Events and Activities for June 2018

May 24, 2018
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Summer season is just around the corner and as the month of June approaches, various exciting events in Niseko are now laid out for you! Check out all the events and activities below and choose which ones (if not all) you would love to join in!


Rhythm Japan's Ride and Shine - June 6, 2018

Every Wednesday, you can join Rhythm Japan for their morning social ride event called "Ride and Shine". It is a free social ride event that starts at 6:30 every Wednesday morning and lasts for an hour and a half -- just enough for you to kickstart your amazing day! You may bring your own bike or just rent one with Rhythm Japan for only ¥1,000! Registration starts today!

Photo credits: Rhythm Japan

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Nature Ride 2018 - June 10, 2018

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(Photo by Rhythm Japan)

Nature Ride Niseko will be held on June 10, 2018 and is hosted by the Kutchan Tourism Association. There will be two courses for this race -- 70 and 110 kms making it look like it's a great way to explore the beautiful, scenic spots of Niseko.

For bike rental, check out Rhythm Japan or avail our Stay&Play promo.

Yoga Workshop with Tsutomu Yonashiro - June 23 - 27, 2018


If you're in Niseko and you are looking for a relaxing activity that will not only make you feel better physically but will also boost your mind, check out the yoga workshop by Tsutomu Yonashiro.

This workshop will run from June 23 until June 27 -- just a great way to prepare yourself for the upcoming cycling events in July!

Here is the location and the schedule:

Venue: Hirafu188 5F event space.

Saturday 23rd June 9:30-12:30 workshop open to all levels
Sunday 24th June 10:00-12:00 Mysore/LED class
Monday 25th June 10:00-11:30 Led class
Tuesday 26th June 18:15-19:45 Led class
Wednesday 27 June morning class 10:00-11:30, evening class 18:15-19:45

Class fee:
Workshop ¥5,000
Led/Mysore class ¥3,000 per drop in
4 Led/Mysore class booking discount ¥10,000 for 4 classes

Shakotan Soran Mikaku Festival - June 24, 2018

The Shakotan Soran Mikaku Festival is an annual event that usually takes place on the last Sunday of June. This year, this festival will be held on the 24th of June.

What makes Shakotan an interesting event to take part in is its popularity for fresh sea urchins and other seafood that are served around the area, and the performances done during the day. There will also be a fireworks display in the evening. Its goal is to welcome the arrival of summer and showcase fresh seafood in Niseko. If you are planning to join this event, our tip for you is to make sure you arrive early so you can try the delicious seafood soup that is made in a huge, 150cm pot.


Fishing Tour

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The island of Hokkaido is popular for having the best and most amazingly delicious variety of fish and other seafood. Most of the seafood that are served in restaurants are caught fresh from their pristine rivers. This summer, guests who travel to Niseko are welcome to join fishing tours so they can experience how the local fishermen fish in the rivers and lakes of Niseko.

Biking Tour

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One of the best ways to explore Niseko on both spring and summer seasons is by renting a bike and going around the area to check out all the scenic as well as undiscovered spots. With this activity, you can choose to go solo and discover places on your own or go with a group or a guide on a biking tour.

When it comes to bike rentals and guided tour, we highly recommend you to check out Rhythm Japan.

Hiking and Trekking


What better way to discover the beautiful, hidden spots in Niseko than going for a hike or a trek in its mountains? You can start in the morning before the sun rises and walk up Mt. Yotei or Mt. Annupuri.

You have several options when you climb Mt. Annupuri.
1. The Hirafu course -- you can start from the Grand Hirafu summer gondola.
2. The Goshiki Onsen course -- this takes about 1 hr. 40 min. to the summit and you can go back down on the Hirafu side using the summer gondola.
3. The Annupuri course -- you can start from the Niseko Annupuri gondola.

Any one of these three courses would be a relatively easy fun climbing.

For Mt. Yotei, there are three trailheads to the top in these surrounding towns --Kutchan, Makkari and Kimobetsu.

From the Makkari trailhead, it will take five hours to climb up to the top, and another four to go down. If you would like to walk around the volcanic crater, you will also need another two hours.

What makes this activity the best thing to do this summer is the fact that the summit flowers are in full bloom, and you’ll see a lot of birds and beautiful clouds surrounding the peak of the mountains!

Paddling/Standup Paddlebarding

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(Photo by Rhythm Japan)

If you're more into water sports this summer, you can definitely try SUP or Standup Paddleboarding in Niseko. You can sign up and take part in Rhythm Japan's SUP tour to Lake Toya which is a large caldera lake to the south of Niseko. This lake is considered to be the second most transparent in Japan!

If you're planning to take a trip to Niseko and join these exciting activities, check out our rooms and book your accommodation now! We partnered with Rhythm Japan to offer you a 4-night stay (for the price of three) plus one-day guided tour and bike rental with Rhythm.