Mt Niseko is one of Japan's most popular ski resorts for international skiers and riders. The mountain is home to 5 different resorts: Annupuri, Higashiyama, Hirafu, Hanazono and Moiwa, but just think of it as 1 BIG mountain. Your lift pass is interchangeable at all, except the smallest resort of Moiwa.
Stay in Hirafu township, where there is plenty of accommodation, restaurants and bars , plus easy access to Annupuri, Higashiyama and Hanazono.
A very efficient lift system of gondolas and covered chairlifts will get you to the top of each mountain quickly and in comfort. The resort has an abundance of tree runs and, being at a low altitude, it rarely experiences true whiteout conditions. Although when it is snowing, visibility is reduced to around 200m.
The terrain at Niseko is varied. There are legendary tree runs like Strawberry Fields and Miharashi, and there are huge powder fields off The Peak which will "blow your mind". There are some great steep runs at the Alpen Super Course and under the Kogen gondola. For beginners, there are beautifully groomed slopes at the base of the mountain. All runs are long and the 900m vertical drop ranks Niseko up there with other world class resorts
Dining / Restaurants
Eating out in Niseko is another cultural experience in itself. There is a large selection of restaurants: Izakayas, Yakitori & sushi restaurants, ramen shops and curry places, plus a good selection of western style foods. Prices are about average by Japanese standards but surprisingly cheap by Western standards.
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Together, historic downtown Niseko and the mountain village unveil a diverse and unique array of boutiques, galleries, jewellery, specialty stores and shopping experiences, all ideally located in a pedestrian friendly mountain setting. From exclusive designer items to budget-conscious souvenirs, Niseko appeals to all levels of shopper from the diehard to the casual window browser. Shopping at Niseko »
Niseko Specials. Book & Pay before 30 July 2010
- 20% off selected accommodations
Some conditions, seasonality and restrictions on combinability may apply to the above specials. Please contact us for full details.