7 Things to Know About Niseko Annupuri

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Niseko Annupuri
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If you have dreamt of skiing or snowboarding on the deepest and softest powder ever, then Niseko United Ski Resort in Japan is the perfect place for you. It is a unique place with the incredible snowfall every year. Together with the magic of the Japanese culture and tradition, this makes the Resort extremely popular with tourists. Niseko Annupuri is one of the wonderful villages set in this beautiful area.

1. Location

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The Niseko Annupuri Peak is 1000 meters high and its ski resorts provide acres of ski area. Annupuri Village is at the base of Niseko United Ski Resort and is located in a wonderful national park with an access to some of the greatest powder runs. Annupuri is conveniently located and perfect for a variety of exciting activities accommodating all ages. This is also a major location where you can relax and enjoy the stunning beauty of the surrounding wilderness.

2. How to Get to Annupuri

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You can easily get to New Chitose International Airport in Hokkaido from most major Asian hubs. There are frequent flights to the New Chitose Airport and the access from the airport has greatly improved in the last couple of years. You can choose to get to Annapuri Village by car, bus or limousine, and the ride takes about two hours. There is also a train available from the airport to Kutchan town where you can take a shuttle bus to Annupuri.

3. Where to Stay in Annupuri

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When you come to Annupuri you will be amazed by its wonderful chalets designed to blend into natural surroundings with a spirit of mountain living. The chalets are entirely furnished and equipped offering luxurious facilities providing great accommodation for families and groups. All chalets have nice common areas where you can spend some time together after the day full of activities and exchange your experiences.

4. Transfer Service and Ski Lift Pass

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There is a fine transfer service that covers the three resort areas in Niseko United (Annupuri Village, Niseko Village and Hirafu) and you can use it throughout your stay at Annupuri Village. Shuttle buses connect the three villages making your stay flexible and convenient. It is highly recommended that you buy the All Mountain Pass when you get there. It gives you access to all lifts and the shuttle bus. This way you can start the day in Annupuri, explore the amazing slopes of Mt. Niseko Annupuri, and at the end of the day come back there without any trouble.

5. Winter Activities

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Winter at Annupuri Village in Niseko offers the best skiing experience with its powder snow ski runs. But there is so much more to do than just go skiing. The Annupuri gondola provides easy access to many other winter activities. You can explore the area on snow shoes, or you can choose to do that by snowmobile or snowcat and get a completely new experience. Enjoy the beauty of the national parks, rivers, mountains and amazing hot springs all around the village. Due to limited availability, it is good to book activities before you arrive.

6. Summer Activities

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Those looking for exciting outdoor activities during summer in Annupuri Village won’t get disappointed. The place is absolutely beautiful with the warm and dry air accommodating a wide range of activities such as white water rafting, hiking, mountain biking, parasailing, golf and tennis. It is perfect for all ages and you will certainly enjoy the lush greenery and wonderful natural beauties of the area.

7. Food & Drink

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Annupuri Village chalets offer fully equipped kitchens well suited for dining-in options. Before you arrive your kitchen is stocked up with anything you might need. For those who prefer dining-out, Annupuri Village offers a wide selection of food and beverages, a combination of Western and local options with extremely fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese as well as beer and wine produced in the area.


  • Name: Annupuri
  • Place: Niseko, Japan
  • Things to Do: Skiing, Snowboarding, Trekking, Relaxing, Eating & Drinking
  • Website: annupurivillage.com

Enjoy the time, the delicious food and welcoming and kind people in this amazing resort. You will want to come back again.

Have a good trip and travel!