Working with carefully chosen operators we have selected a range of activities that will make your stay in Niseko and its beautiful surroundings unforgettable. Should you have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Starting in early December and ending in early April, Niseko’s five-month ski season is one of the longest in the world and for that reason is Japan’s top resort with the most international, English-speaking staff.
The Niseko region is rated the second snowiest in the world by Forbes Traveller with falls of up to 15 metres and its champagne powder has water content of just 8%. Higashiyama is part of Niseko’s largest ski area which also includes Grand Hirafu, Annupuri and Hanazono, where a single lift ticket provides access to more than 48 km of ski runs serviced by 38 lifts. A total of nine ski-fields are within one-hour’s drive.
All four resorts are inter-skiable by riding lifts to the top of the peak and skiing down to the next resort. Regular shuttle buses linking the resorts make it easy for beginners to experience Niseko’s enormous variety.
Local infrastructure is in excellent condition with modern ski lifts and well planned resorts while snowboarders are well catered for with half pipes and parks. A huge range of off-mountain activities are available including children’s snow parks, snowmobiling, tobogganing, snowshoeing and heli-trips.
Niseko is the perfect base to experience the Hokkaido green seasons and the island’s temperate summer from June to September. In the spring, summer and autumn there is an abundance of activities to enjoy from hiking to horse riding, kayaking to rafting, golf to tennis and much more. The Aspen of Asia in winter becomes the Tuscany of Japan during warm months.
Dine in at local Michelin-rated international and Japanese restaurants. Tour Hokkaido’s wine country. Visit the island’s azure lakes and active volcanoes. Soak in the pristine natural surrounds of the region’s hundreds of onsen hot-spring resorts. Enjoy a distinctive culture of festivals, temples and shrines.
a natural perfection of crystal white powder snow, volcanic hot springs, striking wilderness, a Japanese cultural experience and delightful cuisine. The area appeals to both sports-lovers looking for action and leisure-seekers with a thirst for tranquility.
Niseko is located within easy reach of Hokkaido’s capital Sapporo (two hours drive), the gateway to the Niseko region and a popular tourism destination. Hokkaido’s New Chitose international airport is just two hours drive and the island’s most visited cultural centres are also close by, including Otaru, Japan’s Venice of the North (one hour), and the historic port-city of Hakodate (three hours).
New Chitose airport offers daily flights to all major Asian hubs with multiple transfer options to Niseko by train, bus or private transfer.