Town Logo, Geography, History, Progress

Kira Kaido

Town chapter (enacted May 15, 1968)




Geography and location


Niseko Town Location

Niseko Town is 140 degrees 48 minutes east longitude and 42 degrees 52 minutes north latitude. It is located in the western part of the center of Hokkaido, almost in the center of the Shirashi jurisdiction, and is surrounded by the mountains of Mt.
In the middle of the town is the Rishirigawa (2004 Shimami Nippon), where small and medium rivers such as the Konbu River, Nisekoanbetsu River, Makikawa River flow in.
It has an inland climate, the average temperature is 6.3 degrees Celsius, and the winter's deepest snow cover can reach as much as 200 cm.
It is within 120 minutes by private car from Sapporo city and Chitose airport, within 90 minutes of private car from Otaru city.

Please see the following page for access to Niseko Town transportation.

Origin of Niseko Town

"Niseko" has the meaning of "A standing cliff" in the Ainu language.
In addition, "nupuri" means "mountain" in the Ainu language, and the mountain called "Niseko Annupuri" where there is a ski resort means in the Ainu language "a mountain with a distinct cliff (and a river beneath it)" Become.

History of Niseko Town

1895 (Meiji 28) yearI will enter Nishitomi, the first migrant of Honcho.
1897 (Meiji 30) yearIt divides from Abuta Village and enters the area of ​​Makkari village.
1901 (Meiji 34) yearThe village independence from Makkari village which is the neighboring village now.
Makari village character Makkari Satoru from "Taro Kimura" was named and established the office in Motomachi current.
1950 (Showa 25) yearTown regulation will be enforced.
Year 1964Renamed Niseko Town.
2001 (Heisei 13) yearNiseko Town 100 years old. "Niseko Town Basic Regulations of Community Development" (Note 1) enforced.
For more information about the history of Niseko Town, please see the following page.

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