Niseko Japan is a popular ski resort town in Hokkaido Japan. Niseko Japan has excellent deep powder snow and a long ski season.
Niseko Japan (ニセコ町; -chou) is widely regarded as the best ski resort in Japan for three main reasons: weather, size and infrastructure. Niseko Japan is particularly popular with Australian skiers who can ski in their off season.
Our detailed interactive Niseko Japan Map shows the location of ski runs, Niseko Station, Niseko accommodation, onsen, golf courses and other important locations within Niseko Japan.
Niseko Japan Snow
Thanks to its northern location, Niseko Japan is fed by weather streams that come from Siberia rather than from Eastern Japan, the resort is blessed with a consistently high and light snowfall producing impressive amounts of powder.
Niseko Japan Ski Season
The Niseko Japan Ski Season is long. It varies slightly between grounds, but many start in the last week of November and some finish at the end of the first week of May. It varies slightly from year to year.
In terms of size, Niseko is actually four resorts in one: Niseko Moiwa, Niseko Annapuri, Niseko Higashiyama and Niseko Hirafu.
There are several ways to get to Niseko from overseas and going via Tokyo is not normally the best. See our detailed article for a full explanation.