Niseko Hokkaido Information
When traveling to Niseko to ski or snowboard you will actually find yourself in the rapidly expanding Hirafu village, which sits at the base of the Hirafu ski area. It is here that you will find a variety of shopping opportunities, restaurants and bars. Hirafu has lively atmosphere during the winter months and is always bustling with powder hungry skiers from across the globe from early morning to late at night.
Niseko Powder Join in on any conversation about international ski destinations and you will inevitably hear the whisper or maybe the elated yell of Niseko Hokkaido. Info abounds on the quality of Niseko’s snow and with an annual snowfall of 12meters quantity is also never a problem.
Après Ski There is nothing like a day on the mountain to work up an appetite and a thirst and the Hirafu village has this covered. Whether you feel like authentic Japanese cuisine such as Sushi or Sukiyaki or your just craving a slice of delicious Pizza, Hirafu has a fantastic variety of dining experiences on offer. And if after dinner you feel like something more there’s a number of bars to choose from. Whether you feel like getting raucous with the locals or enjoying an intimate drink with friends Hirafu caters to every taste.
Relaxation A uniquely Japanese experience not to be missed on any Niseko ski holiday is the Onsen. Onsens are natural hot springs and Hokkaido is famous for them. There are several Onsens located in Hirafu Village and more can be found just out of town. They are a fabulous way to cure those ski inflicted aches and pains or just to relax on a down day.