Five things not to miss in Niseko
I can’t help feeling a little proud of where I have chose to call home. It’s hard not to want to play tour guide sometimes but thankfully I do get asked what people should try and and see whilst they are here.
This is only a start but if you do visit Niseko here are 5 things in no particular order that I would try and see whilst you are this beautiful part of the world. All these places can be accessed in both winter and summer.
Go to an Onsen.
There are plenty to chose from and you can see a comprehensive guide on the link below
2. Head out to Kutchan for a night
You will find more authentic Japanese culture by taking a 15 minute taxi ride to Kutchan and the money you save on your meals will more than offset the taxi fair. When you head to Kutchan you also help the local economy that supports families to live here year around.
There are heaps of great eats but 2 restaurants that never seem to disappoint and are very english friendly are below
- Jungle Brothers ( A great Japanese fusion restaurant with good all you can drink set menu )
- Enshi ( A very nice traditional Sushi restaurant )
Most of the restaurants seem to be clustered around 1 main party street. If you head to the location below and just walk around you are bound to run into something you like.
3. Get to the Fukidashi park.
Fukidashi park is about a 25 minute drive from Hiafu and features a natural spring that is feed from the Mount Yotei. The water here is as fresh and pure as you will find anywhere on the planet and tourists are encouraged to take their own water bottles and fill till their heart is content.
4. The tofu shop in Makari
About a 25 minute drive from Hirafu at the base of Mount Yoeti is one of the areas best kept secrets. Tofu and fresh doughnuts are made daily here and once you taste either its all that you want to eat.
5. Take a drive to Rusutsu
Even you are not a skier or are here in the summer a drive out to Rusutsu gives rewarding perspectives on Mount yoeti and offers some breathtaking country scenery. Allow about 40 minutes each way. For a truly amazing time try to go that little bit further and do a drive around Lake Toya.
Here is a suggested route below that goes from Hirafu through rusutsu and on to lake Toya. This would be an easy half day or could be extended to a full day if you wanted to spend more time exploring the lake.
So there you have it.
Niseko Chiropractics top 5 things to see whilst you are visiting beautiful Niseko.
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