The Secret Season of Niseko
Can you keep this locals-only travel secret?
The peak of winter attracts snow-lovers from all over to visit, but spring season starting from mid March till the end of April is the secret season of Niseko. Find out exactly why spring is one of the best time to visit Asia's snowy wonderland.
Sunshine and Snow
Enjoy more beautiful blue bird days during spring! As temperatures begin to rise, soak in the sunshine as you ski down the slopes with a spectacular view of Mt Yotei. The clear skies, warmer days and glistening snow makes spring the perfect season to enjoy other activities including snowmobiling, onsen soaking and snowshoeing around Lake Hangetsu.
Quiet town, quiet slopes
Offering a more relaxed pace when fewer people are in town, March and April are one of locals' favourite months for on snow activity and food.
On the mountain, ski slopes become relatively empty during this period. Beginners can build their confidence on long groomed runs while avid skiers and snowboarders can practice tricks in the parks and ride over soft bumps.
From March onward, accommodations and services offer major reductions. Grab yourself a special deal at some of Niseko's best valued hotels including Ki Niseko which recently won Japan's Best Ski Boutique Hotel and was placed Top 3 for World's Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2018, Nest at the Trees and even the new luxury hotel, Skye Niseko.
Within the resort, lift tickets become cheaper during off season while Rhythm Japan offer a free upgrade on premium quality rental gear. Don't know how to snowboard or ski? Heavily discounted lessons with GoSnow makes visiting Niseko during spring irresistible.
Cherry Blossoms Viewing
Catch beautiful cherry blossoms in full bloom across Japan during early March before or after your ski holiday in Niseko. Travelers from all over the world head to Japan to catch the beautiful but elusive sight of Sakura (cherry blossoms) in full bloom. In Hokkaido, the cherry blossom season runs from late April to early May, making it a great time to tie in a late season ski trip to Niseko.
Plentiful Seafood and Delicious Spring Produce
Make the most of spring by skiing on the mountains whilst also enjoying some of Hokkaido's freshest plant produce. Try Japanese Butterbur, Marsh Marigold, white asparagus and more! Many of these plants can only be found in Hokkaido and taste amazing both raw and cooked.
Renowned as the capital of seafood in Japan, Hokkaido's seafood is a reason in itself to visit. With some of the best the seafood restaurants in the region located in central Hirafu, sample the best of Hokkaido seafood in Niseko.
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