Niseko Star Fes 2017

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Niseko is a fantastic place for stargazing. You don't need to go far to find a nice spot where there aren't any lights to block out the sky above. On clear nights in a truly dark spot, you can even see the Milky Way with the naked eye.

Niseko Star Fest is in it's second year running and this year the plans are to make it even better. To improve participants' view and further reduce light interference, the Annupuri Gondola is going to operate a special Night Gondola on the evening of 21 and 22 July.

Participants will be able to learn from the experts about the night sky and try using an astrological telescope. Whether you are an astronomy fan or merely seeking a romantic night under the stars, this is a great event to finish the day with.

Event Information

Location: Niseko Annupuri International Ski Resort (Special Night Sky Site)

Date and Time: 21 and 22 July 2017, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


  • Vixen Corporation Astronomical Telescope - Night Sky Binoculars (free use)
  • Night sky commentary (Japanese language—by reservation and at cost)
  • Children's Make a Telescope Workshop (free, first come first serve)
  • Night sky photography class by professional photographer (free)


6:30 pm - Niseko Annupuri Nook Assembly

7:00 pm - Night sky observation lecture

7:35 pm - Gondola ride to summit station

8:00 pm - Night sky observation with explanation of the constellations by guide near summit station.

9:00 pm - Scheduled finish

Organizer: Niseko Star Fest Executive Committee - Niseko Town

Enquiries: Niseko Star Fest Executive Committee Secretariat 0136-44-2468

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