Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz Carlton Reserve
Every winter, cold winds from Siberia carry moisture from the Sea of Japan, passing through Hokkaido, and bring dry and light powder snow to Niseko.
The long snow season lasts from the end of November to early May, with an average annual snowfall of up to 18 meters. It gives birth to four interconnected ski resorts: Annupuri, Niseko Village, Hirafu, and Hanazono, collectively known as Niseko United. This attracts countless skiing enthusiasts from around the world.
In fact, the charm of Niseko is not limited to the snow season.
In December 2020, a RitzCarlton Reserve, the fifth in the world and the first in Japan, opened in Niseko Village, inviting natureloving travelers to experience the beauty of all four seasons. So we visited Niseko in early July this year to experience the unique charm of summer in Hokkaido.