your child was not able to attend seasonal school.

Refund payments will be made in late August 2021.

6. Bank Transfer Info:

Hokuyo Bank

Kutchan Branch


Account Number: 3615895

7. Would my payment be refundable due to COVID-19?

If HIS Niseko has to cancel seasonal school due to COVID-19, the weekly tuition payments are refundable. HIS Niseko will follow Niseko Public Schools' advice on closure.

8. Is there an English level requirement?

All instruction is in English. We have two native Japanese speakers on campus.

9. What is the class size?

25 students maximum. 10 Early Years students maximum (Age 4-6)

10. Is there a waiting list?

As of this writing, we currently have no waiting list.

11. Is there a due date for enrolling?

We ask that all families enroll by July 5, 2021.

*Should elevated circumstances occur, such as special government announcements/advisories or the declaration of a State of Emergency, the school may add additional measures regarding campus access and use in order to safeguard staff while ensuring continuity of operations.

More info HERE: https://www.his.ac.jp/

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +81 (0)136-55-5252

Niseko Wow Summer Golf Academy

Membership starts from April 1st to November 30th, 2021

Hanazono Golf Course

Niseko Wow Summer Golf Academy Membership is now released! In partnership with Hanazono Golf and Niseko Village, the membership includes reduced play fees for one afternoon walking round per week (Tuesday’s) and one afternoon walking around at Niseko Golf Course (Fukui) from June 5 (Saturday’s) with rental push carts available.

See more details below:

The Membership fee will be ¥45,000 for our local golfers (Terms and Conditions apply) and Outside the Niseko Area will be ¥60,000. Availability limited.
Contact [email protected] to book.

Jolly Fox Golf Competition

2021 Jolly Fox Invitational

Jolly Fox Golf Competition

The Jolly Fox is a two-man team, three-round golf tournament, which emphasizes teamwork between a Fox (low-handicapper) and a Mouse (high-handicapper). It is a true test of skill, patience, and endurance both on and off the course.

Foxes are cunning and clever. Mice may be timid and less skilled, but with the right teammate, Mice can perform sensationally.

Be good to your Fox or Mouse. Make sure he gets enough to drink. Keep him clean and out of trouble. If you do so, you may find yourself strolling up the 18th hole on Saturday in contention for the coveted Jolly Fox Invitational Niseko Championship !


Hanazono Cup

Hanazono Monthly Cup 2021 #2

Hanazono Cup

Come join the Hanazono Monthly Cup:

Details HERE


Niseko Classic 2021

2021 Niseko Classic

Niseko Classic 2021

Upon considering the evolving situation with COVID-19 and the safety of the riders, staff and local community, we are pleased to announce the ANA Niseko Classic 2021 has been rescheduled to September 10 – 12, 2021 from the original date of June 11-13.

September in Hokkaido is very beautiful and we look forward to welcoming all the riders at that time.

Please stay tuned for announcement details on the 2021 event entry start.

More details HERE

2021 Niseko Autumn Food Festival

Back by popular demand, the 2021 Niseko Autumn Food Festival will take place from Thursday, 16 September through Sunday, 19 September.

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

Please come to support this eco-focused event and enjoy the autumn fun Niseko has to offer.

Participating restaurants and bars suppliers and more event details will be announced later!

Date: Thursday, September 16th through Sunday, September 19th

Time: 15:00-21:00 (Sep 16th - 17th); 11:00-21:00 (Sep 18th-19th)

Location: Hirafu cross section, Hirafu #3 Parking (right across Rhythm Japan)

Event Production Partner: Made in Hokkaido

Yoga with Jac

Enjoy a wide variety of yoga styles in Niseko with “Yoga with Jac”.

Group & Private Classes: Hatha Flow, Power, Yin Yoga, Restorative

Yin Yoga (90 mins)

1 hour 30 minutes

An evening Yin Yoga class with the integration of breathwork to allow you to relax and restore. We’ll work on the connective tissues, tendons, fascia, and ligaments of the body. This class is great for anyone looking to complement a more dynamic practice, or simply to slow down, recharge, heal and connect inwards. Suitable for all levels.

Hatha Flow 1-2 (75 mins)
1 hour 15 minutes


A well-rounded Hatha Vinyasa practice that includes core conditioning, flexibility, balance and movement. Modifications and options throughout the class will be given to cater to each student’s ability. Hatha Flow 1: Suitable for beginners, all levels welcome. Hatha Flow 2: All levels are welcome, though some experience is recommended.
Sunday Hatha Flow 2 (90 mins)
1 hour 30 minutes


A well-rounded Hatha Vinyasa practice that includes core conditioning, flexibility, balance and movement. Modifications and options throughout the class will be given to cater to each student’s ability. Hatha Flow 1: Suitable for beginners, all levels welcome. A well-rounded Hatha Vinyasa practice that includes core conditioning, flexibility, balance and movement. Modifications and options throughout the class will be given to cater to each student’s ability. Hatha Flow 1: Suitable for beginners, all levels welcome. Hatha Flow 2: All levels are welcome, though some experience is recommended.


