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GETTING TO HANAZONO

ADDRESS 328-1 Aza-Iwaobetsu, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-Gun
Hokkaido 044-0082 Japan

Niseko HANAZONO Resort is part of the Niseko United group and lies on the North Eastern side of Mount Niseko Annupuri. You can either ski across from Hirafu or catch the HANAZONO Shuttle Bus, which is in operation between Hirafu and HANAZONO every 20 min between the hours of 7:50am and 5:10pm.

HANAZONO SHUTTLE BUS

We've made it hassle free to start your day during winter, with 6 free shuttle buses running guests to HANAZONO 308. We have the entire Hirafu village and surrounded area covered with a bus every 20 minutes; operating through the upper and lower village to transport guests from their door direct to HANAZONO. No one will have to wait or walk far to start their day, this service is ideal for the family or the keen POW enthusiast with the first bus arriving at HANAZONO at 8.20am in time for first lift at 8.30am.

The HANAZONO Shuttle operates daily from 7:50am to 5:10pm

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NISS EXPRESS SHUTTLE BUS

NISS EXPRESS SHUTTLE BUS

Start your day's group lessons with our NISS Express Shuttle Service from NISS HIRAFU direct to HANAZONO. Simply arrive for registration before 9:15am and your instructor will be waiting to assist you with the short 15 minute trip to HANAZONO. Your instructor will provide a short introduction on the way to prepare you for your day's lesson.
We also provide continuous min-shuttles throughout the day.

SKI DOWN TO HANAZONO

Niseko HANAZONO Resort is part of the Niseko United group and lies on the North Eastern side of Mount Niseko Annupuri (far right hand side of the trail map below) and can be accessed via the lift system with a HANAZONO / Grand Hirafu Lift Pass or Niseko All Mountain Lift Pass.

Confident beginners: From Hirafu, take the Hirafu Gondola followed by the Swinging Monkey, turn right off the lift onto Parallel Course (red), then the Silver Dream (green).

Intermediate and above: From Hirafu, take the Hirafu Gondola or Ace Quad Chair followed by the King Hooded Triple, turn right onto Youtei Sunset (red), then follow the signs down to HANAZONO.

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BY CAR

Rental cars can be hired from Kutchan, Sapporo or New Chitose Airport and are an inexpensive and convenient option for those who are comfortable driving in the snow and wish to explore the area. Driving in Hokkaido in the summer months is a pleasure, with wide open, well maintained roads, English signage and the option of English navigation systems.

ORIX Rent-A-Car (Kutchan Town) : 0136-23-3301

BY CAR

MAPCODE

Please use the following MAPCODE number for directions to HANAZONO on your car navigation system.

MAPCODE398 504 798*71

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BY COACH

The coach services are very efficient and provide a frequent schedule to the resorts in the Niseko area during winter. The typical journey takes around 2.5 – 3hrs. Whilst convenient and hassle free, all coach transfer options are scheduled services departing at set times, which may not suit all guests. Click on the link below for a range of different services to cover all guests' needs and cut down on the wait time.

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BY TRAIN

Hakodate Line is the main rail artery of Hokkaido, running through the Niseko area, it offers easy access to Hakodate, Sapporo, Otaru, Asahikawa and other major cities in Hokkaido. Kutchan station is the most convenient stop when travelling to/from Niseko, just 10 min drive to HANAZONO and 15 min drive to Hirafu Village.

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RELATED LINKS

Ski School

Niseko International Snowsports School (NISS) is an official resort-operated Snowsports School with two convenient locations in HANAZONO and HIRAFU. NISS boasts a complete offering of services …

Backcountry Guiding

HANAZONO Powder Guides offer guided backcountry touring in the Niseko area with a range of group tours, private tours and a five day powder program …

Family Activities

The HANAZONO Adventure Park has a range of fun and exciting snow-play activities, all on groomed and safe dedicated areas and offer great fun for the young and the young at heart …

Lift Tickets

Two types of lift passes are available - the HANAZONO and Grand Hirafu Lift Pass which covers the HANAZONO and Hirafu areas (roughly 60% of the total skiing area) and the Niseko All Mountain Lift Pass …

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