7 Things to Know About Niseko Village

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Niseko Village
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Niseko United Ski Area has become an internationally recognized destination for all adrenaline addicts, nature lovers and gourmet travelers. Niseko Village is its integral part and it offers great accommodation and a variety of activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

1. Location

Niseko Village location
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Niseko Village is located at the base of mountain Niseko Annupuri within the Niseko United Ski Area. It is set in the middle of breathtaking landscapes boasting everlasting beauty and offering wonderful hotels, luxury residences, spas and onsens, various activities and an international snow school. It is perfectly connected to the other two villages in the Niseko United Ski Area, Niseko Annupuri and Hirafu.

2. How to Access Niseko

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There is a huge number of everyday flights to Sapporo’s New Chitose Airport. When you get to the airport, you can choose from a wide range of different transportation options to access Niseko Village. You can take a coach which stops at every accommodation in the village, or you can get on a train operating between New Chitose Airport, Kutchan and Niseko. Complimentary shuttle service as well as taxi service is available from Kutchan station to the village.


  • Buses: White Liner (011) 292 2042   Hokkaido Resort Liner (011) 219 4411
  • Trains: JR Hokkaido (011) 222 7111  JR Sapporo Station (011) 222 7111  JR Kutchan Station (0136) 22 1310  JR Niseko Station (0136) 44 2104

3. Where to Stay in Niseko

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Niseko Village offers ski-in ski-out accommodations with perfectly accessible ski runs, ski lifts, onsens, spas and dining options. Wherever you choose to stay, you will enjoy the stunning views of Mount Yotei and its surroundings. The beautiful luxury hotels, Hilton and Green Leaf, offer great restaurants, Onsens, fitness centres, meeting rooms with WiFi access, ski service, kids’ areas and much more. If you prefer more privacy choose to stay in one of the luxury townhouses accommodating up to six people and providing nice bedrooms, tatami style dining rooms and well-equipped kitchens.


  • Name: Hilton Niseko Village
  • Address: Abuta-Gun, Niseko-Cho
  • Phone:  +81-136-441111
  • Website:www3.hilton.com
  • Name: The Green Leaf Niseko
  • Address: Abuta-Gun, Niseko-Cho
  • Phone: 00 81 3-4540-2651
  • Website: thegreenleafhotel

  4. Winter Activities

Source: Jun Kaneko

If you come to Niseko Village and you are not into skiing or snowboarding, then you might choose some other exciting activities fit for all ages. You can enjoy snowmobile adventures, snow rafting, snowshoeing, cross-country, horseback riding or reindeer sledding and many others. It is good to make reservations and you can get the necessary information at the activity counter or at the Basecamp. Enjoy and have fun.

5. Niseko Snow School

Niseko Village is famous for its amazing long skiing and snowboarding areas set in the beautiful and picturesque countryside offering a wonderful location for exciting skiing courses. Snow School in Niseko is accredited and with international certifications and offers a wide range of programs for beginners as well as for all other enthusiasts. The professional team members are certified ski and snowboard instructors and trainers. For very young kids, Niseko Kids School offers innovative programs providing fun and safe lessons and memorable experience.

6. Summer Activities

In spring, the nature in Niseko Village comes to life. While the mountain tops are still snow-capped, the land at the foot of the mountain blooms with flowers, lush greenery and flowing rivers. The summers in Niseko are pleasantly warm with low humidity. If you happen to visit the village at this time, you will have an array of activities to choose from. Go tree trekking, horseback riding or mountain biking. Play golf or take a hot air balloon ride and enjoy the wonderful views. You can also choose to help the local people with the harvest. You will have a great time, whatever you decide to do.

7. Food & Beverage

Niseko Village has a pleasant atmosphere and picturesque neighborhood with a number of nice restaurants, cafes, bars as well as the famous Milk Kobo dairy. There you can discover some of the traditional Japanese dishes perfectly prepared and served with utmost care and beauty. If you like, you can opt for different international cuisines. Everything is prepared with fresh ingredients coming from the local markets. Along with the delicious food you can taste the local sake and some nice beers and wines.

Visit Niseko Village Ski Resort and enjoy the unique skiing experience, the sensational Onsen, great food, amazing service and friendly people.

Have a good trip and travel!

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