The new Niseko Resort Map and Trail Map for the 2019-20 has been launched with an abundance of new buildings and changes. For Ramat Niseko guests we would like to point out the below notes:
Resort Map PDF – COMING SOON!
Hanazono 308 Renovated
Hanazono 308 has been renovated and now contains a ‘one-of-a-kind’ centre for kids called ‘Galaxy of Kidz’. For more information on the new kids center please click here.
Additionally, located in the new Park Hyatt at Hanazono there is a new Niseko Sports store with the latest rental gear available this season. Photo by hanazononiseko.com
Hanazono Edge – Opening 7th December
A New eatery and bar will open this season at the base of Hanazono near the first quad lift, eliminating the need to skate or ski up towards the 308 for lunch and a rest. Hallelujah! For more information and to see the architectural drawings please click here. Photo by hanazononiseko.com
New Rhythm Ski Rental Store – Opening 7th December
Rhythm is set to open its biggest store this season in Hirafu village. Rhythm Base is located just down from the Hirafu Gondola. The new flagstore has an abundance of parking, a large range of all ski rentals as well as a coffee shop and boot fitting service. Photo by rhythmjapan.com
Hanzono Shuttle Stops
The Hanazono Shuttle will no longer be stopping at Bus stop 23, instead it will stop at the new Mid Town stop just across the main road. This stop also has a great new restaurant called the ‘Diner’ as well as a Lawsons Convenience Store for quick snacks, drinks and phone sim cards.
Yukoro Onsen Closed
After many years of operation and hosting thousands of onsen goers, Yukoro Onsen has closed down. The traditional Japanese onsen that boasted both indoor and outdoor baths will be closed for the foreseeable future. It will be missed dearly as there is nothing better than sitting in an outdoor onsen relaxing your weary muscles after a day on the slopes. Don’t despair, there are still 3 great onsens in the village as well as many more around the area to enjoy. To plan an onsen trip around Niseko, check out the Niseko.com Onsen Guide. Photo by nisekotourism.com
Niseko United Shuttle Bus
The large orange local bus is back again this coming season with a few changes to the schedule and bus stops. The biggest change to the schedule is the addition of a bus stop at Hanazono Resort. So instead of having to take the smaller Hanazono shuttle you can jump on the Niseko United Shuttle Bus from any of the other resorts or bus stops.
Payment for the bus had not changed and is still FREE for those with any All Mountain Pass. If you are using a points pass, it will costs 1 point per ride. Those who do not have an All Mountain Pass or points pass, will be charged a cash fee which is noted when you get on the bus.
However on the downside, it looks like the Shuttle Bus will no longer be travelling into Kutchan town. We assume that this will create some frustration for guests as it was an easy way to get to the shops and local restaurants in Kutchan. As far as we know that only other way to get into Kutchan will be to catch the Donan bus or by taking a taxi. We will be sure to keep you updated with any other changes to the bus schedule. If you are unsure about how to get around please don’t hesitate to ask the friendly staff at the lodge.
For more information about what to expect this season download the ‘Niseko’ mobile app or check out the PDF’s below.
Resort Map PDF – Coming Soon!