Niseko, Japan

2019-20 Niseko United Opening Dates!

Thanks for a great season! Let's count down to another awesome winter.

2019-20 Niseko United Opening Dates!

Did you enjoy some epic time here in Niseko and can't wait for the next winter season? We are, too! Here are the estimated 2019-20 opening & closing dates for the Niseko United 4 Resorts:

  • Niseko Grand Hirafu: Saturday, 23rd Nov, 2019 (from 8:30-15:30, Ace Pair Lift #3) - Wednesday, 6th May, 2020
  • Niseko Annupuri: Saturday, 23rd Nov, 2019 (from 8:45-15:15, Jumbo Pair Lift #3) - Wednesday, 6th May, 2020
  • Niseko Village: Sunday, 1st Dec, 2019 - Early April, 2020
  • Niseko Hanazono: Saturday, 7th Dec, 2019 - End of March or early April, 2020

Night skiing starts from mid December 2019 till mid March 2020!

You can find the lift ticket pricing and details here as well.

*Dates subject to change due to weather condition

*Photo by Casey Purdie. Athlete: Aron Hayes

SOMOZA Cafe & Gallery Summer Operation 2019

SOMOZA Cafe & Gallery Summer Operation 2019

<SOMOZA Cafe & Gallery>

 Originally located in Tochigi, Somoza is a Cafe and Art Exhibition Space repurposed from a 150 year old Kominka. We are open from 10:00 - 16:00, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and National Holidays. You can enjoy our lunch menu from 12:00 (last order at14:00) or simply enjoy drinks and cakes with a beautiful view of the river and surrounding forest.

<Spring/Summer Operation Hours>

Cafe     10:00 ~ 16:00  (L.O 15:30)

Lunch   12:00 ~ 15:00 (L.O 14:00)

Open on Fri, Sat, Sun and National Holidays

For enquiries regarding Somoza please call 0136-55-8741 or email [email protected]

Sekka lab Summer Operation

Summer News

Sekka lab Summer Operation

Sekka Lab is an Italian restaurant and wine bar housed in an old renovated warehouse on Kutchan's main street directly in front of the train station. 

Newly opened in Dec 2016, our simple yet refined dishes all use local ingredients and feature a selection of house smoked items. 

We also have a wide selection of international wines. 

 Group seating up to 25 persons available on our 2nd floor.

We can cater for special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries and weddings.

Please contact us to arrange a party plan to suits your needs.


<Green Season Operation Hours>

Cafe & Happy Hour  16:00 ~ 18:00

Dinner                       18:00 ~ 22:00 (L.O 21:30)

Closed on Tuesdays/Wednesdays

 For any enquiries regarding Sekka Lab please call us on 0136-23-1139 or email [email protected]

Spring Fun in Niseko!

Find out all the what-to-do and what-to-eat in Niseko spring time!

Spring Fun in Niseko!

Curious what is ON in Niseko during spring? The resorts are open till first week of May and offering special lift pass discounts starting March 21st. You can just purchase the passes at the counter easily.

There are also tons of great restaurants available and fun activities happening still. Here is a quick list for you! For detailed activity or restaurant info, you can find it in the Niseko Area Guide, Wine & Dine or SIMPLY DOWNLOAD THE FREE OFFICIAL RESORT APP "NISEKO".

The free official resort app "NISEKO"
The free official resort APP "NISEKO"

ACTIVITIES

NAME INFO SCHEDULE
Hanazono Niseko Golf Set in a beautiful natural setting featuring a spring water creek and natural birch forest with stunning vistas of Mt. Yotei. Open from May 3rd.
NAC Adventure Park Biggest adventure park on trees in Japan. Suitable for adults & kids! Open all year round
NAC Snowshoe No matter during day time, or night time, snowshoing is one of the locals' favourite sprig activities. Available till April 30th.
Niseko Golf Course Designed by Arnold Palmer and just a 15-minute drive from Hirafu, this course is the undisputed locals favorite. Open from April 21st.
Niseko Green Farm Experience the organic farm in Niseko. Open from April 27th onwards
Niseko Village Golf Course Resort golf at its best. Open from May 1st.
Niseko Village PURE Perfect activity center for diverse interests. Open from April 27th!
Paintball If you’re interested in this extreme sport, you’re in luck because one of the few paintball fields in Japan is right here in Niseko. Open from June 15th.
Rhythm Japan Japan’s one-stop shop for outdoor equipment! Winter operation till May 6th. Summer tour begins June 1st!
Rafting With the arrival of spring, the river in Niseko becomes a white water rafting paradis. Start from April 6th.
White Isle Snowmobiling Unforgettable way to explore Niseko in spring. Available till April 20th.
Spring Fun in Niseko!

