TITLE :: Yukitopia events & bus schedule
Kutchan’s two-day winter festival Yukitopia kicks off in Kutchan Central Park on Saturday, February 18. We’ve listed the main events and bus times for you, but if you have more questions please contact Mayumi Kinoshita at the Tourism section of Kutchan town hall. Tel: 0136 56 8009.
Saturday, February 18:
TITLE :: Paddy's turns one with birthday bash
NISEKO'S year-round residents love a good party in the off-season, and Paddy's first birthday bash raised the roof with locals gathering to celebrate their new local pub.
Paddy put on free drinks and food to get the party started and it lasted well in to the night.
Late October/early November is traditionally
ANNUPURI is preparing itself for an onslaught of tiny ghouls, goblins and ghosts on Halloween in preparation for the annual Niseko Halloween Party.
This year promises to be bigger and better with a trick or treat in the Annupuri pension village, a haunted house, pumpkin carving, mini pumpkin craft and other Halloween games.
TITLE :: Niseko Cycle Week was ‘perfect’
THE second Niseko Cycle Week fulfilled its promise to be bigger and better than the first, with organisers and participants agreeing the event was a huge success.
"It was perfect," declared Jess Ripper, one of the many volunteer event organisers.
"Weather-wise we hit the nail on the head and there were definitely
TITLE :: Niseko Cycle Week cranks up
THE second Niseko Cycle Week kicked off on Sunday with a group ride from Hirafu to Niseko Village, followed by the opening ceremony and barbecue alongside the Niseko Village cross country mountain bike course.
A number of events were
TITLE :: Trivia back by popular demand
QUIZMASTER Aleisha Riboldi has already set a date for the second Hirafu Pub Trivia Quiz Night at Paddy McGinty's following the popularity of the last weekend's event.
Within days of Aleisha's announcement that she wanted to host a
TITLE :: Niseko Cycle Week countdown is on
NISEKO is well on the way to becoming an international summer cycling destination with a swag of high profile international sponsors joining the second Niseko Cycle Week, kicking off August 30.
Local cycling enthusiasts decided to
DESPITE fairly consistent rain throughout the event, there was no sign of the blues at the 20th anniversary Hanazono Music Festival over the weekend.
The weather kept numbers down but those who braved the elements made the most of
THOUSANDS of people are expected to hit Niseko's Hanazono Ski Resort this weekend to celebrate the 20th Anniversary Hanazono Kutchan Music Festival at the base of the ski hill.
Formerly the Kutchan Jazz Festival, this year the festival
IT'LL be lights, camera, action when the Flake Film Festival comes to Niseko on February 24. The short film festival, which has screened at major Australian ski resorts, is in its sixth year, set to bring a compilation of mini-films to Hirafu’s Après Bar. While obviously screening snow films, other genres will be a ‘mixed bag’