Niseko, Japan

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

2017 Le Guide Michelin for Niseko

Dining News

Find out which restaurants around Niseko are featured!

Coming to Niseko and looking for the best gourmet experience? We are here to help!

Here is a quick list of all the restaurants featured in the 2017 Le Guide Michelin - Hokkaido edition. And don't forget to check out the Niseko Wine & Dine Guide for the most complete restaurant info around the Niseko area.


The Michelin-starred French restaurant is headed by Owner Chef Yuichi Kamimura, a Hokkaido local who spent years perfecting his craft under the renowned chef Tetsuya Wakuda in Sydney’s Tetsuya’s.

2017 Le Guide Michelin for Niseko

Teuchi-Soba Ichimura

Niseko-famous, Ichimura is a popular choice for lunch for locals and visitors to the area. Using only the best of fresh, local ingredients for their soba and famous tempura, each bite is a treat.

2017 Le Guide Michelin for Niseko

Bistro Kutchan Sakaba

Excellent food at a reasonable price. Head Chef Tsuyoshi trained at the Michelin-starred French restaurant Kamimura before opening up his own place in Kutchan. His tapas-style menu is complemented with an impressive wine list.

2017 Le Guide Michelin for Niseko

Other restarants in the area featured in the guide

Oudon Cafe Hozuki Udon noodle 0136-21-7711
Nakama Ramen noodle 0136-22-0660
Sobadokoro Rakuichi Soba noodle 0136-58-3170
Del Sole Pizza 0136-58-3535
Ezo Ramen Katsuji Ramen noodle 0136-57-6172
Sato Sushi 0136-22-0263
Hanayoshi Sushi 0136-44-3444
Loft Club BBQ/Ghengis Khan 0136-44-2883

Don't forget to download the official Niseko app to access the restaurant info right in your palm.

2017 Le Guide Michelin for Niseko

Niseko Vibes - Autumn Mix 2017 Released!

Niseko News

Niseko Vibes - Autumn Mix 2017 Released!

Looking for some great tune for autumn? Look no further.

Created by local artist Masaki 'mfp' Konagai, Niseko Vibes presents heart-warming tunes for chilly Niseko fall season. The journey includes a rare Italian library music, contemporary/spiritual jazz, classic Jazz funk, Hip Hop instrumentals, new/old Soul, a cover of classic Japanese soul, Lo-fi house, rare Disco, and more! Enjoy the mix with a beautiful view of autumn leaves!



​Getting ready for the season?! Here are the 2017-18 opening dates for the Niseko United 4 Resorts:

  • Niseko Grand Hirafu: Thursday, 23rd Nov
  • Niseko Annupuri: Saturday, 25th Nov
  • Niseko Village: Friday, 1st Dec
  • Niseko Hanazono: Saturday, 2nd Dec

*dates subject to change due to weather condition

You can download the map along with the shuttle schedule:

United shuttle bus schedule 2017-18 

Trail Map 2017-18

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