Niseko, Japan

Niseko Nature Center Now Open

Come to check out what the new center has to offer!

Niseko Nature Center
Niseko Nature Center

Niseko Nature Center (NNC), opening all year around, is located on the main route 343 near Niseko Village area. NNC is a new venture by the Ikeuchi Group, a Sapporo based department store operator and outdoor retailer with a strong presence in the Niseko area.

During winter, the building offered all kinds of services: reasonable accommodation, cafe, outdoor activities and convenience store! NCC offers dormitory style accommodation on the 2nd floor. Groups or individuals are welcome. Breakfast is included in the accommodation fee, range between ¥8,000 to ¥12,000 per person. You can book via booking.com, or you can contact them directly on (+81) 136-55-7046.

On the 1st floor, Mori no Ma Cafe opens from 7:00 ~ 16:00 every day and offers delicious smoothies, curry, and pastas!

You can also book a great range of winter activities with NNC. For example, snow shoeing, fat bikes, snow rafting, snowmobiling, cross country ski, and more!

You can access NNC using the Hilton Hotel’s free shuttle stops nearby, the winter resort bus service (click link here to access transportation guide) or simply use your own vehicle!

Powderlife 2017-18 Has Arrived!

Be sure to pick up Niseko's In-depth Destination Magazine - for FREE!

Powderlife 2017-18 Has Arrived!

Powderlife Magazine is your Niseko destination magazine – online and on the ground in Niseko from the moment you arrive! Powderlife was Niseko's first home-grown English magazine, first published over 10 years ago, this year delivering its 50th issue! You can get the latest issue from the bright blue magazine stands across Niseko. It is also available in most accommodation, restaurants, bars, cafés and businesses around town. You can’t miss it.


The latest issue takes a look at Southwest Hokkaido's famous snow and upcoming ski resort development, some stories behind local legends, and articles on art, culture and of course, dining. You  can also find out about all the resort updates and real estate
developments around the Niseko from the dedicated and independent Real Estate guide included in the magazine.

You can now read it on your phone and tablet for FREE – download the official Niseko app and access it right at the palm of your hand.

Powderlife 2017-18 Has Arrived!

The Ski Project Launched in Hirafu!

Niseko News, Winter News

Looking for some Niseko exclusive items? Look no further!

The Ski Project Launched in Hirafu! The Ski Project is about  lifestyle of the ski-set. It is also an online and retail destination for winter and mountain lovers who are passionate about lifestyle and adventure. Every detail, from the elegant silhouettes to the comfort and performance is considered as part of this journey. The Ski Project offers highly edited and limited pieces that combines the perfect harmony of style and function that transit seamlessly on and off the slope.


Each season, The Ski Project carefully select a mountain location and creative spaces to launch our concept stores with design ideas that preserve the building's original features whilst creating a modern, welcoming space.

This year, they have selected Niseko, the most famous ski destination in Hokkaido, Japan for our first launch. Famous for its perfect powder snow and spectacular beauty. Stay tune on their instagram account @theskiproject for more winter style updates.

You can find the shop at lower Hirafu area, right next to Niseko Spa.

The Ski Project Launched in Hirafu! The Ski Project Launched in Hirafu!

Niseko Onsen Guide

Let the Onsen Sommeliers guide you to the best spots!

Niseko Onsen Guide

Niseko is famous for its powder snow and great wine & dine experience. But did you know there are more than 25 onsens (natural hot springs) around Niseko area?! In other spring resorts, there is a reservoir underground that all the different hotels in a resort draw from the same water source. But in Niseko, each hotel or spa has dug its own bore to the water so they can provide different types of water with different minerals , colours and health benefits.

We asked 4 onsen professionals to share their tips and spots and you can find the simple guide here!

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