Here at Niseko Central we are always supporting the local community. This year, as in previous years, we donated an accommodation prize to the Kabayama Elementary School Festival. As you can see above, everyone had a great time and we look forward to welcoming the lucky winners soon!
On 19th July, the summer gondola opens at the Alpen Hotel, providing hikers and bikers with easy access to Mt Annupuri. On the same day the Grand Hirafu Mountain Bike Park opens, and with the amazing summer weather, we can expect to see a lot of bikers heading up for first tracks.
Congratulations to all the racers who completed both the 70km and 140km races in the Niseko Classic yesterday. And well done to all the Niseko Central' staff who helped out by volunteering for what was a really successful event.
We are pleased to announce that the Hokkaido District Transport Bureau have confirmed that Niseko's application to become a Japanese designated sightseeing area has been approved. Kanko-ken (sightseeing areas) are designated Tourism areas being organised by the Japan Tourism Agency.
Haruo Takahashi, one of our long-serving maintenance staff responsible for keeping our buildings in perfect shape for your stay has received one of the highest accolades possible in Japan and been awarded The Order of the Sacred Treasure by The Emperor.
Chuo Park (literally Central Park in Japanese) is a beautiful little park near the top of Niseko-Hirafu Village. Today the community got together and tidied it up - including cutting the grass and clearing out the water features. Niseko Central staff went along to help...