SUMMER IN NISEKO
After a busy ski season, Niseko transforms into a nature's wonderland full of fun and adventure. After the ski season ends in April, the spring awakens with blooming cherry blossoms, followed by the most popular season for Japanese people, who come here in the summer to explore the beauty of flower fields. Lavender season is the best known time here as it lasts from July to late August. Apart from these, summer activities are what attracts the more adventurous visitors. Here is a brief list of what you can do in Niseko.
When the snowfields turn to green meadows, visitors to Niseko swap their skis and snowboards for golf clubs in some of the most pristine landscapes dominated by magnificent Mt Yotei.
One of the most popular activities attracting travelers to Niseko during the spring and summer is whitewater rafting. The greatest rafting experience can be either in the spring when the snowpack is melting, or in the summer when the waters become more mellow.
Cycling & Mountain Biking
Niseko has become a hot spot for biking, with numerous options for road and mountain biking. The air is crisp and clean and there are several companies that offer a full range of mountain biking rentals, including comprehensive safety gear, so you don't need to bring anything.
Trekking, hiking & Climbing
From short trails in the foothills to gorgeous panoramic views, there are hikes and walks to match anyone's strengths. For experienced hikers, a full-day climb of Mount Yotei can show you nature's best kept secrets and you might even get a chance of seeing wild bears.
Sea kayaks are specialised kayaks with a covered deck and the ability to drive through waves. The Sea of Japan coastline is a part of the Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi National Park and offers amazing scenery, especially from the ocean. If you are lucky, you could witness rare nesting birds, sea creatures in their natural environment, and even have the opportunity to explore coastal caves and bays in low tide.
Other fun things to do
Canyoning & river kayaking
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