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

Lavender season in Furano Hokkaido 2020
Furano, Hokkaido

Lavender season in Furano Hokkaido 2020

Jun 28, 2020 - Aug 04, 2020

Experience the beauty of colourful lavender blooming in Furano, a town in central Hokkaido - it's a must-do in Summer!

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Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop
Niseko Chomin Center Sub Hall (1F)

Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop

Jul 28, 2020 - Aug 01, 2020

Try out a new craft at Niseko Chomin Center - Chinese paper cutting! Workshops are free and celebrate one of the oldest folk arts in China.

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Graubunden Strawberry Fair
Graubunden Bakery, Hirafu

Graubunden Strawberry Fair

Jul 10, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020

Each morning, Graubunden (Hirafu's German bakery) will receive fresh strawberries from Tada Farm and transform them into delicious treats!

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Pop Up Gastropub at The Cabin
The Cabin Niseko

Pop Up Gastropub at The Cabin

Jun 05, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020

The iconic gin & meat pie spot in lower Hirafu is opening on weekends this summer to serve sumptuous course meals made with local produce & excellent drinks.

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Hirafu Community Gardening 2020
Hirafu Village, Niseko

Hirafu Community Gardening 2020

Jun 17, 2020 - Jun 17, 2020

The Niseko community will come together on June 17th to tidy up the Hirafu neighourhood now that the snow is gone and revel in Summer by planting flowers!

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National Ainu Museum "UPOPOY" Opening
Lake Poroto, Hokkaido

National Ainu Museum "UPOPOY" Opening

May 29, 2020 - May 29, 2020

Japan's newest dedicated Ainu museum and Hokkaido's first national museum will open by Poroto Lake on May 29th, 2020.

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2020 Cherry Blossom Season in Hokkaido
Hokkaido, Japan

2020 Cherry Blossom Season in Hokkaido

Apr 15, 2020 - May 05, 2020

Each year, Japan is blessed with flowering cherry blossom (sakura) trees in Spring - check out where and when to see the sakura trees bloom in Hokkaido!

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2019/20 Season Resort Opening
Niseko United Resort, Hokkaido

2019/20 Season Resort Opening

Nov 23, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020

Check out when each of the Niseko resorts open for the 2019/20 Winter.

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Hokkaido Splitfest 2020
Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido Splitfest 2020

Mar 13, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020

The Inaugural Hokkaido Splitfest is happening in Niseko from the 13th to the 15th of March and is Japan's first ever split boarding festival.

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2020 Winter Taiko Drumming
Hirafu Intersection

2020 Winter Taiko Drumming

Jan 05, 2020 - Mar 08, 2020

Enjoy free taiko drumming concerts by local group Koryu in the heart of Hirafu village every Sunday at 3pm!

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Niseko Shootout 2020
Various Niseko Locations

Niseko Shootout 2020

Dec 01, 2019 - Mar 01, 2020

2 photography competitions and a short film festival combine to create the Niseko Shootout - the most epic display of Niseko's photography & filmmaking talent!

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Tempura Araki Pop-Up at Ginger Niseko
Ginger Restaurant

Tempura Araki Pop-Up at Ginger Niseko

Feb 07, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020

Award-winning 2 Michelin starred tempura restaurant Araki will hold a pop up residency at Ginger restaurant in Niseko throughout February.

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Kutchan Yukitopia 2020
Asahigaoka Ski Area, Kutchan

Kutchan Yukitopia 2020

Feb 15, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020

The yearly winter festival in Kutchan is back! Expect fun snow-related activities for all ages in the town centre this February.

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Sapporo Snow Festival 2020
Sapporo City, Hokkaido

Sapporo Snow Festival 2020

Jan 31, 2020 - Feb 11, 2020

The world famous Sapporo snow festival will return in 2020, with incredible ice sculptures, local food stalls and events for 12 huge days of fun!

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Niseko Japonica 2020
Niseko Base Cafe

Niseko Japonica 2020

Feb 01, 2020 - Feb 02, 2020

Get a taste of Japanese culture and experience unique customs and traditions right here in Niseko!