Private class: Hatha-Vinyasa, Yin
1 hour and over · Ask for price
Location: At your accommodation / Hirafu188 / Niseko Chomin Centre / Zoom Hatha-Vinyasa, Yin, Gentle slow, Beginner Yoga. 60mins – 120mins 1–2 / 3–5 pax Custom packages/programs available.

ZOOM Morning Hatha Flow 1 (45 mins)

45 minutes
Roll out your mat and join me for a gentle morning Hatha yoga practice on Zoom. Suitable for beginners, all levels welcome. Book here or DM me for the Zoom link. + Doors will open 10 mins before class begins, and will shut once class has started. + Participants are responsible for their own safety + Do position your camera from the side or diagonally from the front so that I’d be able to follow your practice better.
Book HERE.

Ashtanga Yoga with Marika

Looking for all-year round yoga practice in Niseko area? Come join the Ashtanga Yoga with Marika. Enjoy the small classes, great practice atmosphere and helpful tips from Marika.

Class Types:

Half Primary (Beginners): This is a led class, the sequence of poses is based on Half of the primary series. It is suitable for all especially beginners

Led Primary: This is a led class of the full primary series. This class is challenging and previous experience of Ashtanga yoga is recommended.

Mysore Class: Traditional non led format, where each practitioner practices the set sequence of Ashtanga yoga. Memorisation of the sequence is the eventual goal but is not a pre-requisite to join the class. Practitioners get individual instruction within a group setting and the practice is tailored specifically for each student. The name ‘Mysore’ comes from the city in India where Ashtanga was first taught to westerners.


Pricing has been revised as follows:

Standard classes

1 x class: ¥1,800

5 x class pass: ¥7,500 **(¥1,000 discount until Oct 2020 = ¥6,500)

Unlimited pass (for the calendar month): ¥10,000

Offer for Remainder of June: unlimited pass ¥5,000


1x class (Led Half Primary): ¥1,600

5x class pass: ¥6,500 **(1,000 discount until Oct 2020 = ¥5,500)

Unlimited pass: ¥7,000

Offer for Remainder of June: beginners unlimited pass ¥4,000

*Beginners passes are valid for Half Primary classes and Mysore class (In Mysore class your session will be shorter than other participants whilst you learn the sequence up to half primary series).

First time class for local residents (Please bring your residents card or drivers license) (Led Half Primary): ¥500

Reservations and other COVID 19 prevention measures


Each class is limited to 8 or 9 people due to give a healthy social distance between participants. Normally there is always space in class but I would recommend reserving to ensure your spot. Please mail or message me.

Please also the additional precautionary measures will be undertaken as follows:

  • If you have had fever or any symptoms of infection, or have returned from an area of COVID 19 infected overseas, please refrain from taking class for the following 2 weeks after symptoms have subsided or return from infected area.
  • Windows will be opened during class.
  • Please sanitise your hands

Please note that they need to record attendees’ name and health condition on a check sheet which is on the counter at the entrance for classes at Hirafu 188.


In Hirafu

Gentemstick Gallery

Map for Gentemstick Gallery


Map for Hirafu188

Refund for previously purchased class passes

Schedule has substantially changed from last winter, so if you cannot attend a class any more they are happy to give you a refund for any remaining lessons. Please contact below.


For enquiries email [email protected] or call 08032918598

Find out more here: Marika Ohtani Yoga Website & Marika Ohtani Yoga Facebook


General Schedule:

The weekly schedule will generally be as follows, but please note classes are sometimes cancelled, and they do not teach on moon days so please check the monthly schedule in case there is not a class on any given day.

Monthly schedule for April is as it follows


Upopoy (National Ainu Museum and Park)

Upopoy is an Ainu term meaning “singing in a large group.”

Upopoy serves as the national center for the revival and development of Ainu culture—an invaluable culture in Japan that’s on the verge of extinction.

Visitors can appreciate the rich culture of the Ainu amidst the natural splendor of the Lake Poroto area.

Scheduled to open on July 12th.

Upopoy website

Upopoy Facebook

2020-21 All Year Round Event Calendar

Start planning for 2020-21? No problem, here are all the major events at one glance! Make sure to download the free NISEKO App to keep up with all the updates!

Download calendar HERE