How To Get There

How To Get There

Where is Niseko Annupuri?

Niseko Annupuri Ski Resort (Niseko Annupuri Kokusai) is part of Niseko Japan in Hokkaido and is 97km southwest of the city of Sapporo and 114km west of the New Chitose Airport (Sapporo Airport). Located on Mount Niseko Annupuri (even though “Nupuri” means “mountain” in the Ainu language) like the other Niseko ski areas, Annupuri Ski Resort is interconnected with Niseko Village via the slopes.

Annupuri is not inter-connected with Moiwa Ski Resort via the piste (but it is via the sidecountry). By road, Moiwa is 1.8km from the Annupuri Gondola. The Konbu Onsen area (with hotels such as Niseko Grand Hotel and Niseko Konbu Onsen Tsuruga Moku-no-sho) is about 2km from the central part of Annupuri Village or 2.8km from the Annupuri Gondola.

By road, Niseko Annupuri is:
  • 5km west of Niseko Village
  • 10km southwest of the Hirafu village (the largest village of Niseko)
  • 21km southwest of Hanazono
  • 7km northwest of the town of Niseko
  • 18km southwest of the town of Kutchan

Travel from Sapporo Airport to Annupuri

You can get to Niseko Annupuri from the New Chitose Airport or Sapporo City via shuttle bus, private transfer, train (see Hyperdia for routes and fares) or self-driving.

Airport Bus to Annupuri
Hokkaido Resort Liner provides an inexpensive airport shuttle service about 10 times a day, and the trip takes 2 to 3 hours depending on road conditions. There is a bus stop at the Northern Resort Annupuri, and if you’re not staying there, your accommodation will pick-up you up. Bookings for the airport bus open from early October and must be made at least 9 days in advance.

Of if you're coming from Sapporo City, there are also Hokkaido Resort Liner buses to Annupuri.  

Private Airport Transfer to Annupuri
Otherwise you can get a private airport transfer directly to your accommodation and not be locked into a bus schedule. Airport private transfers to/from Annupuri are available for 1 to 30 people, and you can pay extra if you want to stop along the way for shopping.  

Driving to Annupuri
Driving is ideal if you want to visit various nearby ski areas. Driving is reasonably easy now that GPS are in English, and rental cars have snow tyres so you won’t need to put chains on. You can rent a car at New Chitose Airport or in Sapporo. Please note that an international drivers license is required.

The Annupuri Ski Resort phone number for GPS navigation is 0136-58-2080.

Travel Around Niseko

There are Niseko United shuttle buses that travel between Annupuri (Northern Resort Annupuri & Annupuri Ski Resort) and Higashiyama (Niseko Village) and Hirafu. The buses to Annupuri don’t go particularly late in the evening, and after that a taxi from Hirafu to Annupuri will be rather expensive. Your accommodation will be able to assist with bus timetables.

Ski Areas Near Annupuri

The other Niseko United ski areas of Niseko Village, Hirafu and Hanazono are all close by and inter-connected via the slopes. Other nearby ski areas (road distances): The Niseko cat skiing operations provide transport to/from your accommodation.
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