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Things to Do in Niseko in Winter: Family Activities for All Ages!

Things to Do in Niseko in Winter: Family Activities for All Ages!

Date published: 5 November 2019
Last updated: 1 June 2020

There are so many fun things to do in Niseko in winter other than skiing and snowboarding! Here we selected some of Niseko's attractions where families can enjoy thrilling activities and snow experiences during a trip to Hokkaido!

Table of Contents
  1. 1. Snow Rafting at Niseko Village: The Thrill of Speed!
  2. 2. Grand HIRAFU Kids Park: Playing in the Snow in a Large Safe Area!
  3. 3. Niseko HANAZONO Resort Snow Tubing: Enjoyed by All Ages!
  4. 4. Kids Land at Niseko Annupuri: Perfect for Families with Small Children!

1. Snow Rafting at Niseko Village: The Thrill of Speed!

1. Snow Rafting at Niseko Village: The Thrill of Speed!

Snow rafting is a super fun thing to do in Niseko in winter! In this activity, you sit in a rubber boat that is pulled on a snowmobile through their large snow-covered property.

The rubber boat pulled by a guide on a snowmobile, who swerves left to right and hops up and down. The sensation of the speed is thrilling! Even if it feels like you’re going faster than you really are, the feeling fully matches that of a roller coaster.

The thrill of this fun snow sport is satisfying for all ages. You can let the tour guide know how fast you want to go. If you go at a slower speed, you can really get a great feel for nature all around you.

Prices
Snow rafting: 3,000 yen per adult (over 13 years of age), 2,000 yen per children (under 12 years of age)

2. Grand HIRAFU Kids Park: Playing in the Snow in a Large Safe Area!

2. Grand HIRAFU Kids Park: Playing in the Snow in a Large Safe Area!

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand HIRAFU has the largest ski slope and one of the largest kids parks in the country. The Kids Park is located in a safe, isolated area where other skiers and snowboarders can’t enter.

The Kids Park with a great view of Mount Yotei has an area to play with snow, a kamakura snow hut area, a course for snow striders, and a tall hill to play with snow tubes and bicycle-style sled with breaks and handles.

The park is filled with many activities that will keep you entertained all day. And you can have peace of mind that the staff are always keeping an eye out for safety.

Prices
Kids Park, 1 adult + 1 children set 2,000 yen / additional entrance fee 500 yen per adults and 500 yen per children

3. Niseko HANAZONO Resort Snow Tubing: Enjoyed by All Ages!

3. Niseko HANAZONO Resort Snow Tubing: Enjoyed by All Ages!

At the base of Niseko HANAZONO Resort, there is a large snow tubing park.

To get to the starting point you take the “magic carpet,” an enclosed moving walkway. It is conveniently located near the rest house for taking breaks and using the restroom.

There is a special lane just for kids, where they can have fun in a safe environment. The slope isn’t that steep, but it feels much faster going down. This attraction is fun for all ages.

Prices
Tube Park: 2,500 yen per person (60 minutes)

4. Kids Land at Niseko Annupuri: Perfect for Families with Small Children!

4. Kids Land at Niseko Annupuri: Perfect for Families with Small Children!

Kids Land, located at Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, is a popular location that is open to everyone for free. It is a place for children to play with snow and perfect for people new to snow.

You can hop on the colorful objects on the snow or be pulled by a sled. You get to play how you want—and they also have rental snow tubes.

They also have a snow escalator so you don’t have to walk up the slope. This is a perfect place for families with small children to play in the snow freely.

Prices
Kids Land: Free entry


Photo & text: Natsuko Saito

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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