Recognized as a threat to destinations depending on winter tourism, climate changes have been defined as slow changes that the community must address beyond any other individual interest (Lew, 2014). On the other hand, adaptation strategies applied under enterprises’ initiatives as snowmaking and diversification of tourism products (Wilkins et al., 2021) appear limited since their propose is to reduce the disadvantages brought by climate changes to interests of enterprise and has less focus on interests of community and whole destination. Thus, the destination mobilizing each part of community including enterprises, stakeholders involved in tourism, residents to take sustainable way to respond to climate changes under the initiatives of local government might become a valuable example to be studied. Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan is representative one reputed for skiing stations. Compared with other communities, local governments have been precursor to fix a plan for raising the challenge of climate changes. Besides, the future strategies and actions are not limited to tourism development but also a sustainable development of whole community since Niseko has been selected as one of 100 global sustainable destinations in 2020 (Takahashi, 2021). Concerning the theoretical base, from the view of meta-governance in destination proposed by Amore et al. (2016), local governments have put interests and values of community at center which would be heavily influenced by action planning facing climate changes since tourism is the backbone for the economy of community. Based on the view of destination resilience from multilevel perspective, action patterns of actors at different scales and dimensions should not be understood independently and resilience building from each scale and their interaction compose of also community responses to climate change (Amore et al., 2018).
Keywords: Destination Resilience|Climate Change|Niseko