Day 1: Arrival Day
Check into Setsu Niseko and unwind in an elegant and spacious suite with Japanese-inspired interiors fitted with contemporary luxury amenities.
Relax in a private onsen before having dinner in one of the hotel restaurants. Setsu Niseko has one of the widest selections of dining venues in Grand Hirafu and showcases some of the finest culinary traditions from around the world, while also embracing the flavours of Hokkaido’s seasonal produce.
After dinner, explore Niseko’s first-ever Mountain Lights art installation, depicting thousands of fireflies. It is guaranteed to be a magical start to your holiday.
Day 2: Family Fun Time
Morning: Raft Along One of The Clearest Rivers in Japan
Wake up to an amazing view of Niseko’s natural landscapes and have a delicious breakfast with freshly brewed coffee at méli mélo -Yuki No Koe- : Setsu’s main restaurant led by Michelin-acclaimed Chef Hironori Sato.
Then it’s time to head out for a morning of rafting on the Shiribetsu River - suitable for all ages and a memorable experience for everyone. Discover Niseko's nature and wildlife on a rafting boat while enjoying stunning views of Mount Yotei. Enjoy a fun game of spotting the local wildlife like the ezo fox, Hokkaido raccoon or tanuki, if you are lucky you may see all three along the riverside.
Afternoon & Evening: Milk Kobo Takahashi Farm
Enjoy a delightful lunch at Milk Kobo, a well-known dairy farm in Niseko, famous for its drinking yoghurt, cheese tart, ice cream and more.
Why not check out Prativo, famous for their all-you-can-eat vegetarian lunch with a choice of a main meal, including the locals’ favourite 'all-you-can-drink yoghurt'. Mandariano is another fantastic option with freshly baked pizza topped with Hokkaido cheese and local ingredients. Both restaurants offer expansive views of Mount Yotei whilst you enjoy your meal.
There are many excellent photo spots to capture memories of your day before heading back to the comfort of your suite to relax Japanese style in your tatami room.
Finish your day celebrating your night with a private dinner just for your family at our main restaurant, méli mélo -Yuki No Koe-.
Day 3: Reconnect with Niseko Nature
Morning: Shinsen Numa Trekking
Spend your day at Shinsen Numa, a large swamp hidden in the mountain ranges of Niseko, regarded as one of the most beautiful spots in Niseko. As you trek around the wooden walkways, your local guide will talk you through the seasonal flowers and wild plants native to Niseko and not found outside of Hokkaido.
Shinsen Numa is the perfect place to feel at one with nature, listening to the sounds of life and birds chirping.Lie back, relax and spend special moments with your loved ones as with a takeaway lunch prepared by the team at AFURI. We recommend visiting them in store to collect some kakuni pork buns or a karaage don, leaving you stress-free to enjoy your day.
Afternoon: Make New Friends, Ostrich Farm
Young and old explorers alike will enjoy meeting our feathery animal friends at the Niseko Ostrich Farm where there are over 60 ostriches roaming free. Have fun feeding them, taking pictures and guessing which ones are male or female (Hint: they have different coloured feathers). Finish the afternoon with a delicious Dorayaki, a red-bean-paste treat made from ostrich eggs.
Evening: Celebrate Your Night with Your Family
Celebrate the evening together with your family at Tempura Araki, an authentic Omakase dining experience’. This intimate dining experience centred around a beautiful Cypress counter promises a feast for the senses with delicate tempura created to perfection like precious art pieces right in front of your eyes.
Day 4: Explore The Other Parts of Hokkaido
Enjoy the convenience of your own private shuttle with an experienced driver to show you all the best sights of Hokkaido and feel like a local. Niseko's location in the central Shiribeshi area is close to many well-known sightseeing spots. You can use Niseko as a base whilst enjoying short day trips to nearby sights without the hassle of packing and unpacking. Here are some of our favourite spots which are great for everyone.
A beautiful lake with a range of fun activities like canoeing, paddle boarding, having a BBQ or simply cycling around the lake.
Find out more about Lake Toya Day Tour
Otaru Canal is a quaint and picturesque spot for an afternoon stroll where you can see local artists at work along the canal's walkways. A short walk from the canal leads you to Sakaimachi Street: an old preserved merchant area with the old warehouses converted to an exciting array of restaurants, cafes, souvenir shops, museums and local glass making shops.
Find out more about Otaru Day Tour
Dreamy coast lines of vibrant blue ocean span for miles; Shakotan is reputed to have the best sea urchin (Uni) in Japan. Not only is it a great place for swimming in crystal clear water, it is a popular spot for diving and sea kayaking. Looking for activities underfoot, Hokkaido’s heritage site Cape Kamui is just a short walk from the car park and an easy trek suitable for all ages.
Find out more about Shakotan Day Tour
Day 5: Enjoy Your Private Time
Before heading home, allow yourself time to enjoy some private time at Setsu Niseko's Wellness Centre, one of the largest onsen and wellness centres in the area. While your kids have fun in the kids playroom, rejuvenate your mind and body at Rikka Spa, soak in the onsen, work out in the gym or join one of our Setsu yoga classes at Studio En.
This is only one example of a fun itinerary you can enjoy while staying at Setsu Niseko, there is so much more for you to explore and enjoy. Let our dedicated concierge team know about your interests and preferences and we will create your own personalised journey full of cherished holiday moments just for you.
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