Don’t Like Skiing? 7 Other Activities in Niseko This Winter

You don't have to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy Niseko in winter
4 Feb 2023
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Niseko in winter offers a variety of activities for those looking for a thrilling adventure or a relaxing day in the snow. This article provides a list of seven off-slope activities to try during a holiday in Niseko.

Enjoy Yukitopia, one of Hokkaido's renowned snow festivals

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The Yukitopia Snow Festival in Kutchan is a must-see for all ages, offering an exciting range of snow-filled fun and games, such as snow sculptures and mid-winter mascot pond skim. Held annually in February, it provides a unique atmosphere and festivities - all just a 15-minute drive away from Kutchan town center.

Dates: Saturday 18 February - Sunday 19 February, 2023

Location: The Asahigaoka Ski Hill in Kutchan Town

Unwind in a public or private hot spring in hotel Skye Niseko

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A stay at Skye Niseko wouldn't be complete without taking a dip in our mineral-rich onsen baths, which draw their water from nearby thermal streams. For those looking for an even more secluded experience, you can book our Private Onsen free of charge through our in-room tablets or at the Front Desk.

Taste the delicious seafood Hokkaido has to offer

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Due to its location, Niseko is known for its seafood from the northern seas, which is considered some of the best Japan has to offer.

If you're looking to sample some of the local seafood dishes, why not try the Hokkaido-famous Horsehair Crab or grilled Scallops at Kumo Restaurant, located on the lower level of hotel Skye Niseko?

Get a thrill on a snowmobile ride

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Cruise through the expansive snowfields of Niseko and be left in awe by the stunning scenery. Snowmobiling is an invigorating way to take in the majestic beauty of the local landscape and to enjoy the rush of the snow outside the ski area.

Let the wind and snow whip around you while you speed across the snow-covered terrain, admiring the gorgeous views of the surrounding area. Delight in the exhilaration of the ride as you explore the wintery paradise in your vicinity.

Celebrate your day of winter fun in Niseko with an Après-ski experience

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Attracting visitors from all corners of the globe with legendary powder snow, Niseko is the ideal destination for après-ski. With many restaurants and bars offering an array of drinks, it can be difficult to decide on just one (or a few) for the afternoon or evening. Whether you're looking for a cozy spot to relax with a hot cocoa or a lively bar to enjoy a cold beer, Niseko has something for all tastes.

If you're a beer lover, be sure to try a nice chilled glass of Sapporo Classic, only available for purchase within Hokkaido!

Recharge and relax in Hokkaido's first Float Tank at Ryko Spa

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If floating isn't your thing, Ryko Spa has plenty of other options to help you relax and restore your mind, body, and spirit. From invigorating massages to facials and full body treatments, all of these services are available for booking through the in-room tablet. Located on Level 1 of Skye Niseko, this is the first Float Tank Experience in Hokkaido, with mineral salts in the local mountain spring water allowing you to effortlessly drift into a peaceful state of mind.

Capture the stunning scenery of Niseko with your camera

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Niseko's picturesque scenery offers the perfect opportunity to unleash your inner photographer and take that special shot. From Mt. Yotei, also known as Ezo-Fuji, an iconic symbol of the area with its eye-catching and photogenic shape, to the blanket of snow-covered trees, you'll be able to capture images certain to make your friends and family back home green with envy that they weren't able to join you on your adventure.

No matter your interests, there's something to stir, motivate, and amuse everyone this season, both on and away from the ski runs in Niseko. If you'd like to arrange a booking at Skye Niseko, please contact our reservations team. We look forward to welcoming you to our winter paradise soon.

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