6 Things to Try in Niseko in 2018

Make this year your most unforgettable yet with these new experiences to tick off your travel bucket list in Niseko, Japan.

Here are our top six things to try in Niseko this year.

#1 Ski World Famous Snow

Pink Skies Over Mt  Annupuri As The Night Skiing Lights Come On

Sunset and tiny ski hill lights on at Niseko-Annupuri.

Where else on the planet should one learn to ski (or push themselves to their absolute limits!) than on the famous slopes of world-renowned Niseko?

Not only is the snow next-level pristine and powdery, Niseko's scenery is simply breathtaking making for epic holiday memories and might we add, amazing snaps to show off to your loved ones when you get home!

#2 Celebrate Summer Like a Local

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Last year's Kutchan Potato or "Jaga" Matsuri.

Once the snow has melted away and the hillsides are green, summer festival or "matsuri" season is on. Japanese festivals provide a unique insight into Japan’s cultural traditions, featuring artwork, cuisine, dance, music, games, and more.

In the Niseko area, a number of festivals run through the month of August with the Hirafu Festival and Kutchan Potato Festival the nearest and dearest to Niseko locals!

#3 Experience the World of Onsen

Goshiki Onsen Winter Snow Outdoor Pool Rotenburo Day Time

A winder paradise at Goshiki Onsen.

An often mysterious world for visitors to Japan, and an ingrained part of Japanese culture. Thousands of natural hot springs, or onsens, are scattered throughout Japan, each with its own distinct charms, atmosphere, unique mineral composition and adjoining facilities.

Niseko is home to many onsens. Check out out Onsen Guide to get you started.

#4 Taste Delicious Hokkaido Soup Curry

A spicy bowl of Tsubara Tsubara soup curry!

Warm up with a soup curry from Tsubara Tsubara.

This uniquely-Hokkaido dish was originally created in the city of Sapporo and is now served across Hokkaido. Niseko has a number of restaurants specialising in this mouth-watering dish which includes Hokkaido's famous vegetable produce and meats.

While the dish is growing in popularly around Japan, Hokkaido really is the best place to eat soup curry due to its rich source of ingredients.

Check our Tsubara Tsubara and Markie Curry in Niseko.

5# Hike a Scenic Niseko Trail

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Mt. Yotei views from the peak of Mt. Annupuri.

From spring to autumn, Niseko is a paradise for hikers. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned trail-hunter, Niseko has a course to suit you and your ability. From epic peaks to low-lying marshlands, there is so much scenery to explore via foot in the Niseko area.

Find out more about hiking from a Niseko local.

#6 Challenge Yourself at Japan's Largest Adventure Park

Nac Adventure Park

Enjoy a new kind of outdoor fun this winer as you climb, swing, balance and trek along the tree-tops at the new NAC Adventure Park in Niseko, recently opened for Winter 2017/18.

The largest of its kind in Japan, the park measures 9,265 square metres, has 101 elements and is an exciting, new, year-round outdoor experience.

Watch our video on the Adventure Park.

Ready for your next adventure? Read more about When to Come to Niseko. to Niseko.

See you in 2018!