Rhythm Japan: Your Equipment Rental Partner

When it comes to getting top-notch equipment rental, a hassle-free renting experience, and useful skiing advice, there’s no company in Niseko that comes close to Rhythm Japan.

That’s right; Rhythm Japan is hands down the biggest and the best equipment rental in and around Niseko. With 30 years of unrelenting experience in the industry, you can see why that is not surprising. It’s Rhythm Japan’s mission to offer customers the best possible equipment and a no-fuss service.

Their passion for snow is deeply entrenched in the culture of Rhythm Japan. It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert rider or a beginner; they have the perfect gear for everyone. More importantly, they have an in-house team of friendly experts whose aim is to share their knowledge and ensure customer satisfaction.

Rhythm Japan: A Little History

Rhythm has been doing business in Japan for more than 12 years. Back in 2005 when they got started, Niseko was just beginning to establish itself as one of the world’s best powder destinations. The founders – Mick Klima and Matthew Hampton – saw twofold benefit in setting up shop in Niseko: (1) they wanted to provide visitors with top-grade equipment rental tailored to the unique terrain and condition of the region, and (2) get an excuse to ride the world’s best powder every day!

The tradition of Rhythm has always been steeped in a true passion for cold mountain air and the feeling of freedom that comes from being on the snow. At the moment, the equipment shop carries more than 200 trusted brands and is constantly expanding.

What Types of Rentals Do Rhythm Japan Offer?

Ski Rentals

Rhythm Japan offers both standard and premium ski rental packages designed to suit every skill level and budget. The premium package is continually updated with the latest in snowboards from around the globe. Kids’ ski rental is also available.

Snowboard Hire

The shop has snowboards for hire in a wide selection of sizes, styles, and features. Snowboard rental packages also include accessories like helmets, gloves, boots, and outerwear.

Backcountry Riding Gear

These include skis & splitboards, ski boots, and a raft of equipment designed for taking on the wondering backcountry of Niseko and Hakuba.

SUP Board Rental

If you need SUP boards to help you cruise Niseko’s rivers, lakes, and ocean, Rhythm Japan has got you covered. Under this category, you can get a wetsuit, roof tie-downs, wetsuit boots, etc.

Accessories Rental

You can also hire top quality outerwear, ski boots, goggles, helmets, and so much more at affordable rates.


The shop also has bikes for rent for those who want to check out what Niseko has to offer while cycling.


Rhythm Japan offers a wide range of services that include boot solutions, tunes workshop, multi-resort booking, and drop off & pick up services.

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