Niseko, Japan

Proven popular among international skiers, the area is booming with a unique dining and nightclub scene, while still retaining typical Japanese touches. Skiing became a passion of the Japanese in the 1970s, contributing to the flush of new ski resorts with perfect mountain conditions. For those who are not particularly interested in winter sports, come to Niesko and you can experience bathing in one of the best hot springs, located at Yugokorotei resort, providing an unforgettable sight. Enjoy a long and relaxing soak, perfect for revitalizing yourself.

During the warmer months, the Shirebeshi river lazily winds its way through the Niseko area, making way for many water based activities such as rafting and kayaking. If you would prefer to stick to land, the area also offers beautiful mountain trails and has lots of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

With activities in abundance, you will find yourself craving a satisfying meal to recharge and refuel. Japanese food has world-class standards and is famed for being one of the healthiest cuisines. Replenish with some of the very best produce. Enjoy Wagu beef paired with its award-winning whisky.

The winter ski season in Niseko stretches over five months, from late November to early May. Expect excellent snow conditions, dry powder, awesome night skiing and a nightlife with a lively party atmosphere. March is a great month to travel for families as there is still supreme snow, less crowds and more sunny days. During the summer months, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, rafting and fishing.

WEATHER: Monthly Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
High 28° 28° 36° 46° 57° 66°
Low 23° 21° 30° 43° 54° 61°
Rainfall 6.1 in. 4.3 in. 3.3 in. 3.1 in. 3.0 in. 3.1 in.
Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
High 72° 75° 70° 57° 43° 32°
Low 68° 72° 64° 52° 39° 27°
Rainfall 4.5 in. 5.0 in. 5.9 in. 4.7 in. 5.3 in. 5.6 in.