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2018-19 Toya - Niseko Bus Starts on Dec 22nd, 2018!

This winter you can visit the 2 famous spots easily through Jan 15th, 2019

2018-19 Toya - Niseko Bus Starts on Dec 22nd, 2018!

Supported by Hokkaido Tourism Organization, a special bus service will be available everyday from Dec 22nd, 2018 through Jan 15th, 2019 between Kutchan <=> Niseko <=> Lake Toya!

Please call:0136-22-1558 between 8:00~18:00 to reserve. Reservation by 18:00 a day before is required. First comes, first served basis. You will paid the fare in cash when you get off.

Please review English flyer HERE for more detailed info.

Guru Guru Niseko San Summer Guide book

Guru Guru Niseko San Summer Guide book

"Guru Guru Niseko San" is an information magazine which introduces items and services with illustrations. The magazine’s editor and illustrator value the idea of being actually there to “experience” the products of the facilities they intend to feature in the publication. After many visits and interviews with the people involved with the products in Niseko, the illustrator portrays her fresh experiences through the perspective of a customer’s eyes and introduces each facility with her elaborate illustrations based on the concept of "eat", "play" and "relax".

First published in 2004, the magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary this year! A guidebook that introduces so many facilities with illustration is very rare even across the country.

Guru Guru Niseko San includes:
- introduction pages with illustrations for all the featured facilities
- information pages with pictures and general information

The illustrator and editor will visit and ask you about the facility – your pages will be created after their hands-on interviews, inspection tours, relishing what you have to offer, and discussions with you. 

The easy-to-carry A5 size publication can be put in a small purse, opened while walking or in a car, bus and train.

The publication will be on sale at bookstores, convenience stores, and road stations. Compared to free papers, chargeable information magazines are more likely to be viewed not only by the purchaser but also by the people around him/her.  

  • Scheduled issue date: Late April 2019 (before GW)
  • Format and circulation: A5, 74 pages (TBC) - 12,000 copies 
  • Price: 310 yen (tax included)
  • Available at:
    Major bookstores in Sapporo and Otaru; convenience stores, bookstores, road stations (Michi-no-eki) around the foot of Mt. Yotei; the facilities featured in the book
    Hakodate, Tomakomai, Muroran, Chitose, Tokyo (some stores in Marunouchi etc.)

Application deadline: 25 December 2018 

Contact & Applications:
Yamato Corporation (Atten: Kinoshita)
TEL: 090-8909-9877  FAX : 0136-55-8150
Email : [email protected]

2018-19 Niseko Shootout - Japow ProAm

From Jan 10th through Jan 14th, grab your best partner and shoot! May the best team WIN!

2018-19 Niseko Shootout - Japow ProAm Introducing a new Niseko Shootout event for the 2018-2019 season, the inaugural Japow ProAM. An all out, team format, photography throw down. Two person photographer and athlete teams will compete over a 5-day window in January 2019. Each team will submit one shot for posting on Niseko Tourism’s Facebook page for voting by the public over 5 days. The 2 winners win a cash prize from a pool of ¥200,000!

Here is the contest timeline details:

  • Registration is open from now until January 8th
  • Contest will run from January 10th -14th, day and night
  • Shots will be posted from January 17th -21st with contest winners announced on January 22nd

***Contest Update***

This year's Japow ProAM will now include a Judges' Choice winner along with our public vote. The new prize layout will now include only two winners... 

Japow ProAM Winner: ¥160,000 

Judges' Choice: ¥40,000 and a spot on next year's Japow ProAM Judges Panel

Teams are rolling in so make sure to claim your spot in the comp before time runs out! Registration ends January 8th.

To register, entrants must bring a filled out Japow ProAM registration form and bring it to the Niseko Tourism office along with entry fee of ¥10,000.

Niseko Tourism:

Address: 41-5 Aza Kabayama, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Japan, 044-0078

Phone: 0136-21-2551

Email: [email protected]

Office Hour: Mon-Fri 9:00-18:00

Terms & Conditions

Entrants may be sponsored by a company. The sponsoring company will be given credit along with photographer and athlete names.

All entry fees will go towards prize pool and contest presentation expenses. The prize pool will remain JPY 100,000 min regardless of number of entrants. 

The titles “photographer” and “athlete” are interchangeable amongst the team of two.

Shots may be taken at any time of day in the given window in Niseko area.

The high resolution Entry Shot must be submitted on January 15th by 10AM JST via email to [email protected]

Entry shot must be take from January 10th 00:00 to January 14th 23:59 JST 2019.

Voting will be open from time of posting on January 17th (~10AM) to January 21st at 23:59 JST SHARP! 

Contest winner will be announced on January 22nd at ~10AM. If winners are not present in the Niseko area for cash prize pick-up at NPB, winnings can be awarded via bank transfer. 

Submitted photos must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.

All entrants grant the Niseko Shootout presenters permission to repost shots (along with a name credit) on social media, websites and blogs in connection with the contest and promotion of the contest.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

This is the contest you DON'T want to miss.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

Presented by Niseko Tourism with support from Niseko United, Powderlife Magazine, Hokkaido Core Snow Sports, What's On, Gentemstick, Rhythm Japan and more, the search is on again for the season’s best, uniquely Niseko moments.

There are total 3 categories in the 2nd annual area-wide photography contest "Niseko Shootout":

  1. Ski
  2. Snowboard
  3. Landscape

The rules are simple. Post on Instagram and use hashtag #nisekoshootout on any of your shots in the Niseko area starting November 28th, 2018 until March 10th, 2019. That’s it! You’ll be entered for a shot at one of the prizes from our sponsors listed below. Additionally, the team at Powderlife will pick a shot from #nisekoshootout to be published in the 2019-20 issue of Powderlife Magazine.

*Please make sure don't @nisekoshootout but #nisekoshootout so the judges can see your picture.

*Please don't use carousel to show multiple pictures but post individually.

HERE ARE ALL THE AMAZING PRIZES:

SKI SNOWBOARD LANDSCAPE
1st place: Icelantic Skis 18/19' Nomad 105 lites 1st place: Gentemstick Snowboard 1st place: Niseko United 2 x 5 day pass & Oyuki prize pack
2nd place: Rhythm Japan Tyrolia Ambition bindings 2nd place: evo.com ¥20,000 giftcard 2nd place: State of Elevenate prize pack
3rd place: Boot Solutions boot dryers and socks 3rd place: Sungod Revolt goggles 3rd place: Discrete beanie pack

Follow @nisekoshootout to see your shots featured throughout the season and get an idea for what we’re looking for.

The official launch party will take place on Saturday, Dec 15th at The Orchards, MnK Niseko. Find out more HERE!

The JAPOW ProAm will take place between Jan 10-14th, 2019. Find out more HERE.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

The Niseko Short Film Festival will take place on Mar 16th, 2019. Find out more HERE.

2018-19 Niseko Shootout Contest Launch on Nov 28!

SPONSORS: Niseko Tourism, Hokkaido Core, Powderlife Magazine, Niseko United, Gentemstick, What's On, Rhythm Japan, Boot Solutions, Oyuki, 360 Niseko, evo.com, Icelantic Skis, Sungod, State of Elevenate and Discrete

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