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An international resort where you can savor majestic Hokkaido

Niseko

Recommended degree
★★★★

Best season:Spring(Mar.-May)Summer(June-Aug)Autumn(Sept.-Nov.)Winter(Dec.-Feb.)

Niseko

Niseko

The Niseko resort is well-known in Hokkaido, with majestic mountains reminiscent of Europe and a variety of activities throughout the year, many tourists visit just to enjoy the hot springs. From spring through summer you can see the contrast between the remaining snow on Mt. Yotei and the fields of green, and during winter you can enjoy the powdery snow.

The name is derived from the Ainu language of Hokkaido natives, and it means roughly "a steep cliff". There is also a ski resort named Niseko An’nupuri which roughly means "A mountain with a steep cliff". Niseko is on the west side of Hokkaido, and the local temperature difference varies widely because it is located inland. The average temperature throughout the year is about 6.3 degrees Celsius, and the deepest snow in winter can reach 200cm.

How to enjoy Niseko

Niseko is especially crowded when most of the ski resorts are open in winter. Niseko is known for its powdery snow with little moisture, and since its scale as a ski resort is also large it can be likened to St. Moritz in Switzerland, and is even referred to as the Oriental St. Moritz. The proud Niseko Mt. Resort Grand Hirafu is one of the best resorts in its class and attracts a lot of skiiers even from abroad.

Even outside of winter there’s plenty to do. You can enjoy hiking, trekking, lake/marsh tours, going down the mountain stream, horseback riding, cycling, and more! During Autumn you can enjoy the beautiful autumn colors from the comfort of a hot spring. In Niseko you can also find an exhibit of the life and works of writer Arishima Takeo in the Arishima Memorial, so there’s no shortage of sightseeing to be done. Hokkaido’s air is clean and crisp, so be sure to try stargazing at night.

There’s plenty of food to be had too, with Hokkaido’s specialty being sushi and Genghis Khan food, crab dishes, potatoes and asparagus, tomatoes, pumpkins and more, you can taste plenty of freshly grown local vegetables.

For lodging there are a variety of hotels and inns available to suit your needs to give you a relaxing overnight stay. Niseko also has 16 hot springs for you to enjoy.

Access

The nearest airport is New Chitose Airport, from this airport you can go through the JR Otaru which takes ~3 hours to get there. To get there from the airport by bus it can take about 3 hours but you don’t have to worry about transferring.

Information of Niseko

Spot name Niseko
Address 85 Hondori, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido Prefecture 048-1502, Japan
TEL 0136-43-2051
FAX 0136-43-2052
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