Come enjoy the UCI Granfondo World Series in Hokkaido!
It's snowing outside, but it is now time to mark your Summer calendar. July 6th & 7th, Niseko will become the center of Japan's cycling scene.
This year, the NISEKO CLASSIC is expected to attract 1500 riders from all over the world. The race weekend will also be a festival weekend for those not on the bike. The "Niseko Classic Festival" is held on the same weekend at the race's main venue, with various food stands and fun attractions for the kids.
Race registration is now open and is filling up fast, so register today! For details, please visit nisekoclassic.com
If you can't make it to this event, there are tons of other great cycling event and activities in Niseko. Check out HERE.
Nowhere in Niseko can you ski-in and ski-out to experience an izayaka, until now.
Kumo Restaurant is Niseko’s answer to casual Japanese dining (otherwise known in the west as a “Japanese pub”) with Hokkaido produce at its core.
Situated at the top of Hirafu village at new luxury Skye Niseko, the restaurant serves traditional Hokkaido izakaya favourites, like zangi—Hokkaido’s own karaage or “fried chicken”), as well as dishes inspired by broader Asia.
Kumo Restaurant’s Food & Beverage Manager, Richard Robbins, who has lived and worked in Hokkaido for over seven years with five of those in Niseko, says as many ingredients as possible are sourced locally through both new and long-term relationships built with local growers, fisheries and producers.
“We’ve got seafood, meat, vegetables from local farms and local markets. There’s a lot of connections we go through to build
collaboration with the suppliers and farms. Hokkaido is known for its seafood and dairy so we try to connect those suppliers as much as possible,” Robbins explains.
To reinforce our eco-focused goal for the 1st Niseko Autumn Food Festival, we would like to reduce visitors driving themselves. Please click HERE to book (first come, first serve). See below shuttle schedule:
Niseko Hirafu Welcome Center=>Sapporo Odori Park
Sapporo Odori Park=>Niseko Hirafu Welcome Center
Thursday, Sep 13th - 9:00 departure from Niseko
Thursday, Sep 13th - 15:00 departure from Sapporo
Friday, Sep 14th - 9:00 departure from Niseko
Friday, Sep 14th - 15:00 departure from Sapporo
Saturday, Sep 15th - 10:00 departure from Sapporo
Sunday, Sep 16th - 19:00 departure from Niseko
Sunday, Sep 16th - 10:00 departure from Sapporo
2. Supported by Shiki Niseko, FREE SHUTTLES BETWEEN KUTCHAN JR STATION and NISEKO HIRAFU CROSS SECTION are available. No reservation required (first come, first serve). See below for schedule: