For those who want to enjoy Hokkaido’s famously pleasant weather and surroundings at a slightly more relaxing pace, try fly fishing; sample some of the incredible and easily accessible local restaurants located throughout Hirafu, Kutchan, and Higashiyama; or enjoy day trips to Makkari and Lake Toya; a stunningly beautiful landscape enriched by a volcanic past.
In the green season, Niseko and its surrounding area comes alive, offering the opportunity to take part in many outdoor adventure sports such as rafting, mountain biking, paragliding, canyoning and hiking.
Niseko Golf Courses
During the green season, Niseko offers a superb selection of world-class golf courses at unrivalled prices. Located around the Niseko area, all feature some of the area’s most beautiful and breath-taking scenery, as well as the renowned Mount Yotei backdrop.
For local golf courses, we recommend choosing from the following selection.
|Holes / par||Length||Telephone|
|Niseko Tokyu Golf Course||18 / 72||7,003 yards||0136-23-0109|
|Niseko Golf Course||18 / 72||6,805 yards||0136-44-1111|
|Niseko Golf & Resort||18 / 72||6,794 yards||0136-56-2121|
|Niseko Village Golf Course||18 / 73||6,845 yards||0136-44-1111|
These golf courses are all within 20 minutes of Hirafu, but if you are interested in visiting golf resorts located outside of Niseko, please do not hesitate to contact our guest services staff for further information.
River Rafting and other Water Activities
Whether you’re a seasoned rafter or are looking for a more tranquil meander, you will feel at home somewhere on the Shiribetsu River—a gorgeous watercourse surrounding the base of Mount Yotei.
Shiribetsu-gawa provides for a bountiful range of water activities, including:
- River Rafting
Dates: Early April to Early November
Activity duration: From 2hrs + to half day sessions
Operators: NAC (Niseko Adventure Center) | NOC (Niseko Outdoor Adventure) | Good Sports | Lion Adventure | Niseko Rafting | NOASC (Niseko Outdoor Adventure Sports Club)
Mountain Biking and Road Cycling
If you ask any of the local bike enthusiasts, they will rave about Niseko as being primed to become a future endurance-training, mountain biking and road cycling destination!
Rent or purchase your own bikes from many of the outdoors operators in and around town, and find out for yourself what all of the fuss is about!
Dates: June to October
Activity duration: Rentals from 1hr +
Operators: Groove Cycle | NAC | NOASC | Niseko Village | Lion Adventure | Good Sports | Rhythm Cycles
Hiking & Trekking
Surrounded by mountains and a variety of trekking trails to suit all tastes and abilities, Niseko features a wealth of treks for hikers to enjoy.
Dates: June to October
Activity duration: 1hr +
Operators: NOC | Good Sports | Lion Adventure
The perfect place for your adventures to begin
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