A ski holiday can be tough on your body and you will probably want a day or two to relax, or maybe you have non skiers in your party and you want to take some time off to explore the beautiful area around Hokkaido Prefecture & Niseko? Here are some ideas for a day away from the slopes.
Day trip to Otaru
If you have a spare day during your ski trip to Niseko then a day trip to the city of Otaru is definitely worth a visit and is a real change of scenery. Once a major trade and fishing port with many of the historical buildings and warehouses standing today as beautiful reminders of the past and now house popular bars and restaurants. Otaru is famous for delicious sushi, locally brewed beer, ice cream, glasswork, music boxes, sake distilleries and antique shopping. Take a walk or a ride along the cities main attraction-Otaru Canal and be sure to stop by the Steam Clock on the hour.
Shopping trip to Kutchan