Local Events

See what's On In Niseko

Niseko plays host to an array of events, from premier cycling competitions to local town festivals. Discover what's on in Niseko and explore more than ever before with our local events calendar below.

Otaru & Yoichi Snow Story

November 1, 2019 - February 16, 2020

Enjoy the beautiful light up of roads, Christmas trees, and canals in Yoichi and Otaru area. Throughout this event, there are light shows, a wine glass tower, a candle lit cafe/bar experience and many more. It is enjoyable for families with kids or a romantic stroll with a loved one.

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Sapporo Snow Festival

January 1 - February 11, 2020

The annual Sapporo Snow Festival returns. Enjoy the spectacular ice monuments and the lit up streets of Odori, Susukino and Tsudome. Three locations with completely different beautiful scenes to enjoy.

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Chinese New Year Dinner at Tomo

January 28, 2020

Celebrate the start of the new year with friends at family over a special shared set menu dinner at Tomo Niseko. Welcome drink included.

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Niseko Japonica 2020

February 1 – February 2, 2020

Niseko Japonica Festival returns for 2020, offering visitors and locals the opportunity to experience Japanese culture, local culture and traditions. Over the course of 2 action packed days, visitors can try Japanese festival food, watch a variety of traditional Japanese performing arts, dress up like a Samurai and much more!

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Kutchan Yukitopia Snow Festival

February 15 – February 16, 2020

The ideal family event, Kutchan Yukitopia celebrates winter and all things snow. Take part in fun games and activities, and enjoy festival food and drinks. What's more, enjoy free rides up the local Kutchan ski hill, Kutchan Asahigaoka.

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Niseko Classic

June 12 – June 14, 2020

The Niseko Classic Race celebrates its 7th year in Niseko, and its 4th year as part of the UCI Gran Fondo World Series. Join in the weekend of cycling fun, with special events before and after the race. Race day takes place on Sunday, July 14, 2020.

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Niseko Hanazono Hill Climb

August 2, 2020

Scheduled to take place at the same time as the Kutchan Jaga Festival, the Niseko Hanazono Hill Climb is a grueling bicycle race with an average grade of 4.6%.

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Niseko Autumn Food Festival 2020

September 17 – September 21, 2020

Be sure to pencil in the Niseko Autumn Food Festival dates for 2020 into your diary. The much loved festival will take place from September 17 – 21, 2020 where some of Niseko’s most recognised restaurants, bars and cafés will showcase their special dishes for the festival using the freshest autumn harvest produce.

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