Save big on your trip to Niseko.
Hokkaido Tourism has launched an initiative that will see visitors save 40% off products and services at locations all over Hokkaido when they purchase a Hokkaido Premium Ticket. Each person will be eligible to purchase up to ¥18,000 worth of vouchers, which can then be redeemed to a value of ¥30,000.
As an official participating facility, Niseko Central will allow guests to use the ticket when booking guest services, including snowsports lessons and equipment rental*.
The total number of vouchers issued has been limited to 30,000 sets (valued at ¥300 million), which will be sold in three separate batches. Vouchers in the first batch can be reserved online as of July 31 and are expected to sell out very quickly. All vouchers will be valid from September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016.
* contact [email protected] for information on guest services that are eligible to be purchased with the vouchers.
How to Arrange a Hokkaido Premium Ticket
Follow these steps to organise a Hokkaido Premium Ticket for your Niseko holiday.
1. Apply using the reservation form (from July 31)
Fill out a reservation form online, for which you will need your passport number, intended date for entering Hokkaido and number of voucher sets you'd like to purchase. You will also need to specify which sales counter you intend pick up the vouchers from (options on the application form).
After you have completed the form you will receive a reservation number.
2. Purchase your reserved ticket at a sales counter in Hokkaido
When you arrive in Hokkaido, head to the sales counter that you indicated on your application form and provide your reservation number. To purchase your vouchers you will need to show your passport and fill in a questionnaire. Only cash payments in yen will be accepted.
3. Use at indicated tax-free shops and tourist areas/recreational facilities
Present the vouchers for payment at any of the listed participating venues. You will need to sign your name and nationality on the back side of each ticket.
Number of vouchers issued: Limited to 30,000 sets
What's included in a set: 10 vouchers worth ¥1,000 each
Price: ¥6,000 per set of the Hokkaido Premium Ticket worth ¥10,000 (40% discount)
Period of use: September 1, 2015 (Tues.) to February 29 (Mon.), 2016
Conditions of use: Foreign tourists visiting Hokkaido*
Limitations on sales: Up to three sets (value of ¥30,000) can be bought per person
*Only those to whom tax-free applies: non-residents (within 6 months from entering Japan, and not living in or having an address in Japan)
To find out more information on the Hokkaido Premium Ticket or for complete details on terms and conditions head to the official website.