Essential Packing Guide for Your Summer Holiday in Niseko

  • By Tsuyuki

Planning a summer getaway to Niseko, Japan? Known primarily for its incredible powder snow and winter sports, Niseko is equally enchanting during the summer months. Surrounded by lush green landscapes, scenic mountains, and soothing hot springs, Niseko offers a unique summer experience. To make the most of your holiday, it's crucial to pack smartly. Here's a comprehensive guide on what to pack for a memorable summer holiday in Niseko.

Lightweight Clothing

Niseko experiences pleasant temperatures during the summer, with average highs ranging between 20°C (68°F) and 25°C (77°F). Pack breathable, lightweight clothing such as t-shirts, shorts, sundresses, and skirts. Opt for moisture-wicking fabrics to stay comfortable during outdoor activities. Don't forget to bring a light sweater or jacket for cooler evenings.

Comfortable Footwear

Exploring Niseko's picturesque trails and landscapes requires sturdy and comfortable footwear. Pack a pair of hiking shoes or sneakers for outdoor activities like hiking or biking. 

Sun Protection

The sun can be quite intense during the summer months in Niseko. Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by packing sunscreen with a high SPF rating. Bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and lightweight, breathable clothing that covers your arms and legs. 


Niseko offers various hot springs and beautiful rivers and lakes where you can relax and unwind. Don't forget to pack your swimwear to make the most of these refreshing watering holes. Additionally, if you stay in our Four Bedroom suites or Penthouse suites which come with private onsen in an outdoor terrace, swimwear would be a good option for you to soak in

Outdoor Gear and Accessories

If you plan on exploring Niseko's stunning natural beauty, there are a few essential items you should consider packing. A daypack, reusable water bottle, a natural insect repellant and a picnic blanket will prove invaluable during hikes and outdoor activities. Don't forget to bring a camera or smartphone to capture the breathtaking views.

Tip: If you are keen to explore Niseko on a bike, our concierge team can assist you with bike rental bookings at a 10% special discount. Or if you would like to hire an experienced local guide, we can assist you with that too.

Ensuring you pack appropriately for your summer holiday in Niseko is key to guaranteeing a comfortable and enjoyable experience. If you're planning to stay at Setsu Niseko, you are in for a treat. Alongside the natural beauty of Niseko, Setsu offers a range of exceptional services and facilities to enhance your stay. Indulge in a delightful dining experience at one of our six dining options, or take the time to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body in our wellness centre, restoring the balance of your soul.

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