Ready for a Japan ski holiday? Now it is possible

LATEST UPDATE (12 September 2022):  Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida is reportedly expected to announce soon the resumption of independent travellers to Japan.  For the latest updates, visit our latest news updates here. Our ski holiday packages will still be available so head to our private ski package tours page for more information and to make […]

What’s New at Niseko Resort in Winter 2022/2023

Niseko is gearing up for the return of international tourists for winter 2022/2023 as Japan gradually opens its borders. By the time season 2022/2023 rolls around, it will have been almost 3 years since the Niseko resort saw any overseas tourists. There have been many changes during this time. Old businesses have closed or moved […]

How to get to Niseko: Train vs Plane

Skiing in Hokkaido is different from skiing in any other place in the world. The high snowfall, its unique coastline, mountains that go from a few hundred meters high to volcanoes and the central Hokkaido high alpine mountains. Not to mention the excellent fluffy powder snow that keeps falling for days. The terrain is primarily […]

What is the summer in Niseko like

Niseko is a great place to spend your summer. Famous for its huge amounts of snow, skiing and other winter activities, this destination offers so much more during the warmer months. After the snow melts and cherry blossoms bloom in a picturesque spring, Niseko welcomes some well-deserved warmer weather. There are so many reasons why […]

5 Niseko cafes that hit the sweet spot

Plate of Japanese pancakes at a cafe

Nothing excites a sweet tooth more than the delicious flavours of Japanese desserts and sweets. Light and fluffy crepes, matcha mochi and milky soft creams. Your mouth is watering already, right? When the summer season rolls around in Niseko, the list of sweet spots to get your sugary fix are endless. Yet the best ones are those that are […]

Where to stay in Niseko: Niseko Village and Annupuri

Ski slopes at Annupuri resort are great for beginners

In part 1 of this series, we presented our accommodation recommendations for the east side resorts of Niseko United – the bustling village of Grand Hirafu and the exciting luxury developments of Hanazono. For part 2 we head over to the west side of the resort and look at where to stay in the Annupuri and […]

Where to stay in Niseko: Grand Hirafu and Hanazono

Relish a bespoke luxury winter experience in Niseko with premium private ski/snowboard lessons, powder guiding tours, whiskey tours and more

Deciding where to stay in Niseko for a ski holiday can feel like you have been hit by an avalanche. How do you choose an accommodation when the resort is spread out and there are so many options available? Even as a local company that has been based in Niseko United for many years, we […]