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2021 Shibazakura Information

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Currently there is a State of Emergency in Hokkaido (May16th ~ May31st)

Currently there is a State of Emergency in Hokkaido.

We would update the flowering status of Shibazakura so people could enjoy online.

Flowering Status of Shibazakura

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Congestion Status

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Shibazakura Full bloom is expected around May 26th.

To avoid crowd, please check the congestion status through the VACAN System.

Congestion Status from here.

「Vacant」… 2.5 meter distance is secured from other people.
「Fairly Crowded」… About 2 meter distance is secured from other people.
「Crowded」… Distance from other people only be secured less than 1.5 meters.
※If its「Crowded」, we ask for your cooperation to go on a different time to ensure your safety.

Contact

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▶Please check our Kutachn Tourism Instagram Account from here

■Contact information for Shibazakura
①Flowering Status / General Tourist Information
Kutchan Station iCenter (9:00~17:00)
[email protected] TEL 0136-22-3344

②About the Congestion Status
Kutchan Tourism Association Office(Mon~Fri 9:00~17:00)
[email protected] TEL 0136-55-5372

③About Parking
Kutchan Town(Mon~Fri 8:45~17:30)
TEL 0136-23-3388

Important: Information regarding the status of Covid19 infections in the Niseko area (Kutchan town)

Thank you for your concern about the situation in the Niseko area. On this page, we will tell you about the following three points.

  1. About the Covid19 infection status in the Niseko area <Updated as information is released>
  2. About measures against infectious diseases in the Niseko area
  3. About inquiries from customers

Information is also shared on our instagram account.

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1st September 2021: the cluster in Kutchan Area was confirmed at a language school. Japanese only information is here.

29th March 2021: the cluster declared on 8th March 2021 is confirmed to have converged (finished)

16th March 2021: a cluster in Kutchan was confirmed at a language school. 15 students and 4 staff (total 19) were confirmed to have contracted Covid19. 4 in February and the remainder on 13th & 14th March 2021. As some are not residents of Kutchan or Shiribeshi their numbers are not included in the details below. Japanese only information is here.

8th March 2021: the cluster in Kutchan area
15th March 2021: the cluster declared on Feb.21 & Mar.1 is confirmed to have converged (finished)
1st March 2021: the cluster in Kutchan area
21st February 2021: the cluster in Hirafu area
27th January 2021: the cluster declared on 7th January 2021 is confirmed to have converged (finished)

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1. About the Covid19 infection status in the Niseko area <Updated as information is released>

Updated at 19:00, 2nd Sepetember, 2021

For press releases, please see the announcement by the Hokkaido Government (Japanese only)

The infection situation in the Shiribeshi region, which includes the Niseko area, is as follows:


  • October 9th: 0 people in Shiribeshi
  • October 2nd: 1 people in Shiribeshi (0 people from Kutchan)
  • September 25th: 4 people in Shiribeshi (4 people from Kutchan) 
  • September 18th: 4 people in Shiribeshi(2 people from Kutchan)
  • September 11th: 7 people in Shiribeshi (2 people from Kutchan)
  • September 4th: 4 people in Shiribeshi
  • August 28th: 28 people in Shiribeshi (10 people from Kutchan)
  • August 21st: 23 people in Shiribeshi (4 people from Kutchan)
  • August 14th: 4 people in Shiribeshi
  • August 7th: 15 people in Shiribeshi
  • July 31st: 9 people in Shiribeshi
  • July 21st: 2 person in Shiribeshi
  • July 13th: 2 person in Shiribeshi
  • July 10th: 3 person in Shiribeshi
  • July 9th: 1 person in Shiribeshi
  • July 8th: 1 person in Shiribeshi
July 2nd: 1 person in Shiribeshi

The infection situation in public businesses that have announced infections is as follows: currently, all businesses that announced infections are in the "Hirafu area" and "Kutchan Downtown area".

The list below lists the businesses that have been voluntarily announced infections with the safety of the Niseko area as their top priority. (Links may be in Japanese only)


If you went to the businesses above and are worrying for your health, please contact to Kutchan Health Center TEL:0136-23-1957(8:45〜17:30 for weekdays)

*After 2 days of re-opening, we will delete from the list above.
If any local businesses have cases that they wish to list on this page, please contact us directly at [email protected] and we will update the listings above.

In addition, please note some stores are voluntarily closed due to outbreaks in the area, even though they have reported no cases. Before using stores in the area, please check the opening information and congestion status.

2. About measures against infectious diseases in the Niseko area.

You can download a contract tracing app called COCOA, supported by the Japanese Ministry of Health at the following links:
Apple Store
Google Play

In the Niseko area, we are working on the "New Hokkaido Style" promoted by Hokkaido.

In addition, each store is taking measures against infectious diseases by referring to the "Industry-Specific Guidelines"(Japanese Only) published by the Cabinet Secretariat's New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control Promotion Office.

We will promote measures against infectious diseases in the area together with member businesses.

On the "Let's start a new travel style"(Japanese Only) page, we announce the infectious disease countermeasures that we would like our customers to cooperate with.

3. About inquiries from customers

Some customers may feel uneasy due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the Niseko area. If you are planning a trip to Niseko in the near future and have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us.

TEL 0136-22-3344 (Kutchan Tourist Information Center, 9: 00-17: 00)

Email: [email protected]

Various SNS messengers and DM are also available.

Instagram @nisekokutchantravel, Twitter @KutchanN, Facebook KutchanTourismAssociation

Event Information for December

Event information for December.


【December 1st(Kutchan)】Hirafu Temporary Police Station Open

【December 4th(Niseko Town)】Niseko Village Ski Resort OPEN

【Decmber 5th(Kutchan)】Grand Hirafu Ski Resort OPEN

【December 5th(Kutchan)】HANAZONO Ski Resort OPEN

【December 19th(Kutchan)】Mountain Center Annex OPEN(Grand・Hirafu)

【December 19th(Hirafu)】Night Skiing OPEN

【December 24th(Niseko)】Christmas Events in(Niseko Village

【December 31st(Niseko)】Year End Events in(Niseko Village

【On Going Events】

●(Kutchan)Shu Ogawara Museum have small events every Saturday

Event Information for October

Event information for October.

※You can check the HP if you click on the letter of each event.


【September 5th ~7th(Kutchan)】

【October 3rd & 4th (Kutchan)】Boken Kazoku Forest Camp

【October 3rd(Rusutsu)】RUSUTSU HARVEST FESTIVAL

【October 3rd(Kutchan)】Mikke Work Shop

【October 10th (Akaigawa)】Maple Road 393 Momiji Festival

【10月12日~15日(Kutchan)】EdVenture(Autumn Program Kids Camp)

【10月17日(Kutchan)】Mikke Work Shop

【10月19日~21日(Kutchan)】EdVenture(Autumn Program Kids Camp)

【10月22日(Kutchan)】Aggie`s by Kutchan Agriculture High School

【10月24日(Kutchan)】Mikke Work Shop

【10月26日~29日(Kutchan)】EdVenture(Autumn Program Kids Camp)

【10月31日(Kutchan)】Mikke Work Shop


【On Going Events】

●(Kutchan)Shu Ogawara Museum have small events every Saturday

●(Kutchan)Kiyoe Gallery