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 […]


Taking your kids skiing in Japan is one of the best family holidays you will ever have. Skiing and snowboarding are perfect activities for all age groups and levels of ability. Plus, Japan provides a unique cultural experience that your kids will love telling all their friends about. Keep reading for tips on how to […]

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 […]

Ten Things to Love about Niseko’s New Ski and Snowboard Shop, Rhythm Base.

Ten Things to Love about Niseko’s New Ski and Snowboard Shop, Rhythm Base.

This winter, Niseko’s largest and most comprehensively stocked ski and snowboard store will open its doors on Koen Avenue at the top of Hirafu Village. Conveniently located across the road from Ki Niseko, the shop is within walking distance from the Hirafu Gondola. There is definitely a lot to love about Rhythm Base, check out […]

Rent, Ride, Repeat! Our Top 8 Reasons to Rent Skis or a Snowboard in Japan.

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Niseko and Hakuba is home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding conditions in the world, which is why it’s so important your equipment matches up to the hype! The best way to do this is rent, because you’re guaranteed to have the best gear to suit the conditions and your ability. Here are […]

The Rhythm Rail Jam 2019 Recap

We did it again! And this time it was even bigger than ever before. On February 9th, our 2019 Rail Jam was hosted for the first time at Sunsports Field with one of our most impressive line-up of skiers and snowboarders taking part of the contest.  Outside in a jaw-shaking -9 degrees and massive snow […]

Find Out How to Get Your Gear Ready to Go Skiing in Japan!

There is so Much Powder in Japan, Do I Still Need to Tune My Skis? When you’ve come to Japan for the holiday of a lifetime, the last thing you want is for your equipment to let you down. Walk in the doors of Rhythm in either Niseko or Hakuba and you’ll find our specialty […]