Niseko, Japan

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2018 Golf Season in Niseko starts as early as 21st April!

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All three courses are within 30min drive!

Niseko Village Golf Course
Niseko Village Golf Course

Searching for the next "coolest" golfing spots? Look no further. Niseko lies in the hilly basin between Mt. Yotei and Mt. Annupuri. Its unique location means that even in the hottest month, August, averages between 16.9 and 25.7 degrees. The low humidity also makes a round or two of golf very enjoyable. After golfing, you can relax in the hot spring and enjoy the fresh Hokkaido produce.

Here is a quick overview of the three golf courses in Niseko area:

  • The Niseko Golf Course: opens from 21st April to 4 November. Designed by Arnold Palmer, The Niseko Golf Course is a beautiful course through the forest, surrounded by pine trees and white birches. 18 holes|Par 72.
  • The Niseko Village Golf Course: opens from 1st May to 21 October. This course lies at the doorstep of the Hilton Niseko Village, and superb views of Mt. Yotei are visible from the whole area. 18 holes|Par 73.
  • Hanazono Golf : opens from 3rd May to 4 November. Known as one of the most attractive courses in Japan, this course has an unusual layout and is set in the middle of picturesque Niseko scenery. 18 holes|Par 72.

Contact the golf courses today and book your next golfing trip! Check out the special golfing getaway package offered by Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse and Vacation Niseko!

2018 Golf Season in Niseko starts as early as 21st April!

Watch the video of the famous K-pop star Kahi enjoys the HANAZONO GOLF last July and find out why her & her family keep coming back to Niseko all year round!!

2018 Golf Season in Niseko starts as early as 21st April!

Niseko Internship Program(2018-2019) - Call for Participants

Niseko Internship Program(2018-2019) - Call for Participants

Hokkaido government ShiriBeshi office calls for companies that are keen to offer th international working environment for interns.

 1.Accept as interns in operations not as part-time worker.
 2.Provide international work environment. 
 3.Preferably provide accommodations during the program.
 4.Allow to participate in official program which government organized.

Term of employment
【Summer program】
  During July – September including the official term 6th Aug – 5th Sep

【Winter program】
  During December – March including the official term 5th Feb – 6th Mar

【Summer program】
 6th May 2018

【Winter program】
 9th Sep 2018 

You can download application requirements the following site.

Yusuke Araki
Hokkaido government ShiriBeshi office
Email:[email protected]
TEL  :0136-23-1419
FAX  :0136-22-0948

Niseko Vibes - Spring Mix 2018 Released!

Tracks by Tim Bernardes, Novos Baianos, Spinning Motion, Charlotte Dos Santos, Liv.e and more.

Niseko Vibes - Spring Mix 2018 Released!

A new Mix for a new Season!
Niseko Vibes is back again with flower blooming tunes to take your Spring happiness even higher level.

The journey includes MPB (Brazil), Rare Jazzy folk, Neo-sou l, psychedelic funk, HipHop Instrumental, Jazz Funk, boogie, spiritual Jazz, ItalianLibrary, Guatemalan jazz, Jamaican Jazz, US soul, and more!

Enjoy the mix with fresh Spring vibe!

Top Five Selections from Kiyoe Gallery

Drop by the gallery on the 2nd floor of Aya Niseko today!

Top Five Selections from Kiyoe Gallery

Looking for something special to bring home? Drop by Kiyoe Gallery today to see a range of curated artworks created by Japanese artists. They are inspired by the beautiful Hokkaido nature and showcase the special bound the artists have with the unique area.

1 Yoko Arano / Calligraphy / ¥400,000 (top image)

2 Minami Seigo/ Ceramic cups / Price starting from ¥10,800 (each)

Top Five Selections from Kiyoe Gallery

3 Nakamura Hiroshi/ Ceramic vase & sake cups/ Price starting from ¥4,500(each)

4 Wooden zodiac figure / ¥1,023(each)

5 Copper & silver spoon / Price staring from ¥3,240(each)

Photos by Aaron Jamieson

Top Five Selections from Kiyoe Gallery Top Five Selections from Kiyoe Gallery Top Five Selections from Kiyoe Gallery

2018 Transportation Guide for Green Season

Want to experience Niseko after winter? There are many different ways you can get here!

2018 Transportation Guide for Green Season

Considering to explore Niseko during different seasons other than winter? Niseko's natural landscapes, fresh produce and wide variety of outdoor activities are perfect for your and your family! Now is the time to plan your trip ahead.

AIRPORTS: There are two international airports near Niseko: New Chitose Airport or Hakodate Airport. You can choose whichever suits your travel plan better.

From the airports to Niseko, you can choose between renting a car, hiring a private van/car, taking JR train or taking a shuttle:

  • RENTING A CAR: this is the most recommended way to travel in Hokkaido during non-winter season! You will get to explore the whole Niseko area a lot easier and enjoy the flexibility during your trip. Most importantly, without the snow, you can finally take pleasure in driving in the nice, wide roads in Hokkaido. Here are some recommended rental companies:

From New Chitose Airport

  1. Car Rental Hokkaido
  2. Niseko Auto
  3. Peak Car Rental
  4. Toyota Rent A Car Sapporo
  5. Nippon Rent A Car

From Hakodate Airport

  1. Toyota Rent A Car
  2. Nippon Rent A Car

* Please don't forget to apply for international driver license valid for Japan in time! You won't be able to pick up a car unless you have a proper international license.

*Most of the accommodation providers can help you arrange car rental as well. You can contact their reservation or concierge team for more details.

  • HIRING A PRIVATE VAN/CAR: If budget allowss, you can hire a private van/car as well.  
From New Chitose Airport or Hakodate Airport
  1. Mino Rhythm
  2. Sky Express
  3. Cool Star
  • TAKING JR TRAIN: taking train is a great way to travel in Hokkaido. You get to relax, watch the scenery and it's not too expensive!

From New Chitose Airport, the fastest route will be: Airport --> Otaru Station--> Kutchan or Niseko Station. The ride will take about 2.5 hr.

From Hakodate Airport, the fastest route will be: Airport --> Oshamanbe station--> Kutchan or Niseko Station. The ride will take aout 3.5 hrs.

*When getting to Niseko, please DO NOT get off at Hirafu station.

If you would like to take Shinkansen (bullet train) to Niseko, you can get off at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and take the Hakodate <--> Niseko shuttle! It will take 2hr 50min.

Photo by: Nikahara Kohei


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