Niseko, Japan

Niseko HANAZONO Hill Climb traffic control information (Aug. 3)

Niseko News, Summer News

Due to Niseko HANAZONO Hill Climb bicycle road race, traffic restriction will take place on the following roads in the Niseko area on Sunday, August 3.  Your understanding and cooperation would be much appreciated.  Please see the maps on the flyer for more information or contact the Executive Committee (Tel: 090-2056-2093, Email inquiry form).

Date and hours: Sunday, August 3; 10:00-13:30

Resticted sections: Ekimae Street and other route in Kutchan town (see the map at the top on the flyer) 

         ->  Temporarily restricted from 10:00 until all the racers pass through

          Road 58 (see the map at the bottom of the flyer)

         -> Red section - both lanes to be blocked between 10:00~13:30

         -> Pink section - to be blocked from 10:00 until all the racers pass through

Niseko Grand Hirafu BBQ Garden open June 14!

Niseko News, Summer News

Hotel Niseko Alpen BBQ Garden
Hotel Niseko Alpen BBQ Garden

Hotel Niseko Alpen presents a summer treat for everyone visiting and living in Niseko this year again, Grand Hirafu BBQ Garden!

On the opening day of June 14 (Sat) and Father’s Day on June 15 (Sun) we’re giving away KIRIN FREE (non-alcohol beer) in limited numbers!! Other drinks will also be offered at special prices on both days.  

Come enjoy our delicious BBQ, not to worry about rain as we set up a huge all-weather tent. Various menus including lunch menus, dinner menus, and kid's menus are available. 

Inquiries & reservations: Tel. 0136-22-1105 (Hotel Niseko Alpen) *Please book by 16:00 on the previous day

2014 Pure Summer Promotion in Sapporo Station Underground Mall

Niseko Village "Pure" promotion event will be held on Saturaday, 14 and 15 June in Sapporo. Tree trekking and snack golf trial experience and music event available. Come and enjoy us on this weekend in Sapporo!!  

Venue: Intersection park at Sapporo station underground mall "Chikaho".

Time & Date: 10am - 6pm, 14 and 15 June, 2014

For queries, please contact the Niseko Village. TEL: 0136 442 211

​VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2014 and VISIT JAPAN MICE Mart 2014

Partners News

VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2014, the biggest inbound business meeting in Japan, will be held in conjunction with Tourism Expo Japan in the coming September.  If you are interested to participate in this one of the world’s biggest international tourism events, please contact the VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2014 Office directly.


VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2014 and VISIT JAPAN MICE Mart 2014 event summary


  - Business meetings: September 24 - September 26, 2014

   *Opening ceremony to be held on Sep. 24

  - FAM trips        : September 27 - September 30, 2014

   *11 tour courses throughout Japan (TBC)


  Tokyo Big Sight (East Hall 6)

■Invited participants

  - Buyers from overseas: approx. 350 agents (including 10 - 20 buyers specialized in incentive and such)  

  - International media crews : approx. 12 crews

■Domestic participants: approx. 400 Japanese tourism business operators and organizations

■Host: Japan Tourism Agency, JNTO

Application for VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart Business Meetings

 <Application period: May 21 at 12:00pm ~ August 11 at 17:00pm, 2014

  (*application to close when the number reaches the maximum capacity)

 <Application method: Filling out a form online à

  (*application to close when the number reaches the maximum capacity)

  <Participation fee> : 1 lot / 86,400 yen (tax included)


The Event’s purpose is for the participants to have business meetings, and thus admission without a prior application is not acceptable. No spectators shall be allowed to enter the venue.

Media interviews and any related activities shall be permitted only with a prior registration.  Registration form can be found on the following website à


VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2014

 VISIT JAPAN Travel Mart 2014 Office

 TEL: 03-6737-9445 FAX: 03-6737-9444

 (9:30-17:30, Monday to Friday, closed on weekends and national holidays)

 E-mail[email protected]


 JNTO Convention Promotion Department (attn.: Maruyama)


Bear sighting reported in Kutchan

Niseko News

​A bear sighting was reported  in the Kanbetsu district. The snow continues to melt and many people go into nature for leisure or to collect wild vegetables. Please make sure never to go into the mountains on your own and carry an item that makes noise to ward off bears. If you see a bear or a bear’s footprints, please report it to the Agricultural Division (Livestock and Forestry Section) at the Kutchan Town Council.


Contact: Agricultural Administration Division, Livestock and Forestry Section 0136-56-8080

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