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Make the Most of Niseko this Chinese New Year

As holiday-makers converge from all corners of the globe, Niseko comes to life for Chinese New Year.

Combine the season's best snow conditions with a buzzing atmosphere of international guests in the countless bars and restaurants, and Chinese New Year is one of the best times to visit Niseko. We've compiled a list of some of the must-do activities when you're here in early February.

Treat Your Tastebuds


Few places compare to Niseko when it comes to world-class food. From traditional Japanese fare such as sushi, soup curry and ramen, through to global favourites such as pizza and burgers, you can barely walk down the main street without being drawn in by the incredible smells of fresh Hokkaido ingredients cooking in one of the many restaurants.

In years gone by, finding a table during the winter's busiest weeks has been quite the challenge though. But thankfully this year, Kumo Restaurant opens it's doors as Niseko-Hirafu's largest restaurant. With 190 seats at dinner time, the restaurant on the first floor of Skye Niseko welcomes large groups to experience Hokkaido izakaya style dining with a hint of new-wave.

At Skye Niseko, we can help our guests with table arrangements at many of Niseko's best and most-popular restaurants.

Visit the World's Most Famous Ice Sculpture Festival

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The annual Sapporo Snow Festival draws a huge global crowd and has done for over 60 years now. Locals and international invitees compete to create the most spectacular ice sculptures, each of which displays in the centre of the city for two weeks.

This is the perfect way to begin or end your Niseko winter holiday. Book your transfers to and from through Hokkaido's leading transport provider, Sky Express.

Indulge in an Onsen

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Japan is a country equally well-known for chaotic, busy streets as it is pristine, natural serenity. And while the crowds may not be comparable to inner-city Tokyo, you can certainly expect plenty of company during Chinese New Year here in Niseko.

Taking time to escape the rush and truly unwind is a must. And for Skye Niseko guests, that couldn't be any easier.

With men's, women's and private onsen hot spring baths available in the hotel, guests need not leave the comfort of their luxury accommodation to indulge in the therapeutic relaxation of Japan's most famous experience.

Hit the Slopes with a Local Expert

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It's the snow that first made Niseko famous and come February, skiing conditions will be at their absolute best. So get out there and explore the mountain range with a qualified and accredited instructor. If it's your first time on the snow, or if you're a seasoned shredder, GoSnow has the program for you.


Book your Chinese New Year holiday at Skye Niseko and take advantage of our Stay & Save Special.

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