Niseko, Japan

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:

Niseko Babysitter & Nanny Services

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Qualified babysitters and nannies can come to your accomodation to accompany your children when needed!

Niseko Babysitter & Nanny Services

Niseko Babysitters agency provides professional, safe, fun and active care during the day or evenings. Their babysitters provide care for your children along with all the great activities Niseko has to offer. Whether it's making snowman or arts and crafts, the babysitters can come to your accommodation to entertain your children. We accept all ages including specialized infant care to 14 years of age. All Niseko Babysitters are all all qualified and have lots of experience.

In addition, similar to the Babysitting service, they offer a new experience of childcare - the Nanny service. This caters to families that need a full day of care. You will have the same carer for the duration of your stay and this also includes light cleaning and meal preparation. 

Please contact [email protected] or head over to their website for more information and bookings.  

Late Night Business Operation and Parking in Hirafu

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Late Night Business Operation and Parking in Hirafu

While many of the business operators in Hirafu may know the community regulations, this is a reminder of an important rule for the new businesses and staff in the area.

According to the Kutchan Town Community Safety Regulation, late night businesses in Hirafu must be closed by 2 a.m. Everyone who wishes to continue their businesses in Hirafu MUST follow this rule.

One of the biggest attractions of Hirafu is that it is considered to be a safe place for everyone. To continue making Hirafu a great place, the members of the community, including the ski resorts, accommodation providers, condominium managers, restaurant/bar operators, and residents must follow this rule.

Let us have yet another great season this year by following the Hirafu Local Rule!

Additionally, as the area is getting more and more crowded, please be cautious when you park your car and follow the parking regulations.

Niseko Hirafu Area Management Association

The Usage of Foreign-standard Radio Device Is Strongly Prohibited!

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The Usage of Foreign-standard Radio Device Is Strongly Prohibited!

According to the Hokkaido Bureau of Telecommunications, the operation of foreign-standard radio devices, such as UHF CB(Australia), Public Channels in 409 MHz or Short Range Portable Radios(China and Hong Kong), PRS(New Zealand), FRS(US and Taiwan), etc., is strongly prohibited in Japan. It may cause harmful interference to other radio services and violate the Radio Law. The penalties can be up to 1 year imprisonment or fines up to ¥1 million.

If you need radio comunication, please use Japanese standard radio device affixed the Technical Conformity Mark. You can find the device online or at the electronic stores in Kutchan town, i.e. K's Denki & Yamada Denki. You can also use mobile phone roaming service and Japanese telecommunication carriers’ SIM card.

For detail, see the following URLs. (in Japanese) (in English) (in Simplified Chinese) (in Traditional Chinese) (in Korean)

Hokkaido Bureau of Telecommunications, Ministry of Internal Affaisr and Communications
TEL: 011-737-0099

2017-18 NPB Locals Card Launched Today!

Fantastic deals available exclusively to “Explore Niseko x NPB Locals Card” holders!

2017-18 NPB Locals Card Launched Today!

The largest discount program for Niseko locals launched today! There are MORE THAN 60 different benefits on restaurants, activities, rentals, etc. for NPB local business members and their staffs. You can find out all the details on Explore Niseko website.

If you haven't submitted your application form, please fill out HERE!

Please allow at least one business day to process the application. You can come to NPB office at Sun Sports Land (right across Aya Niseko) or Lucky Supermarket to pick up the cards! 

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