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10/9 Swiss Yodeling Concert in Kutchan


Kutchan Town has a sister city affiliation with St. Moritz, Switzerland, and next year will celebrate the 60th anniversary of our sister city affiliation.
The event will feature the traditional music of the Alps, yodeling, and the authentic sound of Swiss alphorns.
Admission is free, so please come to the venue.

:October 9th (Mon) Concert begins at 14:00 (doors open at 13:30)
: Kutchan-cho Culture and Welfare Center, Main Hall
Admission: Free
Yodeling concert featuring an alphorn player from Switzerland, the home of yodeling

Hirafu Festival 2023

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Hirafu Festival is an annual summer festival held in Niseko Kutchan-cho, Hokkaido.

This year, the festival will be held for two days, and the Mochimaki (rice cake making) and Chambara (sword fighting) contests will be held again!

・Mochimaki with gorgeous prizes!
・Authentic "Syateki" "chanbara"
・Music and live performances by local artists
・Kids will love the trampoline!
・Niseko Gourmet Carnival" featuring over 20 of the Niseko area's most popular restaurants!
・Yotei Daiko and Fireworks will provide the finale to the festival!

Date : Aug 18 (Fri) 15:00-21:00
   Aug 19 (Sat) 11:00-21:00 
Venue: Sun Sports Land Kutchan
Admission: Free

This year, the parking lot has been changed from 【Hirafu Parking Lot 1】 to 【Hirafu Parking Lot 2 (under the gondola)】. Please be careful not to make a mistake.


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This year's Jaga Festival will be held on the street in front of Kutchan Station for the first time in four years!
The Niseko HANAZONO HILL CLIMB will also be held on the same day!

Dates: August 5-August 6
Venue: Kutchan Station Street
Noryo Fireworks :August 6 19:30 - 20:00

In case of light rain, the event may be cancelled in case of stormy weather

Kutchan Town Tourism and Commerce Section
TEL 0136-56-8012


Experience your best hill climb event ever in Niseko!

Niseko HANAZONO Hill Climb is a hill climb event in early August every year in Niseko, Hokkaido. The wide range of race category makes easier for everyone to participate from the beginners to advanced with fun.

August 2nd, 2022
Location:Hokkaido Niseko Area/Kutchan town
Entry:Until 6:00 p.m. of July 1st, 2022

Race:About 16km course in Niseko area

Check the WEBSITE