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Geography and Climate
Niseko is a mountain village in Japan. Located on the island of Hokkaido in the governorate of the same name. It borders on the settlements of Toyura, Kuttyan, Makkari, Rankosi. In 1972, he hosted the Winter Olympics.
The nearest airport is located in Chitose. The flight from Tokyo to Sapporo will take 1.5 hours. It is convenient to get to Niseko by train or car from Sapporo (100 km). At 21 km from the resort is the ski center Rusutu, at 7 km - Niseko Weiss, at 3 km - Niseko Hirafu, in 2 km - Niseko Annpuri Kokusai.
The area is famous for cold winters and a lot of snow. The average January temperature is -10 ...- 15 ° С. In summer it's hot and rainy, average thermometer readings in July-August are kept at +25 ... + 26 ° С. For year here about 16 meters of precipitation falls, most of which falls on winter. This phenomenon is caused by the collision on the territory of the settlement of warm air masses of the Pacific Ocean and cold cyclones of Siberia and China. The ski season lasts for 6 months (from December to April).
Niseko local time: GMT +9 (+ 5 hours to Moscow).
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