Cycle season is well underway in Niseko and every year the calendar is jam packed with events for cyclists to participate in. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, there’s something for you to take part in. Check out what’s coming up! Niseko Classic Group Ride – 11th July This fun, […]

“Doing a season” in Niseko, Japan has become a right of passage for many young skiers and snowboarders. Some might be embarking on a new career, others taking a break from one. Some are in the midst of a personal crisis, hoping that a few months of mountain living will give them clarity on whether […]

Niseko and Hakuba in Japan are fast becoming two of the world’s most popular destinations for winter sports enthusiasts. Over the last ten years both resorts have seen rapid growth in visitor numbers, which means a holiday to either place is no longer something that can be achieved on a whim. Instead, those who wish […]

EPIC SNOWFALLS This season resorts in Niseko recorded 10 meters of snowfall, most of which fell in January with 600cm worth of fluffy flakes hitting the ground. While this may seem a little underwhelming for a resort that on average receives around 15 meters of snowfall, it’s almost the same amount of snow that falls […]

For skiers and snowboarders the words ‘Japan’ and ‘powder’ go together just like sake and pizza (seriously…try it. Oishi neh!). But, in order to achieve snow of the quality they are famous for, Hakuba and Niseko’s weather conditions can often be harsh. For most of us, the thought of visiting places that get between 10 […]

A nasty rumour is currently doing the rounds. You may have heard it. Or you might even be guilty of saying it yourself. According to this rumour there’s ‘no steep stuff in Japan’. No ‘real’ mountains. No ‘challenging terrain’. Well we’re here to tell you this isn’t true. The Japan Alps are a palatial range […]


Merry Christmas from Japan!! This morning here in Niseko we have all received the present we have been asking for FRESH SNOW!! Everyone from Rhythm Japan would like to wish all of customers, families and friends a very merry christmas and a happy new year!! Yesterday Santa-san took some time out of his busy schedule […]

For the 2015 / 2016 season Rhythm Japan has seriously raised the bar when it comes to its selection of backcountry skiing and ski touring rental equipment. This winter in Niseko we have added the Volkl V-Werks BMT 109 to our rental fleet. This ski is one of the most versatile, technical and overwhelmingly popular […]

The Niseko United ski area officially opened yesterday after over half a metre of snowfall in 48 hours. Today six lifts are running across Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village and Grand Hirafu. Light snowfalls are forecast to continue until at least Monday, turning Niseko into a winter playground just in time for Christmas. At Hakuba lifts got […]