Summer Activities

Summer Activities

With so many activities on offer- Niseko is THE place to visit this green season. Our team has put together their top picks to spend the cool sunny days during your stay here in Niseko. Be sure to check out our Summer Packages for more inspiration or if you are planning on extending your stay. Booking these activities is a breeze with the assistance of the H2 Life team - reachable on for all your summer needs.

In the Water

Rafting and Ducky

Often cited as the most popular summer activity in Niseko, Rafting offers a thrilling adventure which is perfect for groups or families. Experience the waves and rapids in Spring months, a more leisurely float during Summer and marvel in the Autumn colours come late September - this is an experience not to be missed. With group and private options, as well as family tours, contact our team for the best experience for your trip.

Fancy something a little different- experience the rafting course on your own inflatable kayak. Playfully named a Ducky - this water activity is great for singles and tandems.

Lake Toya - Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayaking

Ask any Niseko local their favourite day trip and they will advise the stunning Lake Toya. Just 45 minutes drive from Niseko, this lake is a hive of activity. Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Kayak rental can be pre-booked to enjoy this beautiful spot, or simply take a stroll along the water taking in the sculptures and scenery.


A fisher’s paradise here in Hokkaido, this area has some of the cleanest waters in all of Japan. But where to find the best spots? Let us book a tour for you with fly-fishing experts to ensure a day to remember.

On the Ground

Horse Riding

With riding courses suitable for all levels, horse riding is an exceptional way to experience Hokkaido in the summer months. For those families wanting to ride with a little more time on their hands, combine a gentle horse ride with seeing the cutest farm animals at the quaint Hopi Hills farm based near Kiroro Resort - around 45 minutes drive from Niseko.

Cycling and Mountain Biking

A popular activity with visitors and locals alike, cycling and mountain biking are great ways to see the area on wheels. For thrill seekers, let us arrange a guided mountain biking tour on challenging downhill single trails or riverside trails. Wanting to do-it-yourself? We can pre-book your bike rental and ride the Summer Gondola up for an adrenaline filled ride back down.

We can also arrange road bikes and e-bikes for a more leisurely experience.

BBQ and Beer

Summer in Niseko is not summer without the distinctive smell of BBQ in the air, wafting from almost every home come evening time. And there is no need to bring your own! Pre-book with our team in advance and we will have the BBQ set up ready for your arrival. What goes perfectly with a BBQ…? Beer kegs can also be arranged for your refreshment needs - sounds like a perfect evening under the summer skies to me!


Tee off with a view of the Sea of Japan, or hit your approach into a green shadowed by Mt Yotei this summer. Niseko is quickly becoming a golfing mecca, with 9 championship standard courses within 45 minutes of Hirafu! We have relationships with all the fantastic local courses, which means great access to tee times throughout the summer for our guests. Premium golf club rental is also available at most courses.

In the Air

Hot Air Balloon

Yotei looks great from the ground, but how about from 30 metres in the sky? Enjoy a short hot air balloon experience (tethered for your safety) for breathtaking views and the exhilaration of floating back to earth.

NAC Adventure Park

Another ‘fun for all the family’ activity - the NAC Adventure Park is a masterfully constructed obstacle course suspended in a forest and boasts nearly 100 different elements, which are divided into multiple difficulty levels. The sprawling Adventure Park boasts a massive area of 9,265 square metres and features bridges, zip lines, ladders and more, which range in height from 5 to 13 metres. This means that you can choose the courses with just the right level of challenge (and height) for you.

To book any of these amazing experiences email our guest services team at or contact us via the form below.