While spring skiing in the Niseko resorts is available up until May, there are plenty of other activities in the area to enjoy, from gentle vegetable picking to more action options like cycling.
As the snow starts to melt, the rapids are at their highest and fastest and rafting is open from April.
The town of Niki, approximately 1 hour’s drive from Zaborin, has many vineyards and orchards – full of flowers blooming for their cherries, peaches and apples. Further on is Otaru, famous for its canals and old stone warehouses. Besides the historical streets, there are many restaurants specialising in fresh seafood – cooked or raw – as well as sweets that are Otaru specialities.