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Niseko Festivals and Events

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Summer in Niseko means lots of activities, fresh food and loads of Events.

One the best reasons to visit Niseko in summer is that there is always something going on. From Local community Festivals celebrating life, food and even the dead to the growing number of cycling races, golf tournaments and adventure races. Whether you are looking to participate or standby, there is no better place to be

Japanese festivals are one of the best ways to experience Japanese culture and August is Festival month in Niseko. , or Potato festival, is the largest summer festival in the Niseko area. The potato is the local mascot for Kutchan town and this 2 day festival celebrates this important local crop with an extravaganza of singing, dancing, fireworks, and of course a delicious array of festival food.

This is a local Niseko resort festival that encompasses the mix of traditional Japanese culture but with a fresh foreign twist and has become a highlight of the Niseko summer events schedule, the Festival includes traditional Bon dancing, fireworks, taiko drumming, a soaring bonfire, Japanese and International food & drink stalls, a mountain of give-aways and lots of fun.

If it's sports events you are after, then Niseko has its share. In June you can join some international pro golfers at the played at the Niseko Village Golf course. There are loads of cycling events for both experienced and beginner competitors including the, the and the and later in the year the comes to Hokkaido.

If it's adventure you’re after then don’t miss the NAC in July or the in September.

There are so many reasons to come to Niseko in Summer. Check out more event details.

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