Niseko Tokyu Grand Hirafu

Hirafu is the largest of the four resorts that make up the Niseko United ski area. With over a dozen chairlifts and a gondola, Hirafu offers access to extensive terrain, off-piste and sidecountry and is well lit for night skiing. Hirafu has a unique international atmosphere and vibrant nightlife, packed with an interesting range of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, and onsen. The gondola operates throughout the summer for easy access to hiking trails.


Hirafu has a multitude of options to accommodate the needs of all types of travellers. At the base of the ski area, upper Hirafu features a wide variety of ski-in ski-out hotels, serviced apartments, and cosy lodges and pensions. Lower Hirafu is a short walk from the Family Chairlift, with large townhouses, and luxury condos suited to large groups and families.


Hirafu village boasts a huge range of dining options. Enjoy breakfast at a cozy local cafe, lunch at an on-mountain diner, and dinner at a Michelin star restaurant; Hirafu’s food scene features cuisine from around the world. There are also a handful of food trucks around the village for a quick grab and go. Hirafu’s nightlife is made up of a variety of pubs, bars, izakaya and nightclubs for some well earned aprés ski. With new bars and restaurants popping up each year there is sure to be something exciting to try.


Most buses and transport that arrive in Niseko will arrive in Hirafu at the Hirafu Welcome Center. From there most accommodation providers will provide a pickup service. There are also taxis and local buses to get to other places around Niseko.

Hirafu is located between the Niseko Village and Hanazono ski areas and is serviced by the Niseko United shuttle bus during the winter, and local buses year-round. The nearest city, Kutchan is 15 minutes away by local bus. Charter buses are available from New Chitose Airport, Sapporo, and other towns and ski resorts throughout Hokkaido. Taxis are available from Kutchan JR Station as well as from Hirafu Welcome Center.













Backcountry Access



Niseko Tokyu Grand Hirafu


Annupuri features a large skiing area with access to famous powder bowls. The village area features a number of different accommodation types suitable for all travelers.


Niseko Village

Niseko Village lies in the heart of the Niseko United ski area, nestled between Annupuri and Grand Hirafu. It offers a huge variety of year-round activities.

Niseko Village


Hanazono is Niseko United’s easternmost ski area and offers a wide variety of exciting winter activities. There are several backcountry gates providing access to amazing Niseko powder.