Kids & Family Activities
Keeping the kids happy is easy here in Niseko. Try one of these exciting, family-friendly activities.
Enjoy this popular Niseko summer activity with young children that is designed to be safe, yet just as fun! Cruise down the Shiribetsu river with an inflatable boat and experienced guide during the summer months when the river levels are low and calm. Children as young as three years of age can enjoy a safe and exciting journey with the whole family.
For all details on Kid's Rafting, visit our dedicated rafting page.
Galaxy of Kidz
The new Indoor Kids Adventure Area at Hanazono - a world for children to have the ultimate freedom to play in a safe and fun environment. The next level of exploration, the Galaxy of Kids encompasses diverse areas to spark the curious minds of all children. 10 climbing walls (up to 5 metres) are self belayed, promoting independence. A floating adventure trail connected by a cloud climb and net playground launches explorers into the atmosphere. Even our little astronauts can join in the excitement with a toddler's ball pit!
- Open Summer 2021: April 29, 2021 - October 31, 2021
- Open everyday: April 29 - May 9, July 1 - August 31
- Open on Weekends only: May 10 - June 30 & September 1 - October 31
- COVID Precautions: For May ~ June: only Climbing Zone will be open; From July onwards: open areas to be confirmed depending on the situation
- All details for Galaxy of Kidz can be found on the Hanazono website
NAC Indoor Rock Climbing and Playground
Enjoy a coffee at JoJo’s Cafe in the Niseko Adventure Centre and watch the kids clamber up the indoor rock-climbing wall, or harness up and join them! Both top-roping and bouldering are available. There is also an indoor playground for children to use while parents relax.
- The rock-climbing wall is open 10:00 - 22:00 (20:00 on Sun / Mon)
- Jojo’s Cafe is open 11:00 - 22:00
- Location can be found HERE
Milk Kobo and Ice Cream Making
Get a taste of Hokkaido’s famous dairy at Milk Kobo, a quaint area near Niseko Village that boasts locally made ice cream, yogurt, milk, as well as a Vegetarian buffet [Prativo] and Italian pizza restaurant [Mandriano]. Ice cream making workshops are also available in summer for a hands-on activity that kids [and your tastebuds] will love!
- Milk Kobo is open year-round, except Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st.
- Ice cream making workshops run at 10am and 2pm for 40 minutes, and registration must be done the day before. Minimum 2 people are required to run a workshop, and the price is around ~1,300JPY per person. More details can be found HERE.
Doumu Gallery and Glass Making Workshop
The Shiribeshi region is renowned for its glassblowing. Kazuo Ikeda is known for his elegant and simple glass work, and runs a glassblowing shop near Hirafu in Higashiyama. Attend a sandblasting workshop and create your own Japanese-style glass or beer mug - the perfect souvenir.
- Doumo Glass Gallery is close to Milk Kobo, and is easily accessible by car or bus.
- Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
- More details can be found HERE.
Niseko Outdoor Center - Food and Crafts
Niseko Outdoor Center has a large variety of workshops available that are great for kids including:
- Jam making
- Soba (buckwheat moodle) making
- Mochi (sticky rice cake) making
- Candle making
- Handicrafts and wool crafts
- Tshirt and accessory making
- Prices range from 2,000JPY - 4,000JPY per person.
- Meeting times for most activities are 10am or 2pm.
- You can find specific details on each activity HERE.
Kid's Bike Rentals
Niseko Sports and Rhythm Niseko have a range of mountain bikes and road bikes for children - take out a rental and explore Hokkaido as a family! Wide open roads and low traffic make road biking a safe option and a range of relatively easy mountain bike trails are available so kids can try a new summer sport.
- For pricing and models available, you can visit the Niseko Sports website HERE and the Rhythm Niseko website HERE.
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