Spring in Niseko

A Journey Through Niseko's Hidden Treasures in the Spring Season

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During spring 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.


If you’re looking to elevate your dining experience, exploring Niseko’s culinary scene during the summer season is a must. The Niseko Wine & Dine website is your go-to resource for discovering the finest restaurants that remain open to delight your taste buds during the warmer months. It’s your ticket to savoring delectable dishes and enjoying al fresco dining amidst Niseko’s picturesque landscapes.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Spring skiing is a fantastic time to hit the slopes. The snow conditions during this season are often soft and forgiving, making it an ideal choice for skiers of all skill levels. With milder temperatures and longer daylight hours, you can comfortably enjoy the slopes while shedding some of the heavy winter gear. The atmosphere on the mountain is more relaxed, and the slopes are typically less crowded, allowing for a more enjoyable and laid-back experience. Plus, the scenic beauty of the mountains in spring, with the surrounding nature coming to life, adds an extra layer of charm to your skiing adventure. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned skier, spring skiing offers a delightful and rejuvenating experience that’s hard to beat.

Niseko United is scheduled to be open right up until 6 May, 2024!

Hanazono Activities

Usually starting late April, 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 (starting from March 15th to April 7th), the longest zipline park in Japan, will also open in around the same time. 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, offering stunning views of Mt. Yotei and the surrounding area. The Hanazono Beach also opens around the same period, with fishing ready to be enjoyed as well as kayaking. Niseko Sports retail store will also be open for shopping as well as the Café Hanazono 308.

Hanazono Golf usually opens at the start of May.

Niseko Village Activities

Niseko Village is always great in the spring season, with the opening of its two golf courses and “Pure” activity centre both usually opening at the end of April. Both the Niseko Golf Course and the Niseko Village Golf Course will be open to guests for a round of golf.

Pure at Niseko Village, the exciting nature activity centre, offers a variety of activities suitable for all ages and includes the Pure Quick Jump and Rail Slider.

In addition, the retail store, Village Sports, will be open with specified hours of operation.

Rafting Activities

Rafting in Niseko is a thrilling adventure that shouldn’t be missed during the spring season. The season typically starts around the end of April 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

The Niseko area is home to several renowned golf courses to challenge players of all abilities. Set in the hilly basin between Mount Yotei and Mount Niseko Annupuri, its unique location provides a great variety of courses through woodlands, hills, and wide-open greens with a breathtaking view of the mountains.

There are total three golf courses in the area within 30min drive: Hanazono Golf, Niseko Village Golf Course and Niseko Golf Course, open from end of April through early November.

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.

Special Offer for Spring time

Discover the unique offers exclusive to springtime in Niseko. Explore our curated selection of seasonal deals and uncover the magic of this enchanting destination.