- World class international ski town
- Authentic dining and lively nightlife
- Largest night skiing area in Japan
- Family friendly: child care, ski schools & beginner ski areas
The heart of the Niseko area, Hirafu is a bustling, modern, international ski town. The largest and most developed of Niseko’s destinations, it offers an incredible breadth of alpine accommodation options with authentic world class dining and lively nightlife scene to match.
Hirafu village offers all of the amenities you would expect of a world class ski resort, from child care, shopping, winter activities, snow mobiling, English speaking ski schools, guiding & ski hire to hot springs, massage, physiotherapy, private chefs and CAT Tours.
The Hirafu ski resort is the largest of Niseko United’s four ski areas and offers a fantastic mix of piste runs and off piste tree skiing as well as a terrain park and the best night skiing in Japan. Families are well catered for with kids’ lessons, magic carpet lifts and play areas.
With English universally spoken, Hirafu is a wise choice for anyone skiing in Japan for the first time but quickly becomes a firm favourite, enchanting visitors from all over the world to return year after year.
Where is Hirafu?
Hirafu village is located at the base of the Hirafu section of the Niseko United ski resort, between Niseko Village and Hanazono.
New Chitose Airport (CTS) is the closest airport and can be reached in 2.5 to 3 hours by road. Kutchan is the closest town at 15 minutes’ drive and Sapporo is the closest major city at 2 hours’ drive.
Hirafu is the premier ski resort of Hokkaido, Japan’s northern most island.
Hirafu Village Map
The Niseko United Ski Area is comprised of the four connected ski areas of Hanazono, Hirafu, Niseko Village and Annupuri. It is the largest single ski resort area in Japan.
There is enough terrain to keep everyone happy from mellow piste runs, steeper pistes, tree runs, sidecountry off piste and full backcountry terrain.
Boasting the widest variety of accommodation in the Niseko area, Hirafu caters well for large groups looking for spacious chalets, families looking for convenient apartments and hotels and the well-heeled looking for supremely luxurious accommodation.
Whether you are coming from Tokyo, New Chitose Airport, Sapporo City, Otaru City or one of the other Hokkaido Ski Resorts, there are numerous options for the transfer to Niseko.
Therapeutic sessions in a steaming onsen, among the boulders with snow falling all around you is not to be missed on a trip to Niseko.
Time in one of Niseko's fantastic onsen will help you relax and unwind after a full day of activities on the mountains.
Niseko offers an inspired range of dining options from authentic Japanese cuisine to fusion, ethnic and European cuisine.
Hirafu has a wide variety of ski and snowboard shops plus some Japanese craft stores.
Choose from nanny, day care of kids adventure options with trusted professionals in the Niseko area.
Whether you prefer to jump on a shuttle bus, book a taxi or hire a car and drive yourself, there are plenty of options to get around the Niseko area.