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Veuve Clicquot in the Snow 2020
Corner of Sasayaki Ave and Route 343, across from Mountainside Palace

Veuve Clicquot in the Snow 2020

Jan 19, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020

Veuve Clicquot in the Snow will offer a luxe pop up shop in Niseko with live DJ performances, lush lounge areas, delicious food and flowing champagne.

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Chinese New Year at Hanazono
Hanazono Resort, Niseko

Chinese New Year at Hanazono

Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 25, 2020

Head over to Hanazono on Jan 24 & 25th to celebrate Chinese New Year with traditional Shishimai (lion dancing) and Taiko drumming!

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Australia Chamber Orchestra Performances
Tanta-an & Somoza

Australia Chamber Orchestra Performances

Jan 15, 2020 - Jan 18, 2020

Experience uplifting and magnificent performances by Australia's premier orchestra, led by internationally renowned violinist Richard Tognetti.

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Yellow Pumpkin Graffiti Contest
Niseko Ekimae Onsen Kiranoyu

Yellow Pumpkin Graffiti Contest

Sep 14, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019

The 12th annual Yellow Pumpkins Graffiti Contest is running until October 14th, 2019. Plenty of great prizes available!

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NAC Trail Run in Niseko
Hirafu Resort Dot Base, Niseko

NAC Trail Run in Niseko

Sep 08, 2019 - Sep 08, 2019

Hokkaido's first trail run is now in its 20th edition. The NAC Trail Run is one of Niseko's premier sporting events with hundreds of people taking part.

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Kyoto Roketsuzome Workshop
Restaurant Coena at Hanazono Golf

Kyoto Roketsuzome Workshop

Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 27, 2019

Experience the beauty of Kyoto Roketsuzome, a Japanese traditional wax-resist textile dyeing, with Akihiko Okada, a texitile artist based in Kyoto.

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Niseko Yoga Fest 2019
Niseko, Japan

Niseko Yoga Fest 2019

Jul 26, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019

The 2nd annual Niseko Yoga Fest is back! Featuring the best local yoga instructors and amazing spaces to practice around Niseko.

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2019 Niseko Ice Village
Niseko Ice Village

2019 Niseko Ice Village

Jan 04, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019

Niseko's coolest Ice Village is back! Ice bar, chill out lounge and bar, restaurant, yoga studio and snow playground.

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Niseko Grand Hirafu Kids Park
Hirafu slopes, next to the King Pair Lift #1

Niseko Grand Hirafu Kids Park

Dec 15, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019

Let your kids enjoy winter activities in Niseko in a safe & fun area away from the slopes!

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2018-19 Niseko Short Film Festival
Hanazono 308

2018-19 Niseko Short Film Festival

Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019

On Saturday, March 16th, Niseko Tourism will be showcasing 15 (max) short films featuring Niseko. Judges will decide the winners and give prizes!

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Veuve Clicquot In The Snow @ Restaurant Asperges
Restaurant Asperges at Hanazono Niseko Resort

Veuve Clicquot In The Snow @ Restaurant Asperges

Mar 02, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019

An icon of champagne, Veuve Clicquot, has picked Niseko as the place to launch their first "Veuve Clicquot in the Snow" in Japan!

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2019 Yukitopia Snow Festival
Asahigaoka Park, Kutchan Town

2019 Yukitopia Snow Festival

Feb 16, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019

Mark your calendar: the popular Kutchan winter festival, Yukitopia Snow Festival is set on Feb 16 & 17!

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Niseko Japonica 2019
Niseko Town

Niseko Japonica 2019

Feb 01, 2019 - Feb 03, 2019

Experience Japanese culture and traditions at Niseko town

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Niseko Music Festival
Tanta An Mountain Center (Hirafu Gondola Base)

Niseko Music Festival

Jan 23, 2019 - Jan 25, 2019

Family friendly performances with variety of local and international acts with potential on stage artist collaborations. Adult and Child tickets available.

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Traditional New Year's Day Celebration at HANAZONO
Hanazono 308

Traditional New Year's Day Celebration at HANAZONO

Jan 01, 2019 - Jan 01, 2019

Join in traditional Japanese festivities at HANAZONO to ring in the New Year!

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