Ramat Niseko is located in Hirafu Village approximately 150km away from Sapporo, the largest city on the island of Hokkaido (Japan). The closest airport to Niseko’s affordable ski lodge is the Sapporo – Chitose Airport which is situated approximately 1 hour from Sapporo.
If you are flying internationally it is recommended to try and fly directly to New Chitose Airport as the international airport in Tokyo, Narita, is 90 minutes away from the domestic airport, Haneda, where most connecting flights are located.
We recommend travelling via Osaka if you can’t fly directly to Sapporo. Skymark Airlines, JAL, ANA, Airdo, Jetstar are the domestic flight carriers in Japan.
This is the recommended method of getting to Niseko from the airport. The bus leaves directly from the airport and drops you in the middle of Niseko Grand Hirafu village (Welcome Centre) where you can call us to come and pick you up. The journey takes about 2.5 hours from the airport and will make a mid way stop so that you can stretch your legs and grab something to eat.
Train is the second best method of getting to Niseko (Kutchan Station is actually the closest station to the lodge). Catching the train to the lodge from New Chitose airport is not as simple as catching a bus, but it does show off some stunning scenery as you make your way via the city of Sapporo through seaside towns and by the sea’s edge.
Ramat Niseko is located in Izumikyo 2 which is a 2 minute drive from the busiest ski report, Grand Hirafu.
The lodges are are convenient 2 minute walk to the nearest ski shuttle stop that runs into the village with stops at the Grand Hirafu Gondola and Welcome Centre. Other shuttle stops including Hanazono Shuttle are located only 350m (4 min walk) from the lodges.
Lawson’s convenience store is located 350m away, while 7Eleven convenience store is a walkable 600m away. Supermarkets such as Maxvalu and Co-op are also located in Kutchan town, about 7 minutes by car.
There is an abundance of restaurants surrounding the lodges with the closest being located at the new Midtown Centre a short 4 mins walk.