Upcoming Events

Ashtanga Yoga with Marika

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60 min class drop in: ¥1,000 • 90 min class drop in: ¥1,200 • Mat rental: ¥200

The Orchards Niseko

Looking to take up a year-round yoga practice? Join local Ashtanga yoga teacher Marika Ohtani for dynamic and physically demanding classes at The Orchards. Classes are held Tuesday lunch time, Wednesday evening, Friday lunch time and Sunday evening.

Level 1: Suitable for all
Level 2: Challenging but suitable for all with an appetite for challenge
Level 3: Previous Ashtanga yoga experience recommended

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10 June, 2018

Nature Ride Niseko

Kutchan

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June 10, 2018

7:00 am

Adults: ¥6,000 • High school students: ¥3,000 • Elementary school students: FREE (must be accompanied by an adult who needs to apply separately)

Kutchan

A group cycling event to encourage participants to get the most out of early summer in Niseko. Two courses are available, a shorter 60km route that circumnavigates around Mt Yotei, and a longer 110km route that travels via Lake Toya and Rusutsu.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 15 minutes

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24 June, 2018

Shakotan Soran Mikaku Festival

Shakotan

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June 24, 2018

9:00 am

Free

Shakotan

Shakotan is famous for its fresh and delicious seafood. Celebrate the arrival of summer and enjoy the showcase of sea urchins and other delicacies. Performances take place throughout the day, with a fireworks display at night.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 2 hours

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4 - 6 July, 2018

Shakotan Fire Festival

Shakotan

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July 4, 2018

9:00 am

Free

Shakotan

A fire festival in the town of Shakotan, hoping for the safe return of fishermen with large, fresh catches. The evening concludes with volunteers parading through massive bonfires. Try out sea kayaking and fresh seafood while you're there.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 2 hours

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7 July, 2018

Niseko Yotei Circuit Fun Ride

AYA Niseko

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July 7, 2018

7:00 am

Adults: ¥7,000 • Middle school students: ¥5,000

Starting point: AYA Niseko

Enjoy an 81km long ride with world famous road racing legend, Mr Mastoshi Ichikawa, circumnavigating around Mt Yotei. The event is open to beginners and advanced riders, allowing participants to cycle at their own pace. Enjoy a rest at pit stops along the way.

Distance from MnK accommodation: 10 minutes

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7 - 9 July, 2018

Iwanai Shrine Festival

Iwanai

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July 7, 2018

9:00 am

Free

Iwanai Shrine, Iwanai

An ancient festival, stemming back more than 200 years. Witness ton mikoshi (portable shrines) transported through the town of Iwanai, accompanied by kagura (sacred music) and a procession of Akasaka-yakko (a traditional artform carried out by young local men).

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 50 minutes

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7 - 8 July, 2018

Love Toya Festival

Lake Hill Farm

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July 7, 2018

12:00 pm

Free

Lake Hill Farm, Toya

The Love Toya Festival is held at the beautiful Lake Hill Farm. Enjoy live music, fun games, explore the crafts of local artisans and a variety of food stalls. Held over a weekend, the event is free to attend. A great family event!

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 50 minutes

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8 July, 2018

Niseko Classic

Niseko Grand Hirafu

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July 8, 2018

7:00 am

140km race: ¥14,000 • 70km race: ¥12,000 • Time Trial: ¥4,000

Starting point: Niseko Grand Hirafu

Considered the peak of competitive cycling in Niseko at least, the Niseko Classic features a 140km race and 70km race. The 140km course includes 2,362m of vertical, leading competitors up the awe-inspiring Panorama Line climb, out to the Sea of Japan, and back to Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort. A shorter challenge is also available in the 70km race, with a 1,125m vertical and finishing back at Niseko Grand Hirafu Ski Resort.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 5 minutes

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8 July, 2018

Niseko Onsen Hill Climb

Hotel Kanronomori

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July 8, 2018

12:30 pm

¥12,000

Starting point: Hotel Kanronomori

Experience the beautiful scenery of Rankoshi on this unique cycling event. The hill climb ride will take participants on a tour of the best onsens in the Niseko and Rankoshi area. Participants will receive a voucher that allows access to 4 onsens in the "Konbu Onsen" area, and dinner at Hotel Kanronomori.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 15 minutes

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14 - 16 July, 2018

Ohirome Festa by Grand Hirafu

Niseko Grand Hirafu

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July 14, 2018

9:00 am

Adults: ¥900 (normally ¥1,100) • Elementary school kids: FREE (normally ¥550)

Niseko Grand Hirafu

A celebration of the opening of Niseko Grand Hirafu's summer activities. Operation of the gondola for the summer period begins, with a special discount price offered over three days, from 14-16 July.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 10 minutes

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14 - 15 July, 2018

Niseko Green Market

Niseko Grand Hirafu

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July 14, 2018

9:00 am

Free

A fantastic Niseko food event, showcasing some of the best local delicacies and delights. Grand Hirafu Opening Festa and Strider Enjoy Cup will be on the same days to make the festivals more enjoyable!