RESTAURANTS/CAFES/BARS

NAME INFO SCHEDULE
A-Bu-Cha With a great assortment of delicious Japanese comfort food, A-Bu-Cha is one of the top-pick spots in Hirafu. Closed on May 6th and resumes from July 2nd, 2019 for summer season.
An Dining Located in the Ki Niseko lobby, offering produce-inspired fine and casual dining. Operating till breakfast on May 6th for winter season. Open again from May 31st for dinner for summer!
Bang Bang This popular Izagaya in Hirafu offers a menu packed with top quality Hokkaido produce! Open till May 6th for winter season and start summer season from July 1st.
Bistro Re Arbor A contemporary twist with an ecletic menu, featuing seasonal and local products from Hokkaido. Open all year round (close occasionally for maintenance)
cafe HANA Located in White Isle, you can enjoy the views of Mt. Yotei, Annupuri, Iwao Nupuri, Weiss horn. You can enjoy homemade cakes. Open all year round
Crab Dining Kanon Enjoy the crab-focused course with local vegetables during your visit! Closed on April 7th and resumes from July 1st, 2019 for summer season.
Ebisutei Fantastic Izagaya in Niseko that offers oden. Closed on May 5th and resumes from June 1st, 2019 for summer season.
Elements Located in Always Niseko, Elements offers mouthwatering Japanese and Western dishes for breakfast and lunch., Open all year round
GENTEM Cafe Located in the heart of Niseko, serving dishes using fresh and seasonal local ingredients! Closed on May 6th and resumes from July 1st, 2019 for summer season.
Graubuden A great cafe not only for the delicious cakes but also sandwhiches, cookies and teas. Open all year round
Green Farm Cafe The good old cafe in a new look and location with cafe, deli and coffee roasted on one spot. Closed on May 7th and resumes from June 3rd, 2019 for summer season.
Gyu Bar + Niseko's legendary speakeasy and a must-hit spot for rare Japanese whiskies, jazzy vibes and cocktails. Closed on April 14th.
H Restaurant + Bar H Restaurant offers modern Italian cuisine using the finest ingredients from the Hokkaido region. Choose from a selection of craft beers, signature cocktails and share a plate from our sip & savour menu at the bar. Closed on May 7th and resumes from July 7th.
Hirafu Zaka Grab a bite at this Izakaya, offering enticing Japanese casual dining. Operating till May 6th for winter season. Open again from May 21st, 2019 for summer!
Jojo's Cafe Located on the 2nd floor of NAC centre, this is the place for chilling out before or after adventures. Open all year round
Kamimura Located in Shiki Niseko, Kamimura offers Michelin-starred dining experience with Japanese and French traditions in menus Operating till April 20th for winter season. Open again from July 5th, 2019 for summer!
Kitchen Located in Shiki Niseko, Kitchen provides a more intimate and more personal dining experience by Kamimura team. Operating till April 6th for winter season. Open again from July 4th, 2019 for summer!
Kumo Restaurant Located at Skye Niseko, taste the fresh flavours of summer in Hokkaido at Kumo Restaurant. Daily buffet breakfast available. Operating till May 6th for winter season. Open again from May 31st, 2019 for summer!
Lupicia Offering a gourmet experience in Niseko with exquisite dishes made from the freshest Hokkaido produce.. Open all year round
Madriano Pizza shop annexed to a cheese factory, freshly-baked pizza guaranteed. Open all year round
Milk Kobo A must visit spot for all the sweets lovers out there. Open all year round
Niseko Pizza A family run Restaurant offering a menu made with lots of love and the best quality ingredients. Close April 8th-18th & May 7th-June 30th for winter season. Open again from July 1st, 2019 for summer!
Prativo All-you-can-eat lunch buffet with a wide variety of fresh vegetable dishes overlooking Mt. Yotei Open all year round
Ren, Japanese Kitchen Extensive traditionally-styled izayaka and original Japanese menu. Operating till May 4th for winter season. Open again from July 1st, 2019 for summer!
Robata Niseko Naniwatei Embrace an authentic dining experience like no other in Niseko. Open from April 27th through November 30th.
Sekka Lab A superb place to dine with friends and family when visiting Niseko. Closed from April 6th and re-open for summer from April 26th.
Seven Star's Cafe New location with good old delicious casual food options. Open all year round
Somoza An eclectic mix of Japanese crafts, art and antiques blended seamlessly with a Chef's table serving modern Hokkaido cuisine. Closed from April 6th and re-open for summer from April 26th.
Snow Castle Located in Chalet Ivy, come experience an entirely new world of premium modern Japanese cuisine. Operating till May 6th for winter season. Open again from May 21st, 2019 for summer!a
Sushi Shin Master Chef Masaki Miyakawa’s first branch restaurant, offering world-class edomae sushi in the heart of Niseko’s Annupuri resort. Closed till April 26th and re-open on April 27th till May 6th. Summer operating starts from July 7th.
Temporada Niseko's finest Tapas Bar and Wine, located in the heart of Hirafu, inside Shiki Niseko. Closed on May 7th and resumes from June 3rd, 2019 for summer season.
Toshiro's Bar -Lounge- The Best of Niseko, Best Apres Ski winner, Toshiro's Bar's sister shop, Toshiro's Bar -Lounge- is located at Niseko Prince Hotel Hirafutei. Closed till April 19th and re-open on April 20th till May 5th. The summer schedule resumes from July 1st, 2019.
Long Tang Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant. Only here in Niseko! Re-open on April 19th
Niseko Gelato Over 20 kinds of homemade gelato! Open from April 27th
Musu Niseko's favourite apres ski bar & bistro breakfast, lunch and tapas! Closed on May 7th and resumes from July
El Asador Enjoy South American barbecues in the heart of Kutchan downtown. Closed from April 27th and re-open on June 27th

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