Niseko, Japan

Winter Events 2016-2017

Winter Events 2016-2017

Christmas Events (Dec 20-Dec 25)

  • Annupuri Ski Resort: Snow Candles, Christmas gifts
  • Grand Hirafu: Christmas event
  • Niseko Village: Christmas events

New Year’s Eve Events (Dec 31 - Jan 3)

  • Annupuri Ski Resort: New Year’s eve free night rides, New Year’s countdown fireworks, torchlight skiing
  • Niseko Village: New Year’s Eve event
  • Grand Hirafu:

  - The 39th New Year Countdown, countdown torchlight skiing, 31 Dec - 1 Jan
  - Kagami-biraki (traditional Japanese ceremony, featuring the opening of a sake barrel, and associated with good luck), 1 Jan @King Bell Hut
  - Rice cake-making, 1 Jan @ Alpen Hotel

  • “Hatsumoude” (Traditional New Year’s shrine visit) at Yamada Shrine, 1 Jan

NISEKO JAPONICA 2017 @ Niseko Central Warehouses(From 19 Jan to 22 Jan, 16 Feb to 19 Feb)

Various events under the theme of “Wa” (Japanese culture).

The Sapporo Snow Festival

(Odors Site・Susukino Site:Mon.6 Feb - Sun.12 Feb 2017 / Tsudome Site:Wed.1 Feb - Sun.12 Feb2017.)

One of the Japan’s largest winter events which attracts a growing number of visitors from Japan and all around the world every year.
Contact: Hokkaido-Sapporo Tourist Information Center (011-213-5088) http://www.snowfes.com/english/index.html

Otaru Light Path Festival (From Feb 3 to Feb 12)

Thousands of candle lights illuminate the famous canals and other locations in town.
Contact: Otaru Yuki Akari committee (0134-32-4111) http://yukiakarinomichi.org/?page_id=2180

Yukitopia Festival 2017 (at Asahigaoka Ski ground on Feb. 18- 19)

A Town of Snow, Kutchan’s Great Event of the Winter!
For Enquiries:Yukitopia Planning Committees, at Tourism Division, Kutchan Town Office (0136-23-3388)

Ski Resort Winter Event Schedule 2016-17

Niseko HANAZONO Resort / New Year’s Day event

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Niseko Village

Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort

Moira Ski Resort

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