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Niseko has been discovered as the powder snow capital of Japan with the ever growing number of Australian and other foreign tourists. This boom has been blown out of proportion by the local press-the vast majority of tourists are still Japanese. Having said that though, over 10,000 ski enthusiasts were supposed to have visited Niseko this season alone.
The snow is what brings people - the quality and quantity(over 15 m in a good season!) is fast becoming world renown. Not only Australians but many expats living in SE Asia have discovered the delights of the Niseko area-the snow,people,hotsprings, food and culture all combine to create a unique ski holiday experience.
Niseko is located 120km or so from Sapporo -the regional capital of Hokkaido the northern most island of Japan.The scenery is stunning-volcanoes, lakes, rivers and of course great mountains to explore anytime of year. Hokkaido is Japan's "last frontier" and is a very different place to mainland Japan.
The Niseko area is famous for its outdoors and agricultural production.
March 23, 2006 change by giorgio