Rest, relax and rejuvenate in a traditional Japanese onsen and enjoy the feeling of cleansing and soaking your body after n exciting day. Boasting natural volcanic water bursting with minerals, an onsen is an authentic and natural way of healing your mind, body and soul. There are a number of onsens within minutes walk of Alpen Ridge, or SkiJapan.com can also organize private onsen and dinner packages just outside of Hirafu.
Rafting is the most popular activity in Niseko and something you must try at least once. Spring is the best time to try one of these tours due to the snow melt causing the rivers to swell. In the summer, you can enjoy both rafting and swimming together. All rafters wear life jackets, so you can enjoy the river even if you can’t swim. Experienced guides will show you all the safety aspects and skills for rafting and having a great time.
Ducky is an exciting way to control your own raft as you take on the river and take in the local scenery. In your own inflatable raft you paddle and control the boat by yourself. This activity is very easy to learn and experienced guides will show you the techniques needed to paddle and manoeuvre the inflatable rafts and have a great time — safely. There are multiple courses of varying difficulty so you can choose the right course to suit your experience.
Paddle a canoe down the beautiful Shiribetsu river. Glide across the clear waters beneath the backdrop of Mt Yotei. Canoeing is a relatively peaceful way to experience the natural landscape and is thus suitable for the whole family, even toddlers. An certified Hokkaido guide will show you the secrets of the river.
Experience the joys of nature on horseback. A guide will lead you and your horse through light forest at the base of Mt An’nupuri. Kids have the choice of being lead around the coral if it’s their first riding experience or they can join the horse trekking with Mum and Dad.
Soak into a 100% natural outdoor mud hot spring after a half-hour hill-climb with an experienced local guide. This really is a “Japan-only” experience which you can enjoy with your family and friends.
Fantastic Lake for a fishing trip with family and friends at Niseko Salmon Fishing Pond. Experience the pristine water, sunsets, serene surrounding and some of the finest Niseko salmon – little fish for beginners and kids and larger fish for the keener fisherman! Enjoy “Feeling the bite and set the hook!”
For something more relaxing and arty, consider taking a morning or afternoon break and try your hand at sandblast glass art. A great way to spend time with local artists, select and decorate your very own glass art souvenir to take home as a memento of your time in Niseko.
Experience Niseko from above. A great chance to discover Niseko from the air by taking a ride on a hot air Ballooning, enjoying the pristine view of Niseko with a clear, calm, beautiful Summer weather conditions.
The Niseko area has many great golf courses on offer to suit a wide range of skill levels with a variety of terrain and features all with great views of the mighty Mt Yotei. Includes courses designed by internationally renowned golf pros including Curtis Strange and Arnold Palmer. Through YoteiGolf.com and SummerJapan.com, we can organize complete summer golf packages including Alpen Ridge accommodation, transfers, course fees, car rental and a host of other activity s and services.
Spend a day picking your own fresh delicious fruits. Niseko is surrounded by Japan’s freshest fruits and vegetables, due to the favorable summer climate and its natural resources; Niseko produces very sweet and tasty produce. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience first hand joy of some freshly grown, natural and healthy local product!
- Early summer – Cherry and Strawberry
- Mid summer – Cherry and Blueberry
- Autumn – Grape, Apple, Plumb and Pear
Keep the kids entertained and take your family and friends out for some summer activities at the “Pure” adventure park at Niseko Village! Get a taste of the great outdoors through activities or simply just relax and enjoy the perfect Niseko summer weather!
- Tree Trekking
- Pure Action – up to 10 attractions
- Golf Cart Tour
- Kite Flying
- Beach Volleyball
- Park Golf
- Nature Walking
- “Pure” Kids Area