About Niseko-cho

To locals, Niseko-cho is just a nearby mountain range. But, travelers often come for the ski resorts on Mount Yotei.

Whether you're here for a summer adventure, or a winter wonderland, Niseko-cho is a fantastic vacation destination. Start your next trip by choosing your vacation rental on FlipKey today!

About Niseko-cho, Japan

The village of Niseko-cho is small but charming. The locals welcome visitors and are always determined to make your stay the very best it can be.

The resort area of Niseko-cho is divided into six exciting ski areas. The four main zones—Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu and Hanazono—are interconnected so you can ski all four with one lift pass.

Niseko-cho's weather is more Siberian than Japanese thanks to it being way up in the north. That's why the ski resort is known for good falls of light powder snow and an extra-long ski season that runs from November to May.

Niseko-cho is an adventurer’s ideal destination all year round. Popular with both domestic and international tourists, the town can get quite busy. But, once you're up in the mountains you'll feel far away from the hustle and bustle.

What to do in Niseko-cho, Japan

If you come in the winter, you have to head to the ski resorts and try to do as much as possible. After all, Niseko-cho is among the top ten ski resorts in the world!

But, if you're looking for some summer sunshine, there's plenty for you to do this time of year too. There are several golf courses and tennis courts, as well idyllic spots for fishing and horseback riding.

If you want to go on an aquatic adventure, try sea kayaking and whitewater rafting. They're great fun and there are classes available for all the family.

The best way to explore the mountain range is by hiking through it. There are plenty of trails and guides to make sure you see Niseko-cho at its best.

While you're in the area, you must head to one of the traditional Japanese restaurants. They'll serve authentic cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds and give you something to write home about.

Top travel tips for Niseko-cho, Japan

The nearest airport to Niseko-cho is the New Chitose Airport. There are lots of ways to get there, including taxis, rail and even a limousine (if you're feeling decadent).

In 2035 the Hokkaido Shinkansen—known as the “bullet train”—is expected to pass through the area. This will make it even easier for you to get to the mountains.

If you're up for something a little bit different, head to Kanrosui and taste the fresh spring water. There's nothing quite like it, especially after a few days skiing or a long hike.

Whether you want to visit in the summer or the winter, Niseko-cho is THE place to go if you're looking for a Japanese adventure. Find your perfect vacation rental on FlipKey today and start packing.