SUMMER ACTIVITIES 

Guest Services

As a flourishing summer holiday destination, Niseko offers a wide range of activities to suit all ages and interests.

MnK have teamed up with many local businesses so we can provide our guests access to the very best of what Niseko in the summer has to offer. Everything from tree trekking and mountain biking to golf and stand up paddle boarding.

Our helpful reservations team are waiting to take care of your transport needs and pre-book your activities to ensure you get the most out of your stay with MnK Niseko this summer.

Photo of Mt Yotei in summer

AIRPORT & TRANSPORT

Take the stress out of travel by letting the MnK reservations team book your transport for you. We can arrange:

• A private door-to-door airport transfer service to bring you to your accommodation and take you back to the airport at the end of your holiday;
• A rental car(s) to be picked up from the airport, allowing you to make your own way to and from the resort*.
*All drivers must be in possession of a valid International Driving Permit
(In accordance with the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic) or full Japanese driving licence.


Once at your accommodation, there are local taxis, trains and tour services that you can utilise to explore much more of the exciting surrounding areas.

toyota rent-a-car

RIVER & SEA

Hokkaido is a water lovers playground. The beautiful Shiribetsu River runs through Niseko and is great for fishing, rafting, kayaking and exploring on foot. From Niseko, it only takes an hour travelling either direction to reach the Pacific Ocean or the Sea of Japan.

In association with NAC, MnK offer a wide range of discounted river, sea and mountain based activities for you to get your blood pumping in Niseko this summer.

Rafting, Family Rafting, Ducky, River Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
Summer rafting, ducky, river kayaking and Stand Up Paddle (SUP) in Niseko are all exciting adventures that take place on the Shiribetsu river. With family rafting courses also available, there is fun for the whole family.

Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaking takes place in beautifully clear waters in Oshoro Bay north of Niseko in Otaru (90 mins by car). Combined with a day trip to Yoichi or Otaru, sea kayaking is the perfect activity to explore the rugged Hokkaido coastline from the water.

sea kayaking river kayaking in Niseko

Sky & nature

Hot Air Ballooning

Niseko looks stunning from the air so why not try the original tethered hot air balloon ride in Hokkaido.

Jump in the basket and let the hot air carry you into the sky for some fantastic aerial photo opportunities. Experience the nature as you are taken up to 30m with panoramic views of the Niseko Annupuri area. Come and watch the balloon get inflated and hear the roar of the burners as the pilot heats up the air. Jump in and up we go. Kids can enjoy the view from a clear window within the basket.

Day Trekking
The mountain range of Niseko offers some accessible and beautiful terrain to take in some of the local flora that decorates the summer season. Lakes such as Hangetsuko at the foot of Mount Yotei, Kagaminuma and Naganuma in the mountains of Niseko Annupuri are all very scenic options.

Night Trekking Insect Tour
For those wanting to learn more about the native flora and fauna of Niseko, NAC’s experienced guides are able to take you through the forests and lakes of Niseko by foot on a botanical adventure during the day or at night.

view from a hot air baloon at Annupuri



PURE playground
A forest adventure for thrill-seekers to traverse along the treetops with a safety harness using zip lines, ropes, hanging bridges and nets. Made up of elevated platforms installed non-invasively around the trees, the courses in Pure at Niseko Village are an environmentally friendly way for all ages to appreciate nature while having fun.

Cycle & Ride

Niseko in summer is sought out for the varied and scenic cycling options it offers riders both on and off the tarmac. Take a deep breath of fresh air before challenging yourself over mountainous dirt trails, which include jumps and other obstacles built into the Hokkaido wilderness.

The roads of the region offer a great way for visitors to experience the natural scenery while getting some exercise and is popular with cyclists ranging from the leisurely rider up to the professional racer.

MnK in partnership with Rhythm Cycles are offering discounted pre-booked bike rental. Make the most of the open roads at The Orchards and Country Resort and roam freely on two wheels. For the more adventurous, our front desk team can suggest some breathtaking rides, popular with cyclists throughout the region.

mountainbiker at Niseko United

golf

When the powder snow melts, the vast expanses of Hokkaido turn to green countryside and golf takes centre stage.

There are few better places in the world to play a round, as the fresh air and clear views of Mt. Yotei bound almost every course. Coupled with a relaxed pace of play and golf carts as standard, you can really enjoy the natural surroundings. The courses are lush, green and playable from early May until mid November.

There are three fantastic golf courses within 20 minutes drive of your accommodation. As a guest at Akazora, The Orchards, or The Chalets at Country Resort you can benefit from discounted green fees on your MnK booked golf rounds!

Niseko Village Golf Course
Niseko Village Golf Course is resort golf at its best.  Featuring bent greens, immaculately groomed fairways and a 721 yard par 6 10th hole. This course is challenging yet enjoyable for all abilities.

Hanazono Tokyu Golf Course
Opened in 1988, this course is situated next to the Hanazono ski resort, and offers spectacular views of nearby Mt Yotei. Four tee grounds and strategically placed water hazards add to the challenge.

golf course under yotei


Niseko Golf Course
Designed by Arnold Palmer and just a 15-minute drive from Hirafu, this elevated course is the undisputed locals favorite offering fantastic views of the surrounding area and Mt Yotei from a number of tee boxes and greens.

Securing your tee off times has never been easier! Simply choose a course, let us know how many people in your group and what time you would like to tee off. We’ll do the rest.*

*Bookings must be made by 3pm the previous day and are subject to availability. Fees may be charged for any last minute cancellations.

relax

After an exciting day of outdoor adventure, the Niseko lifestyle in summer can take it’s toll on energy levels. Fear not!

Our guest services team are on hand to remedy weary bodies with their ability to book massages, suggest great onsens and offer local restaurant recommendations.

Massage
A relaxing Shiatsu or Oil massage is the perfect way to wind down after an active day in Niseko in the comfort of your MnK accommodation. Offering a special blend of essential and vegetable oils, the Relaxing Oil Massage is soothing and brings emotional balance to the body and mind.

Onsen
The onsen is a uniquely Japanese tradition that dates back thousands of years and exists largely unchanged: nude, communal bathing in gender-segregated baths. There are of course a few options for private rooms, so partners and small families can relax in private. Just ask MnK for a few of our favourites.

photo of an onsen in winter

eat & drink

J'ai La Patate
A new restaurant has opened at the front of Country Resort! Please see their website here.

MnK BBQ's
We also have BBQ events and BBQ's available for rent.

MnK Concierges waiting at the Hirafu Welcome Centre
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