As much as we love the sand, sea and sun you’ll find in exotic locales like Bali, Phuket and Sri Lanka, there is something utterly irresistible about the pristine powder snow of Niseko. Now is the perfect time to get psyched up for the upcoming ski season – here are our favourite Niseko Instagram accounts to follow for a serious powder fix.
This is the life – Powderlife. Named after Niseko’s sought-after champagne powder snow, Powderlife offers gorgeous snow-covered glimpses of Japan’s powder capital. From slope side shots to tranquil onsens and from epic luxury chalets to hidden local gems, Powderlife offers a kaleidoscopic view of Niseko that will seriously stoke your wanderlust.
This Niseko Instagram account offers just what the name suggests – epic photography chronicling the very best Niseko has to offer. One of the best things about Niseko Photography is that they don’t only focus on the jaw-dropping powder shots (of which you’ll also see plenty of) but they also capture Hokkaido in its summertime splendour, as well as exploring beyond the beaten path to capture new and fresh perspectives to the ski region which has stolen our hearts.
Chilledmoose is easily one of the coolest Niseko Instagram accounts you can follow. The man behind the lens is Nolan Yoshiaki Isozaki, a self-described “California Bred Coffee Drinker” who based on his Instagram feed spends much of his time scaling the most epic mountains of Hokkaido. Chilledmoose’s inspiring gallery is a cool mix of mountainside views and adventure travel – think untamed waterfalls and bouldering, with more than a few epic meals thrown in for good measure.
If Rhythm Japan’s Instagram feed doesn’t get you excited for the ski season, it’s safe to say nothing will. The Niseko and Hakuba based ski, snowboard and bike store shares cool shots and plenty of videos of Niseko’s best slopes and most adventurous powder hounds, as well as the region’s summertime beauty. Trust us – this Niseko Instagram account will make you want to book your tickets, STAT.
Aaron Jamieson is a Japan based photographer whose Instagram feed offers unique perspectives to the snow-covered mountains and cosy izakaya pubs of Hokkaido. Aaron’s gallery is beautifully varied and along with those iconic shots of Niseko’s snow covered beauty you’ll also see intriguing glimpses of Shinto shrines, local artisans and Hokkaido’s wildlife. Definitely an account to follow if you want an immersive look at all things Hokkaido.
If you can’t get enough of that famous powder, this is the Niseko Instagram to follow. Niseko Powder Japan shares epic user generated photography and videos of Niseko’s most epic slopes and iconic mountainside views. This versatile gallery is a great place to get inspired for your next powder getaway.
Evan Wilcox’s gallery will make you fall head over heels for Niseko, whether that’s in the heart of winter or during the balmy summer months. The snowboarder shares gorgeous shots of Niseko’s bottomless powder as well as Hokkaido’s beautiful waterfalls and surprisingly tropical shores. Definitely an account to get you stoked for your next Niseko trip.
This is a gorgeous gallery of powder shots taken in Niseko and its surroundings regions. Though the captions are mostly in Japanese, there’s something about these stunning shots that truly transcends language. The photos make Niseko’s ski season look like so much fun, you can’t help but catch a little case of the FOMOs.
Hokkaido Core is a Niseko based ski and snowboard school which also organises the annual Niseko Shootout photo competition… so it’s safe to say their Niseko Instagram game is pretty strong. Hokkaido Core’s gallery is a stunning kaleidoscope into some of the most epic ski runs in Niseko, with beautiful shots of the area’s wildlife and landscapes peppered in between.
No matter which Niseko Instagram feed you follow, chances are you’ve already gotten a taste of the handy work of photographer Daniel Honda. Splitting his time between Niseko and Tokyo, Honda is a master at capturing skiers and snowboarders in action. Doesn’t really matter if you’re a die hard powder junkie or just getting started planning your first ski trip – this stunning feed will make you book tickets to Niseko faster than you can say “powder.”