Have you ever seen what lies beneath the blanket of snow that covers Niseko? Or heard about the famed fresh Hokkaido produce that springs up in summertime, stretching across green fields from the foot of Mount Yotei to distant mountain peaks? Summer in Niseko offers families a chance to step back, unplug and escape from the ordinary.
The temperate climate and fresh mountain air invigorate the senses of children and adults alike, and this new energy doesn’t go to waste. There are berries to be picked at local farms, Japanese Taiko drumming classes with local students, and tents to be pitched on the shores of the volcanic caldera Lake Toya. Work up an appetite exploring and learning outdoors all day, and then satisfy your cravings with the delectable ‘green season’ creations of Niseko’s renowned chefs. Kids can’t stay away from the playgrounds and woodland hiking trails and there’s plenty to keep adults busy too… whether it’s a round of golf at a nearby award-winning course, or a glass of wine on your private patio.
Summer in Niseko is delightfully conducive to a distinctive kind of lifestyle…even if it’s only for a week! You won’t see your kids reaching for their smartphones when their hands are busy building their own skateboards. Checking your inbox will be far from your mind when you’re watching your children discover where fresh milk and eggs really come from, or sampling local favourites – Milk Kobo choux crème, anyone? Let nature take the reins as you soak up the last of the sun’s rays before it dips behind the mountains and the crickets take up their nightly chirping.
For an all-encompassing summer escape, why not join EdVenture for an immersive camp designed to help families make the most of Hokkaido’s incredible green season. The week-long program connects kids with new friends from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. It takes full advantage of its location at The Orchards Niseko, the locale for morning yoga, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and weekly barbeques. Hands-on activities make quick work of breaking down any cultural barriers and bring the spirit out of even the most shy child.
Summer for 2016 is set from June 22 until July 24. Visit edventureniseko.com for more details about camp activities, dates, registration and also winter camp options.
Sign up before March 1 and qualify for a special early-bird 10% discount!
Contact: Timothy King