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Niseko
ニセコ

The Paradise for Enthusiasts of Outdoor Sports:

Niseko is one of the most famous ski resorts, especially famous for its powder snow in domestic and abroad, therefore, many skiers come here. In summer, it is a good place for hiking, rafting, canoeing and other outdoor sports. In addition, you can enjoy yourself in the Onsen after skiing because Niseko has a lot of hot springs around it.

Now

Ski Slopes are partially open.

 

 

Access and Getting Around

Direct buses reach Niseko from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport, so it is quite convenient. Yet, direct buses run in the skiing season only. Tourists should pay attention to it. If tourists take JR trains, the nearest station is Kutchan and Niseko Station, there are no direct trains from Sapporo and Hakodate Station. It makes tourists a little inconvenient. Moreover, because there are few bus services from Kutchan and Niseko Station to ski slopes, taxis are generally used.

By train

About 2 hours from Sapporo via Otaru Station with8 trains per day.

By bus

2 hours 10 minutes from JR Sapporo Station with2buses per day.

2hours 10 minutes from the main hotel in Sapporo with 1bus per day.

2 hours 30 minutes from New Chitose Airport with6buses per day

By car

2 hours from JR Sapporo Station

2 hours 15 minutes from New Chitose Airport

3 hours 30 minutes from JR Hakodate Station

Niseko

Features

Hirafu Ski Resort

-Outdoor Activities 

Hirafu Ski Rsort is the biggest one in Niseko,therefore there are various kinds of courses from beginners to senior uses.As for lodging facilities, tourists can use hotels and pensions, restaurants are also offered for use,so they will enjoy ski resorts fully....

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Annupuri Ski Resort

-Outdoor Activities 

Annupuri Ski Resort is a little gentle, even beginners can enjoy long cruising.A village of pension lodgings has been formed at the foot of the mountain, tourists may feel at home here,which is different from living at a hotel....

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Ski slopes and outdoor sports in summer

-Outdoor Activities 

There are a few ski slopes on the slope of Mt. Annupuri, among them Hirafu Ski Resort and Annupuri Ski Resortare bigger ones than others.Tourists can reach the top of the mountain from the two ski resorts by gondola or lift,so it is possible to enjoy the long-course mountain ski. Seen from the top of the mountain without any trees,a superb view is visible.Even in summer gondolas are available, a c...

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Lake Shinsen

-Outdoor Activities 

Lake Shinsen is plain with a trail around, and it will take about one and a half hoursto walk on it as a course.It is a bit distant from the downtown and therefore few tourists come here,visitors certainly enjoy hiking easily on the trail.Among the natural trails in Niseko, the periods of alpine plants in spring and red leaves in fallare strongly recommended...

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Accommodation around Niseko

Links

Niseko Town

Niseko Resort Tourist Association

Kutchan Tourism Association

 

Booking.com

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