Niseko, Japan

Niseko Steam Locomotive Train

Niseko News, Summer News

Niseko Steam Locomotive Train comes back as the last season!

Every Saturday, Sunday and national holidays from September 20 through November 3. 

*Departs Sapporo at 8:31am - Niseko (12:02pm) - Rankoshi(12:27pm)
*Departs Rankoshi (12:32pm) - Niseko(12:56pm) - Kutchan(13:16pm)
*Departs Niseko (15:40pm) -Sapporo (19:00pm) 

Seats should be reserved from Sapporo to Kutchan.
No reservation required from Niseko to Sapporo.

Contact: JR Hokkaido (Japanese only)

Niseko Steam Locomotive Train

International driver's licence required for international guests to rent/drive a car in Japan (Request from Toyota Rent-a-Car)

Niseko News

Every year problems in which international customers come to Toyota Rent-a-Car offices to rent a car and fail because of their lacking international driver's license occur so frequently.  When you receive inquiries or take bookings from international guests, it would be so much appreciated if you could advise them terms and condition to rent (or drive) a car in Japan as indicated on the following linked page: . 

Thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation.

<Inquiries on this issue>
Toyota Rent-a-Car Sapporo Niseko Hirafu Branch
(Attn: Kageyama)

Address: SHIKI Niseko, 190-4 Aza Yamada,
               Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0081

TEL: 0136-21-2005 / FAX: 0136-23-3666
Email: [email protected]

“Autumn Sake Tasting”

Dining News

“Autumn Sake Tasting” produced by Otaru Sakasyo Takano will be held at Hotel Alpen on October 3rd,18:30-19:30. You will be tasting “Chitose Zuru”, “Takasago Shyuzo”, “Kitanohomare

Syuzo” “Kunimare” and other special autumn Sake with Chef’s recommended dinner. Also enjoy lottery and acoustic guitar live on site. 4,000JPY per person. Free transportation available from Kutchan town.

Special package, one night / 5,000yen included breakfast is now available.

Contact: Alpen Hotel 0136-23-0484 

“Autumn Sake Tasting”

Niseko Marathon 2014

Summer News

This is the 32nd Niseko Marathon. 1,600 runners enjoined the run throughout the beautiful fall 

scenery last year. There will be Food stalls that runners and supporters to enjoy the local produced foods and drinks, also Nihon Ham's super ball catching, Yo-Yo catching and shop Nichi Ham items!

Date: Opening Ceremony at 8:45, Starting at 9:30 on September 21, 2014

Place: Niseko Town

Contact: Niseko Marathon Festival Commitee

TEL: 0136-44-2034 FAX: 0136-44-1666

New Year Gondola Ride

Winter News

Be among those to greet a brand new year, experiencing the very first spectacular sunrise of 2015.

  • Date: January 1, 2015
  • Times: Ticket sales 6:15-, boarding 6:30-

*Schedule may change due to conditions.


New Year Gondola Ride

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