How to Holiday in Niseko in January

A new year calls for new adventures; soak up incredible new experiences to bring in the new year right with a winter stay in Niseko in January. Here's why you should visit Niseko in the height of winter.

Ski World Famous Snow

January is one of the best times during the winter season to experience Niseko's renowned snow. Peak powder season in Niseko is January and February, with it rarely going more than a few days without a fresh snowfall.

The dumps are 20-30cms and the temperature stays fairly consistent (between -10 to -15 degrees Celsius), meaning the snow is kept in great shape. Skiing in Niseko is January really is the truest taste of Niseko's famed powder snow!


Experience the pristine snow in Niseko in the height of winter.

Taste Hokkaido's Winter Produce

January is a great time to experience the flavours unique to Hokkaido during the winter season. Winter in Hokkaido features wild game unique to the winter hunting season. The peak of winter is also a great time to taste the freshest and most delectable Hokkaido stringray, which you can try at An Dining.

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Delight in local Hokkaido flavours at An Dining.

Soak in an onsen

Immerse yourself in true Japanese culture with an onsen experience. Onsen or "hot springs", are a quinessential part of life in Japan, with many Japanese people making it a regular ritual to relax, re-energise and re-connect with others.

Niseko is home to many onsens, including our very own Ki Onsen. Be sure to know the right onsen etiquette before you go!

Public Onsen Winter

Let your stresses drift away with a traditional Japanese onsen experience.

Enjoy Festive Events

Celebrate the start to the new year and the beautiful winter season with a variety of events on in January in Niseko and in-house at Ki Niseko.

Enjoy daily live music including traditional Japanese drumming or "taiko", as well as special winter season fun like snowman and snow candle making workshops.

Check our Events page for details.

Japanese Drumming

Get set for the energy of local taiko drummers, Koryu.

Haven't booked your winter escape yet? It's not too late to secure your piece of winter paradise at Ki Niseko.

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