Niseko Events

Mountain Lights - Installation by Bruce Munro
Niseko Hanazono Resort

Mountain Lights - Installation by Bruce Munro

Jul 01, 2022 - Oct 10, 2022

Bathing the Hanazono slopes in light, acclaimed visual artist Bruce Munro and his team will install tens of thousands of firefly sculptures.

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Previous Events

Niseko Autumn Food Festival
Sun Sports Land, Kutchan

Niseko Autumn Food Festival

Sep 15, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022

Enjoy speciality gourmet dishes from Niseko's freshest autumn harvest produce and a range of live musical performances

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Tour De Hokkaido
Niseko

Tour De Hokkaido

Sep 09, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022

Tour de Hokkaido will be held from September 9-11th 2022. Niseko will be one of the destinations for the 3-day competition across central Hokkaido.

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Hirafu Festival
Sun Sports Land

Hirafu Festival

Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 20, 2022

Summer festival in Niseko area with games, live performances, food stalls and fireworks. Join us for this fabulous festival this summer!

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Kutchan Jaga Matsuri!
Kutchan Kutosan Parking Lot

Kutchan Jaga Matsuri!

Aug 06, 2022 - Aug 07, 2022

One of the biggest summer festivals in the area. The potato festival has something for everyone!

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Otaru Tide Festival - Otaru Ushio Matsuri
Otaru City

Otaru Tide Festival - Otaru Ushio Matsuri

Jul 22, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022

Matsuri! Otaru holds one of the biggest summer festivals in Hokkaido. 3 days of dancing, parades and fireworks. Don't forget to stay cool!

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The ANA Niseko Classic
Niseko

The ANA Niseko Classic

Jun 10, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022

The ANA Niseko Classic road race is a yearly event and a UCI Gran Fondo World Series qualifier!

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Niseko Resort Opening + Operations 2021/22
Niseko United Resort, Hokkaido

Niseko Resort Opening + Operations 2021/22

Nov 01, 2021 - May 05, 2022

Get ready for this Winter - the opening dates for the Niseko United resorts are announced, with operations starting from December 3rd, 2021.

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Niseko Shootout #Instagram Photo Contest
Niseko and Surroundings

Niseko Shootout #Instagram Photo Contest

Dec 01, 2021 - Mar 12, 2022

Capture the most Niseko moment to win your share of great prizes this winter!

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Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival
Niseko and Surroundings

Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival

Dec 01, 2021 - Mar 01, 2022

The pinnacle of the Niseko Shootout season, the Short Film Festival. Telling a story in the way only moving pictures can

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Niseko Shootout
Niseko and Surroundings

Niseko Shootout

Dec 01, 2021 - Mar 01, 2022

Time of another season of shootin and taggin! The Niseko Shootout is an annual season long media competion highlighting the talent and adventurous nature of locals and vistors alike

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Chitose Shikotsu Ice Festival 2022
Lake Shikotsu

Chitose Shikotsu Ice Festival 2022

Jan 29, 2022 - Feb 23, 2022

Enjoy the ice sculptures and stunning light displays at the ice festival near Lake Shikotsu. In 2022, special consideration will be given to safety against COVID-19.

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Yukitopia Festival!
Kutchancho Asahigaoka Ski Area

Yukitopia Festival!

Feb 19, 2022 - Feb 20, 2022

Yukitopia, or loosely translated "Snow Paradise", is an annual winter festival celebrating winter life in the Niseko region. It is a must do for locals and tourists alike.

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Otaru Snow Light Path
Otaru, Hokkaido

Otaru Snow Light Path

Feb 11, 2022 - Feb 13, 2022

Otaru Snow Light Path is a winter tradition in the port city of Otaru where the streets are decorated with a myriad of snow candles.

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Sapporo Snow Festival
Various locations in Sapporo City

Sapporo Snow Festival

Feb 05, 2022 - Feb 12, 2022

The Sapporo Snow Festival is a great winter event. Enjoy the varied collection of ice and snow sculptures, great food and snowboard contest!

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Niseko Shootout ProAM
Niseko and Surroundings

Niseko Shootout ProAM

Jan 15, 2022 - Jan 18, 2022

Submit your best shot taken during the competition period to earn big prize money!

