Niseko, Japan

Ski Resorts

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.

2018-19 Niseko Area Circuit Bus Starts on Dec 20th!

You can access all of your favorite onsens & restaurants easily!

2018-19 Niseko Area Circuit Bus Starts on Dec 20th!

The Niseko Area Circuit Bus will run from JR Niseko Station, to the hotels and ski areas as well as onsens and restaurants.

Period of Operation: Dec 20, 2018 (Thu) ~ Mar. 5 2019 (Tue)

From JR Niseko Station: 1)10:10 Dep. 2) 13:10 Dep. 3) 17:30 Dep. 4) 18:45 Dep. 5) 21:30 Dep.

Fee: Adults ¥500; Children (Elementary and younger) ¥250

Route: JR Niseko Station -> Hilton Hotel -> Annupuri -> Goshiki Onsen -> Moiwa -> JR Niseko Station

For more information, download the English Pamphlets.

Contact/Queries:

Niseko Resort Tourism Association (JR Niseko Station Office)

TEL: 0136-44-2468

Email: [email protected]

2018-19 Niseko Short Film Festival

This is one Spring event you don't want to miss!

2018-19 Niseko Short Film Festival

Capping off our event lineup, this year’s NIseko Shootout winning photos will be announced at the inaugural Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest!

With 100,000 JPY in cash prizes up for grabs, get those editing skills honed. Held on March 16th, the selected 3-10 minute films will be premiered in 5 categories:

  • Person Profile
  • Culture
  • Nature/Environment
  • Park Riding
  • Adventure/Exploration
Registration is free and open from now until March 5th. Just submit the registration form via email or drop by Niseko Tourism office. Come one, come all for an end of season celebration of Niseko winter through film and photography!

1st Place: 60,000 JPY Cash Prize AND 2x Niseko United 5 day passes

2nd Place: 30,000 JPY Cash Prize

3rd Place: 10,000 JPY Cash Prize

Short Film Fest Guidelines:

Registration is free.

Entrants must fill out the Niseko Shootout Short Film Fest Entry Form via email or in person at NPB offices by March 5th, 2019.

Films must be submitted by March 5th, 2019.

Entries can be of any duration between 3 t0 10 minutes. 

Foreign language films must be accompanied by an English translation or have English subtitles.

Films must have been completed after March 15th, 2017.

Films must be filmed in and/or around Niseko.

All music rights must be cleared before films are submitted. Consent of performers and/or persons appearing in the film must be obtained before films are submitted.

Entrants are required to supply promotional materials: 3x still images and a 1 minute teaser clip for the purpose of promoting the film and film fest.

I acknowledge that the Niseko Shootout jury will select the winning films and no discussion into the final decision will be entered into. 

The entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters not covered by these guidelines, and questions arising from them, will be decided at the sole discretion of the Film Fest organizers.

Categories:

Person profile

Exploration/adventure

Park riding

Culture

Nature/Environment

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners only. Each winner can come from any category. For Example: All winners can come from 1 category. 

Technical Requirements:

Entrants are required to provide an HD high-resolution version of the film.

Means of submission will be discussed via email upon entrant's registration.

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 have submit one shot for posting on Niseko Tourism’s Facebook page for voting by the public over 5 days. The top 3 vote-getting shots win a cash prize from a pool of JPY100,000!

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

What is the sweet prize?

1st Place: 60,000JPY and 18/19’ Japow ProAM crown

2nd Place 25,000JPY

3rd Place 15,000JPY

To register, entrants must bring a filled out Japow ProAM registration form and bring it to the Niseko Promotion Board office along with entry fee of JPY10,000.

Niseko Promotion Board:

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

Phone: 0136-21-2551

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 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.

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 8:30AM to January 14th 9:00PM JST 2019.

Voting will be open from time of posting on January 17th (~10AM) to January 21st at 9:00PM 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.

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