Japow Season Outlook 2020/2021


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 […]

In Niseko, The Spirit of the Mountains is Waiting for you.

YAMA NO KIKON (the spirit of the mountains): The unique vibrance that permeates Niseko, is embodied in its people, and is responsible for making Niseko Japan’s most internationally loved resort. According to Acme Wu,  Niseko Tourism Marketing Director… “The Spirit of the Mountain explains why so many people from all over the world have gravitated […]

Dreaming of Skiing in Niseko? So are we!

We never stop dreaming about winter! Here are five things we’re looking forward to about skiing in Niseko once the temperatures drop and that famous snow starts to fall… SKIING NISEKO’S FAMOUS POWDER It goes without saying that this would be on the top of our list! Niseko receives, on average, 14 meters of snow […]

Celebrating the Women of Rhythm for International Women’s Day.

In the words of the great Queen Bey…who run the world? Girls! This is especially true at Rhythm, with our annual management team being made up of 59% women. We appreciate our female workforce every day, but on International Women’s Day we thought we’d show some extra love by asking four of our annual staff […]


A creative friendship established in the mountains of Hokkaido. A filmmaker and adventurous handyman sharing a passion for the outdoors. Combining our crafts and love for the environment to create a new type of adventure. This is a documentary film project, about two friends and a truck. Follow our journey, as we convert a Japanese […]


Meet Sabine. She has been part of the Rhythm family for 4 years and is a creative genius! This girl is a weapon on the mountain, and enjoys strolling upwards with cute dogs. Find her in the hill shredding some pow by day, or join her for a sing-song at karaoke by night. Niseko is […]


Rhythm has been in operation in Japan for 14 years. During this time we have grown into a comprehensive snowsports retailer offering a huge range of quality services so our customers can live their ultimate mountain experiences. Check out seven of our newest and most exciting offers for 2019 / 20… Our Coffee Shop is […]

Not Just a Shop! Interview with Rhythm Co-Owner Matt Hampton.

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This year in Niseko, Rhythm will celebrate its biggest achievement to date. Rhythm Base, its premier flagship store, is set to open this December. The shop is the culmination of 14 years-experience operating in Japan, a dream for co-owner Matt Hampton…

Niseko Ski Rental Goes Next Level Thanks to Rhythm’s New Store.

Rhythm Base is taking Niseko ski rental to the next level! Opening in December, our newest flagship store will offer a huge range of rental equipment including powder specific skis. Rent with us at Base so you can travel light, swap your gear to suit the conditions, ride the skis the locals ride, take advantage […]

Five Ways You Can Make Your Ski Holiday to Japan Cheaper.

Five Ways You Can Make Your Ski Holiday to Japan Cheaper.

Whether you’re traveling with family, a group of friends, or even solo, a ski trip to Japan will be something you treasure forever. Visiting the home of an ancient culture, surrounding yourself with beautiful scenery, indulging in sushi, ramen and yakitori, all while riding the best snow in the world is an experience no one […]

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