Niseko Accommodation

A common cause of confusion when planning a trip to Niseko is in names of the ski areas and villages. 

Niseko United is the name of the combined four ski areas of HanazonoHirafuNiseko Village and Annupuri. These ski areas are connected at the top of the mountain via the top ski lifts. At the base of each ski area is a distinct village connected via the Niseko United Shuttle Bus Service.

 

Niseko Area Map

 


Niseko Hirafu

Niseko Hirafu Map

Hirafu is the main tourist area is Hirafu at the base of the Hirafu ski zone, where 90% of the people who visit ‘Niseko’ will stay. Hirafu has the widest variety of accommodation, ski schools, equipment hire, amenities, dining and nightlife. Hirafu is fairly compact with everything located within a relatively short walk of everything else.  

For ease of reference, Hirafu is subdivided into a number of smaller areas. Hirafu is located on a slope from Upper Hirafu to Lower Hirafu. For the most part, accommodation facing down the hill have view of Mt Yohtei and facing up the hill have views of the ski hill.

Upper Hirafu

  • Mostly smaller apartments, hotel rooms and studios
  • Closest area to the lifts
  • Some ski in / ski out accommodation
  • Some restaurants and bars
  • Close to Convenience stores / retail stores / delis / bakeries

Middle Hirafu

  • Most of the restaurants and bars are located on one main street
  • Mix of houses, apartments, hotels, lodges
  • Close to the Ace Family Lift – access the rest of the mountain
  • Close to convenience stores / retail stores / delis / bakeries

Lower Hirafu

  • Mostly Houses and chalets offering good value
  • Quieter than Upper and Middle Hirafu but still relatively close to the lifts.
  • Restaurants and bars are dotted around the area
  • Boasts the natural outdoor Yukoro Onsen hot spring
  • Connected to the lifts via the free shuttle bus service

Hirafu Izumikyo

  • Mostly residential area with lots of large luxury chalets
  • A few minutes walk to the Hirafu Gondola and a stone's throw from the amenities of Middle Hirafu
  • Close to Lawson’s convenience store

East Hirafu 

  • Spacious area with peace & quiet and great value accommodation
  • Further away from the lifts than other areas
  • The free shuttle bus access the lifts and Middle Hirafu as well as Hanazono
  • A few great restaurants and bakeries


Kabayama

Niseko Kabayama Map

The Kabayama area is located between Hirafu and Niseko Village.

There are a number of accommodation options here including a cluster of self-catering cabins and chalets as well as the Niseko Country Resort and The Orchards luxury developments.

These areas are ideal for families and groups who value space and a peaceful setting, whilst still being just a few minutes drive from the ski lifts of Hirafu or Niseko Village. 


Niseko Village

Niseko Village Map

Niseko Village has two ski in / ski out resort hotels - The Green Leaf Hotel and the Hilton Niseko Village as well as the newly contructed luxury Kasara Townhouses.

Niseko Village is great for families and those wanting the facilities of a large hotel with everything under one roof rather than a more traditional ski village.


Annupuri

Niseko Annupuri Map

Popular with those seeking a quieter village and with powder seekers craving first tracks on the Annupuri side of the mountain. The village here is pretty with a few cabins, chalets and a couple of hotels. With just a few restaurants and bars, the Annupuri nightlife is pretty quiet. 


Accommodation by number of bedrooms

Hotels & Pensions

Niseko 1 Bedroom Accommodation

Ski In / Ski Out Resort Hotels and great value pensions. 

Sleeps up to 4x people


1 Bedroom Accommodation

Niseko 1 Bedroom Accommodation

One bedroom apartments & studios, suitable for couples, families and groups.

Sleeps up to 4x people


Niseko 2 Bedroom Accommodation

Self catering apartments and small houses, suitable for small families and groups.

Sleeps up to 6x people


Niseko 3 Bedroom Accommodation Options

Self catering apartments and houses suitable for medium sized groups.

Sleeps up to 10x people


4 Bedroom Niseko Accommodation

Large self catering houses and apartments, suitable for large or multiple families and groups.

Sleeps up to 12x people


6 Bedroom Niseko Accommodation

Larger self catering houses, lodges and apartments with spacious living areas and a variety of bedroom configurations, some with children's rooms with bunk beds.

Sleeps up to 14x people


6 Bedroom Niseko Accommodation

Larger self catering houses, lodges and apartments with spacious living areas and a variety of bedroom configurations, some with children's rooms with bunk beds.

Sleeps up to 17x people


7 Bedroom Niseko Accommodation

Very large accommodation, made up of multiple units, with two or more living / dining and kitchen areas. Suitable for very large groups or multiple families

Sleeps up to 17x people


8 Bedroom Accommodation

Setsugetsu Terrace Niseko Hirafu

Large accommodation in Niseko, made up of multiple units, with two or more living / dining and kitchen areas. Suitable for very large groups or multiple families. 

Sleeps up to 18x people


9 Bedroom Accommodation

Niseko Hirafu

The largest accommodation in Niseko, made up two units connected via an internal sliding door, with multiple living / dining and kitchen areas. Suitable for very large groups or multiple families. 

Sleeps up to 24x people