Niseko, its all here! from romantic getaways in the resort hotels of the area, to back country camping, a wealth of outdoor activities for everyone in the family, this is one part of Japan that you can truly say is an area of endless discovery, every time you visit it will be different and something fresh will certainly catch your eyes.
Niseko is located in the Southwestern part of Hokkaido, in an alpine region that is dominated by Mt. Yotei (Yotei National Park) to the east and Mt Annupuri to the west. Niseko is conveniently located 100 kms from Sapporo which is Hokkaido’s largest city. The Niseko district has earned a reputation as one of the best ski area’s in the world, home to the Annupuri Ski Resort and the Niseko Village Ski Resort the resort is gaining momentum on the world stage.
However it is not just winter that is popular in Niseko, the summer’s are also very special and the district stands out as a all year round outdoor activity destination. The name Niseko is derived from the ethnic Ainu language of Hokkaido. Niseko Annupuri translates to “Mountain with a river, which runs around the bottom of a sheer cliff” The weather is typical inland weather, with an annual average temperature of 6.3 degrees Celsius, the deepest snow in winter is 200cm in depth.
Niseko is beautiful throughout every season of the year. The summer brings with it a variety of outdoor pursuits like climbing, canoeing, rafting and other outdoor activities. Winter brings with it not only beautiful scenery but also a variety of extreme winter sports. The area has a vast variety of Hot Springs on offer throughout the year however these are best enjoyed after skiing and really add value to your Niseko experience.
In Spring through to Summer (July to late August) the area is carpeted in colorful flowers, one of the most photographed scenes in Niseko is the ‘Famous Twin Cherry Blossom’ scene, it is 2 Large Cherry Blossom trees in the middle of a green field on the top of a small mound with Mt. Yotei in the background.
The walkways and treks around the district are world class. The views of Mt Yotei from the observation deck at the 1000 metre level on Mt Annupuri are absolutely out of this world, take a gondola up the mountain in the morning and enjoy the sensation of floating on clouds as the entire valley below is covered in cloud with Mt. Yotei the regions famous landmark majestically standing out above the clouds. From the viewpoint it is a very short 1.3 km walk to the Summit of Mt Annupuri, to get the feeling of truly being on top of the world. This is a great trek for everyone.
The Winter months bring with them a world of excitement with vast Ski Slopes and Powder Snow, You can enjoy world class skiing, a vast variety of Restaurants and Ski lessons. Ski Lessons are available for everyone from beginners to professionals.
– New Chitose Airport to Niseko private transfer,
– New Chitose Airport to Furano private transfer,
– New Chitose Airport to Noboribetsu private transfer,
– Sapporo to Niseko private transfer,
– Sapporo to Otaru private transfers,
– Sapporo to Furano private transfers,
– Niseko to Sapporo private transfers,
– Niseko to Airport private transfers,
– Hakodate private transfers,
– and more on demand
How to access to Niseko,
There are numerous way to access Niseko,
However here our main recommendations :
What type of vehicle should i take :
The best way to Niseko from the airport is to take a private van if you are travelling with friends or family, a private van to niseko is averagely around 36 000 Jpy. Which is not too bad when you know that it can fit between 8 to 9 passengers and that it comes with a driver to welcome and assist you at the airport, also the cost can be divided by 8 so 4500 JPY. Of course there is other options depending on the number of peoples in your party. Here the average price per vehicle categorie to Niseko :
CTS to NISEKO :
– Alphard taxi cab charter is 35 000 JPY
– Hiace Van taxi cab charter is 36 000JPY
What is the travelling time from niseko
Depending on the weather condition :
it take around 2h30.
However 2h30 to 3h00 in winter,
This is why we recommend for people taking a domestic fligth to leave Niseko 4h00 before fligth time
and for international fligth 5h before, to ensure no delay. . as you will need
3 hours ride and 2h advance check in
What to do in Niseko in winter ?
That’s a funny question ^^, Ski and ski and ski again of course !
What to do in summer ?
Hum. . . numerous activities as :
Rafting, Mountain bike, Trekking, etc. .
May you need further Information please feel free to contact us !