The future of mountain biking in Niseko

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For a long time, residents and visitors of Niseko have longed for somewhere to ride their mountain bikes in the summer months. With limited trails locally and the bike park closing in 2020 there has been very little for the mountain bike community to get excited about. This is all about to change as the Niseko […]

Summer Hiking In Niseko – Mt Annupuri

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The Annupuri peak sits at the top of the Grand Hirafu ski resort, from there you can access all 4 resorts of the Niseko United ski area and Moiwa. During the winter months, the short, steep hike up from the top of the pizza box chairlift gets you access to some of the best terrain […]

Will Japan Open For Tourists By Winter 2022-23?


Hirafu Village Main St in Niseko When will the Japan border open for tourism? That has been the burning question in the lead-up to the past two winter seasons, both of which have seen international Japow lovers with ever-itchier feet, and locals normally reliant on the travel industry suffering big financial losses.  The silver lining […]

Evo x Rhythm Japan Announcement

Dear Rhythm community, I’m excited to announce that Rhythm Japan has officially joined forces with evo, a leading outdoor company based in Seattle, USA. While best known for their industry-leading online store, evo also operates stores in Denver, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City and Whistler, along with skateparks, lodging and travel businesses, all of which […]

Sustainable Ski Manufacturing With WNDR Alpine Skis

Pep Fujas talks about ski company WNDR Alpine and the future of sustainable ski manufacturing.   Every year we get excited to see new products coming into the store. This year we have something special from the team at WNDR Alpine skis. These guys are driving innovation on and off the mountain by manufacturing the […]


It’s been a challenging couple of seasons, to say the least. Amongst all the madness brought on by the pandemic, nature did not conform to the chaos, treating us to an unlimited supply of Japan’s finest powder. We, lucky locals, were very fortunate, however, we truly missed the crowds of life and laughter that normally […]

6 Reasons Why Autumn is the Best Season in Japan

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If you’re a powder hound, you might think winter is the best season in Japan. After all, the north island is renowned for some of the best powder snow in the world! And we can totally vouch for that..  However, Autumn is a close contender.. Here are 6 reasons why:  1. Experience the colourful leaves 紅葉, kōyō of fall As […]

Summer in Niseko | Activities and Hidden Treasures

Each year tourists travel from all over Japan to Hokkaido to experience the unique experiences that this island has to offer, and Niseko is no exception. There are loads of interesting things to see and fun things to do nearby, here are a few of our summer in Niseko highlights. Explore The Area by Bike […]

Pack your bags for spring touring

Ski Touring . . . what’s the big deal anyway!? It looks tiring . . . the snow might not be that good . . . the gear can seem expensive . . . .and there are so many pieces of equipment needed that I don’t know where to start! Today we’ll help you pack […]