Kutchan

A small town popular with skiers and snowboarders due to its proximity to prime winter sports locations.

Kutchan is a town located in Shiribeshi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Throughout Hokkaido, Kutchan is known for its proximity to the world famous Niseko powder snow region and for its production of quality potatoes and potato products. The city’s expanding tourism industry is often attributed to the steady and copious supply of fresh powder snow, which many claim is among the best in Japan. The town is home to two museums, the Kutchan Natural History Museum and the Shu Ogawara Art Museum. It also hosts the annual Mt. Niseko Kutchan Jazz Festival every July in the center of town, drawing thousands to enjoy the music of Japanese and Australian musicians.
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