This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Hokkaido Niseko.
Hokkaido Niseko, Japan, is a small town in Hokkaido, the second-largest island in Japan. Most international tourists do not distinguish between the town of Niseko and Mount Niseko-Annupuri. The town of Niseko has only around five thousand inhabitants and most people work in the tourism industry and real estate sector. The nearby Mount Niseko-Annupuri is more than one thousand three hundred meters high, and all ski resorts are located on the mountain. There are three major resorts on the southeastern side of the mountain. Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village, and Annupuri are visited by numerous international ski and snowboard lovers every year. Australians especially enjoy the unique conditions and countless after-ski activities. The region is also very suitable in summer if you enjoy hiking cycling and camping in the unspoilt nature.
The summer in Niseko is comparatively warm; usually, you can expect temperatures between twenty and twenty-four degrees Celsius. The winter is long and a lot of snowfall is possible; in fact, the region gets a lot of snow every year. The local ski resort is internationally renowned, thanks to the very good quality of light-powder snow. Additionally, the ski season runs from November to the beginning of May. Compared to most other international ski resorts, the season is very long.
Niseko is a rural area, but thanks to the beautiful nature, the tourism industry is a big economic factor. Consequently, you can book a decent amount of hotels, guesthouses, and a couple of hostels in Hokkaido Niseko, Japan. Compared to bigger cities, the number of Hokkaido Niseko, Japan hostels is really limited. Keep in mind national public holidays as well as the classic holiday seasons in winter and in summer, as during these periods it can be difficult to find spare beds in inexpensive accommodations such as Hokkaido Niseko, Japan hostels and cheaper guesthouses. Therefore, it is recommendable to book in advance as soon as you know when you want to go. Communication problems can occur, since many Japanese do not speak English or speak only very little.
Written by local enthusiast for Hokkaido Niseko hostelsFlo