Niseko Events

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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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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Previous Events

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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Niseko Classic 2021
Niseko

Niseko Classic 2021

Sep 04, 2021 - Sep 05, 2021

The ANA Niseko Classic roadcycling race is ready and scheduled for 10th - 12th September, 2021 after an unfortunate postponement in 2020.

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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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[CANCELLED] HANAZONO Banked Slalom 2021
HANAZONO Resort, Niseko

[CANCELLED] 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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Niseko Winter ProAm Shootout 20/21
Niseko, Hokkaido

Niseko Winter ProAm Shootout 20/21

Dec 30, 2020 - Jan 20, 2021

Two person photographer and athlete teams will compete over a 4-day window in January 2021. Each team will submit just one shot which will be judged in two categories – Judges Choice and Public Vote. Each winner shares from a cash prize pool of ¥200,000!

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Christmas / NYE Celebrations @ Niseko Village 2020
Niseko Village, Higashiyama

Christmas / NYE Celebrations @ Niseko Village 2020

Dec 24, 2020 - Jan 02, 2021

Celebrate the festive season with visits from Santa Claus and New Year's traditional celebrations and fireworks.

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Christmas Snow Rafting w/ Santa @ HANAZONO
HANAZONO Resort, Niseko

Christmas Snow Rafting w/ Santa @ HANAZONO

Dec 24, 2020 - Dec 26, 2020

Enjoy the famous Niseko snow with the one and only Santa Claus in HANAZONO Resort!

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Lake Toya Nightly Fireworks 2020
Toyako Onsen, Hokkaido

Lake Toya Nightly Fireworks 2020

Jul 01, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020

Enjoy nightly fireworks from July 1st to October 31st, 2020 in the Lake Toya area. Rent a boat & sail onto the lake for a fireworks viewing you'll never forget.

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2020 Hirafu Halloween Party
Powder Room, Hirafu

2020 Hirafu Halloween Party

Oct 31, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020

​Get spooky this Halloween at Powder Room! Enjoy ¥500 all night, local DJs and a costume competition.

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Niseko-Rankoshi Gravel Cycle Event
Fish and Nakoma, Rankoshi town

Niseko-Rankoshi Gravel Cycle Event

Oct 25, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020

Join a team of avid cyclers for a gravel riding event in the autumnal surrounds of Niseko.

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Rieko Hayashi Dinner Concert
Niseko Alpen Hotel, Hirafu

Rieko Hayashi Dinner Concert

Oct 24, 2020 - Oct 24, 2020

Enjoy the sweet sounds of vocalist and pianist Rieko Hayashi in a dinner concert at Niseko Alpen Hotel.

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Hirafu Mountain Bike Trails and Strider Park 2020
Grand Hirafu Resort, Niseko

Hirafu Mountain Bike Trails and Strider Park 2020

Jun 20, 2020 - Oct 04, 2020

Experience the thrill of mountain biking or take your kids to play on a strider bike at the advanced/flow trails & fun park at the base of Mt Niseko-Annupuri.

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Autumn EdVenture Kid's Camp
Niseko Area

Autumn EdVenture Kid's Camp

Oct 12, 2020 - Sep 28, 2020

Let kids enjoy the beauty of Autumn in Niseko through fun outdoor activities and hands-on learning.

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Camp&Go Kutchan Farmer's Market
Camp&Go Kutchan

Camp&Go Kutchan Farmer's Market

Jul 12, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020

Kutchan will soon have it's very own farmer's market, giving local organic farmers & visitors a chance to share and enjoy some of the freshest produce in Japan!

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Niseko Hirafu Summer Gondola 2020
Ace Quad Lift: Grand Hirafu Resort, Niseko

Niseko Hirafu Summer Gondola 2020

Jul 11, 2020 - Sep 23, 2020

Enjoy one of the best views in Hokkaido atop Mt Niseko Annupuri by catching the Summer Gondola. You can also relax in the outdoor lounge area and sip on a soda.

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Niseko Craft Art Festival 2020
Chalet Ivy, Hirafu

Niseko Craft Art Festival 2020

Sep 19, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020

Discover some incredible local artisans and their creations using a variety of materials at this year's Craft Art Festival held at Chalet Ivy.

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Niseko Autumn Food Festival 2020
Niseko, Japan

Niseko Autumn Food Festival 2020

Sep 17, 2020 - Sep 21, 2020

The 3rd Niseko Autumn Food Festival will be held on Sep 17th-21st in Hirafu. Stay tuned for more info and mark your calendars!

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Powder Yoga Summer Sessions 2020
Powder Yoga studio, Kutchan

Powder Yoga Summer Sessions 2020

Jun 22, 2020 - Sep 20, 2020

Ready to get flexible this summer? Powder Yoga is open for sessions from June to September, with flexible class options for everyone's schedules.

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Niseko Summer Shootout 2020
Niseko, Japan

Niseko Summer Shootout 2020

Jun 21, 2020 - Sep 14, 2020

Following the success of the Niseko Shootout photography competition that runs each Winter, there is finally a Summer competition! Read to see how you can win.

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Moonlight Cinema @ Cafe Cubanos
Cafe Cubanos, Hirafu

Moonlight Cinema @ Cafe Cubanos

Jul 24, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020

Come on down and enjoy the outdoor deck while watching a movie on the big screen! Dinner, drinks and snacks will be available before the movie!

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Mountaintop Yoga @ Siesta
Siesta space, top of Grand Hirafu summer gondola

Mountaintop Yoga @ Siesta

Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020

Join fellow yogis at the Siesta mountaintop space at Grand Hirafu for a special class with unforgettable views.

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Experience

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Flexibility

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