Is Niseko open for tourism this season ?
Niseko Chiropractic hike to the crater on Mount Yotei (1898 metres ).
Well we finally have some degree of certainty for Niseko’s 2020/21 ski Season.
Sadly the word from the Japanese government is that Japan will be closed for international tourism until April 2021. Source: https://www.japan-
There is some opening of borders under the ” Business track system ” for business travel from limited countries such as South Korea and Singapore but you will still have to undergo a mandatory 14 days quarantine and 2 rounds of Covid testing so getting here is going to no easy feat even for those with a vaild business reason to travel.
I think we can be be fairly certain on the April timeframe too.
Japan has expressed an iron clad determination to see the rescheduled July 2021 Olympic games take place and they will need open borders weeks to months before this event if it is going to be success.
If you are yet to see Niseko in Spring and Summer I urge you to consider making here up here in the green season during the 2021 warmer months.
For those that can manage to get to Niseko this Winter it will no doubt be unforgettable. For those that can’t us local riders are committed to shredding the Pow in your absence (its the least we can do ) and will do our best to find pick off the fresh lines.
Some more info on resorts is below.
Niseko Resort announce lift operations
We also now have some certainly regarding lift operations.
Annupuri resort will be open from the 28th of November and Honazono and Grand Hirafu wil be open from the 5th of December.
Lifts at Honazono will be operating as normal and I suspect Annupuri. Grand Hirafu has some cancelations to minor lift status and you can see more information on the link below
There has also been some changes in the shuttle this year so anybody looking at booking lower Hirafu should check that they are happy walking up the ski lifts.
Crazy deal on Moiwa season passes
There is also a great deal on all mountain passes for Moiwa for just 35,000 Yen for a full seasons unlimited pass. The deadline for these is the 31st of October
Update to Business hours this week
If any locals wish to book in with Niseko Chiropractic this week I have Some options business hours this week.
If you would like to book a session click on the button below