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Niseko

Four ski resorts, one dramatic mountain and lots of fun await powder hounds who travel to this top Japanese skiing destination.

Strap on your skis for hours of snow-based fun and lots of fresh mountain air at Niseko. This popular winter destination features four fabulous resorts that are situated at the base of a mountain and meet at its summit. Away from the slopes, venture into the surrounding forests to spot the local wildlife then head to a bar to socialize with a cosmopolitan crowd.

One of the most challenging aspects of a trip to Niseko is knowing where to begin. However, the resort that takes its name from the area is a good bet. Head to Niseko Village, a vast winter playground in the shadow of the breathtaking Mount Niseko Annupuri. There are groomed runs for all abilities and lots of off-piste action in the surrounding wilderness. When you’ve put your ski boots away for the day, soothe your muscles in a hot spring.

The village is one of four resorts situated at the base of the mountain that all meet at its summit. A few minutes to the west of Niseko Village is Annupurri. Spend a morning on the slopes, then go horseback riding or snowshoe trekking through the woods. Spot indigenous wildlife, including Hokkaido foxes.

If you are into snowboarding and freestyle skiing, visit the expansive terrain park at Hanazono. Other activities at this resort include snowmobile tours, sledging, snow tubing and backcountry hiking.

On the east face of the mountain is Grand Hirafu, the largest of the four resorts. There are runs for all abilities and a snow park for children. Night skiing is very popular here. Make sure you leave a little bit of energy to participate in the après-ski in the bars and restaurants.

Niseko is on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Fly into New Chitose Airport, which is about a 2-hour drive away. If you don’t want to drive, take the train or bus from the airport.

Thrill to the mountain runs, gorgeous scenery and the social scene of this prime skiing location.

Top hotels in Niseko

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido
The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido
4 out of 5
128-1 Aza-Tokiwa, Akaigawa, Hokkaido
P4,598
per night
10 Apr - 11 Apr

Located near the slopes, this Akaigawa hotel is in the mountains, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kiroro Resort, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Sakaimachi Street and Rinyu ...

4.3/5Excellent! (519 reviews)

"Very nice ski hotel , you can enjoy with ski all day and more activities Recommended"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

The Kiroro, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
5 out of 5
P14,304
per night
7 May - 8 May

Situated in the mountains, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Niseko Hanazono Resort and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from White Isle Niseko Snowmobile Park. Niseko ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
素晴らしいホテルだから頑張ってほしい

"この度は憧れのスキーリゾートのこちらのホテルに宿泊できることを心待ちにしていました。 コロナウイルス大流行の中でしたが、数日滞在しました。 日本語はあまり通じない!ということは、知っていたのですが、ホテルのフロントのスタッフは一生懸命に日本語で対応してくれて、嬉しかったですが、細かなニュアンスは通じているか不安な時は英語で話しました。 そう、ホテルは素晴らしく スキーをした後に優雅な空間で疲れた体を癒したい!リゾートを日本で体感したかったので、そんな方にはぴったりのホテルでした。 ホテルのホームページにはあまり、記載がないのですが、 プールも温泉もあって、大きさなど期待以上に快適で、プールは長さもあり、しっかり泳げます。 ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono
Hyatt House Niseko
Hyatt House Niseko
4 out of 5
P9,753
per night
8 Apr - 9 Apr

Located near to the slopes, this Kutchan resort is situated in the mountains, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu and is convenient for ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (122 reviews)

"Hotel is at the Center of everything, restos, bars,lifts, transportation"…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Hyatt House Niseko

Popular things to do in Niseko

Rusutsu Resort
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Rusutsu Resort

Visit a fabulous winter playground with miles of skiable trails for all levels and lots of snow-based fun away from the slopes.

Top activities in Niseko

8 Hour Private Day Hire
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8 Hour Private Day Hire

P3,192
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Furano and Biei Private Day Tour
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Furano and Biei Private Day Tour

100% of travellers recommend
P3,763
Per adult
10 Hour Private Day Hire
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10 Hour Private Day Hire

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Per adult
Sapporo Private Day Tour
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Sapporo Private Day Tour

P3,192
Per adult
Otaru Private Day Tour
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Otaru Private Day Tour

P3,192
Per adult
Private Departure Transfer : Sapporo City to New Chitose Airport
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Private Departure Transfer : Sapporo City to New Chitose Airport

P2,370
Per adult

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22 Feb 2020

Lots of areas to explore, but better if you have own car

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