Niseko, Japan

Winter Activities

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.


Niseko Resort Tourism Association (JR Niseko Station Office)

TEL: 0136-44-2468

Email: [email protected]

Guide for Using Medical Facilities

Guide for Using Medical Facilities

In recent years, foreign tourists have been increasing rapidly in the Kutchan, Niseko area; hence, more foreign patients are in need of medical support.

When foreign tourists got insured and needed to visit the hospitals, they are often confused by the different medical procedure in Japan.

Therefore, we created this brochure in five different languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified) and Korean to provide foreign visitors with some guidance about medial facilities in Japan. They are available below:

① English

② Chinese Traditional

③ Simplified Chinese

④ Korean

⑤ Japanese

And for insurance policy, please see the Insurance Flyer PDF . 

Any inquiries for the medical guide, please contact the Live Environmental Planning Inc. 

EMAIL: [email protected]    TEL:011-213-1955

For insurance, please contact the Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co,. Ltd  Sapporo Branch TEL:011-271-7342

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.

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