Distance from MnK accommodation: 5 minutes

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15 July, 2018

Strider Enjoy Cup

Niseko Grand Hirafu

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July 15, 2018

8:40 am

¥3,000

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Designed for toddlers and little kids, this exciting bike experience allows entrants to develop their skills in balancing, leaning and steering while propelling their bike. The Strider Enjoy Cup will be open to children from 2 years - 5 years of age.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 5 minutes

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28 July, 2018

Rankoshi Seseragi Festival

Rankoshi

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July 28, 2018

9:00 am

Free

Rankoshi

Great, local festival with activities and games for kids and adults, local food stalls and live performances. Enjoy fireworks in the evening with family or friends on the bank of the Shiribetsu River.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 30 minutes

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3 - 13 August, 2018

Kiyoe Gallery Niseko Summer Art Festival

Kiyoe Gallery

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August 3, 2018

9:00 am

Free

Presenting an exquisite selection of art from a range of innovative, upcoming and established Japanese and international artists, the 11-day event will include photography, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and more displayed in 2 locations around Hirafu, Niseko.

Distance from MnK accommodation: 5 minutes

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4 - 5 August, 2018

Kutchan Jaga Festival

Kutchan

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August 4, 2018

9:00 am

Free

Kutchan

Easily one of Kutchan Town's biggest summer events. Celebrate the speciality of Kutchan, the potato, at this popular festival full of games and local food stalls. Enjoy a parade on the second day, and fireworks at night.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 15 minutes

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4 August, 2018

Niseko Town Tanabata Fireworks Festival

Niseko

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August 4, 2018

2:00 pm

Free

Niseko

Live music and performances, fun activities for the whole family and a wide selection of Japanese style festival food are on offer at the Niseko town summer festival. A special fireworks display of over 1,500 fireworks will round off the night.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 15 minutes

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6 August, 2018

Hanazono Hill Climb

Kutchan

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August 6, 2018

8:00 am

¥6,500

Starting point: Kutchan Station

The 9th annual Hanazono Hill Climb will take place this August, with participants taking part in a challenging 16km race featuring an average grade of 4.6%. Spectactors can also cheer on cyclists as they ride through the annual Kutchan Jaga Festival.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 15 minutes

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18 August, 2018

Hirafu Festival

Sun Sports Land

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August 18, 2018

12:00 pm

Free

Sun Sports Land, Hirafu

A fantastic, annual community event. Experience Niseko through its food, live performances and fun games. The evening ends with a spectacular finale featuring taiko drumming and a fireworks display.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 5 minutes

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25 - 26 August, 2018

Noboribetsu Jigoku Matsuri

Noboribetsu

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August 25, 2018

9:00 am

Free

Jigokudani (Hell Valley) Observatory, Noboribetsu

This very special festival marks the one time of the year when the gates of Jigokudani (Hell Valley) open and Enma, the red and blue ogre God of Hell, emerges to walk the streets of the city. Elaborate ton mikoshi (portable shrines) dedicated to the Hell King are carried around the town. Fireworks bid him farewell on the final night.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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9 September, 2018

NAC Trail Run

Niseko Grand Hirafu

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September 9, 2018

9:30 am

5km race: ¥3,550 • 10km race: ¥4,300 • 30km race: ¥5,650

Niseko Grand Hirafu

The 18th annual NAC Trail Run takes place on 9 September, offering participants the option between 3 course lengths. Either 30km (13 years and over), 10km (13 years and over) or 5km (6 years and over) courses. Expect mountains, forest trails, log hopping and creek crossings. This exciting events attracts hundreds of participants each year.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 5 minutes

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16 September, 2018

Niseko Marathon Festival

Niseko Athletics Stadium

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September 16, 2018

9:40 am

General: ¥3,500 • Elementary and middle school students: ¥2,000

Starting point: Niseko Athletics Stadium

The Niseko Marathon Festival offers varying distances, including a 21km half marathon, 5km and 3.5km course. The event can also be enjoyed as a family.

Driving distance from MnK accommodation: 15 minutes

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