Geography and climate Niseko

Enjoy the beauty of the seasons in Niseko

City Niseko (42 ° 52 ‘N latitude and 140 ° 48’ E) is located in the west central part of Hokkaido – almost in the center of sub-prefectures Shiribeshi. It is located in a slightly hilly hollow surrounded on the east Mountain Yotei (altitude 1898 m) in the national park and the north Mount Niseko-Annupuri (1309 m) in the Quasi-National Park. 

river flowing through the city Shiribetsu – the cleanest river in Japan (2004) – whose tributaries are the rivers Konbu, Niseko Anbetsu and Makkari. In this area, a continental climate with an average temperature of 6,3 ° C, and in winter in the city you can see a pile of snow, which can be up to 200 cm in depth.

Industry and Culture

Agriculture Approximately 200 farms, bred for 2000 hectares of land with an annual production of just under three billion yen. The main crops are potatoes, melons and asparagus, especially known for its quality and taste, as well as rice, tomatoes and onions lilies. The distinctive features of Niseko used to promote agriculture, and by increasing the profit that promotes environmentally friendly “dry farming,” and sales support directly from the farms, agriculture is undergoing a renaissance.
Tourism Niseko includes both national and quasi-national park, and is a year-round tourist destination, famous for its beautiful countryside, reflecting the beauty of all four seasons. Summer invites visitors to do outdoor sports such as hiking, canoeing and rafting, and in winter it’s a great, world-famous ski resort with first-class snow and winter sports. This area is littered with many hot springs of varying salinity and offers a lot of placements, such as hotels and restaurants B & B, each of which takes individual care of the guests.
Culture Located at the foot of Mount Yotei known area Arishima – is farmland, which were first treated with a father known in the early twentieth century’s Takeo Arishima. Takeo allow the tenant to use the land for free and the legacy of the “mutual” lives in Niseko today. In 1977, its 100-year anniversary was built Arishima Takeo Memorial Museum on the main floor areas. Since the museum plays a central role in the spread of the local culture, it takes a lot of visitors.