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January - Niseko's Golden Month

There's no such thing as a bad time to visit Niseko, but January is the only month to get a new name... welcome to Japanuary!



Niseko is of course world-famous for the quality and volume of snow and January in Niseko is the closest you can come anywhere in the world to a gold-plated guarantee of fresh snow. Last winter was pretty epic as you can read here, but actually it wasn't unusual! In fact despite over 3.6 metres of the white stuff falling down. That's right - an average daily fall of nearly 12cm with a maximum of 40cm falling in one day was below average!

So we're putting on money on even more snow for January 2019!


What's better than easing into a hot bath full of natural spring water after a day on the slopes? As the steam rises around you, bliss is the only way to describe the feeling of drifting off! Hot springs (or onsen) are revered in Japan for their healing properties as well as being the perfect end (or start!) to the day.

At Skye Niseko we have two main onsen, separated for men and women, both of which have sauna and cold plunge pools. In addition we have three private family onsen. Once you check-in you can book a session in the private onsen, at no extra cost, and our staff will be happy to talk you through Japan's onsen etiquette.


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Maybe there is one thing better than the onsen... combining it with a massage!

Skye Niseko is proud to present Ryko Spa, where you are able to enjoy a range of treatments from our highly qualified therapists. Whether you want to experience a hot-stone massage, enjoy a facial or even find tranquillity in Hokkaido's first ever flotation tank - we have everything for you to enjoy.



Every visits Niseko for the snow, but they return for the food!

Niseko is world-famous for the quality of it's snow, but now world-renowned for it's food. There is an incredible range of culinary options available throughout the area, which is itself the major farming area of Japan in the summer. Whether you are looking for fresh sushi, Michelin-star fusion dinners or some of the delicious local vegetarian options, there is something for everyone.

In Skye Niseko you can select from dining options at Kumo Restaurant - serving a buffet breakfast, a range of local lunch options and an izakaya-style dinner - or our Café Deli, which offers coffees, pastries, sandwiches and snacks before turning into the closest apres-ski bar to the slopes!


The start of January sees a range of traditional New Year celebrations in the resort and here at Skye Niseko we are planning daily events in the hotel, featuring live music and performances throughout the winter.

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