Seven Reasons to Rent with Rhythm Japan


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 the equipment, knowledge and stoke that you need to live out the Japow dream. Ride in our boots.


With literally hundreds of options to choose from, our ski and snowboard range is about as comprehensive as it gets. Every rider has a unique ability and tastes and when you rent with us, we strive to give you something that gets you excited (and not just us!)

Our fleet is constantly being updated and replaced, which means you’re able to try the latest and greatest gear on the market. All of our rental gear is maintained to a high standard by expert technicians, and complimentary overnight tuning (including waxing) is available throughout the duration of your rental. Just looking to rent something pretty? We can help you with that too!


Different products do better in different conditions and when the snow changes, so should your gear! When you rent with us you can swap your gear for something different as often as you like, enabling you to always have the right tool for the job.

We carry many different brands and have a large fleet of different premium skis and snowboards to try, so take advantage of this and try something different each day if you’re looking for variety. There are absolutely no restrictions on how many times you can exchange your gear, and you may also swap between skis and snowboards or vice versa, because who doesn’t like to be adventurous? Rent, Ride, Repeat!


There are so many good resorts in Japan . . why visit just one?! Make the most of our multiple locations (Niseko, Furano and Hakuba) and swap or return your gear at any of our stores, regardless of where you collected the gear from.

We also make it easy for you to return your gear to us via the legendary Japanese postal system, which proves handy if your trip concludes at a non Rhythm location. Trust us, the postal system in Japan is second to none!


No car? Sidewalks covered in a foot of snow? Children exhausted from travelling? We understand how difficult it can be to get a families worth of ski and snowboard gear back to your accommodation, which is why we offer a FREE pickup and drop off service. For full details click here.

Rhythm & Beans Coffee


Consistently voted best coffee in (Hirafu) town, Rhythm & Beans coffee is conveniently located inside our Niseko and Hakuba stores. Made with Allpress beans by Allpress trained baristas, come in and see us for a caffeine hit before you hit the slopes, you won’t be disappointed!


A new addition for the 2020/2021 winter season is our Rhythm & Beans donut van, located at our Niseko store. The chances are that you’re probably coming to see us for a coffee, but now you can grab a donut too!


You’ll find all your favorite ski and snowboard brands available to rent in our well-stocked stores, with hundreds of different models available to choose from. Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned expert, our staff are always on hand to help.

Our slogan says it all; Rent, Ride, Repeat. We truly are a one-stop solution for all your rental needs. Offering not just a ski shop experience, but a seamless rental process that allows you to pick up your skis with ease and hit the slopes in no time.

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