Niseko Village Nominated in the 8th World Golf Awards

Vote and support your favorite golf course and hotel in Japan Now!

Fore!! Niseko Village is selected as a nominee in the 8th annual World Golf Awards for:

  • Japan's Best Golf Hotel 2021: Hilton Niseko Village
  • Japan's Best Golf Course 2021: Niseko Village Golf Course

Following the links below and cast your votes/support:
https://worldgolfawards.com/.../japan-best-golf-course/2021
https://worldgolfawards.com/award/japan-best-golf-hotel/2021

Voting runs from 23rd February until 1st September 2021.


Niseko Spring 2021

Niseko Spring 2021

Niseko Spring 2021

Spring in Niseko is one of the best times of the year to visit Niseko. The weather is nice, the snow is great for touring, carving and learning, and there are many exciting activities to enjoy!

Tons of Great Deals

During spring, many of Niseko's activities and accommodations offer different special offers to visitors to the area. Check out all the current deals below!

Horse Riding

Weather

There are more sunny days and beautiful blue skies through springtime. Enjoy the sunshine and great weather with views of Mt. Yotei!

Snow Conditions

The snow conditions during springtime are perfect for all kinds of skiing.

  • Groomed runs for carving
  • Clear weather
  • Good conditions to learn
  • Stable snowpack for  backcountry ski touring

Paul Lorenz Skiing
Suiboku

Accommodation

  • Up to 70% Off


Stay three consecutive nights or more, get 20% off


All Accommodations 10% off


Free Breakfast Hamper. 40% Off specific dates.


Spring Summer Savings


Spring Accommodation + Hanami Package


Enjoy your stay up to 70% off!


Off season special: 6000JPY OFF


Book one night and receive the second night at 50% off!


10-20% off for Snow Dog Village


10% OFF Spring Special


Various Discounts + Stay 3 Nights, Pay 2



50% Off Ski lessons and guiding. Book 2+ nights, receive free cooked breakfasts daily.

Hanazono Rafting

Things To Do

  • Up to 70% Off


Tree Trekking + Stay


Spring Skiing & Stay


Up to 70% Off retail items


10% Rafting off when booking online with promo code (0110)


Up to 70% Off retail items


Up to 70% Off retail items


50% Off Private Ski & Snowboard lessons


25% Off + Bonus


10% Off Private Lessons. 19% Off Private Lessons when booking online


Spring Deal Combo – 5hr Lift Pass + Meal Coupon

Niseko Burger Cafe

Dining

  • Great Deals


50% off Ginger Beer when dining in


Beef Burger Reduced to ¥500


Mother’s Day Gift: Hanataku x Pierre Hermé Paris


Happy Hours 5pm-8pm


PAW latte and bone-shaped cookie set for dogs – ¥500


Niseko Nightlife

Niseko Nightlife

Niseko is one of the most exciting resorts in Japan, and its nightlife is no different.

There are many famous restaurants and lively bars around town serving a variety of Japanese and international cuisine, as well as cocktails and exciting drinks.

It’s the perfect mix for an enchanting Apres Ski atmosphere.

 

This season, all bars and restaurants in the Niseko area have been taking safety precautions, so visitors can relax and enjoy the experience.


Niseko United Shuttle 2020/21 - Timetable Updates

​The Niseko United Shuttle Timetable has been updated and will operate as per the schedule below.


Lupicia

Lupicia Reopens

Due to the COVID-19 situation in Japan, Lupicia decided to take preventive measures by closing temporarily for the safety and security of our clients and staff. We are now happy to announce the restaurant will reopen from Feb 17th!  Lupicia is waiting to welcome with visitors once again with local brewed beers and delicious meals.


Niseko Restaurant Guide Winter 2020/21

Niseko has many lively restaurants and bars, and this season venues have adapted to the unique challenges that this winter has presented by altering their opening hours.

Check out our comprehensive guide and stay up to date with all the latest changes:

​Restaurants


Niseko Cherry Blossoms - 2021 Forecast

Guide to Niseko Cherry Blossoms

There’s so much to see and do in Niseko, and cherry blossom season is just another wonderful thing to experience in Niseko.

There are a number of great cherry blossom viewing spots in the region, with stunning pink cherry blossom trees filling the area.

Each year the cherry blossoms start to bloom around Golden Week – one of the most popular holiday periods in Japan.

For the 2021 cherry blossom season, the full bloom is forecast a little earlier than in previous years. The following dates are estimates only.

  • Blooming starts: April 29
  • Full Bloom: May 02

*Updated 12 April 2021

Make sure to check the Japan Meteorology Agency website for official forecasts and the latest information.

Where to View Cherry Blossoms in Niseko:


Historical Footage Called On as Niseko Shootout Short FIlm Festival Goes Retro

Make a new film out of footage sitting on your camcorder or flash drive!

