Niseko, Japan

Summer Activities

Niseko Nature Center Now Open

Come to check out what the new center has to offer!

Niseko Nature Center
Niseko Nature Center

Niseko Nature Center (NNC), opening all year around, is located on the main route 343 near Niseko Village area. NNC is a new venture by the Ikeuchi Group, a Sapporo based department store operator and outdoor retailer with a strong presence in the Niseko area.

During winter, the building offered all kinds of services: reasonable accommodation, cafe, outdoor activities and convenience store! NCC offers dormitory style accommodation on the 2nd floor. Groups or individuals are welcome. Breakfast is included in the accommodation fee, range between ¥8,000 to ¥12,000 per person. You can book via, or you can contact them directly on (+81) 136-55-7046.

On the 1st floor, Mori no Ma Cafe opens from 7:00 ~ 16:00 every day and offers delicious smoothies, curry, and pastas!

You can also book a great range of winter activities with NNC. For example, snow shoeing, fat bikes, snow rafting, snowmobiling, cross country ski, and more!

You can access NNC using the Hilton Hotel’s free shuttle stops nearby, the winter resort bus service (click link here to access transportation guide) or simply use your own vehicle!

Niseko Onsen Guide

Let the Onsen Sommeliers guide you to the best spots!

Niseko Onsen Guide

Niseko is famous for its powder snow and great wine & dine experience. But did you know there are more than 25 onsens (natural hot springs) around Niseko area?! In other spring resorts, there is a reservoir underground that all the different hotels in a resort draw from the same water source. But in Niseko, each hotel or spa has dug its own bore to the water so they can provide different types of water with different minerals , colours and health benefits.

We asked 4 onsen professionals to share their tips and spots and you can find the simple guide here!

2018 Niseko Classic entry begins today, 15th Dec!

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Sign up soon before the spots run out!

2018 Niseko Classic entry begins today, 15th Dec!

The long wait is finally over! The entry of UCI Gran Fondo World Series - Niseko Classic 2018 begins today, Dec 15th from noon!

Adding to the existing “nature immersive” 140km and 70km road race, time trial race is added to the part of excitements. The date for the 5th NISEKO CLASSIC is confirmed on July 7-8, 2018.

Please register HERE and sign up to the toughest, yet the most rewarding race in Niseko next year!

Niseko, located in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, offers clean air and beautiful Mt. Yotei (well known as Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido) views. The Niseko Classic riders can enjoy closed roads, winding from the mountains to the sea – with plenty of elevation for the climbers!

While waiting for the event - why not recap Niseko Classic 2017 in motion? Enjoy a short glimpse of last year’s race via the clip below:

Due to winter season, road closures announcements 2017.

Due to winter season, road closures announcements 2017.

①Closure section :  Iwanai - Toya Route (a. k. a  Panorama Line), Iwanai - Rankoshi Line, Kutchan - Niseko Line​

Closure period: 23 rd October 2017  - May 2018 as planned

②Closure section : Shimamaki Pirika Line,  Shiraikawa Toyoura Line 

Closure period: 6 November 2017 - May 2018 as planned 

③Closure section : Iwanai Toya Line / Kyowa oikomi 744 - Rankoshi Yunosato (Yunosato Gates) 18km 

Closure date: 23 October 2017 

④Closure section : Route 268 Iwanai Rankoshi Line / Kyowa Oikomi - Rankoshi Niimi (Rankoshi Niimi Gates) 7km

Closure date: 23 October 2017 

⑤Closure section :  Kutchan Niseko Line / Kutchan, Hanazono National Forest Park, 12 Rin pan Gate - Niseko cho/ Rankoshi cho (Goshiki Onsen Gates) 6km 

Closure date: 11 a.m. 23 October 2017 

⑥Closure section : Shimamaki Pirika Line: Shimamaki Tomari 451 Gates - National Forest Park 3230 Rin pan 5km 

Closure date: 2 p.m. 6 November 2017 

⑦Closure section : Shiroikawa Toyota Line: Kuromatsunai Higashikawa 374 - Higashikawa Mubannchi 4km 

Closure date: 10 a.m. 6 November 2017  

For inquiries, please call to the Otaru Construction Management Division, Rankoshi Branch Office  TEL 0136-57-5121

Kutchan Night-Go Bus Summer Schedule Ends 31st August!

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Kutchan Night-Go Bus Summer Schedule Ends 31st August!

The Kutchan Night-Go Bus service, provided by SkyExpress this summer, will end on 31st August. The service runs daily from 6:20pm to 10:40pm between Kutchan Town and Hirafu Village, with stops along the way.

In the mean time, Niseko Bus services will continue till 29th October, and Donan Bus services till mid December!

The winter Night-Go Bus service will be shared by November.

Kutchan Night-Go Bus Summer Schedule Ends 31st August! Kutchan Night-Go Bus Summer Schedule Ends 31st August!

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