50 Days, 50 Ways
With 50 days until the scheduled start of lift operations here in Niseko, we've been daydreaming about all those things you can do in Niseko in winter!
A winter wonderland is on its way with the first snow falling on Mt Yotei during mid September this year. That little hint of winter got us thinking... what are the 50 best things to do, see, eat and explore while on holiday in Niseko?
And here's our list! How many will you do!?
|50 Things To Do This Winter|
|1. Eat soup curry||26. Spot a deer|
|2. Try a mixed onsen||27. Try cross country tour|
|3. Check out a local supermarket||28. Take a snowboard lesson|
|4. Eat Gyoza||29. Ride the Hirafu Gondola|
|5. Make a snowman||30. Experience an izakaya|
|6. Have a snowball fight||31. Kanpai!|
|7. Meet Santa||32. Go snowshoeing|
|8. Pat a reindeer||33. Watch a shamisen performance|
|9. Spot a fox||34. Try Japanese Shabu-shabu|
|10. Taste delicious uni (sea urchin)||35. Taste delicious 'conbini' (convenience store) food|
|11. Go backcountry||36. Lick a creamy Hokkaido 'soft cream'|
|12. Take a ski lesson||37. Visit a Japanese 'matsuri' (festival)|
|13. Listen to taiko drum performance||38. Attend a baseball or football game at Sapporo Dome|
|14. Take a photo with Mt Yotei||39. Take a day tour to Otaru or Lake Toya|
|15. Speak some Japanese||40. Slurp a bowl of ramen while on the mountain|
|16. Learn about Ainu culture at local museum||41. Thank the ski patrol (say 'Arigatou gozeimasu')|
|17. Try night skiing||42. Buy a local souvenir|
|18. Go snowmobiling||43. Eat street food at the Niseko food truck court|
|19. Find the most impressive ski chalet||44. Take a yoga class|
|20. Glide that snow on a sled||45. Make a snow angel|
|21. Go ice skating||46. Build an igloo|
|22. Try tree trekking||47. Go snowbiking|
|23. Make ice candles||48. Catch a snowflake|
|24. Try Nabe-nabe||49. Go to the "peak"|
|25. Ride a Gentem stick||50. Drink matcha|
Take a look at our guide to the most important dates for your Niseko diary this upcoming winter.