We’re getting well into green season now and it’s set to be an exciting month with the Niseko Classic right on our door step. This is the time of year to be making the most of the stunning sights in the region by donning hiking boots, jumping on a bike, or even turning the key and seeing where the road takes you; It’s all great local food, great sights, and great vibes now and we couldn’t be more excited after such a long, deep winter!
The past month
We had a wet June in Niseko but in between the showers locals have found time to enjoy the surrounding mountains for scenic hikes. These images from local adventurers show just how different the area looks once all that winter snow melts away – keep an eye out for lost skis!
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There were some fantastic costumes on display at the Lake Toya Anime and Manga Festival. The Instagram tag #tmaf2018 brought up some great photos which captured the weekend’s action.
Rhythm Japan have set up their pump track again this summer. Located at the Sunsports field in Hirafu Village, the track is open between 8am and 6pm and is free to use. Get down there with your bike and give it a spin. Don’t have a bike? Rhythm can rent you one!
July looks set to keep everyone busy with loads of great events taking place in the area; the Niseko Classic taking place this weekend always draws big crowds with cyclists from all around the world converging on Niseko to hit the famously picturesque roads. The following week we have a great one for the kids with the Strider Cup race day; a fun family event where kids aged from two to six years old get a taste of the thrill and fun by racing a small course at the Sunsports grounds on Striders.
For anyone feeling a bit parched from the warmer weather, Sapporo is the place to go to enjoy some frosty beer outdoors at the Sapporo Beer Festival which will be running all through the peak months!
July 7-August 1 – Pacific Festival – free international outdoor music events taking place in Sapporo
July 7-8 – Niseko Classic – UCI Gran Fondo World Championships qualifier series
July 15 – Strider Cup – Strider race events for young kids
July 20-August 17 – Sapporo Beer Festival – Japan’s largest outdoor beer garden
July 27-29 – Otaru Tide Festival – famous summer festival with plenty of street vendors selling local seafood and beer
Here’s wishing you a fantastic green season from the Niseko.com crew!