We would like to express our heartfelt sympathy for all those affected by the recent earthquake that happened on September 6th.

We would also like to thank all those who expressed concern for Niseko, Kutchan, and Rankoshi in the aftermath of the earthquake. Thankfully, the Niseko Area has bounced back and power as well as other necessities have all been returned to normal. Our many restaurants and hotels have also returned to normal operation.

As always, the leaves are changing colors and beginning their autumnal show across the mountains.Niseko is also known for its bountiful harvest, which we hope you get to enjoy it for yourself.

And once the leaves have fallen, winter will soon follow – and with it comes a layer of Niseko’s famous powder snow!

So please, do come down to Niseko and experience everything is has to offer for yourself. We look forward to seeing you all.

Niseko Resort Tourism Association.


Niseko Town Mayor – Kenya Katayama
Kutchan Town Mayor – Eiji Nishie
Rankoshi Town Mayor – Hideyuki Kon