Due to limited numbers of videographers and filmmakers in Niseko this winter, organisers of the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival are opening a potential Pandora’s box.

The Shootout team is reaching out around the world to ask professional and would-be film makers to help boost this year’s Short Film Fest with a retrospective Niseko cut.

As long as it is within five minutes, anything goes in this year’s Shootout format – just make sure it’s got plenty of Niseko soul!

Dig out your old footage – the older the better – and craft a cut that sings to a nostalgic Niseko audience in this time when we’re all dreaming of years gone by.

Registration and entry are free.

For inspiration check out last year’s entries HERE.

The Niseko Shootout Film Festival is the grand finale to this year’s Niseko Shootout series.

Finalists’ films will be shown on a big screen on Saturday, March 6. MORE DETAILS on the 2020-21 Short Film Festival actual event will be announced soon. Make sure to check out our WHAT'S ON section.

Winners will be judged and awarded on the night, along with the winners of the #NisekoShootout Instagram Contest.

JPY250,000 in cash and seriously cool prizes including 2021-22 Niseko United All SEASON Pass Roko skis and a Gentemstick snowboard are up for grabs.

Registration is free and simple Just submit the registration form; open from now until March 1st, 2021.

Prizes

  • Palm d’Powder: ¥120,000 cash prize
  • Runner Up: ¥80,000 cash prize
  • Second Runner Up: ¥50,000 cash prize

Judging Criteria

• Niseko soul

• Story telling

• Innovation

• Cinematography

• Production & Editing

*The Niseko Shootout jury will select the winning films and no discussion into the final decision will be entered into.

*The entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters not covered by these guidelines, and questions arising from them, will be decided at the sole discretion of Niseko Shootout organisers.

The is year the Niseko Shootoout is partnering with the European - based Mountain Film Awards. Winning films will be featured on their website alongside other great films from Morzine, Tigner and Verbier.

Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival Guidelines:

Registration is free.

Entrants must fill out the Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest Entry Form by March 1st, 2021.

Films must be submitted by March 1st, 2021.

Entries can be of any duration - max 5 minutes.

Films can showcase year-round scenery, not just winter only.

Foreign language films must be accompanied by an English translation or have English subtitles.

Films must contain footage filmed in and/or around Shiribeshi region.

Films must not depict scenes of action deemed illegal by Japanese law. This includes, but is not limited to trespassing and the damage of public/private property, i.e. Avalanche barriers, rails, public/private structure, etc.

If the films contain words, captions are strongly recommended considering the native languages of the judges panel (English & Japanese).

Entrants are responsible for ensuring films have all music (festival rights) and talent permissions required for public display. Please submit relevant documentation with your film entry.

Entrants are required to supply promotional materials: 3x still images and a 10-15 second teaser clip for the purpose of promoting the film and film fest.

Entrants will be judged by the below 5 criteria:

  • Niseko soul
  • Story telling
  • Innovation
  • Cinematography
  • Production & Editing 

     

*The Niseko Shootout jury will select the winning films and no discussion into the final decision will be entered into.

*The entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters not covered by these guidelines, and questions arising from them, will be decided at the sole discretion of Niseko Shootout organisers.

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners only. Each winner can come from any category. For Example: All winners can come from 1 category.

Technical Requirements:

Entrants are required to provide an HD high-resolution version of the film.

Means of submission will be discussed via email upon entrant's registration.


Kamimura Take-out Now Available!

For all the foodies out there, now you can enjoy Michelin-star meals at home!

It is with great pleasure that we present KAMIMURA AT HOME – a sophisticated home-dining experience with their tasty dinner menu. Everything is prepared by their experienced chefs, there is little bit of preparation left for you and whole decoration is up to your creativity or you can be inspired by their ideas.

Simply click HERE and place your order!

Please note there is a two-day preparation period from the time you place an order to the pick-up or shipping of the product.

Pick-up is available between 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm, excluding Mondays, at KAMIMURA or KITCHEN.

Please contact KAMIMURA team if you have a specific date and time for shipping. Also please note that the shipment will be frozen.

CONTACT:

0136-21-2288

[email protected]


Niseko Grand Hirafu - Operation Changes

Niseko Mt. Resort ​Grand Hirafu has announced the following changes to its lift operations.

These changes will help to ensure the resort is able to maintain quality service for the rest of the season.

Importantly, the changes do not make a significant impact on the amount of skiing area available.

Summary of changes:

  • Ace Family Quad will close at 16:30 from Wednesday, January 27, except on Saturdays when it will close at 20:00.
  • Holiday Pair #1 will now only operate on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 to 15:30.
  • Swinging Monkey Chair will now only operate on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays from 8:30 to 15:30.

Check out the full announcement from Grand Hirafu here.