Setsu Journeys: Creating Memories to Last A Lifetime

Let our concierge take the reins to help you curate the holiday of your dreams. Exploring Niseko's many adventures and bucket list-worthy experiences - your way. Whether you are travelling as a group, couple or solo, prefer the thrill of adrenaline packed adventures or crave an off the grid escape to unwind. Niseko offers a different kind of travel experience to inspire everyone. Let our dedicated team get to know your preferences and we’ll create your own personalised journey of cherished holiday moments.

Summer Curated Journeys

Family Adventures

Looking for a place to reconnect closer to nature? Let the adventure begin with a family trek along one of the most beautiful marshes in Niseko or try your hand at rafting along the Shiribetsu River, one of Hokkaido's  clearest rivers. After a delicious lunch, it is time to take a more relaxed pace spending the afternoon visiting Niseko Ostrich Farm, home to over 60 ostriches, you will be amazed to see them running free across the ranch. Your little explorers will love to try Doraemon's favourite sweet; a delicious dorayaki made from ostrich eggs.

Romantic Hideaway

Love is in the air, literally. For the ultimate aerial adventure you will never forget, take your trip to new heights with a bird’s eye view from a hot air balloon or snap some stunning shots on a summertime Annupuri gondola ride. Disconnect from the world, and reconnect as a couple, as it’s time to round off the perfect day with a private hot spring bath experience, or perhaps get pampered with one of our signature full body spa treatments in our double treatment room, followed by a specially curated romantic dinner in one of our fine dining restaurants. Offering the perfect combination of wellness, rejuvenation and romance; a stay at Setsu is the ultimate destination to be swept off your feet.

Active Niseko Adventures

Are you up for a challenge? Niseko's majestic landscapes are the perfect backdrop for a whole host of outdoor activities. Discover the beauty of mother nature by foot, and hike to the summit of Niseko’s mountain ranges, taste the fresh natural water right from local spring sources, or circuit around Mount Yotei to the famous tofu shop. Wander off the beaten track and cycle down to hidden gems like the charming fishing village of Suttsu, and enjoy the tranquil coastal views, before indulging in an all-you-can-eat oyster feast.

Other Curated Journeys

Magical Winter Wonderland

Let us help create an unforgettable journey exploring the magical terrain of Niseko's four different resorts. Make your own tracks with snow shoeing or feel the adrenalin rush of back country skiing, experience the ultimate heli-ski adventure or scooter your way through the 'pow' on snowmobiles. Your journey of discovery continues with a culinary feast every night of your stay, with over 100 world-class international and local restaurants to choose from within the Hirafu village.

Three Seasons in One

Spring in Niseko unveils a rare and special time of the year when you can enjoy the adventures of three seasons in just one memorable trip. Imagine kicking off your holiday skiing under the magnificent clear bluebird skies, and experiencing the adrenaline rush of white water rafting along Niseko’s winding rivers. Take to the open road and slowly explore the seasons' unfolding landscapes with a road trip hunting down the regions finest cherry blossoms. Taking time to sample Hokkaido’s tastiest seasonal produce in the region’s many cafes and restaurants along the way.  Finally complete your holiday, swinging 18 holes in one of Niseko's many picturesque golf courses. The holiday of a lifetime.

Autumn Leaves

The colourful blanket of autumn foliage always falls upon Hokkaido first and believe us, it is worth a visit. Enjoy trekking around Lake Hangetsu, a half moon shaped lake at the foot of Mount Yotei or visit Fukidashi Park, the perfect spot for a relaxed afternoon stroll, popular amongst locals for its cold spring water straight from Mount Yotei. When the slopes of Mount Annupuri turn a dramatic crimson, it’s time to grab your camera and take to the hills for an unforgettable hike. Definitely a season that you will fall in love with.

Setsu Stories

Where to buy groceries in Hirafu, Niseko

Those with a kitchen may be interested in preparing some of their own meals during their stay in Hirafu. Fortunately, there are plenty of options for buying groceries within easy reach of Hirafu village, whether you’re looking for fresh produce, snacks, or convenience meals.

February Festivals and Fun

February means fluffy snow, festivals and lots of winter fun. Guests visiting Niseko during the month of February will have the opportunity to enjoy the delights of the winter festivals.

Getting around in Niseko

If you are staying in Hirafu, you will be within easy reach of a multitude of bars, restaurants and activities. If you wish to explore other areas such as Niseko Village, Annupuri or Kutchan, you will need to consider a suitable method of transportation.

Our Setsu Journey - Interview with Yoriko Soma

This week we spoke with Yoriko Soma, who has over 20 years of experience as a pioneer in the Japanese wellness industry and co-founder and chairperson of the spa consultancy Conceptasia, Inc.

Top 10 Lunch Options for a Day Skiing in Niseko

Looking for an eatery for lunch whilst enjoying a day out on the ski slopes in Hirafu or Hanazono? Enjoy a range of delicious, quick and easy options to choose from to refuel between runs. Setsu Niseko’s team have compiled a list of our favourite options that are easy to access from the slopes.

Setsu Events

Family Friendly Activities
Japanese Live Performances
Japanese Cultural Experiences & Festivals
Festive Christmas & Chinese New Year Celebrations

Share unforgettable moments with those that matter. From festive celebrations to Japanese cultural experiences, our year round calendar of in-house activities, entertainment and events is curated by the team to make your holiday more special.

A Celebration of Hokkaido Art

The curation of the artwork for the hotel is a natural extension of this guiding vision. A celebration of Hokkaido’s incredible landscapes and natural environment through the eyes of some of the region’s finest artists. From the rich heritage of the Ainu community, to the master strokes of calligraphy, the artful capture of Hokkaido’s breath-taking scenery and Japanese culture in photography and the distinctive dynamism of modern sculptures, our collection encompasses fine-art genres and mediums which include including painting, sculpture, calligraphy and photography.

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