We're sure you've already heard of the unbeatable powder, unique landscape, and great ski resorts, but it's not all about skiing and snowboarding - there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in Niseko!
Here are seven must-try experiences off the slopes for your winter holiday.
Ride the Grand Hirafu Gondola for a spectacular view of the resort
Anyone can experience the breathtaking panoramic views of Grand Hirafu from above with a ride on the Grand Hirafu Gondola. For a small fee, you can be transported to an altitude of 752 meters in just five minutes.
Enjoy a smooth, scenic ride with stunning vistas of Mt. Yotei and the nearby towns of Kutchan and Niseko.
Conveniently located just steps away from Ki Niseko, you can take advantage of the early morning light or the beautiful afternoon colours, the choice is yours!
Kutchan's Yukitopia Snow Festival offers fun and games for all ages
If you're fortunate enough to be visiting us in mid-February, you won't want to miss the incredible Yukitopia Snow Festival in Kutchan!
This annual event is a winter wonderland of fun for the whole family, with its name derived from the Japanese word for snow, Yuki.
Enjoy the snow-filled atmosphere as you explore the many attractions, from snow sculptures to snow-themed activities, and take part in the festivities that make this festival so unique.
Dates: Saturday 18 February - Sunday 19 February, 2023
Location: The Asahigaoka Ski Hill in Kutchan Town
Relax and unwind with a luxurious pamper day
There are plenty of ways to relax and recharge at Ki Niseko, especially on those extra cold winter days.
The Ki Onsen is a great place to start or end your day. The mineral rich onsen water comes from Ki Niseko’s own exclusive spring-water source, which has a high mineral content to soothe and refresh the tired body. Complete with saunas and plunge pools, the Ki Onsen is the ultimate place to reset and recharge. There are also two private onsen rooms available for reservation free-of-charge for our hotel guests.
If you want to indulge yourself even further, why not book in a session at Ki Spa, with many massages and facials on offer to put you into the ultimate zen.
Enjoy a day of self-care and relaxation, and let yourself be spoiled. You'll be feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in no time!
Indulge in Niseko’s street food scene
No trip to Niseko in Winter is complete without getting a tasty meal from the street eats food trucks, which line the main road and are enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.
The food trucks in Hirafu offer everything from curry to gyoza to burgers - all of which are sure to warm you up and refuel you after your day of exploring the area.
Get your art and culture fix at Ki Gallery's latest local exhibition
In February at Ki Gallery, located on the first floor opposite the Ki Gift Shop, you can see not one, but two exhibitions both by local Japanese artists.
These are must sees, and better yet, admission is free! Find out more about each exhibition by clicking the links below.
Yoske Yamaguchi Art Exhibition: On until Thursday 9 February, 2023
Ryuichi Kobayashi Art Exhibition: On from Saturday 11 February - March 9, 2023
Cheers to the snowy afternoon at Niseko's unique Après-ski
With its legendary powder snow, Niseko attracts skiers and snowboarders from all corners of the globe, but it is also becoming known as a great après-ski destination.
An Dining, located on L1 of Ki Niseko, is open for Après service from 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, and is a great place to start, being steps away from the Hirafu Gondola.
Make sure to sample the local tipple; with the a superb selection of Japanese whisky, sake, and regional craft beer.
Grab your camera and capture the incredible scenery of Niseko
Niseko's stunning landscape is the perfect backdrop to channel your inner photographer and get some amazing shots.
From breathtaking Mt. Yotei, also known as Ezo-Fuji, an iconic symbol of Niseko with its unique and photogenic shape, to the snow-covered landscape with snow piled up to almost building height along the sidewalks, there are countless opportunities to capture that money shot that will surely make your friends and family back home very jealous
Whatever you're into, there's something to entertain, thrill, and inspire you this season, both on and off the slopes in Niseko. Please contact our reservations team if you'd like to book to stay with us at Ki Niseko. We hope to see you in our winter wonderland very soon!