The Latest Updates & Info for Springtime in Niseko

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As spring arrives in Niseko, visitors can delight in the transformation of this picturesque destination. With longer daylight hours and milder temperatures, nature comes alive, painting the landscape with vibrant colours and an invigorating energy. Springtime in Niseko offers many exciting outdoor adventures, from scenic hiking trails  to exhilarating bike rides along. Indulge in stunning local cuisine bursting with fresh flavours, rejuvenate your senses at local hot springs, or simply take in the serenity of the surrounding nature.

Hanazono Activities

As spring arrives, Hanazono Resort is gearing up for some exciting updates. Starting April 29th, visitors can enjoy the thrilling Hanazono Tree Trekking activity, where all ages can walk in the treetops on a ropes course. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the Hanazono Zipflight, the longest zipline park in Japan, will also open on the same day. Families with young children can check out the Hanazono Galaxy of Kidz indoor climbing park, which features areas for kids aged 2 to 5 as well as more challenging activities for those aged 6 to 15. And don’t forget the Hanazono summer gondola, which also opens on April 29th, offering stunning views of Mt. Yotei and the surrounding area. The new Hanazono Beach activity will be also be open from the same day, with fishing ready to be enjoyed. Fun kayak rental will be available from June 3rd, 2023. Niseko Sports retail store will also be open for shopping rom April 29, 2023 – October 22, 2023 as well as the Café Hanazono 308 from July 1st – August 31st, September 16th – 24th, 2023.

Hanazono Golf is scheduled to open from May 3rd, 2023!

Niseko Village Activities

Niseko Village will begin operation for the 2 golf courses and “Pure”, starting Friday, April 22nd. The Niseko Golf Course will start from April 22nd and the Niseko Village Golf Course will start from Friday, May 27th.

Pure at Niseko Village nature activity centre includes a variety of activities suitable for adults and kids. 4 of the activities, such as Pure Quick jump and Rail Slider can be enjoyed during Golden week, April 29th through May 7th, 2023.

All facilities will be fully open from July 1st o October 9th, 2023 for green season.

Additionally, retail store Village sports will be open from Mid June to Mid Sep. 10:00 to 18:00 Tue & Wed close.

Rafting Activities

Rafting in Niseko is a thrilling adventure that shouldn’t be missed during the spring season. The season typically starts around April 29 and runs until October. As the snow melts, the rivers swell with water and create a perfect environment for whitewater rafting. Experienced guides will lead you through the rapids, providing a safe and exciting ride. With stunning views of the surrounding nature, rafting in Niseko is an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more.

Rafting can be enjoyed at a number of tour companies in Niseko including Hanazono , Niseko Adventure Center (NAC), NOASC Adventure Tours and Hokkaido Lion Adventure.


Niseko Wow Golf

Golfing season is almost here!

Need to up your game? Niseko Wow Golf has great coaches available to help make the most of your time on the course. Check out their website for more info and to help book your next golf holiday HERE.

Mountain Biking

Niseko Nine Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking in Niseko is getting more and more popular each year with new facilities currently underway!

If you want to give mountain biking a try in Niseko, we recommend Niseko Nine – run by mountain bikers with a passion for the sport! Niseko Nine will be running the Niseko Koropokkuru Bike Park from June 3  – October 9. For their full schedule, just reach out to the team on their website HERE.

The Niseko Area Mountain Bike Association has also been hard at work on the Twin Peaks Mountain Bike Trail. Check out their website and social media for more details.


The lounge dining at Park Hyatt Niseko

If you’re looking for the best dining experiences, make sure to check out the Niseko Wine & Dine website, and look for restaurants open during the summer period. Some great restaurants to look out for are Naniwatei and Lupicia.

Naniwatei serves delicious Japanese style meals and has their opening schedule available on their website HERE.

Both the Villa Lupicia Restaurant and the Villa Lupicia Boutique will be open as well. Check their website HERE for the latest opening hours.

Summer Camps

Imagine Summer Camps Niseko

Summer camps in Niseko are a great way to explore the outdoors for kids and families. Imagine Japan is just one of many great operators of Kids Camps in Niseko – check out their website for full details HERE.

Iwanai Resort is running summer camps through July and August with many exciting activities on offer. Check out their website for a list of full dates and to sign up. Full details on their website HERE.

Ski Area Updates

Niseko United ski area is now closed for the season. Thanks to everyone who came to enjoy our incredible snow!