The idea of creating footpaths was born in Britain; however, the concept has been applied very successfully here in Hokkaido. Dozens of different groups have created new footpaths, trying to establish a large network of interconnected paths all over Hokkaido. In response to this development, the Hokkaido Footpath Network has been founded.
Niseko receives many visitors all year-round and Niseko’s footpaths are a great way to make the beauty of Niseko accessible to those travelling on foot.
For the Niseko Footpath festival, we have invited Mr. Hiroyuki Ishi to give a keynote speech, as well as the heads of the surrounding towns and villages that have been responsible for creating footpaths. Together they will celebrate the beauty of our natural surroundings, but also think about ways of connecting the various footpaths in Hokkaido and map out the future of footpaths in our area.
Visitors to the festival can expect a rich programme that is sure to make them enjoy the charm of the Niseko area to the fullest!
When: July 21 (Sat), and 22 (Sun) 2012
Participation fee: 1000 yen/person, banquet fee 3000 yen/person
Capacity: 100 people
Organised by: Footpath Welcome Committee (Niseko Chamber of Commerce)
Participating organizations: Niseko Chamber of Commerce, Niseko Resort Tourist Association, NPO Shiribetsu Rivernet. Yotei Footpath Association
Supported by: Niseko Town, Kuromatsu Town, Footpath Network Hokkaido, Eco Network/Eco Tours Sapporo
Niseko Rakuza Inc. 0136-44-1771, Kudo
NPO Shiribetsu Rivernet （Yokoyama Construction Inc.） 0136-44-2345
Persons who require accommodation, please inquire at Niseko Rakuza Inc.