Niseko, Japan

Niseko News

2019-20 NISEKO UNITED Ski resort operation schedule & Trail Map

2019-20 NISEKO UNITED Ski resort operation schedule & Trail Map 2019-20 NISEKO UNITED Ski resort operation schedule & Trail Map

A NEW HANAZONO – EXCITING DEVELOPMENTS FOR WINTER 2019-20

Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO Hotel and Residences

If you visited HANAZONO during winter 2018-19 you couldn’t help but notice the construction at the base of the resort, which will open on 20 January 2020. These new structures are the home of Park Hyatt Niseko HANAZONO. This includes a ski-in-ski-out Park Hyatt Hotel and Residences. This much-anticipated development will form the centerpiece of HANAZONO, overlooking the base and the beginner slopes. The development includes extensive new retail and dining options and will be the most significant and spectacular modern development in Niseko to date.  For more information, please see HERE. 

Hanazono EDGE – New Ski Center

To keep up with HANAZONO’s expansion, the resort will build a brand-new ski center. Opening for winter 2019-20, the Hanazono EDGE will compliment the Park Hyatt with an exciting new slopeside restaurant, café, and bar. This new 2 story ski center will accommodate more than 500 people and raises the bar for resort dining and relaxation in a ski-in-ski-out location.

↓↓  This schedule will be changed depends on the snowfall.

Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Operation period: 7 December 2019 - 31 March 2020
Business hours 8:30-16:00
*No night operation

2019-20 NISEKO UNITED Ski resort operation schedule & Trail Map

The new facility

MOUNTAIN CENTER ANNEX
Open on Dec. 7, 2019

The Tokyu Land Corporation (Headquarters: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo; President: Yuji Okuma) together with Niseko Tokyu Resort Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Abuta-gun, Hokkaido; President: Shinji Isome) and Tokyu Resort Service Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya Ward, Tokyo; President: Motoyoshi Kumazawa) would like to announce the new construction of the “Mountain Center Annex”, a facility located next to the lower slopes of Niseko Mt. Resort Grand HIRAFU, the ski resort in Kutchan, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, which we manage and operate. The new facility will open for business in December 2019.

NISEKO MT. RESORT GRAND HIRAFU 

Operation period: 23 November - 6 May 2020 *Opening date will be decided depends on the snow accumulated. 
Night operation period: 1 December 2019 - 22 May 2020 
Business hours: 8:30-16:30 (night operation until 20:30) 

Niseko Village Ski Resort

Operation period: 1 December 2019 - 6 May 2020
Night operation period: 12 December 2015 - 21 March 2016
Business hours 8:30-16:30 (night operation until 20:00) 

- Niseko Village comprises of eight exclusive Kahara Niseko Village Townhouse that redefines alpine living, Hilton Niseko Village-voted 'Best ski Resort Hotel in Japan's by World Ski Awards 2013, 2014 and 2015, The Green Leaf Niseko Village, spa and onset facilities, a dining and retail village hub the Niseko Village skifield-renowned for its dry champagne powder at low-altitude, variety of ski terrains, the woe-class Niseko Village Snow Schoot and Niseko Kidsnt programmes. All 4 luxury hotels provide ski-in and out access.

Niseko ANNUPURI

Operation period: 23 November 2019 - 6 May 2020
Night operation period: 11 December 2019 - 22 March 2020

Business hours: 8:30-16:30 (night operation until 20:30)

- Experience natural splendor and amazing powder snow at Me world-class Annupuri Ski Resort. with a wide variety terrain. Annupuri has something for everyone!. Gentle and wide courses allow beginners and children to learn and enjoy while challenging trails and side county gates offer thrins for more experienced skiers and snowboarders. Sunny days offer lovely views of Mt. Yotei and the surrounding mountains.

For more information, please visit Niseko United website from HERE!! 

2019-20 NISEKO UNITED Trail Map

2019-20 NISEKO UNITED Ski resort operation schedule & Trail Map

​For PDF data, please download from HERE!! The Niseko United shuttle bus is now extended to HANAZONO resort. 

Niseko Village Open Day!!

Niseko Village Open Day!!

“I would like to find a job for 4 hours per day", "I would like to fill my empty mornings when the children are at school..”

If you are looking to find a good work life balance through flexible working, we may have the right opportunity for you.A number of positions are available this winter in our Housekeeping, ski valet, culinary and Niseko Village Ski Resort teams. Come to explore our flexible working opportunities and stop by on one of the below dates. Our team will be there to meet you and answer any questions you may have.

Date and time (1)Octorber 12th, 2019(SAT) 15:00-19:00 

(2)Octorber 19th, 2019(SAT) 11:00-16:00

Venue Annupuri, 3F Hilton Niseko Village

Contact us

*Free entry
*No need to bring resume. Feel free to stop by. For more information, please see HERE.

TEL 0134-44-1112(Weekday 9:30-18:00)
Email [email protected]



Want to Win a 5 Day Niseko United All Mountain Pass or ¥30,000 to Spend in Niseko? Fill Out 2019-20 Niseko Guest Survey!

13th is no longer a bad luck number! 2 lucky winners will be annouced on the 13th of the month throughout this winter!

Want to Win a 5 Day Niseko United All Mountain Pass or ¥30,000 to Spend in Niseko? Fill Out 2019-20 Niseko Guest Survey!

For the 2019-20 Niseko Guest Survey, Niseko United & Visa are partnering up and offering even better prizes for YOU, who is helping us to make Niseko a better winter destination with your feedback!

