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 Autumn Food Festival

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.

Eighteen Niseko’s most famous restaurants and bars will showcase their special dishes for the festival using the freshest autumn harvest produce:

  • FORAGE Bistro
  • Green Farm Cafe
  • Gyu Bar+
  • Hakko Ginger
  • Kikoz
  • Koharuya
  • Lupicia
  • Namichan Chi
  • Niseko Green Farm
  • Niseko Pizza
  • Official Drink Booth
  • Park Hyatt Niseko
  • Pow Bar
  • Robata Niseko Naniwatei
  • T Niseko
  • Toshiro’s Bar
  • Taj Mahal
  • Tomo

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: Niseko Village (Hilton Niseko Village parking)

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION DEALS WILL BE AVAILABLE. Make sure to check here or the official event Facebook page for more details.

Event Production Partner: Made in Hokkaido

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 Summer Survey

Fill Out 2021 Niseko Survey to Win  Amazing Prizes! (Worth ¥40,000+)

For the 2021 Niseko Summer Survey, Chatrium Niseko, Aya Niseko, Niseko Wow + Niseko Wow Fitness and Niseko Portfolio are partnering up and offering even better prizes for YOU, who is helping us to make Niseko a better year-round holiday destination with your feedback!

Fill out this quick survey below and you might become one of the lucky winners to win a monthly surprise prize (worth ¥40,000 and MORE).

The winners will be announced on the 13th of every month, starting July 2021 through October 2021. So fill out NOW!

By submitting an entry to this NPB Lucky Prize Draw, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Niseko Tourism, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

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.

Calling Japan’s Most Glamorous to Niseko this Winter

This year it's Japan's turn to enjoy international slope style!

Niseko has become the winter playground for the rich and famous across Asia, and this year it’s Japan’s turn to glam up in the snow and experience this internationally renowned winter destination.

Niseko Tourism’s latest video campaign taps into Japan’s newfound love for glamping and other glamorous winter activities.

While COVID-19 has halted international travel, Niseko wants to let Japan know they can head “overseas” to Hokkaido for a taste of world-class glitz and glamour this winter.

The video showcases all aspects of the only modern, international ski resort in Japan, says Niseko Tourism Marketing Director Acme Wu.

“After playing in Niseko’s world-famous powder snow, Japanese visitors in the video enjoy après drinks at European cocktail bars and stay in luxurious chalets and lofts,” Wu says.

“Due to COVID-19, condos and chalets usually occupied by international celebrities have been left vacant this year, so the video takes a sneak peek at our domestic guests enjoying their stay at these accommodations."

“Because celebrities value privacy, many Niseko properties have their own private indoor or outdoor onsen – the level of luxury has to be seen to be believed. You don’t even need to ski or snowboard to enjoy Niseko these days – there’s plenty more to do on and off the snow, and it’s a dream for anyone wanting to post on social media."

“This year travelers in Japan have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see why the rest of the world has fallen in love with Niseko, and we are excited to welcome them”, Wu says.

Niseko Tourism Representative Director Ross Findlay said the organisation was pleased the video would highlight what makes Niseko one of the best international winter destinations.

"We're very proud to put out this great video," Findlay says. "This winter we've had fantastic snowfall almost every day, making it an unforgettable winter for the domestic visitors who could join us here in Niseko. We're looking forward to welcoming more guests from across Japan  - hopefully along with international visitors next winter as well."

The theme of the video is “Glamorous Snow” – the term “glamorous” relates to the surreal, luxury atmosphere of Niseko. The ski season usually runs until Golden Week.

Contact us for image gallery.

A 15-second teaser of the video can be seen below (the full version will be released soon).

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. It was selected as the 32 important DMO of Japan Tourism Agency in August, 2020.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (+81)136-21-2551

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)