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New Years Events at Annupuri Resort
Niseko Annupuri

New Years Events at Annupuri Resort

Dec 31, 2021 - Jan 01, 2022

Want to know whats going on at Niseko Annupuri resort on New Years eve or day? Vacation Niseko has you covered.

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Niseko Village New Year Gondola Ride
Niseko Gondola Basecamp

Niseko Village New Year Gondola Ride

Jan 01, 2022 - Jan 01, 2022

Experience hatsuhinode (the first sunrise of the year) for good blessings from the summit of Niseko Village!

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Santa at Hanazono Niseko
Hanazono Bell (Niseko Hanazono)

Santa at Hanazono Niseko

Dec 20, 2021 - Dec 25, 2021

Come share in the Christmas spirit with Santa at Hanazono Niseko!

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2nd Annual Niseko Summer Shootout
Niseko and Surroundings

2nd Annual Niseko Summer Shootout

Jul 16, 2021 - Sep 13, 2021

Instagram photography contest specific to summer activites in Niseko Japan. Win prizes such as accommodation and prizes from Rhythm Japan and Gentemstick!

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Niseko Autumn Food Festival 2021
Niseko Village, Japan

Niseko Autumn Food Festival 2021

Sep 09, 2021 - Sep 09, 2021

The 4th Niseko Autumn Food Festival will be held from Sept 30th to October 3rd in Niseko Village. Mark your calendars!

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Join the NAC Trail Run this September!
Niseko Annupuri

Join the NAC Trail Run this September!

Sep 05, 2021 - Sep 05, 2021

In it's 21st year, the trail run around the Annupuri resort is a great challenge for all skill levels!

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Handcrafted Works by Nibutani Ainu Craftspeople
AN Dining

Handcrafted Works by Nibutani Ainu Craftspeople

Jun 26, 2021 - Sep 01, 2021

Authentic Ainu crafts on exhibit from the 26th of June through the 1st of Sep 2021 in Niseko! Get some real Hokkaido culture!

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2021 Strider Enjoy Cup Niseko
Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Area, Special Square

2021 Strider Enjoy Cup Niseko

Sep 09, 2021 - Aug 09, 2021

September 18-19 2021 The Strider Enjoy Cup - Niseko Stage - A fun race for the little ones to enjoy the spirit of competition and play

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Niseko eMTB demo event
Grand Hirafu Resort, Niseko (meet at .Base 2F)

Niseko eMTB demo event

May 01, 2021 - May 05, 2021

Try an eMTB (eMountainBike) and discover a new sport or take your mountain biking skills to the next level! This demo/tour event will be held during Golden Week, so you can enjoy spring skiing and mountain biking in the same weekend.

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HANAZONO Banked Slalom 2021
HANAZONO Resort, Niseko

HANAZONO Banked Slalom 2021

Mar 28, 2021 - Mar 29, 2021

The adrenaline-filled annual Banked Slalom event will be held on March 28th, 2021 at HANAZONO Resort.

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Niseko Dog Friendly Snowshoe Tour
SnowDog Village Niseko

Niseko Dog Friendly Snowshoe Tour

Mar 28, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021

Go on a weekend adventure with your dog in the beautiful Niseko wilderness with other dog lovers!

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[CANCELLED] HANAZONO Slopestyle 2021
HANAZONO Resort, Niseko

[CANCELLED] HANAZONO Slopestyle 2021

Mar 14, 2021 - Mar 15, 2021

Skiers and snowboarders will be challenged to a full run through a special-built slopestyle park in HANAZONO Resort.

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Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival 2021
Sunsports Land, Kabayama

Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival 2021

Mar 13, 2021 - Mar 13, 2021

This Winter, the Niseko Shootout Short Film Festival will be held drive-in style to prevent against COVID-19.

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2021 Yukitopia Snow Sculpture Competition
Kutchan Town

2021 Yukitopia Snow Sculpture Competition

Feb 01, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021

Due to the coronavirus, the Winter festival not be held this year. Instead, a snow sculpture competition will be run by Kutchan Town, with great prizes on offer.

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Niseko Scenic Night 2021
Niseko Station / Kira no Yu onsen, Niseko Town

Niseko Scenic Night 2021

Feb 06, 2021 - Feb 14, 2021

Relax and enjoy the snow sculptures, candlelit Winter scenery and fireworks in Niseko Town.

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