SEASON EQPT x RHYTHM JAPAN

Season was born from the idea that buying and owning hardgoods should be easy. It’s a brand where snowboarding and skiing are equals, the equipment never expires, and service is included to extend the life of a snowboard or pair of skis. Every Autumn it’s the same, new skis (and snowboards) come out. Sometimes things […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Energy at Rhythm Niseko

Surrounded by beautiful nature, I feel blessed to call this place home. However as we experience less and less snow each year, I worry as a mum as I want to pass on the feelings of winter to my child. When I ask myself, what can I do? An immediate answer was to change our […]

Seven Reasons to Rent with Rhythm Japan

WE’RE HERE FOR THE SAME REASON YOU ARE At Rhythm we’re a collection of skiers and snowboarders who all have one thing in common – we love to smash pow. We aim to share with you what it’s like to live and ride in the places we call home, and we do this by providing […]

Niseko United Resorts set to open today!

Today (December 5th) the Niseko United Resort opened up again for another snow filled winter! The chairlifts are now open and ready for all local skiers and boarders who are ready to ride. LOCAL STOKE Niseko: A reduced numbers of humans in town this winter shouldn’t be confused with low stoke levels, as the locals […]

Holiday Gifts Ideas

What does a shredder want for Christmas? The answer likely goes something like “open borders, flights to Japow and some serious big snow equipment”. Read below to see what our staff members are hoping to see under their christmas tree! SEASON EQPT FORMA SNOWBOARD I am really excited about this brand new company created by […]

Japow Season Outlook 2020/2021

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It goes without saying the COVID-19 has thrown a spanner in the works for the 2020/2021 season, so it’s time to break down the good and bad of the upcoming winter. Travel Status for International Tourists Things are not looking good for those currently outside of Japans borders, as at this stage there is no […]