Niseko is located on the Northern Japanese Island of Hokkaido. It's only a couple of hours from Sapporo's New Chitose International Airport, which is 40kms from Sapporo City itself. Getting to Niseko is pretty simple; here's the run down...

Getting to Sapporo

International flights directly into Sapporo's Chitose airport are available from a number of countries including Hong Kong, Seoul in South Korea, cities in Mainland China, Russia and Guam. Airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Korean Air and Air china are some of the options available.

Most flights coming to Japan from Australasia or Europe however arrive in either Tokyo or Osaka. It is then necessary to take a domestic flight on to Sapporo.


There are two main airports in the Tokyo area. The main international airport is Tokyo Narita and the main domestic airport is Tokyo Haneda although international flights are steadily increasing here also. When flying into Narita there are a limited number of onward domestic flights available. However if they are unavailable or the schedules are not convenient you will need to transfer across the city to Haneda which takes approximately 1.5 hours.


Flying into Osaka can be an easier option as you do not need to transfer to another airport, however flights from here to Sapporo are less frequent.

Getting to Niseko Resort and Hirafu Village

From New Chitose Airport there are regular bus services to Niseko resort and a train service to Kutchan (the closest main town to Niseko resort) is available via Sapporo and Otaru. All courses include return transfers to and from Chitose airport and meet/greet service will be provided on arrival.

The bus trip to the Welcome Center in the main Niseko Hirafu carpark takes approximately 2.5 hours, depending on road conditions.