Niseko and Kutchan, Japan

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Niseko and Kutchan are two small towns located in Hokkaido, Japan. They encompass the Mt. Fuji of Hokkaido and Annupuri ranges. They are considered as one of the top winter holiday destination throughout the world due to Niseko, Japan skiing. Niseko is said to be the holy grail of ski trip weather due to the light powdery snow with an average of 15 meters per season. If you are planning to fully enjoy the holiday season than Niseko and Kutchan can be the best choice for you with their rich Japanese culture, modernized tourism industry, Niseko accommodation and a wide variety of winter activities.

Let me make this easier for you by telling you about all the things to do in Niseko in winter:

Skiing & Snowboarding

Niseko is being counting as one of the top winter holiday destination purely due to Niseko skiing and snowboarding experiences. The place boosts of many ski schools, Niseko ski resorts and a complete dry and powder snowboarding experience. Fast- track kids ski lessons allow the family oriented people to enjoy some free time of their own while the children are being taken care of by Niseko skiing schools.


For those who get tired of skiing or the mountain, Niseko offers an adventurous and thrilling experience of snowmobiling. It is a must have experience for the people looking for some thrill or action sport.

Snow Rafting & Snow Tubing

Now this is an absolutely necessary activity to do if you are looking for some quick thrill or family support in Niseko. Snow rafting and snow tubing need to be at the top of your list of things to do in Niseko in winter.

Horse Riding

Traditionally horse riding is considered a summer activity but Niseko offers you a unique experience of winter horse riding in different Niseko ski resorts.

Snow Shoeing

If you love to explore the nature and outdoors than snow shoeing can be the most favourite and relaxing pastime in Niseko. It offers you the ultimate opportunity to explore the beautiful countryside and to avoid crowds.

Cross Country Ski

Niseko skiing authorities offer you wide areas for cross country skiing activities.

Soba Making

Want a break from the snow? Take your family to check out the traditional Japanese noodles and learn the art of making the soba (Japanese noodles) from the actual Japanese soba chefs. 

If you are visiting in the early September than do not forget to enjoy the unique and wonderful experiences of; golfing, biking, riding and dining on delicious Japanese foods!

In case you get tired of the snow, you can go and enjoy the rich Japanese culture by visiting the local hot water springs. They are popular for offering you the ultimate tourist experience in Niseko and Kutchan.

Niseko Autumn Food Festival 2018

Do not miss out on the most popular festival of the year. If you are planning to visit Niseko anytime from September to December than now would be the best time to book your flights and make reservations. The autumn food festival is set to start from 13 September and is going to last until 18 September. It offers you a chance to visit all kinds of delicious, tasty and mouthwatering traditional Japanese foods and cuisines. This festival is going to be the first eco-focused event to be held in Niseko. 10 different popular restaurants and bars of Niseko are participating to showcase their dishes in the festival.

Here is a list of some other must attend events for you in Niseko, Japan.




25 Jun - 30 Sep

Stone Oven Pizza Making

Niseko Green Farm

14 Jul - 24 Sep

Summer Gondola

Grand Hirafu

14 Jul - 23 Sep

Star Gazing in Niseko Annupuri

Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort Gondola Station

13 Sep – 16Sep

Niseko Autumn Food Festival

Hirafu Cross Section

16 Sep

Niseko Marathon Festival

Niseko Town Athletics Field

06 Oct

Niseko Halloween

Niseko Central Warehouses

09 Oct

Kutchan Kompira Festival

Konpira Temple


Niseko Accommodations

When planning to visit a holiday destination it is very important to select the right kind of accommodations to enjoy your vacation to the fullest, here is a list of best Niseko accommodations for you to choose from:

  • Ki Niseko
  • Hotel Niseko Alpen
  • The Freshwater
  • KASARA Townhouse Niseko Village
  • Always Niseko
  • Annupuri, Niseko Village

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