Visit Niseko for the snow, discover something even deeper...
The festival of Japan is back in Niseko for its third year, aiming once again to introduce Niseko's many international guests to Japan's rich and varied culture.
In addition to crowd favourites like the Discover Sake night and the Taiko Welcoming performance, the 2016 festival will include The Festival Foods of Japan (running for the Jan 20-27 duration), showcasing locally produced cuisine from some of the country's most popular matsuri (festivals). Great for a pit stop en route to your evening event!
Most of the events are free, so we encourage you to attend as many as possible and bring a along friends and family. Attending an event will also give you an additional entry into Ki Niseko's spring skiing competition – yet one more reason to head along and enjoy the fun.
For more information on the Festival of Japan and a full summary of events, head to festivalofjapan.com.
|The Festival Foods of Japan||January 20–27||12:00pm – 9:00pm|
|Taiko Welcoming with Yotei Taiko||January 20||7:00pm – 7:30pm|
|Opening Ceremony||January 20||7:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Discover Sake with The Niseko Jazz Trio||January 21||6:30pm – 8:30pm|
|The Martial Arts of Japan||January 22||7:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Discover the Soul of Japan||January 23||5:00pm – 6:30pm|
|Discover the Ainu pt. I, Afternoon Session||January 24||7:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Discover the Ainu pt. I, Evening Session||January 24||7:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Music Through the History of Japan||January 25||7:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Closing Ceremony||January 27||7:30pm – 8:30pm|
For detailed event information, visit the Festival of Japan website.