Fill out the quick survey below and you might become one of the 2 lucky winners to win a 5 day Niseko United All Mountain Liftpass or ¥30,000 cash voucher from VISA to use in Niseko. The winners will be announced on the 13th of every month, starting December 2019 through May 2020. So submit NOW!

Photo by Aaron Jamieson

By submitting an entry to this NPB Lucky Prize Draw, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Niseko Tourism, and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

Did you know Autumn is one of the best times to visit Niseko?

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

Niseko might be known for its powder snow and stunning winter landscape, but autumn is one of the locals favorite season during the year. Not only do we revel in the autumn leave (koyou) scenery, it is also the perfect time to enjoy all these 10 things in Niseko area:

1. HIKING & TREKKING:

With its superb weather conditions, autumn is THE time to explore all the mountains around Niseko. For the people who would like a good challenge, Mt. Yotei, Mt. Annupuri and Mt. Chisenupuri are all fantastic options. If you would like something a bit more relaxing, make sure to visit Hangetsu Lake, Kagami Marsh, Fukidashi Park or Shinsen Marsh and just soak in the fresh autumn air with a nice excursion.

2. FOOD, FOOD, FOOD.

Savor in the freshest produce at all the Niseko local spots. You can find their operation schedule below:

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn
RESTAURANT NAME Schedule
An Dining Operating till breakfast on Nov 11th. Open again from Nov 18th for winter season.
Bang Bang Open till Oct 26th. Open again late Nov for winter season. (Dinner only)
Bistro Re Arbor Open all year round
cafe HANA Open all year round (Lunch only)
Graubuden Open all year round
Green Farm Cafe Open all year round (Closed Oct 27th - Nov 1st for maintenance)
Jojo's Cafe Open all year round
Lupicia Open all year round
Madriano Open all year round
Midtown Diner Open all year round (Closed Oct 7th-9th for maintenance)
Milk Kobo Open all year round
Niseko Pizza Open till Oct 28th. Open again Nov 15th for winter season.
Prativo Open all year round (Lunch only)
Seven Star's Cafe Open all year round (Lunch only)
Toshiro's Bar Open Oct 9th to 12th & Oct 24th-26th. Open again Nov 23rd for winter season.
Long Tang Open all year round (Closed from Oct 1st till 16th)
Ichiseko Open till Oct 15th. Open again Dec 1st for winter season.
Harvest Cafe Open till Nov 4th. Open again Nov 19th for winter season.
Moon Bar Open all year round
Hirafu Zaka & Snow [email protected] Chalet Ivy Open again Oct 21st
Taj Mahal Open all year round
Temporada Open all year round (Closed Sundays to Wednesdays; Closed Oct 27th - Nov 1st for maintenance)
Tomone Po-cha Open all year round (Closed Tuesdays)
Ichimura Soba Open all year round (Lunch only)
Guzu Guzu Bakery Open all year round (Breakfast & Lunch only)
Yoko Oh No Open Fridays (Closed from Oct 25th; Open again Nov 15th for winter season)
Gokoro Udon Open all year round (Lunch only)
Niseko Curry Goya Open all year round (Lunch only)
Sekka Lab Open till Oct 28th. Open again Nov 20th for winter season.
Somoza Open till Nov 2nd. Open again Dec 3rd for winter season.
PIZZERIA e RISTORANTE LOUIS Open all year round
10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

3. Golfing.

Did you know there are three golf courses in Niseko area, offering great variety in their layouts. The Niseko Village Golf Course is operating till Oct 22nd. Both HANAZONO Golf and The Niseko Golf Course are open till Nov 4th. Why not enjoy the beautiful Hokkaido foliage while playing a round of golf?

4. Rejuvenate and relax in Onsens!

There are more than 25 different onsens around Niseko with different textures or smell due to the mineral content and can relax your body after a full day of activity. The temperature during Autumn is ideal for a long soak.

5. NAC Niseko Adventure Park.

The largest obstacle course in Japan is one spot you don't want to miss during your visit to Niseko in autumn. Challenge yourselves or your family & friends and have fun in the wonderful nature of Hokkaido. Contact NAC team in advance to check on availability.

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

6. Trick or Treat.

There is tons of spooky fun in the Niseko area.. Check out Kutchan Halloween on Oct 19th and Halloween Costume Party on Oct 26th. Come and join the Halloween horror with the locals and all the scary excitement.

7. Rafting.

For the ones who want to experience some fun on water, Good Sports, Lion Adventure, NOASC & NAC are operating till end of October/beginning of November.

8. Cycling.

The comfortable autumn weather and the wide roads in Niseko makes the riding experience so much better! Starting this year, you can rent e-bikes from The Green Leaf Hotel and explore further more easily.

10 Things to Do in Niseko during Autumn

9. Celebrate 2019 Rugby World Cup!

This year, more than 7 venues in Niseko area invite all the Rugby lovers to watch the exciting games and cheer for the teams together. Find out more details HERE.

10. Day touring around Niseko

Take a day and visit all the scenic spots near Niseko as close as 30min drive such as Lake Toya, Yoichi, Jozankei, Otaru or Shakotan and see all the autumn beauty south west Hokkaido region has to offer.

And don't forget to DOWNLOAD THE FREE OFFICIAL RESORT APP "NISEKO" so you have all the useful area info right in the palm of your hand. 

Accommodation Search