Hirafu Village is the main ski village in Niseko which is located on the base of Mt Niseko-Annupuri and the main streets are very steep.
1. Ramat Niseko Private Shuttle
A complimentary shuttle bus is run by Ramat Niseko to help accommodate your needs.
Ramat and Snowgum Lodge are only 15-20 minutes walking distance from the centre of the village.
Free Hirafu Shuttle
The free Grand Hirafu shuttle operates between 8.30am – 9.00pm every day with the last service leaving Seico Mart at 9.15pm.
Hanazono Shuttle Bus
Hanozono provides a free shuttle bus that operates from Grand Hirafu to the Hanazono area daily.
Niseko Free passport Bus
A free bus service for all those who hold an All Mountain Lift Pass is available between the main ski resorts of Annupuri,
Niseko Town Shuttle
Running four times a day between JR Niseko Station, Niseko Village (not Hirafu Village the main ski village), Higashiyama area and Annupuri this service cost 100yen.
Kutchan Night GO Bus
Operating between 18.00 and 23.20 during the ski season, this bus provides travel from Hirafu Village and Kutchan town in a 10 minute trip and is within walking distance of the lodge.
4. Taxi Services
There are many taxis circulating the village daily and private service can be arranged. Below is an approximate cost to destinations:
- Within the village: ¥1,000
- Izumikyo area: ¥1,500
- Hanazono: ¥3,200
- Kutchan: ¥2,500
- Niseko Village: ¥2,500
- Annupuri: ¥3,800