Start with the simple fact that Niseko is among the snowiest ski resorts in the world.
The last 20 years have seen Niseko blossom into the most cosmopolitan ski resort in Japan, drawing guests from all corners of the globe and also bringing increasing numbers at other times of the year. Local Japanese and other Asia-based visitors have discovered Hokkaido’s vivid spring when fields of lavender and other blooms
paint the landscape a hundred different hues. Then comes a mild summer, ducking Honshu’s sky-high humidity and abrupt downpours, before autumn turns the larch and birch forests gold and red.